Thursday, January 13, 2011

Review: The Last Exorcism

When he arrives on the rural Louisiana farm of Louis Sweetzer, the Reverend Cotton Marcus expects to perform just another routine “exorcism” on a disturbed religious fanatic. An earnest fundamentalist, Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic preacher as a last resort, certain his teenage daughter Nell is possessed by a demon who must be exorcized before their terrifying ordeal ends in unimaginable tragedy. Buckling under the weight of his conscience after years of parting desperate believers from their money, Cotton and his crew plan to film a confessionary documentary of this, his last exorcism. But upon his arrival at the already blood-drenched family farm, it is soon clear that nothing could have prepared him for the true evil he encounters there. Now, too late to turn back, Reverend Marcus’ own beliefs are shaken to the core as he and his crew must find a way to save Nell – and themselves – before it is too late. 

I'm addicted to horror movies, so of course I had to see The Last Exorcism.  Most movies don't get to me but there is something about demons and possession that always freaks me out.  I liked that this movie was like a documentary and the cast did a great job.  There were times that the plot ran a little dry but it always picked up.  If you're looking for a good scary film, I recommend The Last Exorcism.   

Special Features

• Audio Commentary by Producers Eli Roth, Marc Abraham and Thomas A. Bliss
• Audio Commentary by Director Daniel Stamm and Actors Ashley Bell, Patrick Fabian and Louis Herthum
• “The Devil You Know: The Making of The Last Exorcism” Featurette (approx 20:04)
• “Real Stories of Exorcism” Featurette (approx 14:30)
• 2009 Cannes Film Festival Teaser Trailer
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1 comment:

  1. Great review, this is one I want to read too- I love horror!