BELIEVE IN HIM.
The Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) intends to expose the concept of exorcism as fraudulent on camera, but the case he picks turns out to be quite a challenge. The kind of horror movie that is designed to look like a documentary shot with a handheld camera; unfortunately, much like in the Spanish [•Rec] (2007), the shaky camera and low budget become obstacles. The story takes a long time to build tension and never reaches a satisfying conclusion. Still, Ashley Bell’s performance as the tormented girl helps create some sense of dread.
2010-U.S.-France. 87 min. Color. Produced by Eli Roth, Marc Abraham, Thomas A. Bliss, Eric Newman. Directed by Daniel Stamm. Cast: Patrick Fabian (Cotton Marcus), Ashley Bell (Nell Sweetzer), Iris Bahr (Iris Reisen), Louis Herthum, Caleb Landry Jones, Tony Bentley.
Trivia: Followed by The Last Exorcism Part II (2013).