Review

Harry really enjoyed THE LAST EXORCISM

Published at: Aug. 25, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST by headgeek

I should let you know that the less you know about THE LAST EXORCISM, the better. I would recommend not reading reviews. If you are predisposed to see any and all horror films in theaters, and I’m with ya on that, just go. Before I tell you to leave this write up, I will let you know a few things. Any CG that you see in trailers, chat roulette and on TV Spots… has absolutely zero/zip/nada to do with the film. There is no CG in this movie. There’s also no real radical make-up effects. This is an exorcism film that is pretty raw and pretty effective as a result. So with that, I bid those of you that are wanting to go into this not knowing a damn thing… farewell, hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Now… from here on, if you’re reading – you are either someone that has seen the film – or that wants to know as detailed a write up from me as I can get. There will be spoilers – and that’s what you’re going to get, because talking about THE LAST EXORCISM… I’ve got to get into the spoilers. I knew practically nothing about THE LAST EXORCISM, by that I mean… I didn’t even know the right genre of film that I was headed into. I found that relieving simply because my “Genre” alarms were set to another genre. I thought this was straight Exorcism Horror. Instead – this is a mockumentary set to satirize the very act of Exorcism, that then is subverted by the genre of Exorcism horror before being hijacked to another sub-genre of Horror that is far too often missing from the world of horror – which… I won’t mention this high in the review. When the film starts we’re introduced to a grown man that was raised to be a Child Preacher in the South. This grown man of that Child Preacher is a very cynical man. He does not believe in God and doesn’t really have any regrets about that. He’s somebody that has an understanding of what his customers need him to give them with God. The psychological and physiological well being that a good fire & brimstone bit of preaching can do. But he’s grown weary of one act that he is often called upon to perform, the act of exorcism. So he has a documentary crew follow him on what he’s calling his last Exorcism. He’ll do one last exorcism, allow the camera crew to record everything he does to rig the rooms, to help convince the “inflicted” that they are having a real religious and supernatural experience, which will help them get over their very real issues and come out the otherside “healed”. It is all very cynical – and ordinarily – this sort of P.T. Barnum meets Elmer Gantry type of character could be grating, but Patrick Fabian’s Cotton Marcus seems like a kid in a candy store. Or more so – he’s a magician that is finally going to reveal his secrets and he’s all kinds of hokey about it. In a good way. There are 3 attempts at Exorcism. As you would imagine, they go from the absurd first, to… well, let’s just say… convincing. Daniel Stamm accomplishes this by throwing away a lot of the conventions of the genre. This is a film where the more intense it gets – the less and less visual effects get used. The young girl is played by 23 year old Ashley Bell – and she convincingly plays a 16 year old girl. Moreso… when she goes sans makeup, sweat-caked with a camera shooting up her nose, while contorting her body and getting all kinds of freaky… I just wanted to applaud. It is so nice to see this type of scene without a computer going in to mess with the eyes, pop the bones all unrealistically. Here, she doublejoints her way into shit that is fucking freaky. Then there’s the big twist – and I won’t go into what it is. But when the film goes there, I was kinda giddy. I kinda wish it didn’t rush for its conclusion after the turn, but at the same time, it is how the movie was built – and it works. It’s just I could have spent an additional 40 minutes with the twist. Because specifically, that’s serious nightmare shit – that had me and my friends talking quite a long time about our perception of what occurs in the movie. During the Audience Q&A – the audience was about evenly split upon what they thought had happened at the end. The theories are fun to hatch and to argue. And that’s ideally what you want coming out of a film like THE LAST EXORCISM. Something to talk about. And with the performances of Patrick Fabian’s Cotton and Ashley Bell’s Nell… you’re in for something to talk about. In a good way. It’ll definitely make dirt roads in Louisiana less curious. Because I’ll be damned if I’m driving those backroads!

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  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    "the audience was about evenly split upon what they thought had

    by MattmanReturns

    Yeah, I can name another, far better movie where that happened. But you fell asleep in it, Harry.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Who produced this thing again?

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Someone who's been to the Alamo Drafthouse....

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Eli Roth just called...

    by BGDAWES

    He gave me phone sex to write this review.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Exorcist was the scariest movie ever made.

    by Galactic

    Every other movie with Exorcist or Exorcism in its name is just a pale wannabe.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Spoilerish Comment

    by cinemaniac1979

    @Harry: The thing that was really interesting to me was how they pitted a faithless exorcist against the born-again father who just might be abusing his daughter. I also applaud this film for best motivation to not turn the camera off. In Cloverfield, I could see throwing the camera down and running like hell. Here, they might just be documenting a psychologically damaged 16 year old girl--where's the harm in that? Bravo gents, solid flick. Highly recommended.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    @Galactic

    by cinemaniac1979

    Comparing this to the Exorcist is apples and oranges.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives vs THE_CHOPPAH: The Movie ver. 2

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    http://tinyurl.com/2fmm5x4

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    THIS JUST IN...

    by Out of your element

    HARRY LIKES SHIT!!!!

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    very effective movie

    by ranma627

    People are going to trash you for it Harry but fuck them. This was a good fucking movie.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    A Great film

    by slappy jones

    It really does take an extremely unexpected turn at the end and you either dig it or you don't. I kind of liked it but did feel it happens rather suddenly. That would be my only complaints -aside from that the film is great. The trailers don't give you a good impression of what the film is actually about.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Doesn't look that gr8 to be honest

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    Nothing from the trailer really grabbed my attention.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    " I would recommend not reading reviews"

    by Neck_Lucas

    Thanks Harry..saved me 5 minutes reading yours!

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    "This grown man...

    by BandysTract

    of that Child Preacher is a very cynical man."

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Buuuuuuut Harry, you didn't love Inception!

    by SoylentMean

    So clearly we must disregard your opinion on this film!<P> Has that shit started yet, 'cause it's fuckin' hilarious!

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Also, where the fuck are the DVD reviews?

    by SoylentMean

    Dammit.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Kinda wished they'd waited for October...

    by SoylentMean

    I also kinda wish that Saw didn't exist. No wait, scratch that. I sincerely, with all my heart, wish that the Saw movie franchise didn't exist.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Why see this when you can see Avatar, again

    by SoylentMean

    with 8-9 minutes of additional footage! Kiddies, it's unlike anything you've ever seen before. Except for that movie, you've seen before.<P> If only there was some way to watch Avatar at home...

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Harry Liked it = It SUCKED

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Yep

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Harry speaks of himself in the third person...

    by Wonderboys

    ...and hated Origin, so, nothing to see here, gentlemen.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Exorcist 3 is the better exorcist movie

    by MJDeViant

    I like the first one but 3 is just much better to me. These exorcism movies are REALLY hit and miss. Mostly miss.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    what is the ending twist?

    by antonphd

    I grew up with this shit and there's no way I will watch a movie about it. I know how much The Exocist did to make people believe in this bullshit. But I am curious about the twist. For the hope that it turns out to be what really is happening to these poor people.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Harry really enjoyed Not getting to the DVD column this week

    by donkingkong

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    SPOILER ALERT!

    by gadjet33

    It sucked.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Ther just isn't enough sex in movies about...

    by conspiracy

    Possessed chicks. Lets be honest...some devil possessed chick bends over backwards and starts talking latin, 99% of the guys in the world would try to fuck her before they broke out the rosary...unless it was used to tie her up.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    harry did like inception so who cares about his opinion

    by spider_neil

    from now on... <p> the inception fans are soooo funny <p>

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    EXORCIST 3 is underappreciated, true.

    by ColonelFatheart

    But there's something so raw, so relentless about the original EXORCIST. That movie fucking terrified me for years. Back in the days before interactive guides, I'd scout out the TV Guide to see when and which channel it was on so I could skip over it when flipping through. <p>The face was the most terrifying thing, that insane Dick Smith makeup job. Just about ruined my childhood.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Too bad Jason Miller drank himself to death.

