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The Last Exorcism (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  27 August 2010 (USA)
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A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

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In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the evangelical Reverend Cotton Marcus was raised by his father to be a preacher. He agrees that the filmmaker Iris Reisen and the cameraman Daniel Moskowitz make a documentary about his life. Cotton tells that when his wife Shanna Marcus had troubles in the delivery of their son Justin, he prioritized the doctor help to God and since then he questions his faith. Further, he tells that exorcisms are frauds but the results are good for the believers because they believe it is true. When Cotton is summoned by the farmer Louis Sweetzer to perform an exorcism in his daughter Nell, Cotton sees the chance to prove to the documentary crew what he has just told. They head to Ivanwood and they have a hostile reception from Louis's son Caleb. Cotton performs the exorcism in Nell, exposing his tricks to the camera, but sooner they learn that the dysfunctional Sweetzer family has serious problems. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Believe In Him.

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent content and terror, some sexual references and thematic material | See all certifications »

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27 August 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,366,613 (USA) (27 August 2010)

Gross:

$40,990,055 (USA) (2 October 2010)
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Was in profits before shooting even began. Producers Eli Roth, StudioCanal, and Strike Entertainment sold off a few key territories to finance the film based on the script and the producers' names and Roth's commitments to do publicity, raising $2 million and making the film for $1.8 million. See more »

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At 9:51, there is a shot of a newspaper article about the death of an autistic boy. The article is in three columns. Half way down the third column, the article repeats, starting from the beginning again. See more »

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Shanna Marcus: Cotton!
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Written and Performed by Caleb Landry Jones (as Caleb Jones)
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Finally, a original horror movie !
26 September 2010 | by (Land of the dead) – See all my reviews

It's not a remake, thank god, it surprises me why this movie as a score of 5.9 ! This is one of the best movies of 2010 and one of the best mockumentaries ever made.

The concept is well executed and the story is interesting, there are plot twist, that i am not going to spoil it.

Is this better than "The Exorcist" ? don't know what to answer. Is this better than "Paranormal Activity" ? INDEED !!!!!. Is this boring like most of the PG-13 "Horror movies" ? No wait.....how the hell this movie was PG-13 ?!?!?!? the atmosphere is too "scary" and there are a few "shock" moments, even some thematic elements in the plot are too inappropriate for a "PG-13",

Ignore the all the negative comments here, watch it and be surprised ! Good work Daniel Stamm, 2 thumbs up on your work and thank you Eli Roth, for having supported a original horror movie !


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