Prey For The Devil: Director Daniel Stamm On Reinventing The Exorcism Movie

Director Daniel Stamm is no stranger to exorcism movies having helmed The Last Exorcism in 2010, a found footage horror that took the box office by storm.

A decade later he has returned to the beloved sub-genre with Prey For The Devil, although initially, he didn’t intend to make another exorcism film. So, what changed his mind?


The filmmaker explained to Zavvi: “I have always said that I’m done with those, I’ve said everything that I wanted to say, I didn’t want to make another one. But I got sent this script and they emphasised to me that I should read it as it’s different. And it really was!

“With horror it’s hard to do something new and original as whatever works, that works for a reason, you can’t reinvent the wheel. With exorcism movies, it’s such a narrow field, so that’s even more true!”

In the latest edition of our free digital magazine The Lowdown, Stamm discussed how his film gives the genre a much-needed renovation by subverting many age-old tropes.

Read the full interview here.

Prey For The Devil hits UK cinemas on Friday 28th October.

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Emily Murray

Emily Murray


Emily is a journalist and film critic who unashamedly cries at most movies having got too emotionally attached. When not at the cinema, she is at home cuddling her cat Holmes, whilst binge watching New Girl. She can be found on Twitter @emilyvmurray