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Anyone seen "The Last Exorcism" ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Leith, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Okay, I hate horror movies, but a few days ago I decided to watch one. I've seen the usual flicks, Paranormal Activity, The Strangers, Insidious and pretty much all the other movies out there. To be honest, none of them gave me any nightmares and none of them were scary. Paranormal Activity was bullshit. Don't know why everyones applauding it saying its the scariest movie out there.

    One movie which did give me sleepless nights was The Last Exorcism.

    I didn't really understand the movie so I thought my fellow BHW'ers can help me out.

    WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW:

    From what I think - Cotton is a preacher and he decides to take one last visit to a family who consists of a Dad, son and daughter and the Dad thinks his daughter is possessed by a demon or w/e. Cotton goes to the house and carries out a fake exorcism, and claims that the demon is "gone". Cotton, and his cameramen and women go back to the hotel that night to sleep and return the next morning back home. They see Nell (the girl who was supposedly possessed) sitting on the bed in Cottons room.

    They go to the hospital and theres nothing wrong with her. Bla bla bla. They find out she is pregnant. The camera women thinks it's Nells Dad who raped her. Later on in the barnyard, Cotton then undergoes a real exorcism to try and remove the devil. We then hear Abalam, the devil inside, speak. Then some random shit happens.

    At the end, everything is supposedly all okay. Nell tells Cotton that there was this guy from the cafe, and he made her pregnant. Cotton invites Pastor Manley over to take care of Nell. He leaves. On the way home, he sees the cafe that the boy which made Nell pregnant works in. They go in, and speak to the Boy - but they found out he is infact gay. They realise that this was all a big set up to get them out of the house.

    NOW THIS IS THE PART I DON'T GET...

    When they return, the house is empty and there's scribblings of symbols everywhere on the wall. They then go to the forest, and they see the Dad tied up and blindfolded. They see Nell tied on a table and what I saw was Pastor Manley, and a bunch of others people doing a ritual kinda thing around the table. Nell gives birth to a red kinda devil baby, and the Pastor throws that into the fire besides them, and this causes a bigger fire and things just get more evil-looking.

    Cotton then decides to have more faith in God, and he goes to try and stop this devil from the fire. The camera pans out and goes to the camera women who is chopped up by someone, and then the camera man who is sliced by Caleb (Nells bro)

    My questions..

    1) Why did Caleb slice the cameraman? Was he possessed?
    2) What the fuck was Pastor Manley doing at the end? Was he getting rid of the devil? If that was so, why did Cotton go to the fire and try stop it?
    3) WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED IN THE ENDING? Can someone explain? I think I'm missing the main points here.

    Help a bro out! I hate it when I watch pretty decent movies, but then don't understand the ending.
     
  2. drb352

    drb352 Newbie

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    Caleb and the priests from the church were actually satanists. Caleb killed the cameracrew because they were witnesses. Pastor Manning was the leader of the cult. The "devil baby" was a scarfice to "Abalam", the demon they were worshiping.
     
  3. illfounded21

    illfounded21 Senior Member

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    Good explanation... But how is this your first post!? You have been here for 2 years and you decide to finally get involved now? I guess you just must love horror films.
     
  4. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    The preacher thought he was more of a "hustler" than some with real faith and he admits it. He gets his religion back when he walks into the fire at the end to stop the demon.

    I love how the camera guy never drops the camera even when his life is on the line...like most of these first person POV type movies...hahaha
     
  5. drb352

    drb352 Newbie

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    I made a post a couple months back in the lounge. It's one I'd rather forget...

    I signed up with the intention to get involved and be a regular but I never did and forgot about it. When I made my first post I actually tried signing up with the same email address.

    But yes, I do love horror films.
     
  6. illfounded21

    illfounded21 Senior Member

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    Oh yes, I remember- not a great start....
    Try and regain some credibility by adding value to the forum, give back and help when you can.
     
  7. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    I remember seeing that movie in theaters. I thought it wasn't too bad. It reminded me of Blair witch project for some reason. I seemed to be the only one in the group who liked it. I dig horror movies myself. Drag me to hell is one of my favorites as far as "scary" is concerned. :)
     
  8. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    Oh yeah, and #3 was the prophecy being tied into the ending. I thought that was the best part, imho.