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Asmodexia (2014/MPI/IFC Midnight DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: C+

Marc Carrete's Asmodexia (2014) is a white knuckle thriller that is a refreshing watch after the drabness of the latest horror offerings. While an exorcism film at its core, Asmodexia is a film with the unique premise of a Girl and her Exorcist/ Priest Grandfather walking through filth and ruin, in an attempt to cleanse exorcised souls. Darker than Constantine, the effects are strong and the look is pretty creepy - this is definitely a film that I wouldn't be surprised to see remade for an American audience soon.

Eloy de Palma is an exorcist pastor roaming the darkest corners of the country with his granddaughter Alba. Their mission is to help those possessed by The Evil One, an infection of the soul that is spreading fast among the most vulnerable members of society: children, mental patients, and drug addicts. With a mysterious cult also following their every move, their battles are becoming increasingly difficult. And each exorcism reveals a piece of young Alba's forgotten past - an enigma that if unconcealed could change the world as we know it.

Presented in standard definition with an anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital track, the film looks fine on DVD but would definitely look better on Blu-ray. The film is dark and has drained colors, but seeing it on this format doesn't take away as much of the look as one might think. Sadly, the only extra is a Trailer.

Bottom line: if you're a fan of Exorcism-esque films then this is one you shouldn't miss.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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