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An Unholy Exorcism is based on a true story of two priests who are summoned by the Church to exorcise the terror that lies within a young girl named Tina. Aided by a local Pastor, the two Priests and two amateur filmmakers join together in a quest to save the despondent and tortured girl. Soon after they begin the rites of exorcism they realize the demon they seek is by far the most vicious and feared entity of all. An Unholy Exorcism is a disturbing journey into an unspeakable darkness never before captured on tape.
For starters here it doesn't take a genius to figure out this is not real footage so don't rag on the movie because it advertises itself as such because there are many other films that have made the same claims. The film is about two amateur filmmakers assigned to record a real exorcism of a young lady by the name of Tina. Two Priests with the help of a local Pastor are in a little farmhouse awaiting the arrival of the two camera men but as things begin to happen secrets are revealed and they soon find out they might be in over their heads. The film is pretty much dialogue driven, there's not much in the way of action but the small setting and camera work really aid in creating the right atmosphere. It's really best to see the film to find out what happens because as the film moves along it tosses in a twists and turns and if I were to talk about them here I would certainly ruin it from anyone that might be interested.
The film itself isn't all that different from all the other found footage movies that have come before it but for being done on such a low budget I thought it was pretty well made and it also contains at least a few scares and creepy moments as well. One thing that bothered me before and after seeing the film was that fact that someone decided to change the title from "Chronicles of an Exorcism" to "An Unholy Exorcism: The Devil Inside." It may sound like I'm being a bit to critical here but with the new title the film is only going to be compared to and called a rip-off of "The Devil Inside" even though this was clearly made first. Maybe it was a planned marketing scheme but I think it hurts the film more than it helps it and the original title was much more fitting in the first place. That said the film isn't great but it's not all that bad either, sure there is some weak acting and the budget obviously kept the filmmakers from doing more with the story but I thought simple was the best way here and I really liked the twists and the direction the film went in it's final act.
I was pretty impressed considering this was Nick G. Miller's first time directing a feature film, He can only get better from here and I look forward to seeing what he does next. Like I said the film has it's bad points and it's good ones as well but I felt there was enough good things going on here to at least recommend seeing the film. If you're a fan of the genre and are willing to forgive a few of the film's weaknesses then I think you will enjoy it.
You can order the DVD HERE.
I've seen better but I've seen worse as well, I enjoyed the film for what it was and wasn't expecting anything great and you should do the same.
Released by Worldwide Multimedia
** 1/4 Out Of *****