Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Caught "The Last Exorcism" This Weekend...




I took my son and his best friend to see the latest case of possession in a young girl not expecting much at all, really, as I feel that it's a tired concept. It is shot as a mockumentary, but thankfully with less camera shaking than Blair Witch and Cloverfield. The tale unfolds a bit slowly at first, chronicling a shuckster pastor who has been doing fake exorcisms for years and has grown spiritually skeptical to even the existance of God. He's recieved a letter from a family in Louisiana who claim that the daughter is possessed by the devil himself, and decides to go to them in what he states will be his last "exorcism".

Upon arriving at the Sweetzer farm, things start to pick up and they kick it into high and don't stop until the terrifying finale. I was really on the edge of my seat and was really creeped out by Ashley Bell's performance as 16 year-old farmgirl Nell Sweetzer. (it helps that she's a cortortionist!). Without giving too much away, it's a great mix of 1973's "The Exorcist" and another old, extremely popular demonic horror flick. You'll know exactly which one I mean by the very end!
Four out of five monster skulls on this one!

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