Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes (2010)
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Another mockumentary of "found footage" b.s. This one is supposedly about the exorcism of a young lady named Anneliese Michel in Germany. There basically are no effects in this: some eye-black around her eyes, furniture moving by itself, and lots of demonic grunts and talk in German. You know it's real because the director tells you at the beginning, and some of the "footage" is shot in black and white (because we all know color film wasn't around in the mid 70's right?). The best part is when you watch a black screen and listen to minute after minute of audiotapes of the possession in progress, all in German of course - with no subtitles so you don't have a clue what is being said (your mother sews socks that smell!). Garbage.
How do you fill up 90 minutes when you only have 40 minutes of footage? Fill it with intertitle scenes of demon groaning and lengthy scenes in which the camera slowly goes over handwritten notebooks. Supposedly footage of the girl that The Exorcist was based on, Anneliese is an example of how awful found-footage horror can be. Aside from its extended periods of wasted time, it also never looks or feels real at all. A real piece of garbage that doesn't even deserve the half star I gave it....
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