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The Last Exorcism (2010) Poster

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Ashley Bell did all the bends and contortions of her body on her own. No special effects were used because she has hypermobility (an exaggerated increase mobility or loose joints more flexible than ordinary), a very common problem which affect more than 15% of the world population, without it involves a pathology.
The scene in which Nell is given a pair of red Doc Marten boots stemmed from the fact that the insurance company refused to cover Ashley Bell for her exorcism scenes if she was running around barefoot.
The film's poster was banned in the UK after receiving complaints deeming the image offensive.
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.
Note how much of the footage at the start of the film is fairly static (tripods were used for the early scenes). As the film progresses - and the documentary crew start to become more fearful - the camerawork becomes much looser and unhinged.
Spent 10 years in development.
Ashley Bell spent over a month researching her role, including the study of several manias.
The script took three years to complete.
Shot in Louisiana partly because of a generous tax credit.
Contrary to popular belief, every single person on screen in the film is a proper actor.
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Earned over ten times its budget ($1.8 million) and recouped all its marketing costs ($20 million) during its opening weekend in the US.
A crew member's brother was a real exorcist, and was on set advising director Daniel Stamm. He makes an unbilled cameo in the film and can be seen to the left of Reverend Cotton Marcus when he delivers his sermon about the Prince of Lies.
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Patrick Fabian based his performance on Jimmy Swaggart and Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry (1960).
Partly inspired by Marjoe (1972), the 1972 documentary about fundamentalist huckster, Marjoe Gortner.
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As a novel marketing device, the filmmakers used Chatroulette to publicize their film.
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Writers Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland were slated to direct the film. But due to unknown reasons, the duo bowed out and director Daniel Stamm took over.
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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Scrutiny".
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Patrick Fabian, Caleb Landry Jones, and Louis Herthum have all appeared in Breaking Bad (2008).
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Originally entitled "Cotton" after Reverend Cotton Marcus.
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