The Last Exorcism – First Trailer

Now I’m not normally one for horror movies but I do have a fine appreciation for when the genre is done right. And from the looks of this new trailer for The Last Exorcism it appears that director Daniel Stamm has nailed it.

The movie, which is produced by torture-porn king Eli Roth stars Patrick Fabian as troubled evangelical minister Cotton Marcus, who allows his final exorcism to be filmed by a documentary crew. Drawn by a letter from Louis, a poor farmer begging for his help, Marcus sets off to help Louis young daughter Nell, who appears to be deeply disturbed by some sinister force.

From the trailer it would appear that Stamm has captured the sense of dread and latent creepiness surrounding the practice of exorcism. Recent movies focusing on the “art” have been too quick to pull out the big scare, proving that they learned nothing from William Friedkin‘s exquisite The Exorcist.

The movies out August 27th in America. No Irish or UK release date has been mentioned yet.