Is Eli Roth's The Last Exorcist scarier than the original Exorcist?

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Spooky exorcisms are a staple among horror movies. But the latest trailer for the new Eli Roth-produced exorcism film has us wondering: Can this shaky cam "real life" film be half as frightening as the original Exorcist?

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Some of the scenes in this trailer look horrifying, while others look very shaky-cam and shticky. But it is being produced by Roth, who knows how to get the audience to jump out of its seats. Here's the official synopsis:

A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

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In theaters August 27th.

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DISCUSSION

the original Exorcist isn't very frightening.

I think parents in the 1970's were just shocked to hear a pre-teen girl saying "the C-Word"

These days we've got Hit Girl stabbing people in the head with katana, the C-word is the least of their problems.