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Theological Notebook: Passing on "The Last Exorcism" 
24th-Aug-2010 12:59 pm
John Paul II - World Youth Day Dancer
Just got my first media request:
There is a horror movie coming out soon called The Last Exorcism. We received a call from someone with the production company making the DVD and its accompanying extras. Although the movie is fiction, they are looking for someone to go on camera for the DVD extras to explain exorcisms, discuss historical aspects of exorcisms, and reason why they are performed, etc.
Had to pass on this one. While it would be fun to end up on the DVD extras of a movie (and I'm enough of a film geek to watch these sorts of things), I am just not up on my exorcism knowledge enough to make it worth their while, I think. And with the school year just now beginning, I don't have the time to make the review I'd want to.

And, of course, without seeing the film, I'd hate to be inadvertently endorsing what has typically been the sort of hokum where Hollywood exemplifies the very worst misunderstandings and sensationalizing of things spiritual and theological....
24th-Aug-2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
Saw a preview yesterday. It looks gross. I realize I may not be an impartial judge here, since I am the kind of wimp who used to babysit kids who watched horror movies and then let them stay up past their bedtime so I wouldn't be up ALONE IN THE DARK HOUSE, but seriously -- I think it's good you passed.
26th-Aug-2010 05:09 am (UTC)
You've inspired me NOT to watch the preview, as I'm with you and never could stand contemporary horror movies (although I do like the gothic stuff from the 1930s, which are a bit more cerebral in their idea of horror, I suppose).
24th-Aug-2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
You have hilarious problems, Young Theologian.
26th-Aug-2010 05:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, yeah....

I'll certainly agree that that was pretty random....
24th-Aug-2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
Maria Johnson commented on your post.

Maria wrote:
"They had a trailer for that last time I went to see the movies. After the first 2 seconds I shut my eyes tight until it was all over. "

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24th-Aug-2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
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