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The Last Exorcism: Part 2

More on That Back-Bending Demon in The Last Exorcism, Part II Poster

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The Last Exorcism: Part 2[Earlier this week, Jane pondered the trend of demons who twist their human hosts backwards. Paula jumps into the fray with more notes on The Last Exorcism, Part II...ed.]

A movie poster for The Last Exorcism Part II, in theaters March 1, 2013, was released this week, and it looks pretty creepily scary. Actress Ashley Bell reprises her role as the demon-possessed teenager Nell Sweetzer with the gymnastic abilities of an Olympian.

According to press notes, Bell is ultra-flexible and she does all those back bends and other gravity-defying contortions without any special effects. She has some genuinely creepy moves. This was useful in the eerie first movie, 2010′s The Last Exorcism, when her father requested an exorcism for his daughter after she eviscerated one cow too many on the single father’s Louisiana farm.

According to the synopsis, Part II continues where the first film left off. Nell is trying to rebuild her life. She finds herself in the woods of rural Louisiana terrified and alone. When she returns to New Orleans, she can’t remember what happened there, and all she recalls is that she is the last surviving member of her family.

And, oh yeah, the evil demons who possessed her are back and they have even more horrific plans in store for her than before.

And by the way, here’s Ashley Bell being flexible in the poster for the first movie.

The Last Exorcism

Paula Schwartz

Paula Schwartz is a veteran journalist based in New York who is passionate about the movies. Her idea of heaven is watching three movies in a row. She’s written for various outlets, including the New York Times, Showbiz411.com, More.com and MovieMaker Magazine. For five seasons, she contributed to the New York Times seasonal movie blog, Carpetbaggers, where she covered major awards events and interviewed stars like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Helen Mirren.

Paula Schwartz has written posts on Reel Life With Jane.


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