    by ColonelFatheart

    He could have been one of the greater actors of his time.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Exorcist 3 (which should have been called Legion)

    by MattmanReturns

    Very underrated. Also, Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, while not entirely satisfying, is definitely worth a look if you're an Exorcist fan.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    YOU REALLY ENJOY THE STRANGEST SHIT, HARRY

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE DELIVER THE SPOILER THAT HARRY PROMISED

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Mattman

    by ColonelFatheart

    Yeah, Schrader at least made his take on the prequel interesting. Far superior to Renny Harlin's bullshit reshoot.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I want the spoiler. BRING IT.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    I find it weird...

    by lochkray

    There are people in this talkbalk who bitch about the lack of value or quality in Harry's reviews, and then in the next talkbalk (literally) start whining that Harry hasn't written his DVD reviews yet. Honestly, I disagree with Harry about 40% of the time, but I can't see any purpose in deriding the man's opinion, especially when I enjoy reading them. On that note, Harry, WHERE THE FUCK'S THE DVD REVIEWS? As stated, I don't always agree with you, but I like to see what's going on in the land of home entertainment (no theater in my town...its a hard life)

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Harry's review is oddly in line with most critics...

    by Mr. Profit

    This is like twice in a row now. He loved Piranha 3D and the critics loved it too. And now the same here. <P>Saw the movie. Very effective right up until the end reveal. But overall, better than the highly praised Paranormal Activity.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    lochkray, everything about Harry is unprofessional

    by MattmanReturns

    His reviews are clearly motivated by personal relationships, and he frequently misses writing his own columns. Of course we're gonna call him out on that bullshit. And the DVD column is always a good opportunity to discuss multiple movies with other talkbackers. No big mystery, really.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Bottom line: Nolan didn't suck Harry off

    by MattmanReturns

    So Inception didn't get that great a review.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by jpdanzig

    I was interested in seeing this film, but if Harry likes it -- I think I'll stay home and catch it on DVD in a few months for $1...

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Harry sucks

    by MegaBeth

    His reviews are practically unreadable. At least this time he didn't write about flashing back to a childhood trauma. He should just say "I liked it" or "I didn't like it." It would be more concise and we wouldn't have to spend 10 minutes reading jibberish.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    And here we go...

    by Mr. Profit

    Really was "Inception" the most life changing film some people have ever seen in their lives that in EVERY talkback now we have to read people bitching about how Harry didn't love it? <P>Who cares at this point? He didn't love it. Big deal. And I doubt in the age of Twitter where this new generation only reads movie reviews summarized in 140 characters or less by their friends, that directors need to "Suck Harry Off". His review wasn't going to make that movie successful or tank it. None of his reviews have that much influence on the box office. So why are you all being so dramatic?

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Think I have it if you guy's want it SPOILER

    by UGG

    well it's all over IMDb just head there, it's nothing much if it is it. O and Eli Roth is a cock

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Mr. Profit

    by MattmanReturns

    Of course it's not a life changing film. I'm pretty sure no one ever said it was. However, Harry's pattern is so goddamn ridiculous that he deserves all the shit he gets in subsequent reviews that gush over comparatively mediocre bullshit. We're talking about the dude who fucking cried in Godzilla. Shit like that will never be forgotten.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    that's great Harry...

    by glonth1999

    Now how about you post the dvd reviews for this week? I've been waiting all day to see what I should buy! ps-I didnt actually read this review because I plan on seeing this movie later.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Go Suck Eli Roth Cock Harry!!!

    by RpgSama

    Maybe is a good movie, but it would've gotten a good review no matter what, because it's produced by one of your good friends, just like you couldn't and didn't write a review for Cop Out of your good pal Kevin Smith (a cool dude that dropped the ball hard on that one) because it was so abysmal that not even you could spin it to something passable...

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    If Eli Roth did it...

    by SunTzu77

    Harry will love it. I wouldn't piss on a workprint of a Roth film if it were on fire.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    PLANT!

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    Hahaha. Seriously though, unless a movie is an undisputable piece of shit (like Predators) Harry will give good reviews to all films where the director/producer is a friend of his and/or the studio have massaged his balls like with Godzilla where he was wined and dined in luxury. He's become too predictable to be taken seriously. And also he has awful taste in films - he loved The Mummy Returns for crying out loud.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    The spoiler

    by jimmay

    The twist, as near as I can tell, has to do with a well known urban legend which peaked in popularity in the 1980s. Its been done time and time again in movies, the most recent I've seen being 'the House of the Devil.'

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    The only thing scary about

    by SunTzu77

    PARANORMAL ACTIVITY was the next doughnut that chick was about to eat.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Funny... from JoBlo...

    by SunTzu77

    Review: If the distributors behind THE LAST EXORCISM were planning to build buzz by screening film at the Fantasia Film Festival, I think their plan backfired- big time. It’s obvious that they’re trying to turn this into a PARANORMAL ACTIVITY phenomenon, as each member of the Fantasia audience was forced to sign a release allowing infra-red cameras to film their reactions throughout so the footage could be used in the film’s trailer. Suffice to say, I don’t think they’ll be using any of the footage they caught at Fantasia due to the simple fact that THE LAST EXORCISM isn’t scary, and there weren’t many jumps or screams in the 700 seat Hall auditorium. In fact, towards the end of the film, several audience members seemed to turn against the film, and were letting out cat-calls during the “shocking “conclusion.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    This Merits Repeating

    by Black_Vulcan

    By Mattman returns: His reviews are clearly motivated by personal relationships, and he frequently misses writing his own columns. Of course we're gonna call him out on that bullshit.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    The set up sounds familiar

    by theheavy

    Kinda Marjoe ish in its set up,..if ya know what I mean

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    I don't know much about this film...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...I haven't read any reviews, except for Harry's brief write up here. If it's about a guy being contacted to perform one last exorcism, and the guy knows he's a phony when it comes to these rituals, I am assuming that in the last section of the film we get a Wicker Man reveal: our main character realizes that he's been asked to do a religious service by religious nuts, and he's screwed. I really hope it doesn't go in that direction because I feel like I've seen that kind of reveal in quite a few movies over the past 5 or so years, but I simply can't think of another specific plot reveal that would earn this movie (based on its premise) a "Paranormal Activity" marketing scheme. I am referring to the one other thing I know about the movie: that at a film festival the makers of the film had the audience members give permission to be filmed during the movie. Because this movie seems to be a slow build up movie more than a gore and jump-scares movie, I am assuming they thought the festival audience would react deliriously to the movie's apparent twist. Thus, I return to the suspicion that the protagonist will be sacrificed or killed for some crazy cult-like reason by the family/neighbors/townspeople/church-leaders/whoever-lives-in-the-film's-small-town.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Does the possessed girl bite off a cock in this?

    by Neck_Lucas

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Mr. Prophet, its not that Inception was the end-all be-all

    by skimn

    film of all time, and that Harry's a fool for not lilking it. It's when he says, "the audience was about evenly split upon what they thought had happened at the end. The theories are fun to hatch and to argue...ideally what you want coming out of a film...Something to talk about.", can be applied to Inception, word by fuckin word, is what drives us crazy. Mattman said as much right from the start.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    The twist? The exorcism

    by skimn

    was all a dream.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    I Don't Get It

    by Red_Right_Return

    He gave Expendables a bad review, which I thought was a typically fun action movie. He didn't love Inception. Now I'm supposed to believe this movie is good? I'm not one of these bloody inception fanboys. I guess I just thought that Harry's reviews were more in line with what I like and lately it couldn't be more wrong. Well at least he didn't say he liked Vampires Suck. Unfortunately, that didn't stop a million freakin idiots from wasting their money.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    ...but did Harry masturbate into his socks?

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    I think that is what everyone wants to know. <p>Or not.</p>

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Big twist=Get ready for a sequel!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Got screw by Paranormal Activity so I'm not taking it up the ass again!

