DELIVER US is a new horror movie now available on Hulu. It’s a theological horror story that explores religious prophecies centered on brothers. Read our full Deliver Us movie review here!
DELIVER US on Hulu is a horror movie that has been out in limited release and on VOD already. Now, it’s reaching a much wider audience with a Hulu release, which is why we wanted to review it as well.
This is a theological horror story. In this case, that means it has a plot that focuses on religious prophecies. More specifically, the idea of two brothers being born, where one is good and the other evil.
Continue reading our Deliver Us (2023) movie review below. Find it on Hulu from January 26, 2024.
A Nun is pregnant and it may end the world!
In Deliver Us, we meet Yulia, who will have an impact on the future of the world as we know it. Yulia is a nun living in a remote convent. And suddenly she’s pregnant! She’s claiming immaculate conception, which must be investigated.
Obviously, the Vatican has to set the record straight as this could be the second coming of Christ.
A priest is sent to investigate the story. Father Fox (Lee Roy Kunz) refers to himself as a “Good Christian, Bad Priest” as he has fallen in love, has a pregnant girlfriend, and wants to be a family man.
He comes across an ancient prophecy early on. It states that a woman pregnant with twin boys will give birth to both the Messiah and the Anti-Christ.
Sister Yulia (Maria Vera Ratti) can hear her unborn children speak to her and is already convinced that one is good and the other evil. The fact that the world seems to be collapsing into chaos only confirms her suspicions.
Also in this ancient prophecy is a demand that the evil child must be sacrificed if humanity is to be saved.
As a new mom, Yulia finds herself in the middle of the ultimate battle between good and evil. All while wanting to protect her babies.
Good Brother versus Evil Brother
While Deliver Us is based on Christianity with the added detail of a Nun – claiming immaculate conception – giving birth to twin boys, it’s a story we know from most religions with Gods.
The story of two brothers, where one is good and the other is bad. Or evil, in most cases.
The most well-known examples include Thor and Loki from Norse mythology, Zeus and Hades from the Olympian Gods of Greek Mythology and even Set and Osiris from ancient Egyptian religion.
And then, of course, there are Cain and Abel from the Bible. In Deliver Us, it goes even darker with the twins being the second coming of the Messiah and the Antichrist.
The problem is recognizing who is the good and the evil brother respectively. After all, you will just see two baby boys and not the adults (good or bad), they will grow up to be.
Watch Deliver Us on Hulu now!
The directors of Deliver Us are Cru Ennis and Lee Roy Kunz (who also stars as Father Fox). The screenplay also comes from Lee Roy Kunz, who wrote it with Kane Kunz. And yes, the two are brothers!
Deliver Us is an intriguing take on the subgenre of theological horror movies. While I am no fan of organized religion, I love it when horror movies are used to delve into the big existential dilemmas.
That’s what Deliver Us, manages to deliver on.
Unfortunately, it isn’t nearly as good as it could’ve been. The bold and wild opening turns into a muddled middle before ending on what is both bold and somewhat of an anti-climax.
With a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes, it could’ve been tighter. Still, it does have some great scenes with solid scares and never shies away from going the extra mile. Basically, it’s a horror movie that some will love or hate, while most will land somewhere in the middle. Myself included.
It is however worth checking out if you enjoy religious-themed horror of good versus evil.
Deliver Us is out on Hulu from January 26, 2024.
Directors: Lee Roy Kunz, Cru Ennis
Writers: Lee Roy Kunz, Kane Kunz
Cast: Maria Vera Ratti, Lee Roy Kunz, Aleksander Mikoš McCarthy, Hans Robert Varts, Alexander Siddig, Jaune Kimmel, Thomas Kretschmann, Lena Barbara Luhse
When a nun in a remote convent claims immaculate conception, the Vatican sends a team of priests to investigate, concerned about an ancient prophecy that a woman will give birth to twin boys: one the Messiah, the other the Anti-Christ.