We’ve seen it all before. An evil house, a possessed family member, a paranormal team who helps perform an exorcism. But rarely do you get to see it done so well. Welcome to the already hyped (and deservedly so) spooky flick, The Conjuring. A movie that impressed me even more than I thought it would, but not just because it was downright scary and intense for most of the almost 2 hour runtime, but because it was smart. Yes, you read that right. A horror movie that is actually smart. I think I just saw a pig fly by. Continue reading
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?
Hey everybody! Are you ready for another exorcism movie? You are?! Well lucky for you on March 1st, you’ll get another one! Hooray! Yes, the sequel to the 2010 guilty pleasure of mine, The Last Exorcism, will be arriving in theaters, but apparently void of everything that made the first one enjoyable. Seemingly gone is the first person/found footage feel which is a damn shame. And inserted instead is the standard look that every exorcism flick in the past 10 years has had. Sigh. Our possessed gal from the original, Nell (Ashley Bell), is back, but I’m not sure if that’s a good thing considering her apparent over-acting and bugged out eyes in the trailers and tv spots. And speaking of the tv spots, The Last Exorcism Part II knows it’s going to suck. Want to know why?
Sorry. Couldn’t resist. But anyway, I noticed in the newest tv spots for this movie that the voiceover doesn’t even say that the title is The Last Exorcism Part II. It just says: The Last Exorcism. A fuck up or is there more at play here? On screen, it does say the correct title, but it’s obvious to me that because the voiceover is only saying The Last Exorcism, it clearly wants to trick you into thinking that you’re going to see the ‘sure to be superior’ original movie! Aha! Case closed. Unfortunately, I scoured Youtube for the tv spot I’ve been seeing, but to no avail. I’d like to think that the powers that be know I’m on to something and have made a point to delete every shred of evidence until the movie comes out now! So what’s the point here? Not quite sure because my brain hurts. But it seems the point is that you’re being duped into seeing a horrible exorcism movie thinking that you’re going to see a good one. Yeah, let’s go with that. And oh yeah, f*ck this movie.