The Exorcism of Emily Rose

(2005)

In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19 year-old college freshman. Told in terrifying flashbacks, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" chronicles the haunting trial of the priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of the young girl believed to be possessed. Inspired by true events, the film stars Laura Linney as the lawyer who takes on the task of defending the priest (Tom Wilkinson) who performed the controversial exorcism.

‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ Scares Itself to #1

According to The Hollywood Reporter, after a summer with precious little heat at the boxoffice, the first weekend of the fall season was off to a strong start as Screen Gems' The Exorcism of Emily Rose cast out an estimated $30.2 million at the ticket window to take possession of first place. The opening for Exorcism exceeded expectations by a wide margin, marking the third biggest ever in September and the second highest for Sony for the year-to-date. Buena Vista's Sweet Home Alabama ($35.6 million) and New Line Cinema's Rush Hour ($33 million) were the only films that had better openings in September.

Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson star in the Scott Derrickson-helmed supernatural thriller, which was based on events that took place in Germany in 1976. The solid debut of Exorcism, which also was a post-Labor Day weekend best, aided in lifting the results for the session overall, with the total for this frame's top 12 films generating 16% more than the comparable period last year. The performance was all the more impressive considering the fallout from Hurricane Katrina.

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Laura Linney Talks ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’

The trailer seems to be pushing the exorcism and the horror theme. There's no mention of the court room drama. Are you concerned they'll be disappointed by the more serious aspects of the film?

Actually, you're not in the theatrical trailer.

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‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ Possesses the Horror

This Friday, September 9th, Screen Gems (a division of Sony), will be releasing The Exorcism of Emily Rose nationwide. In this horrifying tale, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19 year-old college freshman. Told in terrifying flashbacks, The Exorcism of Emily Rose chronicles the haunting trial of the priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of the young girl believed to be possessed. Inspired by true events, the film stars Laura Linney as the lawyer who takes on the task of defending the priest (Tom Wilkinson) who performed the controversial exorcism.

This film will no doubt cause it’s share of controversy as well as scares at the box office, but I think this film focuses on something rooted deep within many of us who attend such films. The amazing fascination with exorcism. The mere thought of someone being demonically possessed is probably too much for some to take. Yet, it is films like this that have increasingly gripped our imaginations and reaped bundles at the box office. Another question this brings up is if this material is so disturbing, why do we seek it out? Is it because what we are watching is “only a movie,

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Jennifer Carpenter Gets Possessed in ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’

Jennifer Carpenter is not a household name, but certainly has the stuff to be a good film actress. She delivers an accomplished and brutally physical performance as the title character. Jennifer was recommended for the role by co-star Laura Linney. The pair had previously worked together on stage in The Crucible.

We heard your audition was pretty amazing.

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New ‘Corpse Bride’ and ‘Exorcism of Emily Rose’ Trailers

Tons of new trailers have gone online this week which offer some inside looks into these highly anticipated films. Take a look below.

Corpse Bride carries on in the dark, romantic tradition of Tim Burton's classic films Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature follows the story of Victor (Johnny Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham-Carter), while his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love. It's a tale of optimism, romance and a very lively afterlife, told in classic Tim Burton style.

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New photos from ‘The Ring 2’, ‘Underworld: Evolution’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’!

We've got new images from the upcoming Screen Gems thrillers, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Underworld: Evolution. As well, thanks to German horror site BlairWitch.de new pictures from The Ring Two have also surfaced. Click below to access the newly updated galleries...

The Ring Two was released March 18th, 2005.

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