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    im not even gonna skim this

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Ill just jump straight to the "fuck you Harry, you sellout"...so bear with me...<p> *ahem*...FUCK YOU HARRY, YOU SELLOUT

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I don't come to this site for reviews usually

    by MJDeViant

    I come for the colorful talkbacks, which are usually more colorful in the review talkbacks haha. Seriously, I think rottentomatoes is the best gauge of a movie but even then it is better to just see it yourself. I use this site more recently for the behind the scenes pics and some news (although it is often late). The better site IMO is darkhorizons.com who when they have News Shorts: <Date>" where it cuts to the chase and sums things up better then all the other sites.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    if people come here for the TBs...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...why hasnt one of the TBers just make a site where its essentially entirely a TB? i would figure they could make hundreds of dollars on advertisement and get blowjobs from directors who reside in their state

  • Well fuck, Harry - Which is it? Because I went into this review fully prepared for you to explain what happened in the movie, and I've gotten to the end still feeling like I know fuck all about it from a spoiler/twist point of view... Once again, all hype and no substance...

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    The review does make it seem like...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...Harry initially wanted to write a longer, more in-depth review of the film, and then he simply didn't. However, he didn't go back and revise what he had already written, which tells the reader that there will be spoiler-ish details from the second half of the movie (nope). I'm not going to make cynical, snarky comments, but I do want to say that the average reader will in fact notice this IN deCEPTION in a review.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I'm starting to see the Harry hate

    by sunwukong86

    He only gives his buddies good reviews

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Eli Roth Hate/Inception Love

    by Gwynplaine

    Yawn. Inception sucked anyway.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    "Paranormal Activity"

    by Mr. Profit

    aka "Watching Stupid Bitches In The Theater Scream Senselessly At A Door Opening and Closing..." And I don't know why people were bitching that the ending of "Piranha 3D" is apparently in the trailer when the ending of "Paranormal Activity" was in the trailer as well. <P>It was overrated and makes "The Blair Witch Project" look scary in comparison. Which reminds me, I caught "The Blair Witch Project" on TV not too long ago, and maybe because I'm old now and less of a jaded know it all, but it was better than I remembered it being. <P>Again, this movie is good. RIGHT up until the end "twist". Then it got to redneck "Rosemary's Baby" for me. "The Exorcist" and it's 2nd sequel "The Exorcist 3" will always be the HBIC's of their class.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    THE THOR FOOTAGE!!!

    by robertplant

    IS AWESOME and UP at SERIOUSISSUES.NET

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    I would pay one dollar to see...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...a commercial for Inception that has shots of a theater audience thrilled by the movie, and then a shot of Harry sleeping.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    skimn, exactly

    by MattmanReturns

    His praise of this movie's ending sounds like it was ripped out of an Inception review. Almost makes you wonder if it was an intentional "fuck you" to Inception... but that might be giving Harry too much credit.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    And I don't hate Roth btw

    by MattmanReturns

    I liked him in Basterds. I liked Hostel. And he seems like a nice enough guy (splitting the profits of Cabin Fever among the cast and crew = class). I'm just sick of this blatant, unabashed favoritism.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    I dislike Roth

    by Mr. Profit

    When I interviewed him, he wasn't very nice. And while it was my 2nd time interviewing someone and didn't want to get blacklisted from meeting other people, I just dealt with his shit. He thinks too highly of himself and doesn't like criticism. When he asked me if I liked "Cabin Fever" and I told him honestly it was OK, he told me I wasn't a fan of real horror. <P>So when my interview went live, you can obviously see he talked and talked and talked so much and didn't let me get too many words in. <P>I guess he was really mad I didn't love his skin disease movie...

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    cabin fever, skin disease movie?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    um, i think you saw a different movie because the movie I saw, had Shawn from Boy Meets World, finger rape the girl he loves...wtfuckers...

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    lol at myself for "finger rape"

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    RobertPlant

    by benlinus

    agreed.....why the hell isnt this up at this "cool news" site? that THOR footage did look pretty fantabulous. I guess this site is more concerned with Ginger man wanking it into his stinky socks.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Masterful clarity

    by slickjohnny

    "...this is a mockumentary set to satirize the very act of Exorcism, that then is subverted by the genre of Exorcism horror before being hijacked to another sub-genre of Horror that is far too often missing from the world of horror – which… I won’t mention this high in the review."

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Fuck Eli Roth.

    by TedKordLives

    Seriously, the guy peaked with a fake trailer. Nepotistic smarmy fuck. I, too, dislike him.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    So it's better than Inception, is what you're saying?

    by John_Cocktoasten

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    lenny 8

    by HEADGEEK

    actually Merrick posted that story and clip the week after Comic Con. Pay attention.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    yourSTEPDADDY

    by Mr. Profit

    I said "Skin Disease Movie" because it was inspired by some skin eating bacteria/infection that he once had.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    The twist

    by bumpuses_nextdoor_neighbor

    It's really Babylonian aliens and... wait that was "The Fourth Kind."

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Galactic

    by bumpuses_nextdoor_neighbor

    "The Exorcist" is a great movie that spawned a genre. It's pointless to compare and contrast every exorcism film with "The Exorcist."

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    PR Hype Machine, some calling it "cult" already LMAO

    by strykebr

    loves me some Eli Roth even if just a producer, but after seeing Dominion in theatres I'm good on excorsim on the big screen....will wait for TV/DVD

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Cabin Fever was bad

    by MattmanReturns

    And I AM a fan of real horror. The Thing, The Shining, Halloween, The Exorcist, Alien, The Descent... those are REAL horror. Roth's films are torture porn, not horror. Hostel happened to be pretty damn good torture porn. But not horror.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    You think Cabin Fever was bad?

    by jimmay

    Clearly you haven't seen the sequel. What a dull, slapped together, low-budgeted mess that was.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    I fell asleep during Cabin Fever.

    by TedKordLives

    I turned off Hostel before it was over. <P> I still owe Eli Roth a poke in the chops.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Harry have you ever

    by sunwukong86

    Given one of your friends a bad review?

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Christ sakes, spoiler free for once, Harry.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Spoilerz ... who the hell knows

    by ReportAbuse

    I haven't seen it, I'm just guessing ... The priest turns out to be possessed himself? Fuck if I know. Too obvious maybe.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    my take on the ending...SPOILERS!!!

    by BadMrWonka

    the top fell over, it was the real world. shut up.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Harry liked it, so I'll skip it.

    by SithMenace

    Sorry, but I've learned my lesson from his reviews over the years.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    RE: ConfusedPanda

    by Hosta_Mahogey

    Funniest thing I've read in a while.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    76% on Rottentomatoes with 17 reviews

    by ReportAbuse

    Compare to: Expendables (39%) ... Piranha 3D (81%) ... Inception (87%) ... Vampires Suck (5%) ... that last one has got to be a new low

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    CENTURION

    by Star Hump

    Let's hope Harry and company get some reviews up about this Roman/Pict battle flick. It opens Aug. 27 in Boston, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle. It opens Sept. 3 in Atlanta; Denver; New Haven, Conn.; St. Louis; San Diego; Santa Cruz, Calif.; and Washington, with more cities to follow.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    damn, that Thor trailer

    by Star Hump

    was excellent!

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    ReportAbuse

    by Aquatarkusman

    I don't know, check MacGruber, only buoyed by the positive review(s?) it got here.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Most other Reviews I've Read Can be Summed Up By:

    by Aquatarkusman

    "Actually, to say that the ending ruined the movie is an understatement. It destroyed all of the goodwill that was built up over the first 85 minutes of the movie in a fit of incomprehensible nonsense and incongruous junk that felt, sounded, and looked like it belonged to another movie. It's representative of the nonsense studio horror films shove down audience's throats in pursuit of a cheap thrill. Worst of all, it ruined an excellent horror movie."

