Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Last Exorcism Part II

 Released Year: 2013
Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly

Casted by:
 Ashley Bell as Nell Sweetzer
Julia Garner as Gwen
Spencer Treat Clark as Chris
Muse Watson as Frank Merle
Louis Herthum as Louis Sweetzer
We start with some footage from the first film, showing flashes of Nell Sweetzer being exorcised by Rev. Cotton Marcus, leading to the climax with the satanic ritual, and Nell's brother Caleb decapitating Daniel the cameraman. Apparently, the camera containing that footage is still lying in the woods.

Cut to a couple in New Orleans, Jared and Steph, sleeping. Steph gets up, and something crawls into bed with Jared. When he sees Steph standing before him, the thing growls and claws at Jared's leg. The couple hides, but they look in their kitchen and find a demonic-looking Nell squatting by the fridge.

Nell is taken to a doctor. She's catatonic and has barely any memory of what occurred in Ivanwood. As she's given a bath, the nurse cuts a lock of her hair and keeps it. The nurse then continues to clean her when the radio begins to lose signal with a hint of white noise, and Nell later claims "He will kill us all".

Nell gets placed in a home for girls, run by Frank Merle. He gives her the cross necklace that her mother left her, but tells her to wear it once she's decided who she will become. Nell quickly makes friends with a group of girls led by Gwen. She gets a job working at a motel and even catches the eye of a boy named Chris. Nell and the girls go to a Mardi Gras parade, where several masked and hooded figures appear to be watching Nell. She encounters a living statue who remarks "You've been missed". At one point, Nell even believes she sees her father, Louis across the street who disappears behind the passing of a bus.

Overnight, Nell has a few flashbacks to her incident in Ivanwood. She gets up to go splash her face with water, but comes back to find one of the girls violently contorting, and then falling out of bed having a seizure.

At work, Chris tells Nell he has a surprise for her after work. During her shift, she notices something weird going on with the radio. There appear to be voices speaking to her, but she is snapped out of it by her fellow employer. Later, Chris takes Nell to an animal enclosure to see some white tigers and gorillas he also gets two sugar sticks for each of them. When they sit on a bench together Chris asks if Nell's ever had a boyfriend, but she gets defensive and says that it's nobody's business, although she still tells him of how she was pregnant. As they come close to kissing a Gorilla throws a tire in the background ruining the moment.

That night, Nell gets a phone call, supposedly from Chris. When she answers, her voices echoes through the other line, and then more demonic voices appear to be speaking to her. She tries unplugging the phone, but it still rings. During the night, she sees Louis again, who tells her not to let the demon seduce her. When she turns the lights on, he disappears.

During work the next day, Nell is shaken. Chris tries to console her, but she asks what it is that he likes about her. He then gives Nell her first kiss. She goes back to work with a smile on her face. While working in a room, she hears erotic moaning from the next room. She places her face on the wall and listens with interest, a black color begins to appear around her face, and hands as the moaning turns to screaming. There is also a dark figure standing outside the room watching Nell. Later at night, Nell starts moaning pleasurably in her sleep while her hand is being lifted into the air.

That evening, Chris throws rocks at Nell's window, asking her to come outside. She goes out and doesn't find him, but hears what sounds like several demonic voices speaking to her at once. She runs back inside and discovers Louis in there, very much alive. He holds her and says he never should've trusted Cotton with her, and he pulls out his shotgun, preparing to shoot her claiming its the only way. As Nell struggles with him, Gwen comes in and whacks Louis over the head with a blunt object. Her eyes turn black, and she tells Nell "No one can have you but him". She sends Nell out and locks her outside, as some loud thumping and Louis's screams are heard. Frank comes downstairs to investigate but finds nothing, and Gwen comes back as if nothing has happened. Frank tells Nell he will have her committed to a hospital if she doesn't stop acting out.

Nell finds the girls watching a video of her exorcism in Ivanwood that Gwen found. She is disturbed and annoyed when the girls won't stop watching, and one insinuates that there is still a demon inside her. She leaves and goes to a church where she starts praying. A pastor comes in and at first seems welcoming, but then gets darker and says "He has great plans for you." Some large birds hit windows as shadowy figures surround the place, and Nell runs out. On the streets, she encounters a tourist who recognizes her from her possession video. He asks for a picture with her, which she reluctantly agrees to, but it comes out distorted. When he asks for another one, Nell tells him to fuck off. As he walks away, the man falls to the ground suffers a seizure. Nell then gets pulled away by a woman named Cecile.

Cecile tells Nell of a prophecy that states that there will be a destruction among the earth that will happen if the being responsible is willing to let it happen. She also tells her of The Order of the Right Hand that is watching out for Nell. Cecile takes Nell to her place to get a sense of when she became possessed. She performs a sort of ritual and ask's Nell to show her when she first encountered the demon. Nell only shows part of her memory's and as Cecile insists that she let her see, Nell claims it is not safe for Cecile. As the ritual continues Nell begins to scream and yells "Make it stop" several times and the lights than go out. When the lights come back on Cecile turns to see several knives lined up pointed at her, that fall to the ground a few seconds later.

At the motel, Chris sees a video of Nell where she is lying to Cotton and his crew about how she got pregnant. Nell finds Chris sitting in the room, talking about how he could never love Nell more than "he" can in an odd way. He slits his throat in front of Nell and dies.

Nell goes back to Cecile's home that evening, where they meet Calder and Jeffrey, two men from The Order of the Right Hand. They strap Nell down to a table as Cecile paints "CROATOA" on her stomach in red. They perform a ritual to exorcise Nell and put Abalam inside a chicken. During the ritual, Nell struggles as something moves inside her and they are unable to control the demon. Nell sees a masked and hooded figure that she previously saw at the parade, which turns out to be herself standing before her. She sees more apparitions as Calder injects her IV with a needle. An apparition of Louis tells Nell it's a lethal dose of morphine. Abalam takes her form again and tells her to accept her fate. She does nothing other than stare at him and then appears to flatline and die. Suddenly, she springs up and takes the demons hand, and the next thing we see is Calder getting thrown out the window while more commotion goes on in the house and blood sprays the window. Nell leaves the home during the commotion.

Back at the home, Frank is calling around to look for Nell. He finds her sitting in his office, covered in blood. She tells him she's decided who she really is, and thanks him for being so kind, and helping her. She then kills him before setting a fire that leads up to the rooms of the other girls, who begin screaming.

Nell goes outside, wearing the boots that she said she liked to one of the girls when she first enters the home, and takes Frank's truck. She plays a rock song that Gwen played for her earlier and starts driving off into the night, literally leaving a trail of destruction and chaos behind her.
L² Scored: 6/10

L² Comment:
This exorcism movie is kinda simple and the storyline is predictable. This part 2 is the sequel of the first movie in 2010... but does it make a better profit and reputation than the 1st movie? i dont think so...

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