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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Huck Botko (written by) &
Andrew Gurland (written by)
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Release Date:
27 August 2010 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Believe In Him.
Plot:
A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 7 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(2157 articles)
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User Reviews:
A solid frightener for Halloween, if you let the film take you where it wants to take you See more (287 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Daniel Stamm 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Huck Botko (written by) &
Andrew Gurland (written by)

Produced by
Marc Abraham .... producer
Thomas A. Bliss .... producer
Patrick Curd .... co-executive producer
Ron Halpern .... executive producer
Patty Long .... co-producer
Gabrielle Neimand .... co-producer
Eric Newman .... producer
Douglas Plasse .... co-executive producer (as Doug Plasse)
Eli Roth .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nathan Barr 
 
Cinematography by
Zoltan Honti 
 
Film Editing by
Shilpa Sahi 
 
Casting by
Lauren Bass 
 
Production Design by
Andrew W. Bofinger 
 
Costume Design by
Shauna Leone 
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects artist
Alex Diaz .... on set supervisor: special effects makeup
Krystal Kershaw .... key makeup artist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects artist
Marcos Gonzales .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Patty Long .... unit production manager
Joan Malloch .... post-production supervisor
John Portnoy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gregory S. Carr .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Thomas S. Hammock .... production designer: additional photography
Beau Harrison .... assistant property master
Leonard Marchand .... property master (as Leonard Lavigueur)
Dave Quinlan .... set dresser
Renee Ragucci .... props
 
Sound Department
Michael Baird .... supervising sound designer
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Rene Defrancesch .... boom operator
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Brent Findley .... sound effects editor
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer
Corey J. Grasso .... adr mixer
Angela Hemingway .... adr dialogue editor
Steven Iba .... assistant sound editor
Jonathan Pendergrass .... foley editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Larry Barado .... special effects foreman
Edward Joubert .... special effects technician
David K. Nami .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Christine Carr .... visual effects producer
Shane Cook .... compositing supervisor: Gradient Effects
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Dylan Highsmith .... visual effects editor
Thomas Kernan .... model lead: Gradient Effects
James Polk .... character technical director: Gradient Effects
Olcun Tan .... digital effects supervisor
Thomas Tannenberger .... visual effects supervisor
Cameron Thomas .... compositor: Gradient Effects
Fiona Campbell Westgate .... visual effects producer: Gradient Effects
 
Stunts
Trace Cheramie .... stunt coordinator
Steve Picerni .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcus Kellum .... second assistant camera
Justin LeBlanc .... light balloon technician
Christopher Meydrich .... additional grip
Myron Parran .... first assistant camera
Patti Perret .... still photographer
Declan Ryan .... lighting balloon technician
Jared Talbot .... additional set lighting technician
Nathan Tape .... gaffer
Trevor Tufano .... second assistant camera
Joseph Walsh .... assistant camera
Chris Weaver .... key grip
Kristopher Weaver .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Jordan Bass .... casting associate
Lauri David .... background casting
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Doré Cermak .... key costumer
Reba Saul .... ager/dyer
 
Editorial Department
James Ahern .... digital intermediate editor
Adam Hawkey .... digital intermediate colorist
Michael John Koetter .... software engineer
Franklin Peterson .... assistant editor
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
Jay Trautman .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mary Parker .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Will Bourne .... driver: cast
Brian Mathews .... production driver
 
Other crew
Mac Alsfeld .... office production assistant
Mark Barclay .... assistant to Thomas Bliss
James Brooke .... production services
James T. Bruce IV .... production consultant
Matthew Cassel .... location manager: Los Angeles
Brooke Ensign .... unit publicist
Natalie Faldo .... assistant to co-producer: Gabrielle Neimand
Nora L. Ferris .... insurance broker
Gaia Filicori .... production assistant
Matthew Ford .... set medic
Sofia Hujabre .... production secretary
Charlotte Lancaster .... craft service
John Landers .... key craft service
Stephanie Langhoff .... production coordinator
Yvette LaPlace .... location manager
Stephen Ledet .... set production assistant
David Margulis .... location scout
Christie Mattull .... production insurance: Momentous Insurance Brokerage (as Christy Mattull)
Jesse Rose Moore .... assistant to producer: Eric Newman
Marilyn Penn .... post production accountant
Stephan Roux .... location scout
Jayne Royall .... production accountant
Valerie Ryan .... location scout
Nicholas Sarando .... script supervisor
Matthew Warren .... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc. (as Matt Warren)
Cynthia Dyan Williams .... photo double
Kurt Woolner .... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Jamie Zakoski .... assistant to producer: Marc Abraham
Nathaniel Zimet .... chef
 
