the last exorcism ending 'The Last Exorcism' ending    what did you think?“The Last Exorcism,” the new horror movie from director Eli Roth, is not only scary throughout but has one … ahem … killer ending. Don’t keep reading if you don’t want to be spoiled.

The main mystery throughout the movie is whether or not Nell (Ashley Bell) is actually possessed by something evil or merely having a reaction to a psychological trauma. The viewer knows as much as main character Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian), who is there to perform the exorcism.

But in the last 15 minutes or so, everything is turned upside-down, as it’s revealed Nell was raped and is pregnant and they don’t know who did it. So when Cotton and his camera crew return to the farmhouse, they find the townspeople conducting a Satanic ritual in the woods.

Nell gives birth to … something, which the local town “pastor” throws into the bonfire. Cotton brandishes a cross and runs into the fracas, while the cameraman and the interviewer run away and are apparently killed.

So was it Satan all along? Is the town pastor Satan or one of his minions? Did the ending ruin what the rest of the movie was building up for you?

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."