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New TV show reconsiders past exorcisms

January 10, 2011 | Comment icon 7 comments



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The Discovery Channel and the Vatican join forces to produce a show about historical possessions.
An upcoming cable program has resulted from the Discovery Channel and the Catholic Church associating to reconstruct cases of exorcism from the Vatican's records. The series will pair reenactments and interviews with rarely-heard-from adept exorcists. Though the first season will not feature the videotaping of actual, contemporary exorcisms, producers GoGo Luckey hope to move into "reality" territory if the series becomes a hit. The show is set to air in the spring - no specific date has been released.
Bunting says the investigators believe a demon can inhabit an inanimate object (like a home) or a person. The network executive says he was initially skeptical when first meeting the team but was won over after more than three hours of talks. “The work these folks do, and their conviction in their beliefs, make for fascinating stories,” Bunting says.


Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comments (7)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by Evilution13 12 years ago
Awesome, this should be a laugh. We might get to see poor old schizophrenics and people with psychiatric disorders getting 'holy water' thrown in their faces and priests jumping up and down, shouting passages from the Bible. This will be great!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Boe 12 years ago
Watch as there will be a sudden increase in do-it-yourself exorcisms at home. dogs/babies/husband...
Comment icon #3 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 12 years ago
It doesn't take much to persuade Discovery Channel. LOL. According to another article posted somewhere in here, the Vatican thinks more exorcisms are needed. So, I am not surprise to see this story.
Comment icon #4 Posted by ~TheBigK~ 12 years ago
Well...is this like a reality show or just recreations of past exorcisms as they mentioned? I'd be interested in it if it took more of a look back through history with opinions from the Vatican as well as scientists and whatnot. I suppose it isn't the History Channel though...
Comment icon #5 Posted by Great Big Sea 12 years ago
Why do people honestly believe a mental problem is caused by the so called devil? When they really need to see a shrink? Wow and I actually liked the Discovery Channel! No I liked the damn channel before they had to change Discovery Civilization to Discovery Science. Idiots. Half the time they decide to go see a Priest when they haven't even bothered to see any doctors? I really hope it's not going to be sensationalized, I won't bother to watch it.
Comment icon #6 Posted by GreytMuse 12 years ago
A bit off topic, but I just finished reading a book about modern exorcisms, written by a journalist who shadowed a priest during his work as an exorcist. It's a pretty interesting read and sort of a different take on the whole phenomenon. Most of the exorcisms performed in the book were "maintenance" rites, rather than one, spectacular, pea-soup-spewing event. People would make an appointment, get their exorcism, go home...and repeat in a few weeks. http://www.amazon.com/Rite-Making-Modern-Exorcist/dp/0385522703 And wow, now I see that a movie is about to be released, based on this book..starr... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by LtSparkles 12 years ago
i am willing to have some belief in the possibilities of these things happening and actually being spiritual if all else, it will be fun


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