Thanks
Leonard Alsfeld .... special thanks
David Birke .... special thanks
John Bobear .... special thanks
Valerie Bobear .... special thanks (as Valerie 'Armbruster' Bobear)
James Brooke .... special thanks
James T. Bruce IV .... special thanks (as James Bruce)
Fatimah Conley-Mayfield .... special thanks
Jerry Gilbert .... special thanks: Louisiana Media Services
Thomas S. Hammock .... special thanks (as Tom Hammock)
Gary D. Jones .... special thanks
Hunter Moskowitz .... special thanks (as Hunter L. Moskowitz)
Sara Northcutt .... special thanks: Hampton Inn Hotels & Suites of New Orleans
The People of Louisiana .... special thanks
Louis Pomes .... special thanks
David Pomier .... special thanks (as Dave Pomier)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent content and terror, some sexual references and thematic material
Runtime:
87 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:14 (re-rating on appeal) | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-15 | France:-16 | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:15A | Italy:VM14 | Japan:PG12 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45788)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shipped to theaters under the code name "Scrutiny".See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: Despite being a film composed of "found footage," several scenes in the film are scored in the typical horror movie fashion (screeching violins, thumping bass, acoustic guitars). This would presumably be absent from a collection of footage showing such disturbing events, and obviously could not have been added in post production by the characters.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Shanna Marcus:Cotton!
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Soundtrack:
Black Paws, Snow DeepSee more »

FAQ

Is Abalam a real demon or was he invented for the movie?
Why does Cotton agree to do a second exorcism?
What is "The Last Exorcism" about?
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24 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
A solid frightener for Halloween, if you let the film take you where it wants to take you, 28 October 2010
Author: moviexclusive from Singapore

Taking the pulse of a horror-loving film community in 2010, "The Last Exorcism" is like a document of pop culture history in its mix of marketing and aesthetics. Trying to out-Paranormal-Activity "Paranormal Activity 2" this Halloween will be a genuine challenge for the Eli Roth produced film, but the fauxumentary's premise does have a few genuine thrills and chills going for it, making it a decent double-bill screening for game fans of the genre. Appropriating the best narrative and visual tropes from its direct influences, namely "Marjoe", "The Exorcist" and even the recent "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" in how it wrenches out a mystery element, director Daniel Stamm uses the newly fresh-again format of documented horror to elevate the drama inherent in an exorcism's taut chamber piece setting. There is a good chance here of being firmly disturbed, if you let the film take you where it wants to take you.

Armed with a genial personality and powerful charisma, Louisiana's Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) goes around the country performing fake exorcisms on the believing. Tired of his lifestyle, he enlists a filmmaker, Iris Reisen (Iris Bahr) and her unseen cameraman (Adam Grimes) to document his final foray into the fraud as he prepares a venture into real estate after a personal tragedy. Following the reverend's exposé on the sham rituals of exorcisms, the film crew finds the beginnings of a real case of demonic possession in Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell), a shy and gentle girl with a shotgun-toting, fundamentalist father (Louis Herthum) worried about the dark and heinous things occurring on the farmhouse.

Fabian's depiction of the Reverend is terrific fun. He brings out so much of the character that it only enlivens the film and makes it feel all too real while newcomer Bell also shows some strong chops (and flexible limps) for this genre. The film takes its settings seriously and Stamm builds the foundation cleverly and patiently for powerfully unsettling moments. There's a good sense about the screenplay -- not exceedingly smart for its good but not too detached from its conceit that the illusion is never broken. The single perspective thorough the documentarian's lenses helps focus the story into the visceral and direct scenes of terror, almost taking on a life of its own. While the story does tend to falter till the end, the strength of its conviction to juggle the various layers apparent makes its intrigue palpable.

While never being a thrill-a-minute fright-fest on the level of "Rec 2", "The Last Exorcism" is a sophisticated and confident manipulation of the format is a treat. Its mockumentary aesthetics are refined and brought into fruition well enough to tell a tale of faith and disbelief, the unknown and unknowable darkness that exists beyond our rationalities.

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