Monday, October 15, 2007

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The Exorcism of Emily Rose's IMDB Page

I am Lucifer, The Devil in the flesh!

This movie is another one that carries with it the "based on a true story" tag. In this film we see the trial of Father Moore, a Catholic Priest on trial for the negligent homicide of a young college girl. Emily Rose was a 19 year old college student who becomes the victim of what some believe to be a demonic possession, and what others believe be some kind of epileptic psychosis. This film takes a lot from The Exorcist in the form of what a possessed girl looks like and does. On that same note Jennifer Carpenter does a fantastic job on both aspects of her role as the title character Emily Rose. The energy she puts into the sequences where she is under total demonic control (or seizing epileptic) is impressive. In order to tell the story of Emily Rose during the trial for her murder the filmmakers chose to include quite a few flashback sequences, which can hurt films but seems to work for this story. As with most larger budget Hollywood horror films, this one puts a strong emphasis on the dramatic with long dialog scenes where the "serious actors" can show why they are worth the big bucks. Final say on this one is that it probably won't ever be a classic, but there rarely are anymore in the horror genre. If you see this one on the bargain rack at your local video store or as a cheap, pre-played DVD go ahead and buy it. It's not a bad way to spend 2 hours on a rainy weekend afternoon.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose's Scores


3 skulls


3 (still looking for something to rank drama with, any suggestions would be appreciated)

BigBoyMovieReviews Grand Total



Vending Machine Man said...

why you gotta' write like such a grammar bastard? you been demonized by a limey or somethin'?

BigBoyMovieReviews said...

Like a grammar bastard, eh? Whatever man, here's comes some grammar bastardization for you. Every time you post a picture online and write "so and so and I" you should be ashamed of yourself.