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Super Reviewer
April 8, 2012
Started out pretty good, but went downhill. Not the worst, but I am mad that it gave me hope...then took it away. Oh well....
Super Reviewer
½ November 30, 2011
The bad thing about movies is that the issue exorcism is worn, there is nothing new in this film is a bit boring.
Super Reviewer
July 26, 2011
"La Posesión de Emma Evans" is a dark film of horror with a quite predictable story like all possession movies BUT without spoiling the anything it has something fresh in the story that makes it worth checking.
½ October 8, 2014
I like exorcism movies, but this one offers nothing that hasn't been done before. The story is lackluster and the effects are only fair. Nothing to see here.
½ September 26, 2012
While predictable, I gave it some credit for making Emma already be troubled and glum before the plot got going.

I also thought that the priest's plan/scheme to catch the Devil on film and what this entailed (and the final result) to be quite thought-provoking.
½ December 21, 2011
What can be learned from Exorcismus? When left to their own devices, financial economists don't typically make very good screenwriters.
½ October 8, 2011
A few creepy moments and stylish cinematography do little to elevate this derivative exorcism film. Sadly, the film is ultimately a boring and predictable film despite its aspirations to be otherwise. Too much time is wasted that could have been more productively spent making the film creepy.
April 23, 2015
When it comes to horror movies The Exorcist ranks as one of the best in most film buffs lists. This is The Excorcist updated to the 21st centuary. Where it mirrors The Exorcist is in the idea of the child being possessed and the exorcising priest existing on the edge of social respectability in a world that has turned profoundly secular.
So when our heroine Emma becomes possessed by Satan himself, and she is judged by her elders to be suffering from psychosis of a scientific kind, she is met by inverterate disbelief by her parents.
Our girl is not a sweet child as was the case in the original Exorcist, she is a strong-minded, independant, death metal goth. She is also sexually active, despite being only 15 (although this is only implied at during the film). With her dark ideas comes a risk when she dabbles in the dark magic arts, setting a course for a terrifying ordeal for herself and her family. And in places this, being a horror film, is extremely graphic. But it is not a hack and slash gore-fest. It is a vey well written and well acted story that, when it diverges in plot away from it's more illustrious predecessor, is certainly it's equal. In many places it excels, despite a constraint on budget feel to it. Sophie Vavasseur certainly gives a commendable performance of the emotionally dysfunctional Emma.
I like it.
½ December 30, 2014
The worst supernatural film.
½ October 31, 2014
Very well directed, an unexpected choice to have it mostly take place during the day, with the flashbacks to the first girl taking place at night, great contrast! Great movie overall.
½ November 25, 2013
Bland and unoriginal. Exorcismus is a lazy attempt of an exorcism movie.
April 10, 2013
...just a mediocre and cheapening rip-off of The Exorcist.
August 5, 2013
Some great elements and Sophie Vavasseur is fresh and engaging, but the film is built on flawed premises supported by tenuous threads and just can't hold together. We're left unable to believe or become invested in what we're seeing. A shame, this could have been a better film.
½ November 3, 2012
Have you ever seen an exorcism movie before? OK, then you've seen this one.
½ August 29, 2012
An interesting premise was destroyed by sup-par acting and some of the most ridiculous scenarios. I would not buy this film, rent it.
½ July 2, 2012
A few frights to offer, but nothing more
½ April 3, 2012
Exorcismus (aka La posesión de Emma Evans) is a 2010 Spanish horror movie set in the warm, tropical climate of London, circa now. Emma Hawkins (Sophie Vavasseur) is a your everyday average teenager living in white collar suburbia with her parents and little brother. At her mother?s insistence, both siblings are home-tutored by their academic father, meaning Emma?s only contact with the outside world are two friends, one from a local high school and the other from university. So your usual everyday teenager trapped in TARDIS like house with caring, but logical parents. After an act of self-harm which she hides from her family, Emma begins to experience fits and display behaviour unbecoming of a future Oxford graduate. Namely, seducing her female friend before berating her for being a lesbian, attempting to drown her brother in the bath and killing her psychologist. Before long, Emma?s mother is calling in her own brother, who just happens to be a priest, to help exorcise Emma.

Is a lot of this sounding familiar? Well, it should. Exorcismus is without contest, one of the most unoriginal pieces of work to come out of the horror genre. It works like a greatest hit package of cliches. A horror movie designed by committee. Any scares that could be wrung out of this genre sponge have worked better elsewhere. Namely The Exorcist.

Whilst it?s lazy journalism to compare any exorcism movie with William Friedkin?s masterpiece, when you?re faced with a film that?s essentially cherry picking the best moments and trying to repackage them Rola-Cola style, it?s really hard not to. Everything that was seen in Max von Sydow?s fight with Pazuzu is dipped in bleach, scrubbed down and put back on display as Exorcist, but you know for kids.

Body contortion, echoes of ?Can you help out an old altar boy, Fadder?? and even Regan?s grounded nightmare in the hospital all raise their heads and make you aware that you could be really watching something a lot better at this present moment in time. There are attempts at surprises along the way, but they serve no other purpose than making this critic really angry. Useless, pointless attempts at shock that raise nothing more than a titter. This really is a bad film.

Vavasseur is thoroughly game as the tortured soul of Emma. Throwing herself into the role, she is wide eyed innocence one minute and black eyed vixen the next; she easily convinces that there are two forces at work inside her young mind. It?s a shame more can?t be said for Stephen Billington as her uncle; a priest hiding a terrible secret, who has faced this particular demon before and hopes this time he will be given some closure (Sorry, have we mentioned this like The Exorcist?). Billington walks around smoldering with such success that I?ve no doubt he can set many a housewife heart aflame, but as a world weary priest, he fails miserably. The only subtlety in his performance comes from whispering every line to suggest ?Hey! This is pretty hard for me you know. Being a priest and everything?.

It?s not good walking away from a film and being angry at the whole genre it comes from. The last time we felt like this was the appalling Brit-horror, F. However, the fact of the matter is that Exorcismus is one of the worst examples of horror in the last ten years; a boil in the bag horror for people who don?t know any better. Do yourself a favour, if this film comes round to visit, feign death and the early stages of rigarmortis until it gets the message and goes home. It sounds like a lot of effort, but you will ultimately be happier for having done so.
½ February 20, 2012
Não é muito inovador, mas é poderoso e se destaca em meio aos atuais filmes de terror.
February 10, 2012
Oh hey, look, another exorcism movie!
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