The Exorcist Tapes: Been There, Possessed That.

Exorcist Tapes

World famous rip-off artists The Asylum have done it again, this time riding on waves of “homemade-in-a-stomach” split-pea soup, with the release of Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes, pulling a carpe diem on the current spate/spit of demon possession horror flicks. And for the record, Asylum is double-dipping, having already released Exorcism: The Possession of Gail Bowers, back in 2006. In an ironic twist, Asylum are ripping off themselves. Now they know what it feels like.

These two movies, along with the German exorcism film Requiem (2006) predictably enough, are based on “true events,” centering on the real life Anneliese Michel who was famously (and unsuccessfully) exorcised back in the ’70s, which went to trial and became the basis for The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005). If you don’t get easily creeped out enough to make yellow in your pantaloons, you can see a YouTube™ slide show and hear the actual exorcism, as well as Anneliese’s demon gutter talk, by clicking HERE. (Note: It ain’t nothing you aren’t already hearing at heavy metal vomit party round table discussions.)

Exorcist Tapes

DreadCentral.com had the best take on Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes, advising us to “avoid this one like a hooker with a scorching case of herpes.” Says DC, “What we have here is sh*t, poo, crap, excrement, and brown biscuits. All this flick is, is a shoddily assembled direct-to-video farce using elements from three cameras (one of which appears to be an HD camcorder, so the makers of this mess must have transcended the space-time continuum), with your usual cast of people who can’t act, working from a script you can’t buy, pulling tricks out of The Exorcist playbook that you won’t care about. Nothing works. Nada, nil, zero, donut land.”

I’ll heed Dread Central’s review, but I have to admit, I am intrigued about this so-called “Donut Land” they speak of. I shall journey to the depths of Hell to find it. And may God have mercy on my soul if I do.

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