The Exorcism of Emily Rose recounts the real story of the death of a young German woman named Anneliese Michel. From the age of 16, she suffered from paralysis, self-abuse, starvation and demonic visions. When her parents finally sought the help of two priests they performed exorcisms over a period of 10 months. During that time Anneliese barely ate and eventually died at age 23 of starvation. Her parents and the priest were both tried and found guilty of negligent homicide, but only served three years of probation.