The Last Exorcism Part II | Movie review
This curiously titled sequel abandons its predecessor's wit.
The Last Exorcism (2010) put a welcome twist on the found-footage-horror genre by featuring a phony exorcist protagonist—a con man forced to believe his own eyes when confronted with the creepy documentary-style images captured on camera. The curiously titled The Last Exorcism Part II abandons both the original’s found-footage conceit and its wit, instead bringing back Nell (Ashley Bell), the poor possessed girl of the first film, for another round of demon torment. Director Ed Gass-Donnelly spares no well-tested shock technique or voodoo cliché for his New Orleans–based sequel, but the results are more tedious than terrifying.