I feel like I’m dealing with an alcoholic that can’t put the bottle down. Except instead of some good Scotch, we’re talking about an overstock of films focusing on possessions and exorcisms. Can everyone just realize please that there will never be another movie like The Exorcist? Now granted, there have been a few good exorcism/possession movies since the pea soup was flying in 1973, but it’s gotten a little out of control. Case in point: the sorry $7.7 million that The Last Exorcism Part II just brought in. I want quality, not quantity. And that honestly goes for all horror genres. We went down this long road with the torture porn, and thankfully, that eased up a bit. Can we at least get back into the slasher genre? Don’t worry, I see you Maniac remake.
So the main reason for this post is because it’s been announced courtesy of Bloody Disgusting, that a sequel is in the works already for the 2012 exorcism movie, The Possession. Being that the first was a modest success, it’s only natural to keep the cash grab game going and throw a sequel out there. Now look – I don’t mind sequels. But I cannot stand when it’s obvious that there isn’t any heart or soul behind a project and only dollar signs in the eyes of those involved in making them. So my advice to the makers of The Possession sequel: take your time. You had something there in the first one (even though overall I wasn’t blown away). So maybe….just maybe….you can pull off a sequel that’s even better than that original. And no PG-13 crap this time around. Take it to the limit and you’ll be rewarded by this horror fan. How’s that for incentive?