3.5 / 5
Tagline: What happened to Emily?
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Written by: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson
Actors include: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott
Genre: Horror, Crime
Length: 122 minutes
This is actually a pretty interesting take on the demonic possession thing. Sure it's rather similar to "The Exorcist" but it manages to have enough personality to prevent copycat status. In this case we have good Catholic girl Emily goes off to college but then she becomes possessed and has to come home. Her family is devisated and tries everything possible...including an Exorcism of course to fix her up. The story is pretty much told through a court case and wether or not the Priest who carried out the Exorcism was negligent or not more or less. It's actually quite fascinating the way this plays out, and it has enough dimensions to keep everything interesting. It's a pretty darned good story and it's well put to film, it's just not as good as another famous movie on the same subject, but it's will worthwhile!