The Assent (2019)

USA, 2019
digital video, colour, 2.35:1
stereo, English

An American horror film directed by Pearry Teo.

Plot Summary

A single father struggling with mental health issues comes to believe that his son has been possessed by a demon and that his only hope lies in a priest recently released from prison after the last child he tried to exorcise died during the ritual.


Directed by: Pearry Teo
© 2019 Bleiberg Entertainment, LLC
Compound B presents in association with Boom Done Productions. A Bleiberg/Dimbort production. A film by Pearry Teo. Produced by Mac Productions, Inc.
Executive Producers: Nicholas Donnermeyer, Charles Arthur Berg, Robert Kazinsky
Produced by: Ehud Bleiberg, Danny Dimbity
Co-producers: Melanie Kollar, Ariel Bleiberg
Written by: Pearry Teo
Director of Photography: Jonathan Hall
Editor: Danny Rafic
Music by: Frederik Wiedmann
Sound Mixer: Mark Sutton
Costume Designer: Susan Doepner-Cenac
Key Makeup Artist: Austyn Cuccia
Prosthetic Makeup Supeervisor: Mike McCarty
Special Effects by: Autonomous FX
Visual Effects Facilities: Dreamcatcher
Additional VFX by: Mod VFX
Production Designer: Ryan Kaercher
Casting by: Scotty Mullen

Robert Kazinsky (Joel Clarke)
Peter Jason (Father Lambert)
Florence Faivre (Dr Maya)
Hannah Ward (Cassie)
Caden Dragomer (Mason Clarke)
Douglas Spain (Brother Michael)
Tatum O’Neal (Dr Hawkins)
Eileen Dietz (Rhonda)
Margarita Reyes (Sarah (ghost))
Megan Henry (Ms Robertson)
Austin McMains (Mason (older))
Luca Bleu Darnell (possessed boy)
Heather Wake (reporter)
William Daubert (corrections officer)
Josh Schultz, Justi Sexton (radio hosts)
Sarah Schultz (radio caller)
Brialyn Massie (Sarah (voice))
Ashton Teo (shadow creature)

Alternative Titles

El ascenso del diablo – Chilean, Colombian, Mexican, Peruvian title
The Assent: Unterwirf Dich der Dunkelheit – German title
The Demon Inside – French title
Il figlio del diavolo – Italian title
Possédé – French Canadian title
Possessão – O Último Estágio – Brazilian title
Syn diabła – Polish title
Изгоняющий дьявола: Абаддон – Russian title
Угода з потойбічним – Ukrainian title