The Last Exorcism is directed by Daniel Stamm, and it stars Patrick Fabian and Ashley Bell in a found-footage horror flick about a minister that gets a documentary film crew to film what he does whether it be sermons or dealing with exorcisms in the way that make it seem like they're faking it, and when he received a letter from a farmer that tells him to come over there and help his daughter as he thinks she's possessed by a demon, Reverend Cotton (Patrick Fabian) will try to help them in any way, even if he doesn't believe in people getting possessed by one. This is actually the most-watched horror film that I've seen, and I honestly don't know why I haven't reviewed it when watching the film so much. So when I rented this and my best friend's favorite film, I wanted to start with this so I can see why I watched The Last Exorcism so many times. The acting is really solid that I find Patrick Fabian convincing as a minister, which is interesting that this is the same actor who's in Better Call Saul right now, and Ashley Bell's complex performance that you aren't sure about whether she's possessed, or it's all in her head, which the main plot is pretty much resting on. I did find the characters memorable, especially the minister with his philosophy that is quite interesting, something you see from an actual documentary. Even if you don't agree with it, you understand his point of the situation, and the script by Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland is well done that I'm surprised this is their first horror film when writing bunches of comedy films, and it does get us interested in this. The scares in this really did get me, and it does get tense in some moments, which is interesting to see that from a director who only directed a thriller documentary. I thought that the reasoning of filming it makes sense, but there were some oddball moments where it's completely dark, the camera is filming the house, and no one is outside, which doesn't make sense and it can take you a bit out of the film. While most of the character are well-developed, the camera crews are very forgettable, and you honestly forget they they are even in the movie, and I wanted to know a bit more about the demon that supposedly possessed Ashley Bell's character. Now, let's talk about the ending, and I'm gonna try not to spoil it. This is one of those endings that people say that it ruined the film for them as they wanted to know about whether or not the demon is possessing her, and when we think it's going in this direction, it made a complete 180 and that's the result that we got, which killed the film for a lot of viewers. For me personally, I do think that it's a bad ending, but I don't think it killed the film for me. I just think that it would've gave a lot of opportunities that would make the film a lot of fun or memorable, but it was a wasted one that ended very brief, and we wanted answers about the aftermath, which the sequel didn't help for anyone, nor did anyone care to see it to find out. Now as for the mystery of it, I wasn't mad like a lot of people were, probably because I seen this movie so many times that I'm numbed to it, but I understand why they would get mad at the ending, and I do think it left a mark to the audience as one of the worst endings to a good movie. The Last Exorcism is an effectively creepy horror film that is the scariest film that Eli Roth has ever been involved in, and I wanted to see more of Daniel Stamm's films, even though there's not much of it.