The trailer for Eli Roth’s latest horror project “The Last Exorcism” has hit the digital freeway and even though I didn’t think it wasn’t all that enchanting, I do believe it could do a good job tyrannize our minds, nonetheless.
In the center of “The Last Exorcism” we find the Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian), who has grown tired of conducting exorcisms, since he thinks it’s just a bogus way for the church to earn money from religious maniacs.
When the widower Sweetzer (Caleb Jones), an earnest fundamentalist who lives on a farm in Louisiana, asks Cotton to do an exorcism on his daughter Nell (Ashley Bell), Cotton decides that this will be his last. He also brings a film crew, to make confession documentary out of the whole thing, as well.
Shortly after Cotton starts his exorcism things turns to the worse, as joints are bent in unnatural ways, Cotton realizes that he stands in front of true evil this time and he must use all his knowledge to save everyone, including himself, on the farm.
I think the trailer is good and depicts the story rather well, but I think that it highlights the bending of Nell’s joints, which is obvious the trademark of the movie, a bit too much. Even though it hurts inside seeing it, I hope that they don’t go overboard using it and there’s more to the story than that.
“The Last Exorcism” is made in a documentary style, a format that I’m not a big fan of, especially when it comes to horror movies, since I feel that it takes away much of the horrid experience. However, here it seems that they have used it in a way that actually enhances the frightening elements of the story, though.
However, since Eli Roth has said that the script was one the scariest ones he had read, I going to take his word for it and hope that it will scare me senseless on August 27 as it hits the theaters.
The Last Exorcism Trailer
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