Based on the true story of an exorcism gone tragically wrong, the docudrama Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses promises to be both fascinating and bone-chilling, and ahead of its premiere at the now-running Fantastic Fest, we’ve just gotten some release news today. So read on!
Deadline reports that Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films have acquired the doc, which was directed by David Stubbs. The film combines interviews and dramatic narrative to depict the reality of the last few days of Janet Moses’ life.
Believing that 22-year-old Janet had fallen under the spell of a Mãkutu, or Mãori curse, her whanau (family) both surround her in a circle of love, and subject the young mother to four days and four nights of water cleansing in an effort to rid her of evil. So great was their belief in Mãkutu, that it became their truth.
Look for Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses in theaters next year.
You can watch the trailer below.