Monday, August 23, 2010


The return of Exorcism / Exorcist type movies?

I really didn't expect that to happen.

The last Exorcisploitation movie I watched was probably a Jess Franco one - make a name up - but Hollywood...? Woah.

Just goes to show you can't write off any genre.

I'm less interested in this than the slew of low-budget imitations that'll probably surface in its wake.


At 11:28 pm, Blogger Ben said...

Well as I understand it, this movie is produced by Eli Roth (the Hostel/Cabin Fever bloke and Tarantino pal etc), eg, a horror nerd who probably has fond memories of all the old Euro Exorcism knock-offs, more-so than The Exorcist itself....

So if, as you suggest, this one in turn produces low budget imitations, the whole thing will become some kind of beautiful cycle of infinite, self-consuming trashiness...

At 8:34 am, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

"the whole thing will become some kind of beautiful cycle of infinite, self-consuming trashiness..." - Absolutely! You got it in one, Ben!

Tho, thinking about it now, Exorcism / Witchcraft films prob. never went out of fashion in Ghana !

At 12:17 pm, Blogger tank said...

Ahhh spinning heads, nasal infection vomiting and back breaking positions... there have been a few of these in recent years - the exorcism of emily rose, exorcist: the beginning, etc. Most of them pretty bad.

There was also some talk last year of a mini series based on The Exorcist movie being made by Blatty, although I have heard nothing since.

Maybe this film will buck the trend and be ok, maybe the first-person, 'Blair Witch', style will work in this film.

Think I will watch Piranha 3D instead :-)

At 7:34 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Ah, I'd completely forgotten about "Exorcist: the Beginning"...I've never seen it tho.

The one I'd *like* to see is Paul Schrader's "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist", just because it's, well, Paul Schrader.

"Maybe this film will buck the trend and be ok" - probably not lol. I'm not a fan of Roth's stuff, tbh (bang goes my chance of ever whoring - sorry, I meant, working for him!

Definitely with you on Piranha 3D !!

At 6:54 pm, Blogger jaysondensman said...

Actually, this is a creepy little film. It is a low-budget, Eli Roth/Tarantino kind of thing. Check it out says X1.


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