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The Last Exorcism

87 min
Drama | Horror | Thriller
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Daniel Stamm
7 wins & 10 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2010-08-27
Filming Locations: Louisiana, USA
Budget: $1,800,000
Opening Weekend: $20,366,613 (USA) (29 August 2010)
Gross: $41,034,350 (USA) (26 September 2013)
Caleb Landry Jones
Caleb Landry Jones
The Last Exorcism
Patrick Fabian
Cotton Marcus
Ashley Bell
Nell Sweetzer
Iris Bahr
Iris Reisen
Louis Herthum
Louis Sweetzer
Tony Bentley
Pastor Manley
John Wright Jr.
John Marcus
Shanna Forrestall
Shanna Marcus
Justin Shafer
Justin Marcus
Carol Sutton
Victoria Patenaude
John Wilmot
Spindly Man
Becky Fly
Becky Davis
Denise Lee
Logan Craig Reid
Logan Winters
Sofia Hujabre
Cafe Manager
Adam Grimes
Daniel Moskowitz
Cy Fahrenholtz
Geraldine Glenn
Cynthia LeBlanc
Elton LeBlanc
Did you know?
Spent 10 years in development.
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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.
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Patrick Fabian based his performance on Jimmy Swaggart and Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry (1960).
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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.
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Upon entering the barn for the second Exorcism scene Nell is seen to be wearing a pair of Dr Marten boots, the amount of mud on the boots varies throughout the scene.
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Supposedly is filmed with a single camera, but for several dialogues, courts are seen as being of two different cameras.
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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?
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Cotton Marcus: The Sweetzer farm, please.
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Cotton Marcus: She's a sixteen year old girl. All right? We can overpower her if we need to.
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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for The Last Exorcism can be found here.
Why does Caleb write the note telling Cotton not to leave Nell alone with Louis?
Earlier in the film, when Cotton talked about the demon Abalam to Nell's father Louis (Louis Herthum), he says that the only way out of possession is death. Consequently, Nell's brother Caleb (Caleb Landry Jones) fears that Louis intends to kill her if the demon cannot be exorcised.
What is "The Last Exorcism" about?
Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian), an evangelistic preacher with a history of faking exorcisms, has come to realize that many people, including children, are killed during exorcisms performed to drive the devil from their bodies. He decides to perform one more random exorcism on 16-year old Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) and invites a filming crew along in order to make a documentary of how he is able to trick people into believing his staged exorcisms are real, so that they thereby cure themselves. However, this last exorcism takes a nasty turn.
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