The End of a Career Pt 1 (The Last Exorcism, 2010)

Last_Exorcism_PosterCotton Marcus is a charismatic preacher who has fallen into disbelief. This probably has a lot to do with his reliance on show stopping special effects to win over his audience. He has lost his belief in evil…and is ready to walk away from the pulpit. But he is participating in a documentary following his last big act…performing an exorcism. He does not believe he will be dealing with demons of course.

At first, when he arrives at the farm of the Sweetzer family, he plays up some drama. But they start to believe there is a much more human explanation.  But the young woman may actually be possessed.

Done in a found footage format, the film has really good performances. In fact, this is a really good film until it goes off the rails in the final fifteen minutes. At that point it gets very silly with it’s overdone demonic images, leaving behind any uncertainty about the young woman’s condition.

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