Writer-director Scott Derrickson’s paranormal crime thriller Deliver Us from Evil, opening soon, is based on the real-life experiences of retired N.Y.P.D. Sergeant Ralph Sarchie. Eric Bana plays Sarchie in the upcoming film, but you can hear the real story from the demonologist himself in this new short video. Take his words at face value or with a grain of salt; either way, Sarchie is certainly a character. Now whether he’s a disturbed individual in need of psychological help, a clever huckster, or something in between, I’ll leave up to you to decide.
Deliver Us from Evil also stars Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale, and Olivia Munn, and opens July 2nd. Hit the jump to see Sarchie’s story.
Watch Sarchie’s tale below and be sure to see the highly dramatized version of it in Deliver Us from Evil on July 2nd:
Here’s the official synopsis for Deliver Us from Evil:
In DELIVER US FROM EVIL, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.
Click here for all of our coverage on Deliver Us from Evil or peruse our recent links below:
- DELIVER US FROM EVIL: First Clip from Scott Derrickson’s Horror Film Features an Evil Jack-in-the-Box and a Heroic Olivia Munn
- THE EXPENDABLES 3 TV Spot Lets the Next Generation in on the Action; DELIVER US FROM EVIL TV Spot Spreads Fear Throughout City Streets
- Director Scott Derrickson Talks DELIVER US FROM EVIL, Shooting in the Bronx, Casting His Best Friend, and Working with Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
- Joel McHale and Chris Coy Talk DELIVER US FROM EVIL, and Give a Hilarious Interview about the Film, the Paranormal, and Knife Fights