Where to Watch “The Pope’s Exorcist”: Netflix’ Spiritual Warfare Horror Thriller?



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Halloween vibes are incomplete without the exorcism. The Pope’s Exorcist is just what the Halloween lovers wanted. This American supernatural horror film is based on the 1990 book An Exorcist Tells His Story by Father Gabriele Amorth.

The film premiered on the silver screens on 14 April 2023 in the United States. NETFLIX ADDED THE POPE’S EXORCIST IN THE ENTER IF YOU DARE COLLECTION FOR THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON. If you want to stream it, browse through the category of WITCHCRAFT & DARK ARTS. Get ready for plot, cast, where to watch and much more in this article.

Quick Highlights of THE POPE’S EXORCIST

Genre Supernatural and Horror
Cast Russell Crowe, Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe and Franco Nero 
Directed by Julius Avery
Running time 103 minutes
Released on April 14, 2023 (US)
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Where to Stream? Netflix

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Plot Of The Film

Let’s dive into the plot of The Pope’s Exorcist

The film is based on the actual accounts of Father Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican. The film is based in Rome, 1987. Father Gabriele Amorth, an earthy and humorous priest, travels to Spain to investigate the case of a young boy named Henry. He is allegedly possessed by a demon. He and his mother along with his sister have recently moved to Spain after his father died.

His father had bequeathed an abbey. The abbey is haunted. As Henry’s health worsens, the aged priest teams up with the neighborhood priest Father Tomas Esquibel to expel the demon from Henry. The exorcism is only the beginning, though. Amorth finds a well on the abbey grounds going down to a complex sealed off by the Church as demonically dangerous.

He finds that a founder of the Spanish Inquisition was possessed while being an exorcist, which let him infiltrate the Church and do many evils, including the Inquisition. Amorth also finds the Church covered this up, and eventually finds the name of Henry’s demon, Asmodeus, which will assist the exorcism.

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Cast Ensemble

The film has an amazing cast that brought to life the characters they played. Oscar winner Russell Crowe stars in this horror thriller inspired by real-life Vatican exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth. The cast ensemble includes

  • Russell Crowe as Father Gabriele Amorth, Vatican’s top exorcist.
  • Daniel Zovatto as Father Esquibel, a local priest who is an untrained exorcist.
  • Alex Essoe as Julia Vasquez, Henry’s mother.
  • Franco Nero as the Pope in Rome.
  • Peter DeSouza-Feighoney as Henry Vasquez, the possessed young boy.
  • Laurel Marsden as Amy Vasquez, Henry’s sister.  Amy is sometimes possessed by Henry’s demon.
  • Cornell John as Bishop Lumumba, a friend of Amorth.
  • Ryan O’Grady as Cardinal Sullivan, a rival of Amorth.
  • Ralph Ineson as the voice of Asmodeus. 

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Where to Watch the Pope’s Exorcist?

THE POPE’S EXORCIST can be streamed on Netflix. Browse through the WITCHCRAFT & THE DARK ARTS category in the Enter If You Dare collection and you will find the film there. If you want more information about the original collection, read THE COMPLETE ROADMAP FOR THE ENTER IF YOU DARE COLLECTION ON NETFLIX.

Is It Worth Watching?

You might be wondering if this film is worth your time and attention? Crowe portrays the character of Amorth, who  is an earthy and playful priest. His snappy answers are the best highlights of his prideful taunts. When the demon growls that he’s Amorth’s worst nightmare, Amorth replies, “My worst nightmare is France winning the World Cup.” The film is R-rated and is full of blood and gore.

Public Reception and Ratings

The movie was released on April 14, in 2023 in the United States. The film was critically acclaimed for both the spine-chilling storyline and phenomenal portrayal of characters by the cast. Explore where can you watch The Sandman and dive into a world of endless possibilties.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an average rating of 5.1/10. On Metacritic  the series has a weighted average score of 45 out of 100, indicating “mixed or average favorable reviews. Audience poll at PostTrak gave the film a 79% positive review. The film has a “B-” grade on CinemaScore.


From beginning to the ending, the film is wrapped up in religion, the supernatural and faith itself. The Pope’s Exorcist carefully balances the standard possession trope with another standard haunted house trope.  A sequel of the movie was also announced in April 2023. We hope another instalment and Crowe is expected to reprise his role.

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