On the 7th day of Halloween, the power of Christ compels me to recommend…
To be perfectly honest, in terms of out-and-out scares, ‘The Last Exorcism’ (2010) is only so-so. But (if you’ll pardon the pun) it possesses an ambiguity and intelligence that’s rare in your average found-footage Blair Witch clone.
Throughout, we are prompted to question if the events in the movie are indeed supernatural in nature, or if perfectly rational explanations – such as mental illness arising from an unfortunate perfect storm of circumstances – can explain our teenage victim’s increasingly strange behaviour. The film treads this fine line of questioning until (practically) the story’s end, and it’s this balancing act that elevates it from the merely creepy to something considerably more engaging.