Lawdy! By the stringy beard of Beelzebub, I have to level with you…I’ve watched a lot of horror movies over the years, but nothing creeps me out more than stories of demonic possession. Actually, watching that 20/20 interview with Charlie Sheen the other night runs a pretty close second but the shocking case of Anneliese Michel still edges it out by a hair. So grab yourself a big bowl of pea soup and allow me to fill you in on the grisly details.
Maybe you’ve already heard about the case of Anneliese Michel. She was a German girl who became possessed by demons and lost her mind. Anneliese went to doctors and was given medication but when that didn’t work her family turned to the church for an exorcism. A movie called The Exorcism of Emily Rose was made back in 2005 based on her story.
Annelies: The Exorcist Tapes is the shocking account of this famous case compiled from what is supposedly actual videotape and film recordings from over 76 exorcisms. Now whether or not you choose to believe the footage is real or a fiendishly clever marketing ploy by The Asylum for another found-footage scarefest (they wouldn’t do THAT to us now would they?), I think you may want to sleep with the lights on after this one. Some of the imagery is quite freakily creeptastic as is the accompanying documentary on Anneliese Michel and the validity of the Exorcist tapes. Check out the trailer here and order it today from The Asylum here. I’d also keep a little holy water on hand to wash down that popcorn if I were you.