The Last Exorcism Part II

  • 15
  • Ed Gass-Donnelly (2013)
  • US
  • 85 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Picking up where the first film left off, this tedious sequel drops the "found footage" format for a visually straightforward narrative that barely rises above the scarily conventional. After gaining internet fame as "Crazy possessed girl in woods", Ashley Bell attempts to recover from her ordeal in a New Orleans halfway house. She receives ghostly warnings from her deceased dad, and it seems that the demon Abalam is still determined to seduce her to the dark side. If only we cared. Director Ed Gass-Donnelly slowly builds up the menace with false frights and sudden sounds, but unfortunately the audience is ahead of him every step of the predictable way. There is some novelty in the spiritual warfare that erupts between Catholicism and voodoo, implying that belief itself, not religious denomination, is what counts in the exorcism ritual. However, too much creeping around and a lack of genuine creepiness doom this tepidly spooky experience.

Plot Summary

A woman who survived a demonic possession is left with no memory of her horrific experience. She tries to make a fresh start and piece together the recent events that cost the lives of her family - however, the dark forces soon return to plague her once more. Horror sequel, starring Ashley Bell and Julia Garner.

Cast and crew

Cast

Nell Sweetzer
Ashley Bell
Gwen
Julia Garner
Chris
Spencer Treat Clark
Louis Sweetzer
Louis Herthum
Calder
David Jensen
Cecile
Tarra Riggs

Crew

Director
Ed Gass-Donnelly

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Studio Canal
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 7 Jun 2013
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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