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The Secrets of Emily Blair (2016)

Desperate to save his fiancee from a demon that has possessed her soul, a man turns to his longtime priest for help.

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Joseph P. Genier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Hollman ... Emily Blair
Colm Meaney ... Father Avital
Will Kemp ... William Regan
Francia Raisa ... Tara
Adrian Paul ... Roizman
Sherilyn Fenn ... Linda Regan
Jonathan LaPaglia ... Dr. Bogan
Da'Vine Joy Randolph ... Fran
Valarie Pettiford ... Detective Henson
Peter Macon ... Detective Malach
Larry Drake ... John Doe
William McNamara ... Mr. Regan
Sivan Grenier ... Bobby
Christina Rose ... Ellen
Tom Wright ... Detective Gorodetsky
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Desperate to save his fiancee from a demon that has possessed her soul, a man turns to his longtime priest for help.

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Секреты Эмили Блэр See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The last name of Emily is Blair, and her fiance's last name is Reagan which are references to the actress Linda Blair who plays Reagan the girl who is possessed in "The Exorcist". See more »

Goofs

When Emily starts the procedure for drawing blood from the homeless man, she is wearing blue latex gloves. In the following shot, when she is wrapping the tube around his arm, she has no gloves on. When she reaches for the syringe, the gloves are back on. See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a post credit scene involving Roizman. See more »

Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

BALLAD OF EMILY BLAIR
Performed by Justin Hall
Written and Produced by Justin Hall
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Terrible Movie—I Kept Falling Asleep
27 October 2016 | by bgthomaswriterSee all my reviews

I am not ever sure why I gave this movie a shot—so many exorcism movies are just retreads of other, better movies. Perhaps it was the length (only about 90 minutes). Perhaps it was a few of the stars, like Colm Meaney, Adrain Paul and Tom Wright—all so very good. Whatever the reason it was a huge waste of time.

I try not to write bad reviews, but this film really was terrible. I kept falling asleep. It was full of action, lots and lots of the possessed star—Ellen Hollman as Emily Blair—acting like a demon and starling and hissing, and lots of gore too. But it was just silly, and despite all the stuff that was going on, I was bored to tears. Even the actors I mentioned above were sub-par, which is sad, because they are such good actors. Maybe it was the directing by Joseph P. Genier? Or was it simply that the script was so bad that no one, not director or stars, could do anything with it? So blasé. So stereotypical. So sensationalistic. Right down to the part where Meaney, as the priest, tells Emily Blair's husband that the church just doesn't do exorcisms anymore.

I wonder how they got Larry Drake—the John Doe of the film in a very small part—to be in this? To do his first film in years? He was actually kind of scary, but he is in and out of the film way too fast for our own good.

Please don't waste your time on this movie. Because it really is a waste of time. How sad.


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