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    I recall Harry despising Terminator:Salvation..

    by MandrakeRoot

    ...and he had a set visit, or him and McG were butt-buddies or something. I could be wrong but it sounds familiar. I'm pretty sure he got an angry McG call the following day. <p> Are people still talking about Inception? For fucks sake, move on.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    surprise ending

    by dmbfreak

    Talkbackers who claim to have seen The Last Exorcism and agree with Harry have obviously not seen it - otherwise they would have given the spoiler that everyone is wanting. I caught a screening in Salt Lake last week (thanks to www.thereelplace.com) - the movie blows. There is so much talk about The Exorcist here. Is it as good as the Exorcist? No. Hell no. Could it have been? Possibly. (This early screening began with a video of the Bear Jew trying to tell us how cool the movie is and that we need to tweet about it. Booo.) The majority of the movie is a good blend of freaky and fun. Until the last ten minutes. Here are the spoilers. If you have any idea to see it at all, don't read on because I'm busting this thing wide open. The whole movie Rev. Cotton is trying to expose possessions as pure hoax. He sees his job as a "service" to "sick people." So when I brings a documentary film crew to record his "last exorcism" and reveal the truth, he is a bit shocked when odd things start happening. Towards the end of the movie, he is finally convinced that demons are real, that he must exorcise Nell (in a barn of all places) and he goes for it. During the exorcism she does things that are physically impossible. (Prior to this we learn that she is pregnant and suspect her drunk father for it). As the supposed demon talks through Nell's mouth, he says something to her dad about a "blowing job." Cotton responds, "Any demon would know that the correct term is 'blow job.' But a 16 year old girl wouldn't. Nell, you are faking. It's ok to stop now." Blaa blaa. She stops. Tells them all a local kid from the diner knocked her up. They pack up and leave. While driving out of town, they decide to stop by the diner and talk to the kid who impregnated her. He tells them he barely knows her and that the idea is preposterous - he is gay. Cotton and his crew drive back to the farm to find the dark house empty, but some noise is going on in the woods. This is when the movie completely loses it. They sneak out to investigate and find a satanic cult ritual in progress. Nell's tiny baby is being cut out of her by the town preacher. We see it is a demon baby. The town preacher throws it into the fire, which explodes and we see a huge CG demon. (Harry, did you sleep through this part. YES, THERE IS CG IN THIS MOVIE). Cotton runs towards it with a raised cross, chanting scripture. He somehow found his faith again and now believes in demons. This is the last we see of him. The documentary crew runs into the woods in the opposite direction and are killed off. The Blair Witch ending leaves the camera running and we have no idea what happened. The fact that some lame cult that we have never been exposed to shows up in the last four minutes is a cop-out ending. And their cult seems so lame and nonthreatening that the cult in Hot Fuzz is more terrifying. I wish this cult would have chanted "the greater good." There you have it. Spoilers. The movie sucks ass.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    IT WAS ALL A DREAM!!

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    cinemaniac1979...

    by dmbfreak

    ...you did not see this movie. stop kissing Harry's ass. you act like you have, yet haven't posted a single that one can't say after seeing the trailer and ready Harry's "review"

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    The THOR footage is old

    by Ye Not Guilty

    It's from ComicCon and I'm pretty sure AICN covered it already. It looks good, though, by the way. If you haven't seen it already, check it out. Haven't seen THE LAST EXORCISM yet. If the description of the ending is correct, sounds like it sucks and blows.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Saw "Centurion" on PPV last month

    by bumpuses_nextdoor_neighbor

    It's mediocre at best.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Thanks, dmbfreak.

    by cyberskunk

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    dmbfreak

    by thesinofthesky

    You're a twat. My lady and I saw it at the Chicago screening and it was good. I haven't spoiled the ending because, shock upon shock, I didn't want to. Anyone who still enjoys the Dave Matthews Band needs to have their judgement deeply questioned.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Can you spell sycophant?

    by Derrida77

    Of course Harry loves this, watch The Splat Pack documentary and see the dude practically crawl up Roth's ass. He so much wants to Roth's friend it's scary. I thought this was a site about movies not about sucking up to Hollywood stars/wannabes (Roth falls in the latter category). It's like Entourage but only with all the nasty bits

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST

    frank can't stand 'dave matthews band'

    by frank cotton

    glad to see i'm not alone

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Frank Cotton

    by thesinofthesky

    I liked them in high school. But now they're just another rambling Grateful Dead-esque shit storm for fratboys and useless hippie potheads.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    The ending just sounds like...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...the writer(s)reached the pivotal moment in the plot, and then decided to take the easy route and write in some typical cult ritual bullshit that results in a mindless chase and/or fight.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:37 a.m. CST

    That spoiler by dmbfreak

    by MJDeViant

    sounds kind of like Rosemary's Baby mixed with House of the Devil. Only it does sound like a mess.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Thanks dmbfreak, you saved me some cash

    by MattmanReturns

    That's the ending Harry is praising over Inception? That's supposed to make people talk? A Blair Witch ripoff ending without any of the subtlety? Jesus Christ.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Also, props for "The Greater Good" reference

    by MattmanReturns

    Every time I hear that in a movie or TV show or video game (and that's a whole fuck of a lot), that repeated scene in Hot Fuzz flashes through my mind.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 1:19 a.m. CST

    In other redundant news:

    by Subovon

    <p class=MsoNormal>... <span class=GramE>by</span> another one of Harry's reviews. Well, OK, not really. I was not surprised he likes the film because it was made by one of his friends. However, as always, I was entertained. And all you planktons who keep ribbing the big man for bring a partisan keep missing the point of the site. </p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>That being said, since I'm still real fucking pissed off at Eli and Quentin for pretending that HOSTEL was a shockingly realistic film instead of another Friday the 13th type gore-fest - but with SFX that sucked - well, I'm gonna sit by and enjoy watching this one tank like Scoot Pilgrim. </p>

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Fuck, I'm

    by Subovon

    drunker than I thought!

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    "That's Serious Nightmare Shit..."

    by Fleet

    Lol... Thanks DMBFreak... "That's seriously nightmare shit" according to Harry - LOL! Maybe if you find Scooby Doo scary...

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    BTW, why no exclamation mark in Harry's title?

    by ReportAbuse

    A curious oversight for AICN which usually has at least two for even the most blase of topics. Also, His Largeness' review evinced a suspicious dearth of penis and ejaculatory references which leads one to believe that The Ginger One was not totally enthused by the film.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Harry, as soon as I read you like this movie, I THOUGHT....!!!

    by JonChambers

    Oh God!! Is he going to tell me he got a boner watching it?? Or how many times he peed?? (and at what point!) Or how he wants to BANG the female lead?? Or if this is a 4 whiz - 6 jizz movie?? OH GOD, NO!!! HEAVEN PROTECT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    NO CGI & NO MAKE-UP?? THEN THE ADS ARE LYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST

    LET'S GO LYNCH THE MOVIE'S PUBLICTY PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Bring some Rope & Torches - GET THE VILLAGERS NOW!!!!

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST

    HARRY PLEASE PLEASE

    by PULL_SMASH

    Get us a contest for tickets to an early screening for MACHETE in Austin! And make sure I win. And get Danny Trejo to be there. And make him sit by me...because Im dying Harry, and this is my only wish. Ok ok that last parts not true. Just help a brother out.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST

    I avoid anything Roth is attached to

    by liljuniorbrown

    I've posted it a billion times but about three years ago when they did that show on Bravo or A&E called " 100 scariest movie moments" or scariest movies he came across as a huge douche. He just kept talking about how great his movies were and how " no American horror films are any good, Asian horror is the best" that kind of shit.He just strikes me as the type of guy who could turn any conversation into a discussion on how "awesome" he is in just a few seconds.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Harry Review = Automatic Ignore

    by Executor

    Nuff said.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 3:21 a.m. CST

    you're welcome all ...

    by dmbfreak

    ... and i delight in the bashing! bring it on! you need to have a movie this crappy spoiled so you don't waste your cash on it.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Biggest Problem with the Exorcist III

    by cushing1967

    Is the exorcism - which is pointless and feels like it's been gracelessly welded onto the film. I love me some Nicol Williamson as an actor but it is a random, pointless scene to justify calling it Exorcist III.<BR><BR>The rest of the film is magnificently underrated and freaky as Hell.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 5:20 a.m. CST

    @dmbfreak (SPOILERS)

    by buggerbugger

    Thanks for the spoilers Harry forgot to go into. One question: Why would a Satanic cult throw a demon baby into a fire once it had been born? Or are you saying that the town preacher isn't part of the Satanic cult and threw the infant into the flames against their will?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Harry loves it. Why?

