Damn, I was not expecting the prequel film to be this good. This is by far the best film since the original and retains a feel and tone pretty similar to the much-hallowed original. Blood, gore, evil, devilishly inspired dirty talk, and a damn good plot makes this thing well worth seeing. Renny Harlin does a great job directing this film and deserves some credit here. If this shit was suppose to have happened before Linda Blair started pissing herself and fucking a cross then I'm all for it and it flows really well into the original. What Father Merrin finds in Africa is shocking to the say the least and the movies has an evil tone all the way through. The opening scene is awesome and will make most Christians piss their pants and everyone wondering what they have bought a ticket too exactly. I don't wanna ruin the story by divulging the details, let's just say you will be pleasantly surprised. The movie is creepy and provides lots of shocks and chills. Why did it take so long for a good Exorcist knock-off to be made?