9. Movie Title: The Last Exorcism (2010)
When evangelist Reverend Cotton Marcus is summoned by the farmer Louis Sweetzer to perform an exorcism in his daughter Nell, Cotton sees the chance to prove to the documentary crew that exorcisms are fraud. They head to Ivanwood and they have a hostile reception from Louis’s son Caleb. Cotton performs the exorcism in Nell, exposing his tricks to the camera, but sooner they learn that the dysfunctional Sweetzer family has serious problems.
After “The Exorcist”, a lot of these exorcism films seem to repeat themselves. Or, they all get pretty repetitive. You feel like you’ve already seen this in like three other films and you know how it will play out. “The Last Exorcism” took me for a loop. “Like, did she just do that? Oh, this girl is on some strong stuff here.”
Fun Fact: Ashley Bell (Nell Sweetzer) did all the bends and contortions of her body on her own. No special effects were used – she has hypermobility.