Interviewed by Michael Juvinall – Horror Patch (January 13, 2021)
Out today, January 19th on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD is the chilling exorcism horror film, THE CLEANSING HOUR from RLJE Films. The film is by far, the best of its type that I’ve seen in several years. The movie stars Ryan Guzman (The Boy Nextdoor, 9-1-1), Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, Dear White People), and Alix Angelis (The Magnificent Seven, Love’s Last Resort).
The Cleansing Hour is produced, co-written, edited and directed by filmmaker Damien LeVeck. The film served as LeVeck’s full-length feature film debut after directing shorts and a segment of an anthology film. LeVeck cut his teeth editing reality shows for the past fifteen years.
In THE CLEANSING HOUR, Max and Drew run a popular webcast that streams “live exorcisms” watched by millions across the globe. In reality, the exorcisms are just elaborately staged hoaxes performed by paid actors. But their fortunes take a turn when one of the actors becomes possessed by an actual demon and takes the crew hostage. In front of a rapidly growing audience, the demon subjects the crew to a series of violent challenges, threatening to expose the dark secrets they’ve been hiding from each other unless they come clean and reveal they’re impostors before the show is over.
Sit down and watch my conversation with Damien LeVeck as we chat about his film, The Cleansing Hour.
Watch the official trailer for The Cleansing Hour: