It's a shame that The Last Exorcism
isn't nearly as terrifying as it strives to be, because, somewhat unusually for a low-budget horror film, the performances stand strong enough to form the sturdy foundation for a chilling little yarn. Plus, the story takes a novel turn that could have been really effective if the pay-off didn't reek of meddling from a certain Cannibal Holocaust
-obsessed producer. It’s never a good sign for a horror film when the humor is more effective than the scares, and the filmmakers ultimately fail to conjure up anything more frightening than a few nervous giggles since the "found footage" aspect is bungled so badly it's almost u...