[Review] GODLESS: THE EASTFIELD EXORCISM (2023) Melodrama Waters Down Potential Scares

The Grue-Crew review GODLESS: THE EASTFIELD EXORCISM (2023, XYZ Films) on Gruesome Magazine episode 420. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, lead news writer Dave Dreher, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week’s frightening addition to streaming horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!


Lara is a woman tormented, torn between science and faith. Pushed by her husband to seek treatment from a congregation of zealots, a ruthless exorcist will try to save her soul by putting an innocent woman through hell.

  • Available on VOD beginning April 6, 2023
  • Screened at the 2023 Overlook Film Festival
  • Directed by: Nick Kozakis
  • Written by: Alexander Angliss-Wilson, Sarah Baker, Jason Buckley, Pablo Zubieta
  • Cast: Georgia Eyers, Dan Ewing, Tim Pocock, Rosie Traynor, John Wood, Eliza Matengu, Ella Bourne


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.