“The Exorcism of Emily Rose” is a horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and loosely based on the true story of Anneliese Michel. The film follows the trial of Father Richard Moore (Tom Wilkinson), a Catholic priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl named Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter) that resulted in her death. As the trial unfolds, the film explores the blurred lines between science and religion, and the question of whether Emily's possession was real or a result of mental illness.
“The Exorcism of Emily Rose” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the film's unique approach to the horror genre and others criticizing its slow pacing and lack of scares. Jennifer Carpenter's performance as Emily Rose was widely praised, with many noting her physical and emotional dedication to the role. The film's courtroom scenes were also praised for their intensity and realism.
“The Exorcism of Emily Rose” was nominated for three Saturn Awards, including Best Horror Film, Best Actress for Jennifer Carpenter, and Best Writing for Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman. The film also won the award for Best Horror Film at the 2006 Teen Choice Awards.
|Directed by||Scott Derrickson|
|Produced by||Tom Rosenberg Gary Lucchesi Paul Harris Boardman Tripp Vinson Beau Flynn|
|Written by||Scott Derrickson Paul Harris Boardman|
|Starring||Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Colm Feore, Jennifer Carpenter, Mary Beth Hurt, Henry Czerny, Shohreh Aghdashloo,|
|Music by||Christopher Young|
|Edited by||Jeff Betancourt|
|Lakeshore Entertainment Firm Films Mist Entertainment|
|Distributed by||Screen Gems (through Sony Pictures Releasing)|
|Release date||September 9, 2005|
|Running time||121 minutes|
|Box office||$145.2 million|