Secrets of Emily Blair

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  • 2016
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 4.1  (1,403)

Secrets of Emily Blair is a thriller movie from 2016 directed by Joseph P. Genier about a woman named Emily Blair (played by Ellen Hollman) who becomes possessed by a demon. The film starts with Emily meeting her boyfriend, Brian, at a bar where he proposes to her. She says yes, but the celebration is cut short when she starts experiencing strange and violent episodes. Concerned, Brian takes her to see a therapist, Dr. Thorne (Colm Meaney), who prescribes her medication to help with her episodes.

However, Emily's condition worsens and her behavior becomes increasingly erratic. She starts having terrifying hallucinations and hearing voices, leading her to believe that she is possessed by a demon. Despite the skepticism of those around her, including her sister (Hailey Heisick) and therapist, Emily becomes convinced that an exorcism is the only way to rid herself of the evil presence.

With Brian's support, Emily seeks out the help of Father Adams (Will Kemp), a priest who specializes in exorcisms. As the ceremonies progress, Emily's behavior becomes more extreme, and those around her start to question whether or not she is really possessed or experiencing a mental breakdown.

Secrets of Emily Blair is a tense and gripping thriller with a strong cast. Ellen Hollman delivers a convincing performance as the tormented Emily, playing the character with both vulnerability and intensity. Colm Meaney is also excellent as Dr. Thorne, conveying a sense of genuine concern and empathy for Emily's wellbeing, despite his initial skepticism.

The film's pacing is well-executed, with suspenseful scenes building up to a heart-pounding climax. The cinematography is also notable, with atmospheric lighting and camera work effectively capturing the eerie and supernatural tone of the story.

One of the strengths of Secrets of Emily Blair is the way it blends psychological horror with religious elements. The film's exploration of the nature of possession and faith adds an extra layer of complexity to the story, with director Joseph P. Genier skillfully balancing the suspenseful, supernatural elements of the film with more grounded, character-driven scenes.

Overall, Secrets of Emily Blair is a gripping and chilling horror movie that offers a fresh take on possession stories. The strong performances from the cast and the film's effective use of pacing and tone make it a must-watch for horror fans.

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    1 hr 35 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    4.1  (1,403)