Deliver Us from Evil (2014 film)

2014 film by Scott Derrickson

Deliver Us from Evil is a 2014 film about a New York cop who joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

Directed by Scott Derrickson. Written by Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson, based on Beware the Night by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool.
You haven't seen true evil  (taglines)


  • A saint is not a moral exemplar. A saint is a life-giver.


Butler: This is it.
Sarchie: I think the Addams family lives here. You know, uh, the last time we took somebody else's job, you almost got eaten.
Butler: Yeah, if something eats me here, feel free to say "I told you so."

[Mendoza notices waitress]
Sarchie: So you're not all pedophiles, huh?
Mendoza: Any other stereotypes you want to hit while I'm here?
Sarchie: I've met a lot of priests. You don't seem the type.
Mendoza: And I've known a lot of cops, and you're exactly the type.

Sarchie: You see, Father, as we speak every day, out there, someone's getting hurt, ripped off, murdered, raped. Where's God when all that's happening? Hmm?
Mendoza: In the hearts of people like you, who put a stop to it. I mean, we can talk all night about the problem of evil, but what about the problem of good? I mean, if there's no God, if the world is just "survival of the fittest," then why are all the men in this room willing to lay down their lives for total strangers? Hmm?

[Jane hisses until spit bubbles out]
Butler: [to Sarchie] Do you think she's single?

Butler: You know, when your radar goes off, you usually wind up with stitches?
Sarchie: You're an adrenaline junkie, and without my radar, you don't get your fix. Okay?

Mendoza: Ralph Sarchie, do you renounce Satan and all of his works?
Sarchie: I do renounce him. All his works, and all his ways. I renounce all evil.


  • You haven't seen true evil.