Friday, 17 August 2012

the last exorcism (2010) - daniel stamm

Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) is a jaded preacher who agrees to do a documentary exposing the sham that is exorcisms, and is asked to perform one on a religious and isolated young girl who's father thinks is possessed.  He acquiesces as he intends it to be his last one (hence 'The Last Exorcism' of the title), and demonstrates to the camera crew how it is faked.  After leaving the girl, she then turns up unexpectedly in his hotel, starts being sick, and is taken by the crew to hospital.  Marcus and the crew eventually go back to the girls house, and is persuaded (at gunpoint by the father) to perform another exorcism.  Strange things happen..........A pregnancy is discovered............Ablam (the demon) speaks!...........Odd shapes are thrown........There are witchcraft goings on, killings and birth, and a rediscovery of faith.  Pretty good actually.  Not as impressive (impossible) as 'The Exorcist' (a gold standard of possession movies), but better than expected.  It made the FPO jump, but then again, what doesn't?

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