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Year
2010
Runtime
87 min.
Director
Daniel Stamm
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Horror
Rating *
5.6
Votes *
29,854
Checks
3,230
Favs
54
Dislikes
132
Favs/checks
1.7% (1:60)
Favs/dislikes
1:2
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  1. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    Essentially a rip off of "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" told through the prism of the extremely tired "found footage" genre. The gimmick in this instance is that the overtly theatrical and self-important preacher conducting the exorcisms openly admits to fraudery on his part, even a complete loss of faith, and is seeking to demonstrate (care of the film crew that follow him on this, his supposed last exorcism of the title) how all the possessions he encounters are products of obsessive religion, skewed psychology and mental disorders. By using bed shaking, demon howling, crucifix smoking trickery he gives the families of the "victim" exactly what they want to see and hear to clear the way to uncover the real root of the problem. The actual morality of that process is quite messed up in itself - in reality it would be feeding a potentially dangerous mindset with more dangerous material, but reality takes a significant backseat as the film progresses. Although the majority of the film is interesting in its attempts to debunk the notion of possession and exorcism the performances never feel true enough, or the script real enough, to effectively sell the notion of the documentary style - as much as the film tries to seem real it always ends up feeling scripted, and is frequently more silly than scary.

    Logic flies out of the window in the final part of the film - spoiler

    One final thought - if this film really was meant to be "found footage" who edited the material into the final film? And why on earth would they add "creepy" horror music to the soundtrack? This is basically horror film-making by committee without an original premise or the sense to follow an idea through, and because it was cheap to make and went down well with the late night popcorn crowd it even spawned a sequel. I won't bother with that, and I wouldn't recommend you bother with this.
    6 years 5 months ago
  2. mook's avatar

    mook

    Mockumentary about a film-crew who follow a disillusioned ex-preacher on one of his fraudulent 'exorcisms'... 7/10

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    7 years 5 months ago
  3. mayumi's avatar

    mayumi

    Decent. I agree that they shouldn't have added the music. I think they should have explained a little more. 7 years 6 months ago
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