Exorcismus (The Possesion of Emma Evans) trailer
Exorcism films are on the rise at the moment, and quite rightly so for they do seem to tap into a really scary something inside of us, the idea that spirits can take over your body and mind and possess anyone without any warning or ability to stop them. Except one, priests.
Now that is a frightening concept (the possession I mean!), even if you aren't religious there's still some old mystical fear that it manages to touch, and that could be the case with the Spanish film Exorcismus (La posesión de Emma Evans / The Possesion of Emma Evans).
For what it's worth one of the producers of the [REC] series, Julio Fernández, is producing this film, but more importantly it's written by David Muñoz who previously wrote The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo) with Guillermo del Toro and Antonio Trashorras. The film also stars Doug Bradley (yes it's Pinhead!) and Sophie Vavasseur as the lead character Emma.
Sounds an interesting line-up, but the trailer doesn't quite hit the mark for me. I'm not sure what it's really suggesting, whether the film will be focusing on her view of a possession or just the possession as per normal exorcism films, it's not really clear, neither is it terribly powerful.
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' tests are unable to draw any conclusions, the family is forced to look elsewhere for answers.
It all started off as a bit of fun. Emma never really believed it, but the truth is there is something dark and sinister within her, and it won't take long to surface.
...and the trailer for Exorcismus: