Back in 2010 a found-footage horror film produced by Eli Roth called The Last Exorcism managed to sneak its way into theaters late-summer and it did strong business when compared to other horror flicks. I was actually shocked to find out that a sequel wasn’t immediately given a go. By this point I figured they moved onto other projects and simply chalked this one up as a decent little horror film that made more than its budget back.
Then word came of a sequel, which would maybe take the now-series in the R-rated direction. Let me remind you that the first film was rated PG-13 and for once it did just fine with that dreadful rating. I didn’t catch the film until its home video release, but I was pleasantly surprised with how well the acting was and how the found-footage actually helped build tension and give the film purpose. The ending had me sold and even now a sequel sounds like the worst thing ever, but I’ve been wrong before.
I’m not sure if the R-rated take is still in the cards or not, but the film is releasing in March, so we should get an idea pretty quickly.
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Continuing where the first film left off, Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) is found terrified and alone in rural Louisiana. Back in the relative safety of New Orleans, Nell realizes that she can’t remember entire portions of the previous months only that she is the last surviving member of her family. Just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back with other, unimaginably horrific plans that mean her last exorcism was just the beginning.