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Because turdmeister Eli Roth, the worst hack in Hollywood, bought him a free burger.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Thinking outside the US

    by Lemure_v2

    This film has very little hype and there's barely any interest in it. The trailer makes it look formulaic, and only amazing word-of-mouth can save it from going straight to rental.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 5:57 a.m. CST

    theycallmemrtibbs really enjoyed taking a good shit

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    will post review and picks later.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 6:16 a.m. CST

    THANKS DMBFREAK

    by BringingSexyBack

    Daniel Stamm, please dream bigger.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Seriously, Harry....

    by lock67ca

    The movie sounds okay (just okay, not great) until that obviously tacked on Blair Witch ripoff ending you refused to say anything about. Perhaps because you knew you'd get more than the usual attacks against you if you gave any spoilerish details? Seriously, you thought that was a good ending?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Just because we didn't spoil it, doesn't mean we haven't seen it

    by Mr. Profit

    Some people would rather not give things away in a talkback before release. I did say it was like a "Redneck Rosemary's Baby" toward the end up above, and that was the most I felt like giving away. <p>The last time I gave away a spoiler for a film on here before it's release I got a bunch of people on my case.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    PG13? No thanks.

    by knowthyself

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    dmbfreak & MattmanReturns...

    by symon

    Thank you both! I promised myself I wouldn't read any more of Harry's reviews, but I got sucked in looking for spoilers to what looks like an awful movie (courtesy of fucking Eli Roth of all people). dmbfreak proved I was right by actually telling us about the shitty ending, unlike Harry who is just trying to generate box office for this POS. And MattmanReturns ... well, you just fucking nailed his fat ass to the wall, didn't you? Well played, sir. And first, no less...

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Harry LIKED this? SHOCK and SURPRISE!

    by D.Vader

    Actually, I am never one to say "of course Harry liked this, he's friends with the filmmaker" or "he was invited to the premiere," etc etc. I don't think I've ever said or really believed such things. <p> But here, how can anyone be surprised? Especially when his "friend" Eli comes in for a double feature of this and Piranha? Of course he liked it. Even if it was a bad film, he would have enjoyed himself. I don't trust this review, not because he's being disingenuous because he's friends with Eli, but more because he loved the situation and would have probably loved whatever movie Eli played for him. That's how it feels.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    "Eli's cock tastes like a blintz."- Harry Knowles

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Just kidding. <p> I'll be seeing this.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Harry liked an Eli Roth movie? WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    And I'm SURE this is a better movie than Inception, right? Right? Right!

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Where's the part

    by The McPoyle Clan

    about the fond childhood memories about Father Geek's days as an roving exorcist?<br><br>And that last sentence of the 4th paragraph -- Huh?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Yes, his Inception review is THAT important

    by chains

    When the owner of a movie website falls asleep during one of the best original movies in recent memory, yes... it matters. I have stopped visiting this site as often as I used to because I realize I've outgrown Harry, at least for the most part.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Yes but for how long did you sleep on this one, fatass?

    by ricarleite2

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    HEY!! I'm a useless hippie pothea...

    by Billyeveryteen

    And I take great offence to.. um..<p>Hey a cheeseburger!

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    @ chains

    by tronknotts

    That's dumb. Inception was just one movie. Harry is just one of the site's writers. Do you stop listening to all of your friends' advice if one of them disagrees with you on one thing?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    "THE MOVIE HAS JUST ONE LAYER, SO IT'S PRETTY AWESOME"

    by BringingSexyBack

    - Harry Knowles, Aintitcool.com

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I love Harry's ramblings

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    there is plenty of guys out there that know and understand movies, who have their credibility intact, this is a good break from that, its an insight into a 14 year old that never grew up<br />Is Media Messiah really Harry?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    FACEBOOK movie DIE!!!

    by dead youngling

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    dmbfreak

    by skimn

    C'mon, you can admit you're really Jim Cameron trying to disuade people from seeing this, and checking out Avatar one more time on the big screen. You know that these low budget "real" horror flicks like Blair Witch and Paranormal make a ton of cash the first weekend, and you're trying to scare them away.<p>Naw, just fuckin with you. If thats the ending, then phooey to it.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    "I HAVE JUST ONE THING TO SAY: BRING A SOCK."

    by BringingSexyBack

    - Harry Knowles, Aintitcool.com

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    "5 SOCKS UP."

    by BringingSexyBack

    - Harry Knowles, Aintitcool.com

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    hahaaha, thanks dmbfreak

    by turketron_2

    You make that ending sound hilarously bad. I want to see this now (on video) because that final scene sounds like a howler.

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  • Aug. 26, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Sock question

    by skimn

    Lotion or no lotion?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Harry - you review this POS and not Inception?

    by coconutgroves

    You site is going to shit. I can't believe I still visit - removing bookmark now. Going to CHUD instead. Eat shit.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    So who exactly paid Harry for this?

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Or did Roth just give him a quick hand job under the table? <P> I know this is Harry's site and he can write what he likes, but this is blatantly a bad film, with very little originality, and a film such as Inception which dared to be original and interesting, and Harry couldnt care less about that.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    "Blowing job" - SPOILER

    by ImperialMarchFace

    The girl saying "blowing job" is the thing that makes the guy realize she is faking? Really?! "Hey, you're not a demon, demons know ALL ABOUT BLOWJOBS! LIAR!"

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    "Blowing job"...did Steve Martin come in as

    by skimn

    script doctor?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    This Inception shit just won't die

    by lock67ca

    Was that really the last straw with most of you? Or was it Elm Street?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Harry youve been exposed...

    by benlinus

    You now have ZERO credibility. What few defenders you had, dont even bother anymore...Just give it up and go away. You're not a movie geek, you are not one of us. you dont "look out for us" you dont give a shit about anyone but Harry, having your name in lights, having famous friends and promoting your agenda. you are worse than a politician. Fucking sell out

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    thanks dmbfreak

    by billyhitchcock1

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    HARRY: It Didn't Put Me to Sleep

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    So...... 5 Socks Up indeed.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    YOU ARE ALL WELCOME!

    by dmbfreak

    @Scratchmonkey - I can only assume that the baby is thrown into the fire because that gives him a giant CG firebody that we only see for two or three seconds. Must be part of the ritual. But the town preacher is definitely part of Team Demon. @skimm - I don't often post comments in the feedback (they are usually more fun to read than participate in because you guys are so brutal!), but this is the second time I have and each time I am accused of being some big Hollywood figure. The funny this is that the other time I posted was when I caught a pre-opening screening of Inglourious Basterds and the talkbacks were full of doubters. I posted a few things commenting on how great it was and then I people starting saying I was Eli Roth! @tirketron_2 - this is not one of those endings that is so bad that it is good. It is so bad that it ruins a previously awesome movie. I hope that nobody sees this turd so they don't make sequels (ie, paranormal activity, blair witch). We deserve better films than this. I blame Harry's positive review on Roth's intro video where he begs you to tweet and facebook about. I'm not drinking that Kool-aid, but I can tell Harry did.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Knowbules

    by benlinus

    AGREED! I remember seeing that in thr theatres and that freaking the shit out of me...if i remember correctly, it was a wide shot with the camera pulled back. some White demon comes out of nowhere to attack a nurse or something....brings back fond memories

