The Last Exorcism (2010) Movie Review

The Last Exorcism (2010)

2010 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller, Drama
87 minutes /

User Score: 52/100

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The Last Exorcism Review

Synopsis:

A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

The Last Exorcism (2010) is directed by Daniel Stamm (13 Sins (2014)) as a shaky cam POV style demon possession movie. Not a horror film that won over the majority of movie fans but did show a different style of filmmaking. This film had an estimated budget of $1.8 million but grossed about $40.99 million at the box office making it successful in that regard.

The Last Exorcism is about an evangelical minister taking his final exorcism while recorded. The minister Cotton Marcus played by Patrick Fabian (General Hospital (1963), Better Call Saul (2015-2016)) quickly discovers that he may have bitten off way too much with the demon possession of Nell Sweetzer played by Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism Part II (2013), Carnage Park (2016), The Day (2011)).

Watching this film at the time, it came out was a great and different change from a lot of the played out methods. Adding the POV style aspect may have hurt it in some ways but also made it stand out a bit. Having Ashley Bell able to contort her body naturally helped to draw the viewers attention either in a small way or in a gross way, still memorable. Expand the movies you have watched and give The Last Exorcism a try if you have not done so already.


About The Last Exorcism 2010

Title: The Last Exorcism
Original Title: Cotton
Year: 2010
Runtime: 87 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Reviewer:
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.6/5 stars from 164 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 164
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Elton LeBlanc, Cynthia LeBlanc, Geraldine Glenn, Carol Sutton, Caleb Landry Jones, Ashley Bell, Louis Herthum, Iris Bahr, Patrick Fabian, Adam Grimes, Tony Bentley, Shanna Forrestall, John Wilmot, Becky Fly, Denise Lee, Logan Craig Reid, Sofia Hujabre, Cy Fahrenholtz, John Wright Jr., Justin Shafer, Victoria Patenaude
Writers: Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland
Director: Daniel Stamm

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