The Last Exorcism ()

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A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.


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Cotton Marcus
Nell Sweetzer
Iris Reisen
Louis Sweetzer
Caleb Sweetzer
Pastor Manley
John Wright Jr. ...
John Marcus
Shanna Marcus
Justin Shafer ...
Justin Marcus
Carol Sutton ...
Spindly Man
Becky Davis
Logan Craig Reid ...
Logan Winters
Cafe Manager
Daniel Moskowitz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cy Fahrenholtz ...
Churchgoer (uncredited)
Geraldine Glenn ...
Churchgoer (uncredited)
Tony Lawson ...
Church Goer (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ...
Churchgoer (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ...
Churchgoer (uncredited)

Directed by

Daniel Stamm

Written by

Huck Botko ... (written by) &
Andrew Gurland ... (written by)

Produced by

Marc Abraham ... producer
Phil Altmann ... executive producer
Thomas A. Bliss ... producer
Huck Botko ... executive producer
Patrick Curd ... co-executive producer
Andrew Gurland ... 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

Music by

Nathan Barr

Cinematography by

Zoltan Honti

Film Editing by

Shilpa Sahi

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
Ian Turpen ... scan & record operator

Casting By

Lauren Bass

Production Design by

Andrew W. Bofinger

Costume Design by

Shauna Leone

Makeup Department

Howard Berger ... special makeup effects artist
Nikki I Brown ... makeup department head
Alex Diaz ... on set supervisor: special effects makeup
Marcos Gonzales ... key makeup artist
Krystal Kershaw ... additional makeup artist
Greg Nicotero ... special makeup effects artist
Jennifer Sanchez ... contact lens technician

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
Joel Jeffrey Nishimine ... first assistant director (as Joel Nishimine)
Jimi Woods ... second assistant director

Art Department

Tom Hammock ... production designer: additional photography (as Thomas S. Hammock)
Beau Harrison ... assistant property master
Leonard Marchand ... property master (as Leonard Lavigueur)
Dave Quinlan ... set dresser
Renee Ragucci-Shelton ... props (as Renee Ragucci)

Sound Department

Michael Baird ... supervising sound designer
Roberto Cappannelli ... 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 ... 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


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
Tyler Townsend ... Digital Imaging Technician
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

Location Management

Matthew Cassel ... location manager: Los Angeles
Yvette LaPlace ... location manager
David Margulis ... location scout
Stephan Roux ... location scout
Valerie Ryan ... location scout

Music Department

Mary Parker ... music consultant

Script and Continuity Department

Nick Sarando ... script supervisor (as Nicholas Sarando)

Transportation Department

Will Bourne ... driver: cast
Brian Mathews ... production driver

Additional Crew

Mac Alsfeld ... office production assistant
Mark Barclay ... assistant: Mr. Bliss and Mr. Altmann
James Brooke ... production services
James T. Bruce IV ... production consultant
Brooke Ensign ... unit publicist
Natalie Faldo ... assistant: Ms. Neimand
Nora L. Ferris ... insurance broker
Gaia Filicori ... production assistant
Matthew Ford ... set medic
Shyama Friedenson ... marketing: Studiocanal
Sofia Hujabre ... production secretary
Charlotte Lancaster ... craft service
John Landers ... key craft service
Stephanie Langhoff ... production coordinator
Stephen Ledet ... set production assistant
Christie Mattull ... production insurance: Momentous Insurance Brokerage (as Christy Mattull)
Jesse Rose Moore ... assistant: Mr. Newman (as Jesse Moore)
Marilyn Penn-Lindley ... post production accountant (as Marilyn Penn)
Jayne Royall ... production accountant
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: Mr. Abraham
Nathaniel Zimet ... chef


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
Tom Hammock ... special thanks
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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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Believe In Him. See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Le dernier exorcisme (France)
  • Cotton (United States)
  • Der letzte Exorzismus (Germany)
  • El último exorcismo (Spain)
  • Le Dernier Exorcisme (Canada, French title)
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  • 87 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,800,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $67,738,090, 26 Sep 2013

Did You Know?

Trivia 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. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into The Last Exorcism Part II (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Black Paws, Snow Deep See more »
Quotes Cotton Marcus: Do you believe that if you go ahead and allow the Holy Ghost into your heart, you can be cleansed of all your sins and sit in the Kingdom of God?
Congregation: Amen.
Cotton Marcus: That is what I'm talking about. Can I get an amen?
Congregation: Amen.
Cotton Marcus: Can I get a hallelujah?
Congregation: Hallelujah!
Cotton Marcus: Can I get a hallelujah and an amen?
Congregation: Hallelujah, amen!
Cotton Marcus: Do you know if you take two ripe bananas, you put them in a bowl, and you put some sugar and you go ahead then bake it for 400, you can go and pull it out and have yourself banana bread? Hallelujah!
Congregation: Hallelujah!
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