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The Last Exorcism

Post by sherbetbizarre » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:51 pm

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Lionsgate made a major move today by grabbing U.S. distribution rights to The Last Exorcism, a verite-style horror pic originally titled Cotton that was produced by Strike Entertainment, StudioCanal and genre maven Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever). The deal is said to include a high-six-figure advance and a $16 million P&A commitment -- meaning big time theatrical release. Helmed by German director and AFI grad Daniel Stamm,the flick stars Patrick Fabian as a troubled evangelical minister who allows his final exorcism to be filmed by a documentary crew. It will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival this March.

The project, which shot in Louisiana, has had horror fan sites salivating for months at the prospect of a scary, shaky-cam-style film shepherded by "Hostel" helmer Roth.

"Mail Order Wife" helmers Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland scripted. (At an early stage, they also were attached to direct.)

Producers Eric Newman, Marc Abraham, Tom Bliss and Roth showed the pic to buyers in mid January, drawing offers from nearly every major and mini-major. Lionsgate was presumed to be a front-runner for "Exorcism" from the get-go, given the distrib is a horror haven and released Roth's first feature, "Cabin Fever," as well as the "Hostel" films.

"It's always great to work with our friend Eli, who has played a key role in establishing Lionsgate in the vanguard of the horror genre," said Jason Constantine, Lionsgate's prexy of acquisitions and co-productions. "'The Last Exorcism' feels as close to a real exorcism as anyone would ever want to get -- audiences are going to find this movie scary as, well, hell."
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/19070
Lionsgate has locked in an August 27th date for their Eli Roth produced exorcism tale, The Last Exorcism (Cotton), which was nabbed up before the SXSW Film Festival (and quickly pulled from the schedule, BOO!). Directed by Daniel Stamm, after a career spent helping the devout through prayer and trickery, Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) invites a film crew to document his final fraudulent days as an exorcist. Soon his faith is truly tested when a desperate plea from the father of a possessed girl (Ashley Bell) brings him face to face with the devil himself. Check out a creepy image below.
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/19487

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Post by BellWitch74 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:07 am

oooohhhh looks creepy!
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POSSESSION anyone?

Post by MeanDemon » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:54 am

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Post by Grave » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:39 am

Looks to be okay...Only thing that has me concerned is the PG-13 rating :think:
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Post by Tim » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:46 am

The PG rating is an acronym for Poltergiest.The 13 is...well...you know..
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Post by devilbustedinct » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:40 am

Most of you probably know i am a bit biased about possession films (except for THE EXORCIST and REQUIEM), and I think Hollywood feeds the masses with what they think we want to see based on demographics of younger people who think THE EXORCIST isn't scary and STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE is boring. It's all the rave to give us crap renditions of what could have been decent horror flicks (i.e. A HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT, THE FOURTH KIND, and all the soulless torture porn that is a sad statement for today's generation)

Thus said. I won't be paying to see this movie but look forward to watching it for free one day. The trailer says it all and let's face it, Eli Roth is not known for being a great filmmaker or producer (although I liked him as an actor in INGLORIOUS BASTERDS). Ironic as it may seem, I will dish out $8 bucks to see trashy crap like PIRANHA 3D solely for boobs, blood, and b-movie baloney. Now THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT.

With that said, here is an early review from JoBlo...
Plot: A documentary crew follows a sham Exorcist named Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) to a remote farm, where he’s been hired to exorcise a demon supposedly possessing the soul of the teenage daughter (Ashley Bell) of a devout evangelical Christian (Louis Herthum). Cotton intends to expose modern day exorcism as a scam, but once he arrives at the farm, he begins to doubt whether or not he’s actually witnessing a genuine case of demonic possession.

Review: If the distributors behind THE LAST EXORCISM were planning to build buzz by screening film at the Fantasia Film Festival, I think their plan backfired- big time. It’s obvious that they’re trying to turn this into a PARANORMAL ACTIVITY phenomenon, as each member of the Fantasia audience was forced to sign a release allowing infra-red cameras to film their reactions throughout so the footage could be used in the film’s trailer.


Suffice to say, I don’t think they’ll be using any of the footage they caught at Fantasia due to the simple fact that THE LAST EXORCISM isn’t scary, and there weren’t many jumps or screams in the 700 seat Hall auditorium. In fact, towards the end of the film, several audience members seemed to turn against the film, and were letting out cat-calls during the “shocking “conclusion.

Truth be told, THE LAST EXORCISM isn’t THAT bad. For the first hour of the film, I was really enjoying it. The faux-documentary gambit, which admittedly has been done to death recently, was actually used quite well here. I loved the main character, a likable family-man reverend named Cotton Marcus, who’s been preaching since he was five years old, but now- after a crisis of conscience, is no longer sure he’s doing God’s work by taking part in Exorcisms, which he’s convinced are all phony.


