'The Last Exorcism 2' Gets Director Ed Gass-Donnelly

Ashley Bell will return to reprise her role as possessed teen Nell Sweetzer in this horror sequel.
Ed Gass-Donnelly to direct The Last Exorcism 2
Ed Gass-Donnelly to direct The Last Exorcism 2
Ed Gass-Donnelly, best known for his film Small Town Murder Songs, has come aboard to direct The Last Exorcism 2.

Ashley Bell is set to reprise her role from the original 2010 thriller The Last Exorcism, playing possessed teen Nell Sweetzer. The story will pick up three months after the end of the first film, though all further details are being kept under wraps.

Eli Roth is back as a producer, and is making an R rated feature this time out. This is what he had to say about the project.

"(We're) very, very excited to continue to this story. Obviously with the title of the first one we had not planned on a sequel, but we love the story and subject matter and had what we feel is an inspired idea to continue it. As you can see from other recent films, fans around the world are fascinated by this subject matter, and we want to go deeper and darker this time. The first film worked great as a PG-13 psychological film, but now we want to go R-rated and show the true horror of what this subject matter offers. The biggest creative challenge will be coming up with the right title!"

The Last Exorcism 2 will begin shooting this February in New Orleans.

The Last Exorcism Part II was released March 1st, 2013 and stars Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark, David Jensen, Tarra Riggs, Louis Herthum, Muse Watson, Erica Michelle. The film is directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (34)

  1. Nicholaus XX

    I - like most critics -liked 'The Last Exorcism'. But, I truly felt this should've been the end of the franchise. Sadly, that's not the case. Bring on the horrible exorcism/ghost tales........

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  2. CelluloidDreams


    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Why don't they just shoot the bitch in the head?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. Monkeyiron 2.0

    after the devl inside...no one will see another one these movies again
    @SpaceCowboy agreed

    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  5. bipolarmassive

    I know what you did Last Exorcism.
    I still know what you did Last Exorcism
    I will always know what you did Last Exorcism

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  6. Criz912

    thats right SpaceCowboy..

    3 years agoby @criz912Flag

  7. SpaceCowboy

    I still wish The Last Exorcism was the LAST exorcism.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  8. MovieManiac

    "The biggest creative challenge will be coming up with the right title!"
    Here are some suggestions:
    2 Last 2 Exorcism
    The Last Exorcism: Electric Bugaloo
    The Last Exorcism: The Squeekquel
    The Last Exorcism Reloaded

    If it's gonna be a sh*tty movie then why not pick a sh*tty title.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  9. Alan Solares


    3 years agoby @Alan-SolaresFlag

  10. MovieManiac

    @dan1 - Ha, would not be surprised at all.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  11. Writer220

    this will turn into an unwanted franchise

    3 years agoby @writer220Flag

  12. Dan

    @moviemaniac66 Right, then the series would be "The Third to Last Exorcism, The Second to Last Exorcism, then The Last Exorcism". Then 5 years after that, do "The New Exorcism".

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  13. Criz912

    a sequel? they cant be serious.. i saw this at the movies and when it ended everyone went like " is that it?" " is that the ending a guy waving a cross to CGI flames?..big let-down

    3 years agoby @criz912Flag

  14. MovieManiac

    @dan1 - And if the second film is succesful and they make a third film then they should rename the first film "The 3rd to Last Exorcism".

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  15. Ghostman

    Boooooo.....no need for a sequel!

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  16. Bryan Yentz

    The first one had a great premise but squandered it with a terrible ending. Not sure about the sequel at all. I'm kind of just sick of all the possession and found footage sh*t out now.

    3 years agoby @bryanyentzFlag

  17. K.Guy

    @dan1 XD

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  18. Dan

    @moviemaniac66 They should re-title the first movie to "The 2nd to Last Exorcism" :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. MovieManiac

    It's not really the last Exorcism now is it?

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  20. JasonKat

    In today's world, what we "see" is not about story telling, its about making money off of us. They dont give a chit, if u love like or hated it, as long as u payed to see it, thats all that matters.
    Their job is to make the perfect trailer. onces they get ur ass in those seats, They pretty much just fuked u over w a chitty movie.
    Oh but i love my fans i'll give em wat they want, wat do we get? 3D.. right!!!! 90% of us dont like 3d, and even if we did, that still doesnt make a chitty movie, great!

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  21. Yannick Decorte

    I'm very excited for this personally, I thought the first one was absolutely fantastic and the promise that this film will be darker and more violent means it will be a different kind of film. Better than the first one or not, it should be interesting and I'm excited to see it. And Eli Roth rocks as a producer so I trust him.

    3 years agoby @yannick-decorteFlag

  22. Writer220

    Sorry to say this but the Exorcism films don't work for me. The last film that I saw put me to sleep. I want to be terrified but no... the director's now a days seem only to care about what's in front of them. I want suspence, plot, a great story and awesome acting.
    90 % of horror films now are lame, some I do enjoy but the exception of the 10% are excellent.

    3 years agoby @writer220Flag

  23. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    Haha pathetic try at cash collecting.

    3 years agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  24. ROFLitschristian

    Since when did film makers start looking up to Final Destination's ways?

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  25. ROFLitschristian

    So basically I was right and the first one should've been called "No Where Near The Last Exorcism Movie"...

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  26. bipolarmassive

    Uh...wasn't it called "The Last Exorcism" for a reason?

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  27. Gandoff

    never watch all of the first/ Sucked. Only skipped through to the end to what the climax of the child's birth and satin worshiping.

    3 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  28. alexpj19

    OMG !!!! "The biggest creative challenge will be coming up with the right title!" REALLY???? is that your biggest creative challenge??? does that mean that this movie will not offer any creativity??? PASS

    3 years agoby @alexpj19Flag

  29. Corey W.

    Epic fail.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag