Thursday, 29 June 2017
THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE (2005)
The movie recounts from the witness stand and the mouth of Father Richard Moore, the catholic priest that conducted the exorcism of Emily Rose, the events of which could have either been a demonic possession or a psychotic episode depending on which side of the proceedings your sense of logic takes you, which led to the untimely death of young Emily, a university student who'd just started studying after winning a scholarship. The gore levels aren't too high but the movie never looses its focus, it is always interesting and keeps the viewer captivated, this would cross over well with non-horror fans and horror fans alike. The movie is well thought out and its obvious the creators have researched the subject matter (or had a thorough prior knowledge) in the occult and cases of demonic possession which really makes this feel authentic. I really can't say enough good things about this film.
Some people say the mark of a good movie is to make you believe and in many cases I tend to agree with that. When recounting the events of the Emily Rose trial Fr. Moore's testimony and the films depictions of the events really do make you question whether or not demonic possession can occur. On side issue I couldn't help but wonder, testimony involving the supernatural (much less demonic possession) generally wouldn't be taken seriously in any court, yet most western world court rooms are quite happy to have you swear on a bible.
All I can do is tell you to check this movie out for yourself if you can find it on youtube in the 'available to rent' format and I'm sure any dvd retailer should have it
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