"From the Producers of REC" proclaims the cover blurb. I love REC and REC2, so I knew something different would ensue when I sat down to watch this. I was surprised to see it was set in England with an English cast. It's an interesting take on the whole exorcism sub-genre, all others of which I've seen have been American.
Don't expect a big effects-laden show; it's a quiet and sometimes slow film, but it has a point to make. The small cast is filmed fly-on-the-wall style, so it's a rather intimate portrait of this family. Usual teenage sulks and battles with parents begin to change into fits and hallucinations, blackouts and eventually psychokinesis and levitation.
The mother's brother is a disgraced priest who takes it upon himself to try and help his niece, even though her parents are completely sceptical of the entire situation. So she's manacled to a chair and undergoes daily exorcism sessions, none of which she has any recollection of whatsoever, but the uncle is filming them all for "proof". As time goes on and the parents witness things they cannot understand, their attitudes change from disbelief and incredulity to acceptance and fear.
Then the story takes a different turn, and others begin to get hurt, and a secret is uncovered near the end that knocks everything onto its head.
If you want gore and action, don't watch this; but if you like an actual honest-to-god plot (and they're few and far between these days) and to use your brain from time to time, I would definitely recommend this.