The Last Exorcism Part 2
'The Last Exorcism Part 2' is in theaters today, but if you need any extra convincing to go see it, the film's opening scene has made its way online for your viewing pleasure. Out of context, the scene doesn't make too much sense and functions as more of a mood piece than anything else, but it's a pretty spooky and intriguing mood piece! Check it out below.
This review contains spoilers for 'The Last Exorcism' -- though not for 'The Last Exorcism Part II.'
Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell), the heroine of 'The Last Exorcism,' was a great tragic figure; a sweet, innocent girl inexplicably hounded by a nefarious cult and a vicious demon named Abalam. With 'The Last Exorcism Part II,' Nell's story grows even sadder -- by extending it into this superfluous and perfunctory sequel that casts her as a quivering, helpless victim and strips away almost everything that made the first film such an unexpected delight. Gone is the effective found footage gimmick, gone are the profound questions about faith, gone, most surprisingly, is most of Bell's impressive contortionist act. This time, she does as much contorting on the poster as she does in the film itself.
Just when you thought 'The Last Exorcism' meant "the last exorcism," here comes 'Part 2.' Ashley Bell returns in the second flick following the events of the first as the demonically possessed Nell Sweetzer, who you can see in the all-new trailer.
Since most horror movies either spawn or prepare for a sequel, the makers of 'The Last Exorcism' have likely been kicking themselves since the first film's release. The 2010 film made over $40 Million at the box office, so now there's a sequel called 'The Last Exorcism Part 2,' and here's the first trailer for the film and a new still.
'The Last Exorcism' was a surprise hit in 2010, making over $67 million worldwide off a budget of less than $2 million. That kind of success spells instant sequel, and next year we'll be receiving 'The Last Exorcism 2' from CBS Films. Want to see the twisted (literally) new 'Last Exorcist 2' poster? Jump after the break!