‘The Witching Hour’: Religious Horror and Possession Movies with ‘Welcome to Mercy’s Kristen Ruhlin

Welcome to The Witching Hour! Collider’s horror podcast, co-created and co-hosted by Horror Editor Haleigh Foutch and Senior Editorial Producer Perri Nemiroff. This week, we welcome special guest Kristen Ruhlin to the table to talk about religious horror, possession movies and how she learned about real-life exorcisms in Catholic school. It’s a fun and fascinating wide-ranging conversation that covers how she came to write her new horror movie Welcome to Mercy, how writing a script about demonic possession affected her as a person of faith, and much more.

We’ve also got a special giveaway this week! If you’ve been listening to The Witching Hour, you’ve no doubt heard about the delightful zombie Christmas musical Anna and the Apocalypse, which finally arrives in theaters next month. But we’ve got two tickets to an early screening for a lucky NY-based Witching Hour listener. Just head over to twitter and tweet an entry with the #ColliderWitchingHour and #AATApocalypse hashtags and we’ll let the lucky winner know by the end of the week!

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