Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist  Horror As I hope you read in a previous post this is Paul Schrader’s version of the movie Exorcist: The Beginning. He was left with only 35.000 to finish the movie, and that includes the special effects, so do not expect to see some mind blowing scenes, the main thing about this version is a somewhat changed story and how Paul managed to portray the evil in man. Considering all the problems, I also have to mention two elements that really surprised me. Cinematography was stylish and elegant, creating a very serious atmosphere of impending doom. You actually felt that something is so wicked and evil that it simply cannot be let out. Finally, we have set design that was a bit wobbly throughout the movie, but that fucking church from hell was epic. We find Father Merrin in Africa in 1947, where he’s recovering from trauma caused by Second World War. He discovers a buried church that will lead him to his first encounter with the daemon Pazuzu. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist draws a clear line between the events that happened to him in World War II and the events unfolding before him now. That will even more strengthen his belief that the man is by nature evil and that there are no demons and Satan. But as you are about to witness, he will find that there is something evil in the air. In the end, I have to mention Stellan Skarsgård. His riveting performance made this fucking movie. Just try to picture someone else in this role and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Director: Paul Schrader Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar, Billy Crawford, Ralph Brown, Antonie Kamerling Fun Facts: Stellan Skarsgård is playing a younger version of Max von Sydow’s character from The Exorcist (1973). Skarsgård is nearly a decade older than von Sydow was during the filming of the original movie. Rating: IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449086/ Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.