Any movie that calls itself the "last" anything has me automatically raising my eyebrows. If it's the last exorcism, then we can expect to never see another exorcism movie again, no? Sure. Today, our Fearless Blogger is back giving us the rundown on the not-so-last, The Last Exorcism.
The Last Exorcism begins by introducing us to Cotton Marcus (the fact that his name is close to Cotton Mather is not lost on me). He is a preacher/exorcist who admits that his exorcisms are a charade in front of the camera. His plan: to debunk the mystery around exorcism to save lives. This being a horror film, things do not go as planned.
Ashley Bell, who plays the possessed girl, actually has a medical condition called hypermobility. This means that she can contort her body in various ways that us regular jointed folks can’t. So, any weird contortion you see of her body in the movie, well, that’s all her. Kind of cool.
having the girl give birth to an iguana/human hybrid to bring about the end of the world is seriously stupid. I’m sure iguana owners would love to know that they have so much power. Let’s all go out and buy an iguana! Oh, wait. Let’s not.
Please, someone, make another good exorcism movie. I’m begging you.
Rating: C-. Maybe."
What is your favorite all time exorcism movie? Mine is easily the one and only original, The Exorcist. Long live pea soup!