Joel McHale has added another line under "special skills": knife-fighting. Or, to be more specific, "knifey-pointy."
The comedian and actor took up the police detective role Butler in his friend Scott Derrickson's most recent foray "Deliver Us From Evil," which has him battle said evil, and providing diversion with his weapon tricks, to "agitate and be different. He just wants to piss people off. He enjoys violence," as McHale said in his interview.
His character Butler has an interaction with a soul in dire need of an exorcism in "Deliver Us From Evil," which meant that McHale did a little learning on the practice. So now: "I perform them. Daily," he said. He's got himself a traveling exorcism truck. "Very helpful."
The stint has been a very different thing than his hosting duties on E!'s "The Soup" and in "Community." Even as a horror movie watcher, McHale's a little different too. Watch the video above so see what McHale may exclaim in the theater -- during scary movies, and "Frozen."
"Deliver Us From Evil" is in theaters on Wednesday (July 2).
1963 | Horror | NRSummary: Stylish horror maestro Mario Bava directed this weird '60s collection of three creepy tales that feature spiritualism, vampires, and telephone terrors.Director: Mario Bava
Cast: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff
1951 | Thriller | PGSummary: Alfred Hitchcock directs the suspense classic about a wealthy man who meets an unhappily married tennis player on a train, leading to the two talking idly about murdering people each others’ respective lives. Then one of the potential victims actually turns up dead...Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman
1981 | Adventure | GSummary: The fun and adventure begin when a lonely widow adopts an orphaned fox cub named Tod. The mischievous fox soon meets up with Copper, an adorable hound puppy. As the innocent pair grow up together in the forest, they become inseparable friends. But the day soon arrives when their friendship is put...Director: Ted Berman, Art Stevens, Richard Rich
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Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
2000 | Drama | RSummary: Three stories of the drug trade intertwine in one of Steven Soderbergh’s most successfully ambitious movies. Features Michael Douglas as the newly-appointed drug czar; Catherine Zeta-Jones as a newly-minted drug lord, and Benicio Del Toro as a Mexican cop.Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones
1946 | Drama | NRSummary: A widower gives his daughter Anne a colt, which she names Black Beauty, so that she may learn to care for herself as she cares for the horse.Director: Max Nosseck
Cast: Mona Freeman, Richard Denning, Evelyn Ankers
1989 | Adventure | GSummary: The story of two animals and their adventures. Milo, the cat, and Otis, the dog, are two animals who grew up together on the same farm. One day, the two are separated and begin a journey to find each other. The adventurous, and often perilous quest finds the two animals traveling across mountains...Director: Masanori Hata
Cast: Dudley Moore, Kyôko Koizumi, Milo, Otis
1941 | Animation | GSummary: Humorist Robert Benchley attempts to find Walt Disney to ask him to adapt a short story about a gentle dragon who would rather recite poetry than be ferocious. Along the way, he is given a tour of Walt Disney Studios, and learns about the animation process.Director: Hamilton Luske
Cast: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant
2006 | Drama | NRSummary: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.Director: Kelly Reichardt
Cast: Daniel London, Will Oldham, Tanya Smith, Robin Rosenberg
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