Continuing where the first film left off, Nell Sweetzer is found alone and terrified in the woods. Back in the relative safety of civilization, Nell realizes that she can t remember entire portions of the previous months only that she is the last surviving member of her family. Just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back with other, unimaginably horrific plans that mean her last exorcism was just the beginning.
Not since The Final Destination has a movie been so stupidly sequelized as The Last Exorcism has been. Ignoring the content of the movie entirely, this is just automatically dumb because, well, it clearly wasn’t The Last Exorcism. Now, as far as the actual content of the movie is concerned, I find it very interesting that the filmmakers have dropped the found footage gimmick, as that also breaks the false “reality” of the first movie. That being said, I actually think The Last Exorcism Part II looks like a better horror movie than its predecessor, and it’s kind of a shame that the first, somewhat mediocre movie even exists because the sequel looks, frankly, quite a bit better. I dunno. This is another example of a movie that I’ll eventually watch, but that won’t come anywhere close to my most anticipated films of the year.
The Last Exorcism Part II comes out March 1, 2013.