David Gordon Green, the director of The Exorcist: Believers, and his time in delirious comedy

David Gordon Green, the director of The Exorcist: Believers, and
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The Exorcist: Believers (Universal Pictures)

After watching the trailer of The Exorcist: believers (The Exorcist: Believer) many people began to wonder who was behind the camera of this legacy of horror, and the name began to appear on the networks: David Gordon Green.

This director managed to position himself after reviving another horror franchise, but instead of going on the biblical side he went to slasher (that subgenre where a masked killer chases teenagers who get drunk or have sex to kill them). In 2018 the project of Halloween, a sort of prequel/sequel (as we learned in the last movie of scream) that took as its starting point the classic John Carpenter of 1978.

After that premiere, Michael Myersthe classic that shot the entire subgenre of assassins (among which appeared Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Pinhead and many more) became an absolute classic and positioned Carpenter like King Midas of the horror genre.

David Gordon Green decided to continue the legacy, erasing from the canon all the sequels that appeared and consolidating a new trilogy in itself, which began with Halloweencontinued with Halloween Kills: The night is not over yet (Halloween Kills2021) and ended with Halloween: the final night (Halloween Ends2022).

With a raw, violent and effective style, the director knew how to capture the spirit and carry out not only the task behind the cameras but also in writing the script. Towards the end, the saga ended up finding its own voice with some creative liberties that many fans of the original did not accept.

The thing is Green He is a director who knew how to cross different genres: he made drama, romantic, dramatic comedies and even directed Al Pacino in manglehorn from 2014 (which cat lovers will love). But there are three films that highlight the most delirious and shameless side of her and that were developed from 2008 to 2011 at a time in her career when it seemed that she would only dedicate herself to comedies.

Director David Gordon Green and cast members Jamie Lee Curtis, Rohan Campbell and Andi Matichak attend a premiere for the film "Halloween Ends" in Los Angeles, California, US, October 11, 2022. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Director David Gordon Green and cast members Jamie Lee Curtis, Rohan Campbell and Andi Matichak attend a premiere for the film "Halloween Ends" in Los Angeles, California, US, October 11, 2022. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

In 2008 he took on the trident madness Judd Apatow / Seth Rogen / Evan Goldbergwho had been working together for many years (with things like Superbad and Slightly pregnantfor example) to direct a script of this trieja based on the simple premise of “It is necessary to make marijuana action movies again”. They added as protagonists Seth Rogen, James Franco and Danny McBride and so it appeared Pineapple Express (Pineapple Express). Two drug addicts are involved in a crime and begin to be pursued by murderers, the police, and they add... their drug dealer to their ranks. An absolute delirium.

The relationship with Danny McBride and James Franco It was so good that in 2011 he directed A crazy medieval adventure (Your Highness), an epic medieval fantasy comedy with scatological and drug jokes. We can find Natalie Portman in a fascinating role, and a dynamic in which they seem to respect the fantasy genre all the time but with something that never quite fits. It's more enjoyable on a second viewing, once you understand the tone.

That same year he finished his foray into this genre, playing with black comedy in A shameless babysitter (The Sitter) starring Jonah Hill. Here, he returns to humor based on drugs and the forbidden when the character of Hill She has to move back in with her parents and is tasked with taking care of three children. She takes them to their regular drug purchase and everything falls apart.

Without a doubt, David Gordon Green He is a director with a waist capable of tackling different genres. We will see how it goes with the purest horror, for now he has already confirmed The Exorcist: Deceiver for 2025, the first of two sequels to The Exorcist.

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