THE CLEANSING HOUR, a pseudo exorcist tv show short-film (favorably reviewed by us), will have its clever concept expanded upon and developed into a full length feature film. Shooting will begin in Bucharest just two weeks from today. Check out the full details below, and be sure to watch the original short film just after the press release:

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Ryan Guzman, Kyle Gallner and Alix Angelis to star in Exorcism Horror “The Cleansing Hour”

Ryan Guzman (The Boy Next Door), Kyle Gallner (American Sniper) and Alix Angelis (The Magnificent Seven) have signed on to star in the contained horror thriller The Cleansing Hour, which lenses in Bucharest, Romania next month.

The Cleansing Hour follows best friends Max and Drew (Guzman and Gallner) who run a popular webcast that stages exorcisms to look real. When the actress of the day (Angelis) becomes mysteriously possessed by a real demon, the friends must work against the show clock to figure out the demon’s sinister motive, while the demon exposes the trio’s dark secrets before a rapidly-growing global audience.

The film marks the feature debut for editor turned director LeVeck, who gained recognition for the proof-of-concept version of The Cleansing Hour, which was featured at Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, Austin Film Festival and Napa Film Festival among many others and won best horror short film at Shriekfest Film Festival and Atlanta Horror Film Festival.

Shirit Bradley (Godzilla: King of Monsters), Dan Clifton (The Den, The Belko Experiment), Natalie LeVeck and Damien LeVeck are producing under the Skubalon Entertainment banner. 

Skubalon Entertainment is currently focused on creating low-budget supernatural horror and thriller content for film, TV and digital platforms. Skubalon has also optioned the rights to The Dark Sacrament: True Stories of Modern Day Demon Possession and Exorcism, and is currently developing it for a limited TV series.

Clifton recently completed post-production on the crime-thriller A Violent Separation starring Brenton Thwaites and Alycia Debnam-Carey. In May, he wrapped production on the Untitled James Gunn Horror Project, produced by James Gunn, directed by David Yarovesky and financed by The H Collective. 

The Cleansing Hour was written by Damien LeVeck and Aaron Horwitz. LeVeck is repped by UTA and Grandview. Guzman is repped by CAA. Gallner is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller. Alix Angelis is repped by ASManagement. Clifton is repped by UTA.

SYNOPSIS: Drew and Lance run a webcast that streams LIVE exorcisms that are actually elaborately staged hoaxes. But when they discover today's actress is demon-possessed, Drew and Max are forced to reckon with their online charade--live in front of a global audience.

Press release below: