Hostage to the Devil
Hostage to the Devil

Hostage to the Devil  


Over five years in production, director Martin Stalker’s film examines age-old questions about the existence of the Devil and the debate over good versus evil, through the life of controversial Irish-born Jesuit priest, Father Malachi Martin.

Featuring interviews with paranormal royalty such as Lorraine Warren and Ralph Sarchie, alongside dramatic reconstructions, archival evidence, and words straight from Martin himself, this spine-chilling documentary reveals an extraordinary life marked by battles against the Vatican, scandal, contention, and most of all, an all-encompassing belief in the practice of exorcism.

The film explores this horrifying ordeal in graphic detail, including Martin’s final case before his mysterious death.  A child possessed. An exorcist locked in combat with an ancient evil. In the battle to save a soul, who really is ‘Hostage to the Devil’? 


PRESS REVIEWS: atmosphere that is most definitely chilling”THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS 


"Compelling storytelling and well-constructed case study of its central character makes Hostage to the Devil as entertaining as it is insightful and I’d be lying if I said it didn’t leave me wanting more." - TOM HOLLAND'S TERROR TIME

Genre: Non-Fiction, Films

Sub Genre: Supernatural, Mystery, Documentary

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 1 x 96-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Country: Ireland/UK