Picture from The Last Exorcism
Overall C-

Although Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) has exorcised demons before, he has decided that the case of Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) will be his last. And he arranges to have a film crew document the procedure. But what they capture with the camera looks more like a horror movie than a religious act.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing violent content and terror, some sexual references and thematic material.

Talk to your kids about…

The Last Exorcism

How does this storyline contribute to negative attitudes about different groups, including religious believers? Is this an accurate depiction of persons of faith? How does it impact the way viewers may look at Southerners? Do we see any positive portrayals of those hailing from this part of the country?

While computer graphics are used in many movies to create special effects, this film relies predominantly on age-old tactics. Are these devices, such as the blood splattered camera lens, spooky sounds and dark sets, effective in creating suspense? How does the cost of using these methods compare with paying for computer animation?

Are there dangers in dabbling in the occult? If so, what might they be?