The Unexplained: Exorcists

  |  Buy to Own: 31/10/2005
  |  46 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Part of the documentary series looking at weird and unusual phenomena. This volume looks at the controversial practice of exorcism, tracing its history from the Middle Ages to the horrifying case in 1949 that inspired the horror movie classic. Looking at the claims of different religious groups, as well as of modern psychiatric practitioners, the documentary sorts the truth from the fiction about contemporary exorcism, and looks at the ways in which the concept of demonic possession has been used by fundamentalist groups as an excuse for the brutal repression of women and children.