I'm not scared of horror films because, at the end of the day (or night), they are just make-believe stories, thought up by an imaginative scriptwriter and brought to life by Hollywood magic.
But then there is the other kind... you know, the ones that state "based on a true story" during the title sequence. Those are the ones that really frighten me, especially since I grew up from a conservative Catholic background. For my family, the Exorcist was not just a movie; it was a documentary!
And it looks like another one of those movies will be heading into production soon. Lionsgate is developing a currently untitled film based on the true story of an exorcism. They will be working with San Andreas producer Beau Flynn via his FlynnPicture Co. and Scott Glassgold at Ground Control Entertainment.
Flynn is known for successfully producing movies of the same topic. He previously worked on 2005's Exorcism of Emily Rose and 2011's The Rite, both of which are based on true stories. Emily Rose was based on the case of Anneliese Michel, while The Rite is inspired by a book based on the accounts of exorcist-in-training, Father Gary Thomas.
The untitled movie being developed by Lionsgate was picked up from screenwriters Evan Turner and Harrison Query. The plot is being kept under wraps, but there is word that the exorcism that will be featured will be unique from others, taking place on a military base.
It is not known if military personnel are involved in the story or if it just simply happens on a military base. If it does involve members of the military, it would add another sense of danger and thrill to it. Things moving around would certainly involve guns and ammunition, and then there are the soldiers who are trained to fight, having to face an enemy that they can't.
It does sound interesting -- I most certainly would be watching, but I'll be keeping the lights on at night.