Ashley Bell (born 26.05.1986)
Ashley Bell is an American actress.
Childhood: Ashley Bell was born in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are actors Victoria Carroll and Michael Bell. She attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
Acting career: Ashley Bell made her acting debut in an episode of 'Boston Public' in 2003 and had another TV appeared in 2007 in 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'. In 2009, she appeared in 4 episodes of 'United States of Tara' and made her film debut in the comedy 'Stay Cool' with Winona Ryder, Mark Polish and Hilary Duff. The following year, she landed the starring role in the horror flick 'The Last Exorcism' alongside Patrick Fabian. She reprised the role in the 2013 sequel 'The Last Exorcism Part II'. In 2011, she appeared in the post-apocalyptic movie 'The Day' with Shannyn Sossamon and Dominic Monaghan. In 2012, she lent her voice to the character Zoe in 'The Penguins of Madagascar' which also featured the voice of Tom McGrath.
Ashley Bell and Victoria Carroll - The Groundlings theatre and school celebrate their 40th anniversary with some of their favorite alumni, current company, friends and family at the all new HYDE Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 1st June 2014
When you qualify your movie as the "last" anything, a sequel seems a bit out of the question, but these new filmmakers have essentially relegated the 2010 original to a mere backstory. They have moved on from the video-cam format and the whole debunking premise to make a much more straightforward horror romp. And while it's packed with cliches, it heads full-speed into a final act that's jaw-droppingly bonkers enough to make this a guilty pleasure.
After the carnage of that farmhouse exorcism, Nell (Bell) is the only survivor. She's taken to a New Orleans halfway house with other battered women, who begin to teach her how to live her life after growing up in isolation. She still has a sense of her religious roots, but learns to enjoy pop music and even starts flirting with a cute handyman (Clark). Even though she wants to believe that her demon-possession wasn't real, it becomes apparent that maybe that previous exorcism didn't quite take. "A piece of him is still inside you," says an occult expert (Jensen), completely without irony. Indeed the demon is back with a vengeance, and he has something awful in mind.
Filmmaker Gass-Donnelly keeps the atmosphere tense, throwing in elements from every horror film in recent memory, including creepy masked figures, staticky broadcasts, insidious phone calls, buzzing houseflies and even a sassy psychic (Riggs). The soundtrack is full of creep-out noises, while the images are intercut with flickers of the previous film. But all of this is done in that bland Hollywood style that makes us jump without actually freaking us out. Thankfully, the film has Bell on board to deliver a performance much better than the movie deserves: she's genuinely unsettling as the tormented innocent.
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Reviews do not bode well for the success of The Last Exorcism Part II
Poor Nell Sweetzer. Not only is she found cowering and alone in rural Louisiana but she also has to come to terms with the fact that she is the last surviving member of her family. Oh and not only that, but that last exorcism? Turns out that isn’t going to be the last exorcism, after all. This sequel to the 2010 movie depicts a still-very-much-possessed Nell (played by Ashley Bell) seeking refuge in the city of New Orleans. Seems like a good idea until all those demons start to rear their distinctly ugly heads.
Yet another unnecessary modern horror sequel, trying to cash in on the success of its predecessor, the last Exorcism plays victim to one of the most common pitfalls in modern horror. Described by Dustin Putnam as little more than a “series of moments,” the movie makers have focused on the scary bits and forgotten the rest, with a story that’s all but dead in the water. There’s potential in The Last Exorcism II but it fails to reach it, as the Vulture review explains: “If you watch closely enough, you'll see that somewhere inside The Last Exorcism Part II is a very good thriller - a genuinely unnerving movie about possession - struggling to get out.”
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It's all things horror as we look forward to The Last Exorcism II's release tonight
Considering the prequel was called The Last Exorcism, no one really saw The Last Exorcism II coming. But that hasn’t diminished the excitement surrounding Daniel Stamm’s possession horror, which hits cinemas tonight (March, 1).
If the recent flurry of awful horror films has got you scared to part with your hard-earned cash, then worry not, as TLE II seems to be a winner, if the critics are to be believed, anyway. The Guardian say: “Stamm effectively crafts a dozen or so marvellously creepy moments. Audience faith in the existence of decent horror films is reaffirmed,” while Empire Magazine wrote: “The method is well-worn and the subject-matter familiar, but this is a smart, scary little picture.” And with a respectable score of 73% on Rotten Tomatoes, you could do a lot worse tonight.
