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’?
“Well-shot...an atmosphere that is most definitely chilling” – THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS
“Fascinating” – STARBURST MAGAZINE
"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