Possession movies seem to be all the rage these days. It was flirted with in Paranormal Activity, and soon we'll all get a chance to see the Eli Roth-produced The Last Exorcism, a film many are saying will completely blow us all away despite a PG-13 rating. Not content with being left out of the fun, Spanish director Manuel Carballo hopped behind the lens for the Filmax-produced The Possession of Emma Evans. Although a trailer hit the web recently, 24framespersecond.net has brought to our attention a new high-res trailer for the once-titled Exorcismus over at the film's official website.

While the film is shot in English, the new trailer is dubbed in Spanish. The film is done in a documentary-style cinema verite format, a trend that appears to be catching on every time we turn around. While some might be compelled to complain about this seemingly overused format (almost all of them have to do with possession or demons it seems), I'm ecstatic they're becoming more mainstream and popular, as I firmly believe it's the one method of horror filmmaking that lends itself perfectly to the levels of fear and terror the genre should elicit from a crowd.

Spain is of course no stranger to cinema verite, having given us [REC] and [REC]2, both of which are immensely popular and two of the best horror films to come out in recent memory. The Possession of Emma Evans is produced by Julio Fernandez, the producer of the [REC] series, so despite the poster up there in the corner reminds me of a cheesy teen horror flick, this, along with the fact that I heart cinema verite, gives me high hopes for this little flick. More deets for the film are under the jump.

The plot is as follows, courtesy of 24framespersecond: "Fifteen-year-old Emma Evans is like any other teenage girl; she thinks that her parents don't understand her. She longs for independence and a life free of family ties and responsibilities and she is prepared to do anything to achieve it. But one day she will be forced to face up to the consequences of her actions. Life seems to be carrying on as normal, until one day Emma starts experiencing frightening fits. Her parents are convinced that her problems are either medical or psychological, but when doctors´ tests are unable to draw any conclusions, the family is forced to look elsewhere for answers. It all started off as a bit of fun, Emma never really believed it, but the truth is there is something dark and sinister within her, and it won't take long to surface"

The flick, which was written by David Muñoz, stars Sophie Vavasseur, Tommy Bastow, Richard Felix, Stephen Billington and Doug Bradley. Look for it stateside sometime in 2011.

Note: Am I the only one nerdy enough to wish it was retitled The Exorcism of Emma Evans just to keep the alliteration?
categories Movies, Horror