The Vatican Tapes


The Vatican Tapes (PG-13) Michael Peña and Djimon Hounsou star in this supernatural thriller as two priests trying to exorcise a demonically possessed girl (Olivia Dudley). Also with Kathleen Robertson, Dougray Scott, John Patrick Amedori, Cas Anvar, and Michael Paré. (Opens Friday)

Dark Was the Night (NR) Kevin Durand from TV’s The Strain stars in this regrettable horror film as a small-town sheriff whose community is suddenly visited by a mysterious being that leaves cloven-hooved tracks and appears to be spying on people and making animals disappear. Director Jack Heller builds up with a degree of skill, but when the monster actually appears, the results are laughable. With the sheriff suffering from his own personal loss, the whole thing rather resembles M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs, but it’s nowhere near as finely wrought or as scary. Also with Bianca Kajlich, Nick Damici, Ethan Khusidman, and Lukas Haas. (Opens Friday at AMC Grapevine Mills)

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