Lionsgate’s forthcoming fright flick The Last Exorcism (formerly known as Cotton) has gotten itself a rating, and it looks like this new demonic oppressor won’t be too much of a potty mouth.
The MPAA announced today that it’s given this new chiller a PG-13 “for disturbing violent content and terror, some sexual references and thematic material.” Before any of you automatically decide to write this one off as a result, keep in mind that while an R would have been nice, PG-13 movies done correctly can be just as visceral; and this flick looks damned good!
Look for the Daniel Stamm directed film, which was produced by Eli Roth, in theatres on August 27th. In the meantime visit the official The Last Exorcism Facebook page, and then dig on the official The Last Exorcism website here.
When he arrives on the rural Louisiana farm of Louis Sweetzer, the Reverend Cotton Marcus expects to perform just another routine “exorcism” on a disturbed religious fanatic. An earnest fundamentalist, Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic preacher as a last resort, certain his teenage daughter Nell is possessed by a demon who must be exorcized before their terrifying ordeal ends in unimaginable tragedy.
Buckling under the weight of his conscience after years of parting desperate believers with their money, Cotton and his crew plan to film a confessionary documentary of this, his last exorcism. But upon arriving at the already blood-drenched family farm, it is soon clear that nothing could have prepared him for the true evil he encounters there. Now, too late to turn back, Reverend Marcus’ own beliefs are shaken to the core when he and his crew must find a way to save Nell – and themselves – before it is too late.
THE LAST EXORCISM was written by Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland. Strike Entertainment and STUDIOCANAL present an Arcade Pictures production.”
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