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    DUDE WHERE IS MY INCEPTION REVIEW

    by HarryWhereIsYourInceptionReview

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    SO THE CHICK DIDN'T CRAWL ON THE CEILING?

    by BringingSexyBack

    That is some major bait and switching in the commercials. Not appreciated.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    MANBABY ENJOYS CRAP, BEFUDDLED BY CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BLOCKBUST

    by LaserPants

    This one didn't make you feewl sweepy? Aww. I hope you got enough to eat. And by enough to eat, I mean, like 16 flash fried cows. <br><br>Btw, you realize you're NEVER going to live down how badly you panned INCEPTION, right? Like N E V E R.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    BLOCKBUSTER, That Is

    by LaserPants

    No edit function, no share function, AICN: the world's last 1997 era website. Is it on purpose? Are you going retro? Maybe you should just type a newsletter instead and mail it?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    SURE, THE WEBSITE IS ANTIQUATED

    by BringingSexyBack

    But come on now. We LOVE it this way. What you type is what you get. Simple, loads quickly. Familiar. No animated gifs and avatars cluttering the screen. No edit buttons to take back the things we say. Neato.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    THE QUESTION IS, WHEN IS CHOPPAH *NOT* IN DA HOUSE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Haha just ribbin' ya.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    @dmbfreak

    by buggerbugger

    Thanks again for the follow-up on my question. LOL at "Team Demon".

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    You know what Shieky would really enjoy Harry?

    by shiekybaby

    Your fucking DVD column for this week you fat ginger shit bag.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    ^ LOL

    by BringingSexyBack

    Harsh

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    so texas chainsaw massacre isn't a horror mattmann?

    by slappy jones

    because people sure as shit get tortured in that.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    symon, it's funny that Harry thinks people are going

    by MattmanReturns

    to talk about this ending, like it's some deep and disturbing finale worthy of controversy. SPOILERS: What exactly are they going to discuss? "I totally never saw that twist with the CG demon exploding out of the girl's belly coming." "Me neither. Anyways... did you see Inception?"

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Slappy, Texas Chainsaw does not scare me

    by MattmanReturns

    It just grosses me out. Never did much for me other than that. To each his own.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Why does this website exist anymore?

    by Kraaken

    I used to come here on a daily basis to check outhte scoops, interviews, early screenings and recent reviews. But now, it seems like Harry has lost his mojo. He only reviews about 10 movies a year, and very seldom has anything to say. Maybe he's sick. I doon't know. But I do know that now I go to http://www.slashfilm.com/ first. Good website. And no I do not have anything at stake with them. Just being honest.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    He enjoyed it so much

    by Shalako

    He didn't even get around to polishing off his fifth hot dog nor that third bucket of greasy popcorn.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Harry's DVD review

    by skimn

    Will be late because a) Harry's Commodore 64 is on the fritz b) Had a reaction when he poured maple syrup on his morning cereal instead of the usual chocolate syrup c) Was tired from all the stuff he had to do, ie. get dressed, walk from one side of the room to the other d) Yoko gave him the stinkeye

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    @ Kraaken

    by tronknotts

    If you don't come here, then why did you come here?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Exorcism is torture and abuse...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...against people with mental health issues. Pure and simple. People who perform them should be prosecuted.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    The thing that amazes me about the Exorcist

    by MattmanReturns

    Is that it scares the shit out of me even though I'm an atheist. When I watch that movie, it makes me religious for two hours. They did a damn good job.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Time for the boycott - fuck this site

    by coconutgroves

    The content now sucks - Harry on reviews piece of shit B movies that buy ads on his site. Enjoy your monster site Harry, people are jumping ship to better sites. Don't know why I read your reviews anyways - they were always a bunch of contrived babble. Don't get me started on Massawrym's reviews - his were even worse.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Actually getting decent reviews

    by Lovecraftfan

    Maybe the movie is actually good and everyones assumptions are wrong.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    LOL. Inception fallout in 3, 2, oh too late.

    by parissun

    Wow, are people cyber stalking Harry. I loved Inception and Harry's credibility was in question way before that review; but, people are hounding this guy in every review now. I feel kinda sorry for the fat bastard. I think his Inception review is going to haunt him until next summer.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    So Harry liked every movie this summer except Inception

    by Neck_Lucas

    and he blames that on expectations..so I dunno Harry, what do Eli, and Pirahna and Nightmare on Elm Street and all your other friends think about you having such low expectations of their work?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Tissue is for newbies, socks are for pro's

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Nike, Adidas or New Balance Harry?

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Harrys reasoning for why socks come in pairs:

    by leo54304

    One to do the dirty work and the other to clean up with.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    you fat ginger sack of shit

    by DEVASTATORS_BALLSACK

    Is it me or does Harry look like he should be guarding a bridge somewhere and has a penchant for goat meat??? http://tinyurl.com/pkpgsz

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    And WTF

    by DEVASTATORS_BALLSACK

    Is up with that beard? Are you so fucking fat that your arms can't bend at just enough of an angle to shave your neck?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    HARRY BLEW HIS LOAD TO VAMPIRES SUCK

    by kolchak

    But "Schindler's List" was missing something for him. He couldn't help but feel Spielberg and Neeson could have done more.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Nolan fans make me sick

    by RPLocke

    Yes Dark Knight was good and grossed a gazillion dollars. But Inception was not.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Anti-Nolan fans make me barf!!!

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    HARRY- IF THEY DO A SEQUEL, WILL YOU CREAM IN OTHER SOCK???

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Inception

    by DEVASTATORS_BALLSACK

    I'm not an Inception fanboy, I still haven't seen it yet. I just don't care for Harold Knowles. Jesus, that guy bugs me.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    You know, it's scarier if you don't see the demon...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...that's why The Exorcist was so creep-out inducing, you never get a glimpse of Pazuzu besides the ancient statue. And really, CGI demons are the biggest "blowing job". And really?... "Oh wait! A real demon, a fallen angel older than creation itself, would be up to date on all modern day sexual slang and innuendoes. And a 16 year old girl who didn't know what a "blow job" was? Preeeee-posterous. Fake, fake!" I'm goin' home. Unless of course the dude who you said knocked you up happens to be gay. I'll check, mind you. Then I'll come back and fight the big special effect and you'll be in big trouble, young lady!" Thanks to the dude who spoiled the ending. I would have been more pissed off than I was the night of the Lost finale if I had wasted $10 on this thing.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    So...

    by Gidney

    All of these Satanists are staging an elaborate hoax to fuck with a con man who doesn't even believe in what he peddles? Are Satanists that bored? Don't give me any of that "the ending is how you interpret it" shit. What did the writers intend to convey? Was it a test? a "real" exorcist wouldn't have been fooled into thinking the demon not present and therefore the schmuck can go on his way but he stupidly comes back so gank time?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    ‘MACHETE’ Review !!

    by hysfvbsaygvandsv

    http://tinyurl.com/35ujpaa

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    ‘MACHETE’ Review !!

    by hysfvbsaygvandsv

    http://tinyurl.com/35ujpaa

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Inception is not the end all be all

    by RpgSama

    That's for sure, but we find it funny how he can find room within all his obesity to be a "film critic" of a movie like Inception and then praise 4 shitty movies in a row made by 3 of his friends that give him backstage passes, interviews and special screenings, everybody here knows how much he sucks the cocks of Eli Roth, Stallone And Edgar Wright (I really liked SPvsTW, but no, it doesn't have any subtext or character development that Harry likes to imagine while he jerks off in a sock thinking about underwater dances and manly men)

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    The big problem with Harry's reviews....

    by MyScroteHasGout

    The problem with Harry's reviews are that they seem random. There's no method to the madness. He either randomly likes or hates a movie. He likes complete garbage, and then hates great movies. I don't know why he even bothers. It's not like his reviews give you any insight on whether or not a movie is good. I think his ultimate problem is he doesn't really know what makes a movie good. He's just oblivious to it. You'd think that he'd get a clue after all these years, but he hasn't.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Eli would have been great in BASTERDS if he didn't

    by ColonelFatheart

    open his mouth. Dude had some pretty menacing eyes in the movie. You can't dispute that.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Inception is most overrated flick since Avatar.

    by fiester

    Enough said.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Um, Avatar wasn't overrated

    by RPLocke

    It was only talked about by assholes on the net who thought it looked like some 2D disney cartoon from the 80s.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    You've been CHOP CHOP CHOPPED

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    By the Choppah!

