I must admit that i haven't been able to watch a good horror movie for a while now till this day. Very good acting from the girl who acted as Emma Evans, I don't know her name but she nailed it bravo...I'm not gonna spoil anything just turn out the lights and watch it : .I recommend this film to those people that want too see a great horror story with a great twist in the end of it.For those who don't like horror movies please don't watch it because you will turnout posting bad comments about this great film.I gave a 10 for the result of this film just to help raise up the <more>
average result and you wouldn't be fooled by the negative feedback's ; My real vote for this film is 8.5 a must seen movie.
Finally a DECENT film about possession and exorcism! (by sarahxxlou)
I only watched this film because it starred 'Sophie Vavasseur'; and I loved her in 'Evelyn', although that was quite a few years ago...Normally I can't stand exorcism movies. They all use pretty much the same story line, scares, dialogue and the same crappy makeup in order to portray the demonic possession. However, 'exorcismus' didn't. Without makeup and effects, the demonic possession is convincingly acted by the character 'Emma'; it is simply fantastic. Her acting, especially with her eyes is all you need to be convinced of her body invasion. I loved <more>
it. Sophie Vavasseur is such a talented actress.. even her British accent was flawless, considering she's Irish! Perfection. She's indeed very creepy at times.Obviously, you can't have an exorcism film without a priest, the demon saying obscene things and a few deaths but I feel this film handed these things in such a way that it made it differ from the rest. I liked the twist.. that was good... I also really believed the family dynamic. This film was believable because their lives were so normal and mundane and they were still trying to act that way even though this 'demon' had possessed their daughter. I just found it incredibly believable unlike how it's portrayed in 'the exorcist.'Overall, I really liked this movie. I liked the cast, the script, the twist, the fact it was a British Production; everything about it. I already recommended it to a friend and she thought the same as me.. the acting on Sophie's part was brilliant.Watch it!
Well what can I say. I bought it on a whim after seeing it was linked with REC which is a great film. I wasn't expecting much as it was fairly cheap for a newish release. What I got when I watched it however was a really unexpected surprise.This film is good. The acting is very believable. The story has been around a while with some notable exceptions and the ending is a lot better than most I have seen in the last 10 years.This film will be compared to The Exorcist which I find overrated but that is par for the course as they are both films about young girls being possessed by the <more>
Devil.On the whole this film is an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.
Realizing that their daughter's strange behavior is being brought about by a demonic possession, a family hires their troubled priest brother-in-law to perform an exorcism that should drive the being out.There's a lot to like with this one as it manages to get a lot right in here. One of the film's better examples of this is that this manages to contain all the necessary ingredients for the possession early on, practically in the first few minutes. The early signs here, from her cutting herself, hearing voices and vomiting really make sure that what's on display being nothing <more>
more than typical adolescent behavior, which really makes this stand-out by virtue of her drug use and scandalous behavior around her friends, is perhaps why this works so well. It's not until the psychologist interview that any sign of what's happening becomes remotely supernatural, and the clincher of her kitchen levitation being quite an effectively chilling scene sets things in motion really sells this idea nicely and continues the parts of her being overwhelmed by what's going on. As the scenes showing her possession are a great deal of fun, with these being brought along here as well as her crazed behavior, unnatural antics and bodily distortions give this a pretty creepy feel which makes this just fly right by. The quick pace is for the most part a major feature here at injecting this with some energy and momentum that lets this one get into its main selling point in the fact that the exorcism scenes are quite extensive and really fun. They follow through the usual motives here with the distorted eyes, constant swearing, hysterical screaming and burnt flesh that tends to crop up in nearly all of these types of scenes but they still come off a lot of fun and incredibly well, especially once it gets to the later half where it begins again in a far more lengthy, involved sequence that really gets all the usual fun associated for these kinds of scenes. It mixes in plenty of good here with the possessed being out and about in the room instead of being strapped down, which is all the more action-packed with the wrestling around the room, mentally- controlled objects flying around and even the demonic doppelganger getting involved here due to that. Despite this, there's a small facet that holds this one back which is the fact that it stumbles a bit in the last half with an overwrought guilty-conscience/ulterior motive plot- twist that come out of nowhere that inexplicably drags out the final exorcism over the course of several days in several sessions without the use of further help or outside influences, holding up the pace here somewhat that was built quite well in the early part of this. Still, it's one of the few recent-vintage British-themed horror films that hasn't been a complete waste of time.Rated R: Graphic Language, Violence, drug use and the off-screen death of a child.