Hollywood horror fans have had a great first half this year and the excitement does not seem to simmer down any time soon. The latter half of the year will be marked by one of the most anticipated high concept horror movies of the year- The Vatican Tapes. While the trailer has been intriguing horror buffs across the country, the presence of the Blood Diamond star, Leonardo Di Caprio’s co-star, Djimon Honsou has further upped the ante.

The Vatican Tapes will be hitting theatres across India on 31st July, 2015.

The Vatican Tapes Djimon Hounsou
Ready to be thrilled?! Behold The Vatican Tapes!!

Honsou, plays the role of the Vatican-based Priest, Vicar Imani. An Oscar nominated actor for his performance in Blood Diamond as well as his role in In America is a top of the chart favourite among Indian audience. The popularity of Honsou first peaked among Indian audience after the release of the multi award winning, Leonardo Di Caprio starrer Blood Diamond. The film was a great success in India as well. Some of the other popular hits by the star are Never Back Down, How to train a Dragon 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Vatican Tapes

Dijmon Honsou is known for his intense character driven roles, his presence always adds on to the artistic value of a project.

Honsou will be seen essaying the role of a high priest in at the Vatican. It would be interesting to see Honsou step into the shoes of a Priest. Though the Blood Diamond star will not be a run-off- the- mill Vicar, his character is more like the soldier of God keeping his keen eyes and ears open protecting the lands of his holy father.

The Vatican Tapes Poster

It was director Mark Neveldine whoi initially brought Hounsou aboard the film. “He’s hypnotizing,” states Neveldine. “We worked on a motorcycle movie a long time ago, and we had always wanted to work together again.”

Hounsou brought a powerful presence to the character of Vicar Imani, which was rooted in his perception of the role. He explains,

Vicar Imani is the new 21st century warrior of God who is fighting to revolutionize exorcism. He’s the lower foot soldier of God, trying to protect against all Satan attributes.

The Vatican Tapes

RUNTIME – 91 mins

The Vatican Tapes – Trailer

The Vatican Tapes – Synopsis

The Vatican Tapes follows the ultimate battle between good and evil – God versus Satan. Angela Holmes (OLIVIA TAYLOR DUDLEY) is an ordinary 27-year-old until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined. It’s all up to Father Lozano (MICHAEL PEÑA) to wage war for more than just Angela’s soul, but for the world as we know it.

Produced and presented by Lionsgate and Lakeshore.


  • Father – Lozano MICHAEL PEÑA
  • Vicar – Imani DJIMON HOUNSOU
  • Cardinal Mattias Bruun- PETER ANDERSSON


Directed by Mark Neveldine (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Crank)

Screenplay by Christopher Borrelli (Whisper) and Michael C. Martin (Brooklyn’s Finest)

Story by Christopher Borrelli and Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious Franchise).

The producers are Tom Rosenberg (Million Dollar Baby, Underworld), Gary Lucchesi (Primal Fear, Million Dollar Baby), Richard S. Wright (The Lincoln Lawyer, Underworld),
Chris Morgan and Chris Cowles (Duress).

Director of photography is Gerardo Madrazo, AMC

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