Acedia (2012) Film Review

Posted: July 3, 2014 in Horrendous Horror Movies
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Acedia, directed by Joseph Ciminera, is definitely a piece of crap, and I would advise all horror movie fanatics to stay far away from it.

After watching this film, I cannot even create a suitable synopsis. Instead, IMDb.com will provide a somewhat coherent summary:

“Acedia is set on a country estate where six priests are sent to rid a teenage girl of demons. While waiting for the ritualistic tenth hour, the priests start to uncover demons of their own as well as the dark secrets that haunt the estate. A small box created from the wood made from the boat of Noah’s Arc can make wishes come true. Once the wish is granted, the souls are trapped in the dark corners of hell!”

Do not watch Acedia if you are interested in exorcism movies, seeing as the actual exorcism doesn’t occur until the last fifteen minutes. And then, instead of, I don’t know, showcasing an exorcism, the film just focuses upon the five priests and their nonstop arguing. Had I been the possessed young woman, I would have punched those priests myself, seeing as their dialogue was quite repetitive and extremely annoying.

In this movie, a young girl falls ill again, and after saying, “I don’t feel well,” she spits up blood on some sand. Ciminera, though, didn’t create a believable scene, seeing as the blood splatters were created by someone merely using a paintbrush to throw some red paint around. Next time, I would recommend Ciminera to search YouTube for “Film Tricks and Tips,” so he could ACTUALLY make his scenes convincing.

The Devil, played by, of course, Ciminera himself, is, in my opinion, a crappy demon. In Ciminera’s film, demons only squat and look away into the distance, and they wear a breezy beach shirt and khakis. Oh, and they have a huge bald spot on the back of their head. Couldn’t the Devil use some of his “black magic” to purchase some Rogaine?

Acedia is a bunch of crap rolled into a single movie that didn’t really know where it actually wanted to go. Perhaps it should have focused more on the “magical” box? Or maybe it should have actually been about an exorcism?

Besides, this movie didn’t even have any type of resolution – numerous people died, and the Devil, who should have been stopped, continued to lurk around and take away people’s wishes. What the hell was the point of this movie?

Overall, Acedia is terrible…absolutely terrible.

To watch the trailer, click here

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