Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Notable Cast: Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark
Despite my initial distaste with found footage horror before heading into the first film, it was a film that ultimately won me over with strong story telling and a twist ending that had me for a loop. Ironically, I wasn't sold on the sequel going into it either - which is perhaps the reason it took me so long to actually get around to seeing it, but I kept up a smidgeon of hope that, like the first film, it would win me over in the end. I wasn't so lucky this time around. "The Last Exorcism Part II" (a hilarious oxymoron of a name) has a few things going for it, but when the script is deliriously illogical and forced nothing much helps overall.
When a film like "The Last Exorcism" pops up and takes you by surprise in quality, it's hard to swallow a sequel that so blatantly disregards what worked in the first film. Not that I ultimately want rehashed films, but "The Last Exorcism Part II" attempts to take Nell and her demon loving tortured life into some new directions that don't necessarily work. Primarily because these new directions happen to be even more cliche and mundane. While the first film had a twist ending that took its 'exorcism' beats and twisted them in a way that had you blushing from making all of these assumptions, this second film tends to just follow the formula to boring regards with little pay off for your investment.
|Itchy. Tasty wall.|
|Epic back bends!|
|"It's okay. The movie is almost over!"|
Written By Matt Reifschneider