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The Last Exorcism: Part II 

Even Satan needs a car

click to enlarge Light as a feather, stiff as a board
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The continually ending end of exorcisms continue in the unfortunately amusing scary movie, The Last Exorcism: Part 2. Ditching the found-footage aesthetic of its predecessor, this sequel finds teenage demonic vessel Ashley Bell alone, amnesiac and put into a hazy New Orleans' home for wayward girls. She makes some friends, flirts with boys and everything seems fine until her old satanic cult comes calling. With only tangential relations to the previous film, not to mention a hastily shoehorned in exorcist, one wonders if some spec script about a haunted orphanage was rewritten to join the prestigious realm of cheap horror franchises. They needn't have bothered, as aside from Bell's ensconced look of exhausted terror there aren't really any scares here. A hauntingly silly ending, which suggests even Satan needs a car, will hopefully set up an assumed Part 3 which can thankfully evolve into full-blown demonic comedy.

The Last Exorcism Part II
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 88 min. · 2013
Official Site: www.thelastexorcism2.com
Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Writer: Ed Gass-Donnelly and Damien Chazelle
Producer: Marc Abraham, Thomas A. Bliss, Eric Newman and Eli Roth
Cast: Andrew Sensenig, Ashley Bell, Spencer Treat Clark, Judd Lormand, Julia Garner, Muse Watson, E. Roger Mitchell, Cristina Franco and David Jensen

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