WARNING! - If you were terrified of the original exorcist film in 1973, I highly recommend you to consider giving this a miss, because in my opinion it is much scarier than The Exorcist in 1973.
For a Friday night, this is the perfect film to give you a real horror experience. Also, without a doubt, you may wish to highly consider finding some pillows or quilts to hide from what you may see.
The Exorcism Of Emily Rose is a fantastic film basically similar to the plot of The Exorcist (1973), which contains moments of intense horror and very disturbing scenes!
The film was directed by Scott Derrickson, who also directed Sinister (2012). Therefore if you found Sinister scary I'm telling you, this will be very scary at points as well!
The movie revolves around the death of the young Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter), as everyone within her community blames her death on an exorcism carried out by her Father Moore (Tom Wilkinson), just before her death. From this accusation, Father Moore is arrested due to the arising suspicion of the murder on the poor girl. However we soon discover that Father Moore claimed it was best for her as she was supposedly under the control of 6 different demons. In order to avoid a scandal, Father Moore hires a lawyer named Erin Bruner (Laura Linney) and also hires the religious prosecutor Ethan Thomas (Campbell Scott). The movie from this point, is a story of the exorcism of Emily Rose, which is unraveled by those in court, and by the priest who watched her suffer.
Additional WARNING - The film contains a number of violent, and disturbing scenes of the girl Emily Rose under the possession of the demons, and so if you fear films which involve spirits and demons, I highly recommend you to consider giving this a miss.
Overall, the film is a very intense film, featuring many flashbacks of the past exorcism of Emily Rose and detailing some very disturbing, frightening scenes. Another thing I love about this film is that the actual scenes of the Exorcism are fairly intriguing, and it caused me to stop and think/consider about various ideas I came up with at different points. I would highly recommend this film in terms of horror as the flashbacks are very unique in addressing what a proper exorcism would be like, and to know this can happen kinda frightens me haha. Also, I enjoyed the plot of it as well, and definitely think you folks should give it a watch!