Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes (2011) Movie Review


Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes (2011)

2011 | Horror
91 minutes /

User Score: 62/100

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Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes Review


Documentary covering the famous 'demonic possession' case of Anneliese Michel. The film features authentic...

Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes (2011) is directed by Jude Gerard Prest and features some, but very limited, recordings from the actual real Anneliese demon exorcism conducted between 1975 - 1976 when she eventually died of malnutrition. This film had a budget of $100 thousand and is rated R. The runtime of this movie is one hour and 31 minutes.

Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes is about the real life exorcism on a little girl, Anneliese Michel (Nikki Muller), in Germany. Perhaps one of the most famous demonic possession stories in documented history. Noted with demon exorcism footage recordings and the death of the subject. This film is shot in a unique style that blends Paranormal Activity (2007) POV camera style with the traditional documentary film style.

I first saw Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes on Netflix late one night out of curiosity. I always heard about this case and was immediately intrigued. I saw the film, and while watching it, I could not help but giggle a few times. I felt like I was watching The Evil Dead II (1987) sometimes. The film does take an extremely serious tone but nevertheless, I found it funny at times. On the flip side, I found it extremely tragic how Anneliese eventually falls victim to malnutrition/neglect and grows increasingly sicker as the movie progresses.

This film is not all that horrible, but it should have been way better.


About Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes 2011

Title: Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes
Original Title: El Exorcismo de Anneliese Michel
Year: 2011
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.05/5 stars from 21 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 21
Starring: David Reynolds, Christopher Karl Johnson, Korey Simeone, Yaz Canli, Kai Cofer, Nikki Muller, Annette Remter, Robert Shampain, Gerold Wunstel, Yasmin Canli
Director: Jude Gerard Prest

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