Leading man Patrick Fabian is terrific as Cotton, projecting a likable charm which makes him completely believable as an Elmer Gantry-style, silver tongued preacher. Once Marcus gets to the farm, and meets up with the supposed victim, the naïve, likable Nell (Ashley Bell), the momentum continues to build, with the question of whether or not the girl’s actually being possessed left ambiguous.

However, THE LAST EXORCISM completely falls apart in the final act, which is a ridiculous take-off on many other better- films about demonic possession, such as THE EXORCIST, ROSEMARY’S BABY, and even the recent EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE. The final twist is indeed jaw-dropping, but not in the horrifying way the filmmakers obviously intended. It’s unintentionally funny, and far from scary, and the Fantasia crowd- which would normally eat this type of thing up, reacted badly. This does not bode well for its eventual reception by horror fans once it comes out in August. It’s hard to be frightened by something when you’re too busy laughing at it.

Grade: 5/10
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Post by Grave » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:33 am

i'll be seeing it opening day so i'll let you know what i thought of it...
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Post by sherbetbizarre » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:03 am

devilbustedinct wrote:The trailer says it all and let's face it, Eli Roth is not known for being a great filmmaker
Yes he is - Cabin Fever and Hostel rule :P

BTW, you'll enjoy his cameo in Piranha 3D which is awsome... :D

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Post by devilbustedinct » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:53 am

sherbetbizarre wrote: Yes he is - Cabin Fever and Hostel rule :P

BTW, you'll enjoy his cameo in Piranha 3D which is awsome... :D
Wait a sec, GREAT film making....CABIN FEVER was fun enough, but Hostel only started a a gory trend I think. C'mon Sherb, GREAT???

Have you seen PIRANHA 3D? I have been avoiding 3D unless they are in IMAX. I don't really like the trend. CLASH OF THE TITANS looked just as crappy in 3D as the movie was. Unnecessary IMHO, plus they give me headaches as I wear glasses to begin with.

However I did enjoy TOY STORY 3 in IMAX 3D, now that's the way it should be done.

Eli Roth a GREAT film maker? Say whaaaaat?

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:00 am

devilbustedinct wrote:Have you seen PIRANHA 3D?
Yep, earlier today... it's pretty awesome (and yes it was filmed in 3D, not "retro-fitted")

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Post by Dan the Damned » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:16 am

So does Jerry O'Connell's penis get bitten off by a piranha, as he insinuated on yesterday's Stern show? :shock:

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:22 am

That's a spoiler Dan :naughty: :P

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Post by devilbustedinct » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:24 am

That's what I'm talkin' bout! I'll be there for a Matinee tomorrow after a dramamine and a percocet.

I love the the radio ads use the Restricted content as a selling point:

"Rated R for graphic violence and gore, nudity, intense action, sexual content and drug use"

He says it like he's all happy too! That's worth the admission price.

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:06 am

sherbetbizarre wrote:
devilbustedinct wrote:Have you seen PIRANHA 3D?
Yep, earlier today... it's pretty awesome (and yes it was filmed in 3D, not "retro-fitted")
Ok, apparently it was "retro-fitted", but film with 3D in mind... go see it anyway :P

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Post by Brendan72 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:54 am

The Last Exorcism looks like a documentary-style movie ... alot of shots of the camera jumping about nervously ... looks okay in the previews, however this does not clench the deal as far as going to the movies to see it is concerned - might wait till it comes to DVD.
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Post by BillyCigars » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:56 pm

I'll be catching a late-night showing of this movie on Friday night. Can't wait!
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Post by shuggins » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:08 pm

Hey guys....just got back from seeing this movie. Much like Sherb, I love love love this genre. This movie was EXCELLENT......until the final 10-15 minutes. It went from a 9.5 to a 2.5 during that time frame.

This movie had SOOO much promise. Loved the acting, the setting, etc, , but.... WHAT WERE THEY THINKING re: the ending?

First 3/4 of the movie: WOW. Final 15 minutes (or so): AWFUL. Overall: the movie is an extreme disappointment.

I'm not giving details because I want you guys to go see it and form your own opinion. Pretty bad stuff.

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Post by BillyCigars » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:17 am

100% agreed Shuggins. My theory on the ending is this: they had about $15,000 left and 2 weeks to wrap it up and they wanted to make sure they had enough money for the wrap party. Thus the.... wow... ending.
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Post by shuggins » Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:01 am

Billy,

Yea, me and my friends all thought the same thing regarding your theory. It was just so damn bizarre that they'd do that. What'd you think of Reverend Cotton (the lead actor)? Man, he was AWESOME! Where'd they find that guy?

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