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Gee what a shocker here

    by Logan_1973

    Harry likes another crappy movie.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Choppah is so gangsta

    by MattmanReturns

    "Deal wit it." Do you cover your mouth when you laugh, sport vintage Adidas, and wear an oversized white t-shirt?

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Harry, really, why do you like these bad horror movies

    by RPLocke

    I don't get it.

  • Aug. 26, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Hi, I'm a dumbfuck...

    by Cujo_Fugate

    I'm ryan_reynolds_ball_sack I'm scarlett_johanssons_breast_milk I'm kevin_costners_recycled_piss I'm danny_glovers_dick_blood I'm don_knotts_pubic_hair I'm a_fucking_double_douche Quit using names like this. It fucking stinks. Put an Indian's balls in your mouth. He's all over the place... 900 feet up to 1300 feet... what an asshole.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    MyScroteHasGout

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Thats why Harry's reviews are so entertaining they are a complete mess and very random, though some would argue it has to do with friendship so not as random as it first appears. <p> As I have said before there is plenty of quality reviewers out there but there is no one like Harry, well at least no one with his own website and generally entertaining talkbacks.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:47 a.m. CST

    CHOPPAH

    by MattmanReturns

    You're right, I don't 'now' shit. But I do 'know' shit.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 3:04 a.m. CST

    With friends like Eli Roth

    by thegreatwhatzit

    The talkbacks kindle this site's longevity. Harry's reviews are sub-amateur (likely fingerpainted). Story that bears repeating: actors and personnel engaged for 2001 MANIACS have described Eli Roth as "a bore...a prick...a joke." Roth tried to bully director Tim Sullivan, whom the cast and crew "absolutely loved." Roth was jealous of Sullivan's popularity and tried to piss on the entire fraternity. He's a hack who now functions as QT's maid. THE LAST EXORCISM will be as quickly forgotten as HOTEL and CABIN FEVER. Now, the original EXORCIST--it's professionalism, subliminal images and originality no doubt eluded Roth (the ending of THE LAST EXORCIST appears to have been written by a someone who was pink-slipped at Asylum videos). Some of us have had the privilege of interviewing real celebrities (not poverty row turds like Roth): but we never deluded ourselves into thinking we established life-long friendships nor do we recurrently name drop. But that's the sad milieu of Harry ("I can't out out tonight, Sly Stallone may call me...he said, 'I'll call you sometime, pal!' He could call at any hour to--WAIT!, is that the phone ringing?").

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 5:17 a.m. CST

    All together now...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ...Antooonio Maaargheriiiiitiii :-)

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    CHOP CHOP CHOP....THERES MY DADDIEE!!!

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Weekly Playing of THE_CHOPPAH's Theme Song

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Talkback times have come<BR> Here but now they're gone<BR> Users all fear the Choppah! So do Harry, Massy and Capone...<BR> They can't be like He is...<BR> All you babies...you'll fear the Choppah!<BR> You know he'll never be banned... <BR>you'll fear the Choppah! <BR>The Choppah never will die... <BR>you'll fear the Choppah! <BR> Babies he's a MAN... <BR><BR> Ain't It Cool is done<BR> Here but now it's gone<BR> Moriarty and Mr. Vern<BR> Left together for a better job...<BR> Moriarty and Mr. Vern<BR> 40,000 fewer hits everyday<BR> ...Like Moriarty and Mr. Vern<BR> 40,000 fewer hits everyday...<BR> See these crappy articles...<BR> Another 40,000 leaving everyday...<BR> We can't be like He is!<BR> All you babies...you'll fear the Choppah!<BR> Better give him a hand...you'll fear the Choppah!<BR> The Choppah never will die... you'll fear the Choppah!<BR> Babies, he's a MAN<BR><BR> SCOTTPILGRIMFAN's done<BR> Here but now he's gone<BR> Came the last night of talkback<BR> And it was clear that you couldn't go on<BR> When the site was open and His Name appeared<BR> The shitty ads shimmered then disappeared<BR> The talkbackers shivered when HE appeared...<BR> saying "YOU'RE ALL AFRAID!"<BR> All you babies...and you quaked in fear!<BR> You all ran from him...<BR> and you don't know why!<BR> You shit your britches and cry and cry!<BR> You can't become like CHOP is!<BR> You've been pwned by mighty hands...<BR> You can't become like CHOP is!<BR> You're all babies..who fear <BR><RB><RB><BR><BR><B><BR><R><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><B><B><BR>THE_CHOPPAH!!!

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Inception

    by DEVASTATORS_BALLSACK

    Just saw it last night, pretty damn good flick! Harold is still an inarticulate morbidly obese prick. And his poor wife, how she must be jonesin a high hard one. It's not like Harolds been able to find his cock in the folds of his flesh for many years. Hey Yoko, I'll slide my man-rod through your slippery meat curtains anytime...

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Le Vicious Fishus.... Jesus Christ!

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    You made me spurt beer all over the fuckin monitor!!!!

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    DEVASTATORS_BALLSACK.... Jesus Tittyfuckin Christ

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Thank fuck I was between beer swallows.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Running a train on socks...

    by nastee_flembot

    Or maybe I should start using ankle lengths in stead of crews.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Just wait

    by DEVASTATORS_BALLSACK

    To see what I spurt all over Yoko's tits... Only if Harold is in the room though...

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Reviews

    by latchkeystudios

    All the reviews I saw out there said that it stared off great and then feel into disrepair. I definitely want to go see it now.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Watched it this afternoon.

    by HorrorFan81

    Very nice build-up. Good plot and character work. Terrific acting.<p> But the payoff is shit. It lasts for 2 minutes. Then, the movie ends.<p> I cannot recommend it.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    The subgenre of the ending pissed me off (spoiler)

    by Adelai Niska

    THE BLAIR WICKER MAN PROJECT

  • Aug. 28, 2010, 1:32 a.m. CST

    where my Inception review

    by cecil1

    Im gonna hound you the rest of the summer

  • Aug. 28, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    anyone

    by cecil1

    who says Inception wasn't the best movie this year, i challenge to a street fight. Weapons included,douchebags

  • Aug. 28, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Is it just me?

    by kingink123

    I've scrolled throught the talkbacks, and haven't noticed this theory about the movie. Sorry if someone else has brought this up already. My thought is that the entire movie is one of Cotton's "little movies" as his wife mentions early on in the film. I think the character Cotton is starring in his own religious flick. That's the only way to explain the sloppy use of "found documentary footage" that has been edited, with character title cards, and a score.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    This movie is TERRIBLE!!!!!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    With all due respect, why does AICN do this?? <BR><BR> First Paranormal Activity, now this.<BR> C'mon dude, these movies are NOT good...<BR> It boggles the mind after watching this kind of movie on how AICN writers can, with a straight face, type about how "scary!" it was....WTF?? Don't you realize you may be influencing people to spend their money? Why are you doing this? <BR><BR> [SPOILERS!!!!]<BR> This is not a trolling post, it's real...people were walking out of the theater literally shaking their heads...it was terrible. Other than some of the performances, there is nothing good about this movie....not one single scary part.<BR> Basically, you got this guy going to perform one last "exorcism", and even after the girl shows up at the motel in amazing fashion, slashes her brother, breaks her own fingers, twists her neck and back in inhuman positions, and talks in another voice....this stupid idiot thinks she's just faking cause she said "blow job" wrong! Note that up to this point there are NO scary parts...ZERO...nadda...as the audience you are just sitting there watching with your palm on your chin.<BR> Then the "good guys" sneak back and find some kind of ritual going on. The stupid idiot...I mean the main character, somehow decides to start walking towards the fire exactly like the drawing he saw earlier (would YOU do that?), and the camera people run, and get slashed.<BR> NO, this movie ending does NOT warrant discussion. Just because you make things vague does not mean it's automatically interesting and cool. Not when your palm has been on your chin, bored the whole time. Not even the young teen girls in the audience were scared...they were like "this movie sucked"....what's GOOD about this movie? I wanna know...all these good reviews confuse me.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Moviegoers--CinemaScore gave it "D" meaning they hated the pic!!

