“Possessed persons are not regarded as evil in themselves, nor wholly responsible for their actions…”
Since at least the third century, the Roman Catholic Church has formally ordained exorcists, and similar practices are found within Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam. The ritual gained prominence in popular culture in 1973, with Blatty and Friedkin’s film “The Exorcist”. Recent films such as “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, “The Last Exorcism”, “The Rite”, and “Deliver Us From Evil” have shown the enduring popularity of this demonic brand of horror.
But, until now, there’s been a disappointing dearth of Exorcism-based music …a fault spotted by song writer Danny Fontaine (formerly of the eight-piece modern ska, prog rock and alternative music band, The Horns of Fury). What followed, was an epic nine-minute song, “The Exorcism of Danny Fontaine”.
But that wasn’t enough. Due to his love of (a) horror films, and (b) making awesome things, Danny sat down with director Chris Lincé, to adapt the song into a musical horror film awesome thing. Chris had previously directed music videos for the Horns of Fury songs “The Butcher” and “The Cowboy”, as well as popular Youtube videos “Complete History Of The Soviet Union, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris” by Pig With The Face Of A Boy, and Isabel Fay’s “Thank You Hater”. He also quite likes horror films a lot, too.
Over the next few months, this site will chronicle the development of this project – covering casting, design, influences, recording, fund-raising, and filming. And, if we’re lucky, an actual exorcism!*
(*Actual exorcism not guaranteed)