Hooray for sequels! Slight sarcasm there, but here we go with the official trailer for The Last Exorcism Part 2. I do always like when a horror sequel gets a “Part 2” in the title. Makes me feel like I’m in the 80’s again. Ahhh – the 80’s. Remember when horror movies were good? Ok – I’m getting off topic, so let’s get back on.
The Last Exorcism Part 2 picks up right where the original left off and we find Nell (Ashley Bell) dirty and scared after just giving birth to a demon baby during a satanic ritual in the woods. Doctors examine her and find nothing wrong and move her into an all female halfway house. It’s there that she seeks to rehabilitate herself and maybe even find love (awwwww). But her past demons (pun intended) won’t allow that, and she must come face to face with them again whether she likes it or not. Peep the trailer below:
Well, the first thing that stands out other than the fact that Nell looks all growns up now, even though it’s supposed to take place right after the first movie, is the abandonment of the hand held/documentary style look. Definitely a more polished look this time around. I actually really liked The Last Exorcism and had no problems with the ending like some people (it was prophesized in the drawing!) and I was fully on board for the sequel. My anticipation lowered slightly though, because it really just looks like another carbon copy of the 20 possession/exorcism films we have coming out each year now. I did dig some of the creepy imagery and the Jesus nursery rhyme for some added effect, so I’ll definitely reserve judgement until I see the finished product. And that finished product comes out March 1st, so mark it down on your horror calendar!