Devil Made Her Do It

Cleveland theater
In Requiem, an epileptic college girl believes she’s possessed by the devil. Sound familiar? That’s because the same true events inspired 2005’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose. But this German film is a more subtle beast, hurling skepticism at the screen while simultaneously supporting the girl’s credibility. Her fainting and shouting spells may be the product of her illness. Or they may stem from her first tastes of freedom (sexual and otherwise). Then again, she could very well be haunted by the demons she claims talk to her. There’s no Exorcist-style head-spinning or green puke here, but there is a compassionate priest, destruction of religious symbols, and a showdown with an overprotective mother. It’s a thought-provoking chiller.
Fri., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 20, 9:40 p.m.

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