In the Details

‘The Last Exorcism’ & ‘Devil’

I don’t go to demonic-possession movies expecting to encounter interesting characters, but The Last Exorcism has them, and that’s what raises Daniel Stamm’s faux documentary to a level of complexity few horror films even attempt.

Its protagonist, Cotton Marcus, has been brought...

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About the Author

Richard Alleva has been reviewing movies for Commonweal since 1990.