Asmoxdexia (2014) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Marc Carreté
Starring: Albert Baro, Pepo Blasco, Marta Belmonte
Rated: UR/Region: A/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available from MPI Home Video
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. A white-knuckle suspense ride, ASMODEXIA is a fresh new twist on the exorcism formula and a thoroughly chilling film that will haunt you long after the final frame.
There is no lack of possession movies in the DVD world these days. Heck there is probably five or six every month or so. What is hard to find is a good one and I’d say that is just what Asmoxdexia is, a good possession film. The movie has a good opening and then proceeds to keep a dark tone and eerie feel. The mood of a film can go a long way in order to make you enjoy it and that is just another strong thing a film like this can work with to make you take notice. A pastor with a history of doing exorcisms, that just so happens to have his granddaughter along for the crazy ride is a heck of an idea in general. The movie doesn’t just show us a good idea, it works with the good idea to make a movie that can be spooky and is gets that way by not just using the typical possession movie tactics that we see every nine times out of ten. If you want something that can push you to the edge of your seat from time to time, this is the DVD release to do just that.
There will, however, be a few questions left once you get to the credits. This is a film with subtitles and from time to time that can lead to a few things being missed, I want to think that is what happens here, because the movie seems to set to be that sloppy. Perhaps that is something that makes you want to at least watch it twice, because you will want some more answers on a few different things. There is still some stuff wide-open as you watch. There is a few neat plot twists and turns, and when you add everything all up, you end up with a movie you should check out this year if you are into seeing another possession. At least this one does go a bit out-of-the-way to make sure that you aren’t just seeing a wash and repeat of stuff you’ve already seen before, time and time again.