Based on the trailer and everything I'd heard about it beforehand, I went into Marc Carreté’s feature debut, Asmodexia, believing it was a possession/exorcism film, which it isn’t, really.While it does follow elderly Eloy de Palma (Luís Marco) and his granddaughter Alba (Clàudia Pons)--apparently itinerant exorcists--during the three days before the 21st of December, 2012*, a date they refer to as “The Resurrection,” Asmodexia ultimately isn’t a film that’s meant to go where all post-Exorcist possession movies fear to tread.
Asmodexia is something else entirely, and it would be totally irresponsible of me to say what it is about.
Suffice it to say that it deserves some ¡Qué horror! love, and if you’re in the mood for some effective Spanish-language horror, then you really should check it out.
* A date that, incidentally enough, coincides with the so-called Mayan Apocalypse.
(Asmodexia OS courtesy of twitchfilm.com.)