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Dark secrets from a desert tomb

Published Thu, Jul 3, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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THERE'S not much room for restraint when it comes to scaring an audience out of its wits, yet the most terrifying scenes are typically those that leave plenty to the imagination. After all, if you've seen one film where windows shatter inexplicably, lights flicker eerily and doors are slammed shut by unseen hands, you've seen them all.

Deliver Us From Evil, a film about demonic possession, paranormal phenomena and things that go bump in the night, uses every trick in the book in an effort to send chills up our spines, but even a half-decent narrative fails to bring it beyond standard fright fest fare. The film, directed by Scott Derrickson and written together with P…

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