A scene from the Conjuring with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. Photo courtesy Grace Hill Media/Warner Brothers

Can a horror film lead people to God?

(RNS) This weekend’s box office winner, “The Conjuring,” is a creepy horror flick with all the requisite creaky doors, demon spawn and blood-curdling exorcism scene. But filmmaker brothers Chad and Carey Hayes hope it can prompt viewers to think about God and the existence of evil.

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Producer priest navigates Hollywood in a collar

LOS ANGELES (RNS) When Eric Andrews arrived on the set of “The Lost Valentine,” an actor if he was an actor playing the role of the priest in the wedding scene. Andrews’ credentials — ordained Roman Catholic priest and Hollywood producer — make him a rarity in both religious and entertainment circles.