The Devil Inside (15)

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The Devil Inside is a documentary-style film about exorcism and evil spirits.

On October 30, 1989, Maria Rossi telephones the police to confess to slaying three members of her church group during an exorcism. Her exorcism.

She is spirited away to Centrino Mental Hospital in Rome where she withers behind closed doors.

Twenty years later, Maria’s daughter Isabella makes a documentary about exorcisms to better understand the dark forces that supposedly took hold of her mother.

Film-maker Michael Schaeffer follows Isabella on her journey into the unknown.

“I need to know what happened,” meekly asserts the young woman as a reason for making the film.

The couple travels to Rome, gatecrashes a seminar led by Father Robert Gallo and befriends priests Father Ben Rawlings and Father David Keane, who are undertaking illegal exorcisms on unfortunate souls.

The exorcism of young Rosa Sorlini in a dingy basement persuades Isabella to contact Doctor Antonio Costa, chief of staff at Centrino, and set up a similar procedure for her mother.

The Devil Inside is showing at the Odeon Kettering today at 2pm, 4.15pm, 6.30pm and 8.45pm.