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.