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST

    THAT MEANS YOU LIKE SHIT, HARRY

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST

    WERE YOU ON DRUGS OR DID LIONSGATE BUY YOU?

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    THANK YOU, HARRY!

    by Partyslammer

    because I long ago realized your movie reviews are like some sort of Bizarro World Good = Bad thing, once I saw several glowingly positive reviews including yours of this turkey, I saved probably $25 minimum for my wife and I avoiding this flick. Sure enough, when we finally saw Inception (great movie btw) Friday, we happened to see some people coming out of a just-finished showing of Last Exorcism really pissed they had wasted their money on this bomb.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    i dont give a fuck what harry enjoys

    by smokie

    sorry

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Pleasantly surprised.

    by Novaman5000

    The ending twist is a bit jarring and a but rushed but what I appreciated the most about the film I think was the fact that it is very unlike most "modern" horror flicks, specifically in the sense that it is a very very slow burn. Weird shit doesn't even start happening for like 30 minutes into the film, maybe more. <p> That might turn people off, but I appreciated the filmmakers taking their time with the characters and the scares. Suspense is really solidly built and layers on, and there aren't a lot of cheap moments. Only real complaint I have is that the ending veers off in a crazy direction that, while I didn't mind, just felt rushed. Solid B.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    This movie fails.

    by Subtitles_Off

    1. You can't cast anyone who is any way recognizable in these fauxumentary films. It exposes your premise right off the bat. Yes, we're in on the joke. That doesn't mean you can hit us over the head with it.<P> 2. Musical score. What DEƒUCK®? Satan's got an orchestral accompanist? Yeah, I know, "Tubular Bells" was creepy, but you're pretending to be filming a documentary. Unless you've established the camera man turns his iPod up way loud, NO MUSIC.<P> 3. Those twists. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILERSPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER "blowing job" was bad enough. M. Night might've tried to pull something like that off. Alright, at least it was original-ish. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER Then, you had to go full-on ROSEMARY'S BABY, SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER with CGI flames??? SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER Are we done yet? Nope. We've still got the big BLAIR WITCH a-ha moment coming up, when the real bad guy is revealed to be... END SPOILER END SPOILER END SPOILER END SPOILER END SPOILER END SPOILER END SPOILER END SPOILER END SPOILER END SPOILER<p> Seriously rickety roller coaster of suck you guys got going there.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    When Harry loves a film be cautious. This movie blows

    by The Founder

    This movie was mediocre beyond all. Harry and crew hype shit up and then it stinks.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Novaman5000

    by TheWacoKid

    My wife and I appreciated that as well. It's true there aren't a lot of plain scares, but it was creepy. Extremely slow burn, but we really liked that The only thing that seemed unrealistic is the cameraman. He was deathly afraid, yet kept filming? Why?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Giddy? That ending was AWFUL!!

    by impossibledreamers

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Hey, do you guys remember

    by SilentGunman

    when Beavis and Butthead watched that Lou Reed video where he was ripping the skin off his face? That was awesome.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    And that part in The Shadow

    by SilentGunman

    where Tim Curry goes crazy and starts spinning around shooting his gun and laughing? That was great.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Excorsist 3 excorcism

    by NixEclips

    The reason it feels tacked on is because it was. The studio forced Blatty to put it in there so they could call it E3 instead of Legion (the name of the book). Fantastic movie, though. Book brings up some crazy ideas re: the devil.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Mediocre overall

    by EliteStance

    Mediocre film with good start and terrible ending with huge logic issues vs doing it right (e.g. The Exorcist)and yes, the Roth connection is clearly buying it some goodwill in certain quarters.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Silent Gunman, was it "No Money Down?"

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    when he rips his face off?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I'll take batshit nuts over boring

    by Sparksy

    Any day of the week.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    The Twist?

    by Dragon

    You wanted 40 more minutes after the Twist? The one thing that made me groan and ruined the entire experience of watching the film? The Twist was something M Night would have been proud of. In others, the film was ruined by what happens at the end.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Disgruntled Chinaman

    by SilentGunman

    Yeah, that's the one. In honor of Harry being irrelevant and talking about things in his reviews that have no connection to the movie, I'm posting ridiculous random statements.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    In those Robotix commercials from the 80s

    by SilentGunman

    I always liked that robotic voice effect, and I wished that I could talk like that. Anyone else get what I'm sayin?

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    I used to read the Tintin books when I was a kid

    by SilentGunman

    One time, after I read one, I called my Dad a Bashi-Bazouk. He kicked my fucking ass!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Eli Roth=Uwe Boll

    by Stalkeye

    One and the same.<p>Facks!(f**king hacks)

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Jeeeezzzz

    by Vizzini

    Stop talking about Inception already, Harry was actually right on this one, it really wasn't that good. I felt exactly the way harry did, and I've liked every Nolan film so far. Inception will age badly, you will watch it again in 5 years and wonder what all the fuss was about, it peaked when training the architect, it had no "fun" in it after that, no mind-blowing action, it was incredibly stale and gimmicky.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna say it...

    by Red43jes

    I went and saw this movie. Honestly, by the time it was over, all it made me think of was Blair Witch, especially with the dumb ending. Seriously, it was a LOT of bark, with little bite. HUGELY disappointed.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Huge turd.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Check this out......

    by SilentGunman

    If you sing the Hee Haw theme with the words Cheese Whiz instead of Hee Haw, you can keep the rhythm of the song!

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    CHEEEEEEESSSSEEEE WHIZZZZZZZZ!!!!!

    by SilentGunman

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    I liked it. Ending is a shocker (I didn't read the spoilers).

    by WickedJester

    Hope you didn't. If you did, probably wouldn't waste my time.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    What was good about this movie (spoilers):

    by WickedJester

    The genre changing.Now the ending. <br><br>You almost feel like the first ending is when you find out she's pregnant with the kid's baby. Then it takes an entirely different direction. The preacher's last moments restore his faith in God and it's that restored faith that would seem to lead to his death.<br><br>The only problem I had with the ending was the cameraman watching the girl get hacked up. He stuck around way too long.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Disappointing

    by TheCrouton

    I was hoping to enjoy this film, but sadly was let-down by an ending that the film simply hadn't earned. Had they put in a couple of clues or suggestions regarding how it was going to end, then it might have worked better. But it hits you with the twist then minutes later the film ends, not giving you time to digest what happened. Having said that, if the film had been made as a proper film, instead of using the hand-held camera idea, then it might have worked. Sadly, in this format it is doesn't.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    THIS TALKBACK OUTLASTED THE THEATRICAL RUN

    by Partyslammer

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Another 40 minutes with the twist would have been nice

    by rabidfnark

    if they could have kept it from being a complete Blair Witch rip off. As it was I thought the twist felt forced and came on too fast. Perhaps more time would have made it feel more justified. ...SPOILER (WELL MAYBE NOT ANYMORE) Although The preacher striding out towards the fire brandishing his crucifix was cool. END WEEK OLD SPOILER... Of course, I'm a day late and a dollar short with my opinion here, so take from it what you will.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:48 a.m. CST

    hello,hot playing hot more instereting...

    by zchjack

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