Exorcismus tries to be creepy, it really does. And while there are a few creep-worthy bits sprinkled throughout, it falls way short in the chills department.
|That's fairly creepy.|
It's all rehashed from creepier and far better movies of the past, and not even to decent effect. I'll take a movie that's a rip-off now and then, but for the love of God, at least make it a good rip-off.
|Not so creepy.|
The real problem with Exorcismus, beyond even how uninspiring and unoriginal the material is, is the fact that it's just not scary at all. The atmosphere is hardly tense or foreboding, as nothing of worth is really allowed to build to a palpable level. There are a few moments that show promise in the shit-your-pants department, but they never go anywhere. The creepiest part of the movie was the flashback of the Priest's first exorcism, and that only lasted for a few seconds.
Oh, and now that you mention it, there's really no exorcism in this movie. There's a lot of talking, but no EXORCISM. The Priest finally tries one, for like 10 seconds at the end, but nothing comes of that.
|Why are Demons so vain?|
I will give the movie credit for two things: first, it showed some balls by throwing some incest in there, which at least was different, and probably the creepiest thing in the movie. Second, at least a bunch of people died or came close to it, even as ridiculous as it was to watch most of that action unfold. I'll also give some credit to Sophie Vavasseur, the actress that played Emma. She was pretty good although some of the material she was given forced her to painfully overact.
|More like Sexorcismus, am I right?|
D ...and that's being pretty generous.
Sophie Vavasseur is in this.