After losing his family in an extremely tragic way, Detective Ritter must investigate a massacre at a school perpetrated by a student. What seemed like a pretty clear case becomes much more dense when a priest of the Vatican appears with another point of view.
Starring: Tobin Bell, Tate Ellington, and Joaquin Cosio
Directed by: Emilio Portes
Written by: Luis Carlos Fuentes, and Emilio Portes
Child birth can come with a mixed bag of emotions, and certainly pain for the mother. After it’s over the the joy sets in before the mother hands over her child to basically strangers to be checked out. In most cases, nothing goes wrong, the hospital takes care of the child, and it eventually goes home with mom. However, there’s lots that can go wrong like the baby being sick, or getting names switched. Detective Ritter (Joaquin Cosio) is about to experience something even worse in “Belzebuth.”
His wife has just given birth to a child, and the couple seems like they couldn’t be happier. While waiting to see their child, Ritter gets called away leaving his wife in the hospital. Their baby isn’t sick, its not about to be switched, but something horrific is about to happen. The nurses change shifts, and the new nurse seems to have evil in her eyes. She locks the room with several babies in it, and proceeds to stab them all before taking her life as well.
This will certainly get the audience’s attention, but that’s not the end of it. Five years later, life has changed a lot for the detective. It’s been a struggle to get to this point, and he’s about to be thrown into the case of his life. A school shooting has just taken place, and he must find out why. While he tries to find out if something is wrong with the kid killer, he soon finds out there’s something much bigger at play.
Another team has been sent to investigate the shooting, but from another angle. While at first resisting his help, Ritter gives Ivan (Tate Ellington) a chance to make his case for something spiritual being at work. They put some pieces together as more tragic events occur. Obviously these events have driven the first half of the movie, but a lot changes when they investigate a church. Get ready to be creeped out by Jesus like never before.
A third person joins the party, former priest Vasilio Canetti (Tobin Bell). He’s been around the entire time, but now he’s the key to putting an end to it all. All the tragedy leads to a battle of good vs evil, and an exorcism in an underground tunnel. It’s a wild scene with twists, deaths, sacrifice, and a dramatic ending. Each of these three characters seem to fulfill their destinies along with a couple of others.
“Belzebuth” certainly has the devil at work. There’s been movies with tragic events happening, but this one might take the cake. It starts off with what might be the worst of all killing off a room full of newborns. As the audience braces itself for the next event, an interesting religious plot unfolds. Many lives are lost, but a few important ones come full circle by the end. This movie will definitely shock audiences, and try to creep them out. The devil inside me says to give it 3.5 pools of blood.