Actress Ashley Bell is nursing a stress fracture in her vertebrae as a result of performing her own stunts in upcoming horror film The Last Exorcism Part Ii.
The 26 year old plays a young girl possessed by a powerful demon in the movie, and she had to contort her body into a number of awkward and uncomfortable positions during the shoot to give viewers the idea she was being controlled by a dark spirit.
And Bell, who also writhes around on a bed while a religious leader tries to cure her, admits it all really took a toll on her back.
The big movie news this week, of course, was the announcement of this year's Oscar nominations, to which people reacted with the usual levels of surprise and anger. The biggest snub seems to be for previous winner Kathryn Bigelow, who was overlooked for a directing nomination even though her film Zero Dark Thirty earned five other nods, including Best Picture.
If you’re going to call a movie ‘The Last Exorcism,’ you should probably resign yourself that you can’t really make a sequel to it, containing an exorcism. Except, apparently, these guys just did. The Last Exorcism Part II has a production credit for horror don Eli Roth and is scheduled for release in March 2013.
The movie continues where the first one left off, with Nell Sweetzer (played by Ashley Bell) found alone and terrified in the woods. She slowly pieces the missing last few months of her life back together and has to deal with the realisation that she is the only surviving member of her family. Oh – that and the fact that the demons haven’t gone away. If they had, it wouldn’t be much of a horror movie now, would it. The trailer gives a glimpse of the bone-breaking body-distortion that we all watched the first one for, as Sweetzers frame is twisted by the demon that possesses her; there might not be much in the way of progress here, but if ‘more of the same’ was what you wanted after their first movie, then ‘more of the same’ is just what you get here.
It’s looking as though this could well become our next long-running horror franchise, competing in the stamina stakes, with the likes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Saw and Paranormal Actvity.
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After the last members of her family die in a horrific satanic ritual, Nell Sweetzer is found frightened wandering around Louisiana. Once she is found, she is encouraged to start afresh in New Orleans but wherever she goes, she can't seem to get the memory of her demonic possession out of her life and it is uncovered that her last exorcism was not, in fact, her last at all as the demon Alabam has returned to her body with plans of an ever more destructive and grisly nature. Will her next exorcism succeed in banishing the wrath of the creature taking over her, or will she be doomed to live with him inside her forever more?
This chilling supernatural horror has been directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly ('Small Town Murder Songs' 'This Beautiful City') who co-wrote the screenplay with Damien Chazelle ('Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench'). It follows on from the previous 'The Last Exorcism' film directed by Daniel Stamm whereby a minister who has lost his faith is called to exorcise Nell at her home where she lived with her father and brother. Looking to be just as disturbing as number one, 'The Last Exorcism Part II' is set to hit screens on March 15th 2013.
Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly
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Five people who have survived the almost total destruction of humankind through relentless warfare, set out together armed with firearms and blades in a quest for their continued survival. The group discover an uninhibited farmhouse in which they immediately find shelter, however they soon begin to feel uneasy and decide to salvage whatever they can find within the building with the intention of leaving immediately after. However, when one of them accidentally sets of an alarm in the house, they realise they are trapped and will very soon be ambushed by a group of ruthless savages. Suspicions are aroused when one female in the group seems to have a lot of information about them and she herself shows little fear or mercy as the savages attack. She admits to being 'one of them' but is still determined to destroy them all. A day of brutal battling ensues; will the survivors be so lucky this time with their ever-decreasing store of food and ammo?
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'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' has been nominated in eight categories for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.
'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' leads the 2011 Mtv Movie Awards nominations with nods in eight categories.
The third film in the vampire franchise based on the books by Stephenie Meyer is up for awards including Best Movie, Best Female Performance, Best Villain, Best Jaw-Dropping Moment, Best Fight and Best Kiss while co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will compete in the Best Male Performance category.
'Inception' starring Leonardo Dicaprio follows closely behind with seven nominations, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1', 'The Social Network' and 'Black Swan' have six, five and four nods respectively in the awards voted for by the public.
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Rev Cotton Marcus (Fabian) has been a preacher since he was a little boy, following in the footsteps of his father (Wright) to hold his congregation in the palm of his hand and exorcise demons when necessary. But a crisis has undermined his faith, so he hires a TV crew (Bahr and Grimes) to document the the ridiculous trickery he uses to perform one final exorcism. But nothing about this possessed girl (Bell), her father (Herthum) or brother (Jones) is as expected. And Cotton starts to doubt that there's a logical explanation.
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Date of birth
26th May, 1986
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