‘The Last Exorcism’ Receives PG-13 Rating

The MPAA announced today that they’ve given Lionsgate’s The Last Exorcism a PG-13 rating “for disturbing violent content and terror, some sexual references and thematic material.” Before you get your panties in a bunch, the MPAA typically gives an R when a film is loaded with vulgarities and violence. Is this bad thing? Probably not. You be the judge. After premiering at the LAFF this coming Thursday, the Eli Roth produced horror flick opens wide on August 27. After a career spent helping the devout through prayer and trickery, Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) invites a film crew to document his final fraudulent days as an exorcist. Soon his faith is truly tested when a desperate plea from the father of a possessed girl (Ashley Bell) brings him face to face with the devil himself.