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Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Last Exorcism Part II

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As I said in my previous review of Dark Skies, my curiosity got the better of me. I keep saying that I saw this so I could write a review for it but I think I’m only trying to fool myself. Well I went and it was exactly what I thought it would be, terrible. When your only way of scaring the audience is making them jump, you really need to examine your script a second or third time over. And when I say examine I mean throw it away. This was made purely for profit and it’s extremely obvious. The title of the film alone should serve as a warning of the stupidity to follow.

Nell is back from the brink of literal hell and is doing quite well in her new setting. She has convinced herself that everything that happened before wasn’t real. The past as horrifying as it may have been was simply a manifestation created by unstable psychopaths; at least that’s what she tells herself. This demon that was removed from her life never really left. Abalam as it is known loves Nell, so much so that it will kill anyone that gets too close.

Slowly, bit by bit, things start taking a turn toward the hellish road she knows all too well. Mysterious figures appear everywhere she goes plaguing her every waking moment. When she sleeps Abalam visits her causing unsettling nightmares and flashbacks. Her odd behavior keeps any potential friends at bay alienating her further. As she treks into each day her actions only bring Abalam closer. People naturally get scared of her and she feels hated and is drawn to the very one she fears. At the brink of giving in she is confronted by a woman willing to help her fight this demon and send it to hell once and for all.

This is where the exorcism part comes in. Strapped down, a friend of the woman’s begins chanting some kind of foreign language with his hands held over Nell’s body. He tells her he will summon Abalam and send him into a prison set within a chicken. Once trapped in the chicken they will kill it and finally rid Nell of this entity. Of course this is a cliché horror film so here comes a big one; the demon is more powerful than they anticipated. Having no choice they inject Nell with a lethal amount of morphine and wait as it takes hold and stops her heart. They must do this because nothing less than the world is at stake. If Nell were to join Abalam willingly our world would end. Something else they didn’t account for is the love this demon has for Nell.

SPOILER! SPOILER!

Suddenly and violently Nell awakens and reaches with a willing hand toward the demon itself. It is at this moment that she has accepted her fate, her future is preordained and her resistance is nothing more than tiresome folly. From outside of the house screams emanate with terror and pain. We then see “Nell” walk from the structure and get in a vehicle and drive away. As she passes anything near her begins to break or spontaneously burst into flames. She is evil incarnate and has finally embraced what is to come.

SPOILER OVER!

It might sound kind of cool but please believe me when I say that it isn’t. It’s another terrible PG-13 horror film that studios crapped out. They tried to polish it into a gem but a polished turd is still a turd. If you just have to see this, and I don’t know why you would, wait for the rental. If you have any sense at all though you will just leave this alone. If you hated the first then you will hate this, it is nothing more than a slightly slicker, smoother film than its predecessor. Before the “movie” started a preview ran for another horror film called The Conjuring. That trailer was the scariest part of the whole thing and it was no longer than two and a half minutes. Maybe Part 3 of The Last Exorcism will be better, yeah right. That one will be called “The Last Exorcism Part 3: We Swear It’s The Last One, Maybe.” *Title Pending*

Rated PG-13 for: horror violence, terror and brief language
Runtime: 88 minutes
After Credits Scene: None

Out of 5 Nerdskulls
Story: 2/ Acting: 2.5/ Directing: 2/ Visuals: 2.5
OVERALL: 2 Nerdskulls

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