More than 40 years after release of William Friedkin's The Exorcist in 1973, the ripples from the groundbreaking movie can still be felt. This April, Friedkin returns to theaters with another exorcism movie, taking an even more realistic approach to its unsettling subject matter by following Father Gabriele Amorth on a real-life exorcism house call.

The Orchard will release The Devil and Father Amorth in New York and Los Angeles theaters on April 20th. Friedkin's documentary will examine not only Father Amorth's unique line of work, but will also take a look back at the history of demons and how the fascinating subject of possession continues to permeate our modern-day culture. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on The Devil and Father Amorth, and read on for the official synopsis.

Synopsis: "In his latest, William Friedkin returns not only to his documentary roots but to the subject of one of his most towering works, 1973’s THE EXORCIST. Friedkin, a legendary raconteur, leads a tour that moves from the infamous Exorcist steps in Georgetown to Italy, where he meets with the 91-year-old Father Gabriele Amorth, official exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, and accompanies Amorth on one of his harrowing house calls. A sprightly, at times gonzo-style investigation into the long history of demonic lore, and a one-of-a-kind insight into the persistence of medieval belief in the supposedly modern world."

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