Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes
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Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes is probably the blackest sheep in The Asylum's growing flock of black sheep. It's one thing to make a film this bad; it's something else entirely to try and pass it off as the actual tapes of the infamous exorcism of Anneliese Michel. Sure, these fake "actual film" movies are all the rage right now, but who exploits the genre in such a brash and obnoxious way? This thing was supposedly "discovered" by one of The Asylum's own. Here is the summary of this film ("discovered" by one of The Asylum's own B-list actors) as it appears on The Asylum's web site: "The shocking account of history's most infamous case of demonic possession, compiled from the actual videotape and film recordings from over 76 exorcisms." This is, of course, a bald-faced lie. The Asylum's marketing guys must have graduated from some school for politicians to be able to lie at such an advanced level.Read more ›
Some of the film is in black and white and at other times varying degrees of color.
I did have a good laugh about 6-7 minutes from the end.
Sexual references and nudity (Nikki Muller).
Substantial portions of the exorcism of Anneliese Michel were recorded and remain objects of study today, intellectually fascinating regardless of your thoughts as to the nature of her affliction. They are also very difficult listening to anyone with a pulse, not because of the horrific possibilities of what you're hearing, but simply because you are hearing a girl being tortured by something that triumphed over faith, science and her life.
Not one second of those tapes is represented in this shameless effort to capitalize on those infamous agonies. She was treated by a host of well meaning individuals. However, begged by Anneliese to continue, the priests stumbled along at a time (the 1970s) when understanding of the Rite was at its lowest ebb and the European Church wanted nothing to do with it; we have since learned the bishops had more mundane matters on their mind and little energy to expend in matters other than covering up the "works" of priests of a wholly different sort while trying to dilute 2000 years of Catholic ritual and tradition into something utilizing a third grade vocabulary with tunes more amenable to the use of modern dance and ukeleles. The psychiatrists working her case had no greater guidance from their "wonder drug of the year" suppliers and swung wildly from one new and unproven drug cocktail to another. Her physicians were simultaneously stumped by her symptoms and shut out of the process of trying to sustain her body by her own wishes, expressed during lucid periods.Read more ›
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ANNALISSA HAD NO ESCAPE-CHOKED TO DEATH IN A WAITING ROOM-CHEAP CONCERN REST WITH THE DEAD-ANNLISSA-ANNALISSA WAS FIFTEEN YEARS-STOLE HER SOUL BUT I HEAR NO TEARS-ALL CONCERN-REST... Read morePublished 8 months ago by gcd
A mockumentary on the exorcism of Anneliese Michel... Worth skipping...Published 23 months ago by Kyle T. Cobb
I kept waiting for her to jump up on the bed and yell "SEIG HEIL"! Films like this further confirm the fact that people will sink to the lowest level of depravity for... Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Discover
Good scary movie ,I enjoy stories based on true stories would like to see more of them in the futurePublished on November 18, 2013 by Len Kolesar
I was in a grocery store and pocketed this and thank god I did because if I payed one cent for this I would have been ticked off. Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by vintagekramer2120
This movie was scary or at least for me it was. Worth buying. I would certainly warn you about a younger audience, definately only for adultsPublished on August 1, 2013 by randall tubb
Before I watched this film, I had no idea what exorcism is until I found Anneliese's story on Netflix. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by Amazon Customer