The Pope's Exorcist: Release Date, Plot, Cast And More

The scariest part about horror movies isn’t the climax scene or the eerie silence, but instead the fact that some of these movies are based on true stories. That’s what makes horror movies even scarier, and we’ve got one such movie in store for you because it might not be Halloween season yet, but you can be spooked all year round. This spring, you’re going to witness The Pope’s Exorcist, with a brilliant story and some popular actors, which is a rarity when it comes to horror movies, but times are clearly changing.

We’re going to tell you everything you need to know about The Pope’s Exorcist, but the most important thing you should know to begin with is that the upcoming horror movie is based on a true story.

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We will dive into the true story a little more when we are discussing the plot of The Pope’s Exorcist, so make sure you stick around for that part of the article. The Pope’s Exorcist will be directed by Julius Avery, who has been a part of some interesting movies like Overlord, Samaritan, Son of a Gun, and Jerrycan.

It will be interesting to see what Avery brings to the table when it comes to The Pope’s Exorcist. So, keep reading this article to learn more about The Pope’s Exorcist, from the plot to the cast and much more:

What Is The Plot of The Pope’s Exorcist?

As we mentioned before, The Pope’s Exorcist is based on a true story, and this movie will tell the story of Father Gabriele Amorth. Before we discuss the details, let’s take a look at the official synopsis of The Pope’s Exorcist to get a brief idea of what we can expect from the movie:

“Inspired by the actual files of Father Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican, The Pope’s Exorcist follows Amorth as he investigates a young boy’s terrifying possession and ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep hidden.”

The Plot of The Pope’s Exorcist

Father Gabriele Amorth was an Italian Catholic priest who passed away in 2016. His entire life was dedicated to performing exorcisms. In 1999, Father Amorth wrote a book in which he narrates many of his life experiences in relation to the church and exorcisms.

The official description of the book reads “Fr. Amorth allows the reader to witness the activities of the exorcist, to experience what an exorcist sees and does. He also reveals how little modern science, psychology, and medicine can do to help those under Satan’s influence and that only the power of Christ can release them from this kind of mental, spiritual, or physical suffering.” This book has been a bestseller for the longest time and there’s no other book with such intricate details of exorcism. The Pope’s Exorcist will be based on the incidents spoken about in this book. We highly recommend reading the book if this is a topic that interests you.

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The Pope’s Exorcist will focus on Father Gabriele Amorth who only answers to one person, the Pope. The upcoming horror movie will detail a certain incident of a young boy’s possession that leads to uncovering secrets that were meant to be hidden for the longest time.

There is a lot at stake, and The Pope’s Exorcist is set to be one of the scariest horror movies of 2023. The cast of The Pope’s Exorcist is going to be the cherry on top, and we will talk more about that in the next section of the article.

The Cast of The Pope’s Exorcist

Normally, when we talk about horror movies, the cast of these movies aren’t the most well-known actors and actresses unless you are a big fan of the horror genre. But, by the looks of it, The Pope’s Exorcist isn’t following that same route, but instead has got some very popular names on board, which will only increase the viewership of the movie when it releases.

On the front and center, playing the lead character Father Gabriele Amorth, we have none other than Russell Crowe. If you don’t know who Russell Crowe is, you need to go ahead and watch some of this most popular work which includes Robin Hood, Gladiator, Thor: Love and Thunder, Poker Face, A Beautiful Mind, and the Nice Guys amongst several others. We are certain that when the real Father Amorth was still alive, he wouldn’t have expected Rusell Crowe to play him in a horror movie.

The Cast of The Pope’s Exorcist

The other cast members who will be joining Russell Crowe in The Pope’s Exorcist are Laurel Marsden, Franco Nero, Alex Essoe, Ralph Ineson, Paloma Bloyd, and Daniel Zovatto amongst others.

So there are definitely some familiar and talented names who will be a part of The Pope’s Exorcist, and we can’t wait to see the different characters they play in the upcoming movie.

When and Where Can you Watch The Pope’s Exorcist?

As we said earlier, not every horror movie needs to be watched during the Halloween season, so rest assured, you will be able to watch The Pope’s Exorcist before Halloween. The upcoming horror movie is barely a couple of months away and is officially slated to be released on the 14th of April, 2023.

We truly believe that every horror movie deserves that big screen treatment, so lucky for all of us, The Pope’s Exorcist will be available to watch in theatres when it releases. So, if you’re a horror fan or just want to be spooked out, we recommend buying the tickets as soon as they are up for sale.

Is There a Trailer for The Pope’s Exorcist?

Sony Pictures Entertainment very recently released the official trailer of The Pope’s Exorcist, and normally, horror movie trailers take a while to gain some momentum in terms of views, but that hasn’t been the case with The Pope’s Exorcist and the movie might owe that to Russell Crowe.

Within 24 hours, the official trailer for The Pope’s Exorcist has over four million views, and if you haven’t watched the trailer yet, we recommend doing so with your lights on. There aren’t too many jump scares or cheap scare tactics in the trailer, but despite that, there are some genuinely scary moments that will get you excited about the movie. Of course, the focus remains on Russell Crowe, and it is interesting to see him in a role like this.


Whether or not you usually indulge in the horror genre, we highly recommend investing some time in watching The Pope’s Exorcist and learning a little more about the true story that it is based upon.

We would love to know in the comments what you think about the upcoming horror movie!

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