THE VATICAN TAPES answers some of these questions and makes you ask others.
Angela is a normal, beautiful young woman, with a live in boyfriend her catholic father doesn't like and a life that could be better, but isn't that bad. On the day of her surprise birthday party she accidentally cuts herself, this causes terrible issues ending in a car accident which puts her into a coma. After some time she awakens and is a different person. The Vatican realizes she may be infected by an ancient evil and they try everything they can to release her.
While this movie follows the tropes of several others involving demonic possession, it does take a solid and original view on evil, possession, and the antichrist. Throughout the movie the viewer sees the normal things of a freaky animal who seems to tell Angela what to do, chanting, people reacting badly to Angela, and some deaths. There are several scenes where her father and boyfriend are involved that could have been fleshed out a little better, but I will get to that later. Overall, the tone of the movie is dark and suspenseful. There were several moments that I didn't see coming throughout, which was good since most horror movies rely on jump scares and predictable frights. This one seemed to have sudden moments that were not only unexpected, but also unpredictable, which was interesting because it also revealed the unpredictability of Angela and her possession.
While this was an interesting take on the whole idea of religion, possession, and the antichrist, and most of the movie was quite delightful to watch, there were several scenes with the father and the boyfriend that were just dull. First I have to say that the actor who portrays the boyfriend, John Patrick Ademori, was good. He played his character as flat and even in scenes where he was worried ad scared for his girlfriend he was just boring. If he had been my boyfriend I am sure I would have dumped him for his dull and flat behavior. The father, played by Dougray Scott, was okay, but he was a little bit of a whiner who asked too many questions at one point and not enough at another.
I don't know if it was the script of the acting that was bad for both of these male characters, but they did not deliver anything, nor did they enhance the story much. It could have been a movie solely about Angela and the Catholic church and it might have been a much better movie.
So while the premise and the idea was interesting, it wasn't a great movie. It was a little long, and in some places it was incredibly dull. In all honesty the only thing I really enjoyed was the questions it brought up.
So, internet readers, how do you think the antichrist will show itself?