The Old Ways (2020) Movie Review ‘Exorcism With a Twist’

The Old Ways – Exorcism With a Twist

 

Director: Christopher Alender

Writer: Marcos Gabriel (Screenplay)

Starring: Brigitte Kali Canales, Andrea Cortes, Julia Vera, Sal Lopez, AJ Bowen, Weston Meredith, Julian Lerma

Plot: Cristina, a journalist of Mexican origin, travels to her ancestral home in Veracruz to investigate a story of sorcery and healing. There, she is kidnapped by a group of locals who claim she’s the devil incarnated.

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Old Ways starts as journalist Cristina (Canales) finds herself locked up after arriving back in Mexico to see her cousin Miranda (Cortes), the locals believe she has been infected by a demon, wanting to get it out of her before she brings the evil to their land.

As Cristina starts going through the exorcisms the locals claim to be for the best, she starts to learn about what happened in her past, that will connect her to the evil in the area.

Thoughts on The Old Ways

ThoughtsThe Old Ways with see a native of Mexico returning to her homeland after making a career in journalism in America, only to find herself thrown into a world where she is believed to have been infected by a demon. This is a story that will see us dive into the traditions within the smaller villages that will see anyone as being evil in the world. We get the slowly building more horrific events that we would expect to see in horror, with the exorcisms. Certain moments will have big moments for the horror, with the exorcisms being bone crackling, while not always going in the directions you would be used with how the demon reacts to what is going on. When it comes to the exorcism style of movies, this one will do certain factors that will make it stand out from the rest of the film. The performances in the film are strong throughout to.

Final ThoughtsThe Old Ways is an exorcism film that will take things in a brand-new direction.

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