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Debating Exorcisms with Billy Roberts and Ciaran O’Keeffe for the UK launch of The Exorcist

Exorcisms… Not a topic that crops up in everyday conversation, but one that when you delve into and read up on it, is fascinating and somewhat scary…

 

We were tasked with launching the brand new series of The Exorcist on SyFy channel, an excellent 10-episode series which is not a remake of the 1973 film, but a new chapter which takes place in Chicago, 40 years after the events depicted in the film. So how did we go about launching the series? By debating exorcisms with two expects of course, and releasing a timely survey that found Donald Trump to be the most likely possessed celebrity in the world, as voted by the lovely British public.

 

Teaming up with exorcism & paranormal experts Billy Roberts and Ciaran O’Keeffe to capture some exciting video content, we headed down to the Ragged School Museum in Mile End, which is known to be one of the most scary locations in London and must haunted school in Britain. Sightings, creaking interiors, unexplained screaming, footsteps and sounds; you name it, if it’s scary it’s probably happened there over the years. Billy & Ciaran really know their stuff on this topic and we could’ve listened to them all day (despite the scary location taking it’s toll on us…). Cutting their debate down to 2-odd minutes was one of the hardest parts of the campaign, given the hours of debate we recorded and the detail they both went into. See this for yourself in the following video via Express Online: http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/723360/possession-exorcisms-demons-psychic-Billy-Roberts-Dr-Ciaran-O-Keeffe-demonologist

 

In addition to the video, we also commissioned a survey that looked into points such as ‘most possessed celebrity’, Britain’s paranormal beliefs, how many Brits know someone who has been possessed, and many more interesting insights into this overall topic. Asides from finding out that Trump is more likely to be possessed than Kanye West, it also turns out a surprising amount of Brits have had a paranormal experience or know someone who has, which explains why we all find this topic so interesting. The survey also rather fittingly found that The Exorcist (1973 film) tops the polls for the scariest film ever made. We couldn’t have even planned it…

 

Now the series is a few weeks in, we’re glad to say we’ve survived the launch without being possessed and without a legal case from Trump’s team… yet! Watch the series Wednesday’s at 9pm on SyFy