THE LAST EXORCISM PART II
Hollywood Demonology 101
Release Date: March 01, 2013
Starring: Ashley Bell, Julia Garner,
Spencer Treat Clark, Muse
Watson, Tarra Riggs, Louis
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 88 minutes
Distributor: CBS Films
Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Executive Producer: Gabrielle Neimand, Patty Long,
Olivier Courson, Ron Halpern
Producer: Eric Newman, Eli Roth, Marc
Abraham, Thomas Buss
Writer: Damien Chazelle, Ed
Address Comments To:Philippe Dauman, CEO, Viacom
Leslie Moonves, CEO/President, CBS Corporation
Wolfgang Hammer and Terry Press, Co-President, CBS Films
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Apparently, the first movie’s exorcism movie wasn’t really the “last exorcism.” Nell, the young victim in the first movie, has survived the demonic mayhem that occurred on her father’s farm. The authorities find her in a catatonic state, but she suddenly comes out of it. They place her in a home for wayward young women. Frank, the home’s director, convinces Nell not to wear her Christian cross. Demons aren’t real, he tells her.
His words seem to be true until the movie shows an invisible demonic force causing Nell to moan sexually in her sleep. Other demonic visitations start to occur. Then, a nurse who treated Nell tells her the demon still wants her. She offers Nell hope that members of a fringe Christian sect, the Order of the Right Hand, can deliver her from the demon. The sect believes that, if the demon can seduce Nell to give into it, it will lead to the Apocalypse.
Ashley Bell turns in another good performance as Nell in THE LAST EXORCISM PART II. The movie is effectively creepy. However, the movie is also fairly sleazy and lewd in parts. And, the demon wins in the end, causing death and destruction in its wake. Thus, Nell becomes totally possessed at the end. Also, the Christian sect Nell consults has a plan to kill her if their exorcism of the demon doesn’t succeed. So, the movie depicts Christianity as completely ineffectual in dealing with the demonic. THE LAST EXORCISM PART II has no redeeming qualities. It gives too much power to Satan’s demons, who have been conquered by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, if only human beings learn how to abide by that Gospel.
THE LAST EXORCISM PART II is creepy and well acted. However, the movie is sleazy and lewd at times. Sadly, the demon wins, causing death and destruction in its wake. Also, the Christian sect Nell consults has a plan to kill her if her exorcism doesn’t succeed. Thus, Christianity is shown to be completely ineffectual in dealing with the demonic. THE LAST EXORCISM has no redeeming qualities.