Having just watched William Friedkin’s The Exorcist this past week, I think it’s safe to say we’re bound to be disappointed with exorcism movies for the rest of eternity. While the Eli Roth produced The Last Exorcism (previously Cotton) will attempt to scare viewers once again, so will Filmax with Exorcismus, a Spanish flick by Manuel Carballo that explores the popular horror theme of exorcism, focusing on a young girl, Emma, whose erratic behaviour forces her family to bring in a priest to try and resolve the problem through hypnosis. The disturbing results are recorded on a secret camera. The verite-style of filmmaking is nothing new, but Paranormal Activity, Rec and Blair Witch are the only flicks in the past decade to crack the code, maybe one of these two can? Either way, to go along with the promo art and first image we brought you last week, beyond the break you’ll find the first official batch of stills from Exorcismus. Check ‘em out below.
“Fifteen-year-old Emma Hawkins is like any other teenage girl; she thinks that her parents don’t understand her. She longs for independence and a life free of family ties and responsibilities and she is prepared to do anything to achieve it. But one day she will be forced to face up to the consequences of her actions.
Life seems to be carrying on as normal, until one day Emma starts experiencing frightening fits. Her parents are convinced that her problems are either medical or psychological, but when doctors