We ran across this recent trailer today, only seeing the YouTube freeze-frame and the word ASMODEXIA. There’s something kind of magical about having just that extremely limited amount of information about a horror trailer (especially for a foreign film) while experiencing it for the first time. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look here first (it’s well worth your time):
OK! Want to know more about the movie? We sure did. We didn’t even have a clue what the title Asmodexia meant. Some kind of medical condition? Disease? What?
They were locked up for days. They ended up eating rats.
Well, the movie is the feature-length début of director Marc Carreté. The word “asmodexia” was made up by the director, who says in an interview with Fangoria that he “likes mixing up words to get diseases,* and other than that was mysterious about the specific meaning. You can read the in-depth interview with Mr. Carrete here, conducted during a set visit by writer Diego Lopez on Fangoria.com, and it’s got plenty of information (plus some creepy and grisly stills).
Here is the basic plot info, which makes us want to see it even more…
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, especially among the most vulnerable members of society: children, mental patients, and drug addicts. There is also a mysterious cult following them, making it more difficult to help those in need. Each exorcism is tougher than the one before, and every battle with Evil reveals a piece of young Alba’s forgotten past – an enigma that if unconcealed could change the world as we know it.
Calm down, Susana. There’s nobody else here…
*Well, not to actually GET or acquire the diseases himself, he means ‘come up with’. It sounds weird out of context; read the interview, it’ll make more sense.