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Via Yahoo, here’s your first look at Daniel Stamm’s “The Last Exorcism”. The film is most notable for having Eli Roth as one of its producers. Other than that, I’m not even sure how it found its way to a theatrical release in August, though having seen the trailer now, it sure looks like it has the makings of a cult hit. I have to admit, though, the whole documentary POV is old and tired, so hopefully this will be the last time we see this gimmick in a horror movie for a long while. Oh yeah, right, that’s gonna happen…
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 with their money, Cotton and his crew plan to film a confessionary documentary of this, his last exorcism. But upon arriving 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 when he and his crew must find a way to save Nell – and themselves – before it is too late.
Starring Ashley Bell, Patrick Fabian, Iris Bahr, Jamie Alyson Caudle, Shanna Forrestall, Louis Herthum, Allen Boudreaux, Tony Bentley, Caleb Landry Jones, Denise Lee, Becky Fly, Logan Craig Reid, and directed by Daniel Stamm.
Get it out August 27, 2010.
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