(Published in Movie Magic May/June 2013)
Three years after the found-footage supernatural horror The Last Exorcism was released, director Eli Roth returns, with Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) in tow, in The Last Exorcism Part 2.
Now the events from the first film have become the subject of an internet sensation, this latest outing picks up from where the action finished. Nell is found terrified and alone in rural Louisiana and realises that she cannot remember proportions of the previous months – only that she is the only surviving member of her family.
However, just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life in New Orleans – where she makes friends and tentatively inches her way back to normality – the evil force that once possessed her is back with unimaginably horrific plans that mean her last exorcism was just the beginning.
Unlike its predecessor, Part 2 is not presented in found-footage format. After the first instalment opened to positive reviews in 2010, The Last Exorcism Part 2 looks set to offer a number of chills and blood-curdling supernatural scenes when it is unleashed on audiences this June.