Toronto After Dark: My Thoughts on The Last Exorcism

For the second year I have attended the Toronto After Dark film festival at the Bloor Cinema.  This year, I decided to check out The Last Exorcism, which is produced by Eli Roth.  In was a fun screening, since both Eli Roth and the stars Patrick Fabian and Ashley Bell were in attendance for a Q&A following the film.

The film follows a faux-documentary style as a popular minister from as small town allows a documentary crew to accompany film on his final exorcism.

This is a hard film to talk about without giving too much away, however I do say that I thought that the documentary style helped to emphasize the realism the film was going for.  I also have to say that I thought that the ending was quite unexpected and the film would be worth seeing for the ending alone.


The film was followed by a Q&A by Eli Roth and the cast members.  After watching this Q&A, I can confidently say that Eli Roth is a true film geek.  I also have to say that I was impressed when it was said that all the contortionist movements performed by Ashley Bell in the film with 100% real (no CGI).

Overall I have to say it was an enjoyable night.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).