Factual error: During the opening scene when the house is being shown, a nest hangs from the porch ceiling with live bees swarming around it. It is also snowing. The insects are honeybees, but the nest is a hornet nest. Honeybees don't make paper nests. Also, bees, hornets, and wasps are not active during the winter. (00:02:40)
Ethan Thomas: I'm looking at your list of published articles, doctor. You've been quite busy, prolific. So, based on your time spent with holy rollers, snake handlers, voodoo priestesses and Indians tripping on peyote buds, based on observing these bizarre individuals, you've concluded that possession is a basic typical human experience?
Dr. Adani: I must say, counselor, that's quite a laundry list of disdain and one that thoroughly mischaracterizes my research.
Question: At the end of the movie, Emily is greeted by the Virgin Mary who gives Emily a choice. She can either ascend to heaven or remain on earth and become a martyr to prove that God and demons are real. Emily chooses to become a martyr and shortly after dies. How is her death supposed to prove that God and demons exist when Ethan came up with so many logical explanations for her demonic attacks? For that matter, how would she be able to tell people that God and demons are real if she isn't even alive?