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Film / Ciaran the Demon Hunter

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Ciaran the Demon Hunter is a 2016 American horror film.

Demonic Possession has skyrocketed in Los Angeles, and the local cardinal is in dire straits to stop it. In desperation, he contacts an Irishman named Ciaran to stop them. Due to having abilities greater than human, Ciaran manages to exorcise several damned souls for a hefty fee. However, Ciaran grows sick of the job, and his ensuing sloppiness leads to disaster.

This film contains examples of:

  • Above the Influence: Bianca tries to seduce Ciaran, but he rejects her because she is very drunk at the time.
  • Attempted Rape: The demon possessing Ciaran tries to force himself on Helen, but Bianca manages to stop it via exorcism.
  • The End... Or Is It?: All the demons are exorcised, including the one that possessed Ciaran, but that one manages to escape being contained and possesses a church employee.
  • Fantastic Catholicism: Downplayed; the Church seems to be fairly normal in this universe, except they have a few demon hunters on call.
  • Fetus Terrible: Ciaran fights a demon that possessed a fetus. Naturally this causes him great trauma.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: The demons seem to exist entirely to cause chaos for no stated reason. The only one that does get characterization is the one that possesses Ciaran.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The climax involves Ciaran getting possessed himself after an exorcism ritual goes wrong.
  • Our Demons Are Different: These are incorporeal beings who possess people to cause chaos. They resemble blue light and humans they've possessed have yellow eyes.
  • Protagonist Title
  • Role Called
  • Sadist: The demon possessing Ciaran is a perverted fiend that spends its entire screen time beating people for no reason and trying to rape a woman for his own perverted ends.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: When Ciaran exorcises a demon, he places it in a bottle.
  • Shout-Out: Ciaran's hotel room has a poster for the 1962 Lolita adaptation on the wall.
  • Traumatic C-Section: One demon possesses a guy and makes him drill out his wife's unborn baby. It then fights Ciaran after possessing the removed fetus.