The trailer for my friend Scott Derrickson's new movie, The Exorcism of Emily Rose is on-line here
Be warned though, it's really scary!
Scott, as it happens, has authored one of the most original and provocative chapters in our November release Act One book Behind the Screen. He is a thoughtful and committed Christian, who, IMHO, is just a few short Chesterton books away from Crossing the Tiber. (Heh heh, I know you're there, Scott!)
The film will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in late August, and then opens wide in theaters on September 9th.
I've been hearing good buzz about the film. It will take all my high ideals of support for fellowship's sake to get me in the theater as I am a big scaredy cat about horror movies. I never see them. I still haven't seen the original classic of the demonic subgenre The Exorcist, but I promised exorcism subgenre novelist, friend Karen Hall, I'd watch the film with her if she would watch The passion of the Christ with me. For similar reasons, she hasn't been able to bring herself to watch Gibson's film.
I think devil movies are a good idea in this moment of cultural history. When we are fighting over when it is okay to stop feeding sick people, and how big our offspring have to be before it is immoral to suck out their braincells, and how sodomy is as nonconsequential to a human person as flossing teeth, I think it is good that we have some visceral dramatic presentations of the Devil.