November 15, 2022
The horror film Prey for the Devil arrives for digital purchase Dec. 13, and on 4K Ultra HD combo pack (plus Blu-ray and digital), Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital), DVD and on demand Jan. 3 from Lionsgate.
The film earned $26 million at the global box office.
Directed by Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism), the film stars Jacqueline Byers (“Salvation,” “Roadies,” Bad Samaritan), Colin Salmon (Mortal Engines, Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil), Christian Navarro (“13 Reasons Why,” Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Bushwick), Lisa Palfrey (“Cobra,” “Sex Education,” “Chloe”), Nicholas Ralph (“All Creatures Great and Small,” The Most Reluctant Convert), Ben Cross (Star Trek, First Knight, Chariots of Fire), and Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen (Best Supporting Actress, Sideways, 2004; Candyman; “Designated Survivor”).
In the film, Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers) believes she is answering a calling to be the first female exorcist — but who, or what, called her? In response to a global rise in demonic possessions, Ann seeks out a place at an exorcism school reopened by the Catholic Church. Until she arrives, such schools had only trained priests in the Rite of Exorcism, but a professor (Colin Salmon) recognizes Sister Ann’s gifts and agrees to train her. Thrust onto the spiritual frontline with fellow student Father Dante (Christian Navarro), Sister Ann finds herself in a battle for the soul of a young girl, who Sister Ann believes is possessed by the same demon that tormented her own mother years ago. Determined to root out the evil, Ann soon realizes that evil has been expecting her.
Extras on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and digital include audio commentary with director Daniel Stamm and actress Jacqueline Byers; “Possessed: Creating Prey for the Devil”; “A Lullaby of Terror”; “The Devil’s Tricks: Visual Effects”; a cast-read of the original first-draft screenplay; and “Speak No Evil: A Real Exorcist and Church Psychologist Discuss Possession.”
Extras on DVD include audio commentary with director Daniel Stamm and actress Jacqueline Byers; “Possessed: Creating Prey for the Devil”; and “A Lullaby of Terror.”