"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri": October Oscar predictions                "Get Out" leads the Gotham Award nominations                'Blade Runner 2049,' 'The Disaster Artist' to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Original Screenplay hopefuls                Todd Haynes explores the world of children with "Wonderstruck"                MUDBOUND and COCO to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" pairs Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman once again                "Wonder Wheel" closes NYFF with a commanding Kate Winslet turn                Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney to Receive Hollywood Supporting Actor and Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards at "Hollywood Film Awards"                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Adapted Screenplay hopefuls                "Breathe" aims to return Andrew Garfield to Oscar contention                Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet and the Cast of "I, Tonya" - Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser to be honored at the 21st Annual "Hollywood Film Awards."                New Trailer drops for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"                "Goodbye Christopher Robin" reveals the origins of Winnie the Pooh                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Supporting Actress hopefuls        

“Last Exorcism” clip offers clues you might not want to see

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Lions Gate has a problem on its hands. How do you market a movie like “The Last Exorcism,” which opens in theaters on Friday, without “showing your cards” regarding some of the film’s secrets?

Well, you start by putting Eli Roth’s name above the title. The director-actor has street cred with the horror crew, having helmed “Cabin Fever” and two “Hostel” films. He also has mainstream appeal, having held his own alongside Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.”

Sooner or later, though, you are going to have to start releasing clips. And clips will give away key bits of information. Like the exclusive one that’s running on Yahoo Movies.

You can check it out if you want, though I suggest you don’t. The scene they show happens pretty late in the film, and it leans in a direction the movie necessarily does not. The one-minute clip does clue you in to “Exorcism” director Daniel Stamm’s choice of handheld video and moody, reality-inspired lighting (a la “Blair Witch” or “Paranormal Activity”). It also introduces Nell (Ashley Bell) — the teenage girls wrestling with some serious demons — and Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian), the reverend trying to help her out.

Beyond that, you are better off going in with as clean a slate as possible. There’s a hook to “Exorcism” that I won’t reveal, and a motivation that’s stronger than you might expect from a late summer horror thriller. So hold off on clips and teasers for “Exorcism” if you can, because there’s nothing more terrifying than Internet spoilers.

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News,

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.