October 21, 2012 13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2012: Night #3 The Last Exorcism (2010)
The Last Exorcism is about a reverend with a long history of exorcisms that were all fakery to convince the victims to be well again. News of deaths in other people's exorcisms makes him decide to do one more exorcism with a film crew and expose all of the fraud involved. This time he gets more than he bargained for.
Patrick Fabian stars as Reverend Cotton Marcus. Patrick has done work on Millennium (1997) (TV), Xena: Warrior Princess (1998) (TV), and FreakyLinks (2000) (TV). Ashley Bell plays the possessed girl, Nell Sweetzer, and she will be back for some amount of screen time in The Last Exorcism 2 (2013). Iris Bahr plays Cotton's sound person and she was in The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007). Adam Grimes plays Cotton's cameraman and appeared in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996) (TV).
Louis Herthum plays Nell's father. He was uncredited in the Stephen King movie The Mist (2007), appeared in an episode of True Blood (2008) (TV), and will also apparently be back for The Last Exorcism 2 with Ashley. Caleb Landry Jones plays Nell's brother and can be seen in X-Men: First Class (2011). Some other notable acting staff include Carol Sutton playing a shopkeeper during Cotton's random interviews and she has a credit for Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995), then there is a motorist played by Victoria Patenaude from The Dunwich Horror (2009) (TV movie).
The Last Exorcism's director Daniel Stamm has a forthcoming film called The Darkness (2013). Screenwriters Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland have no previous horror credits and nothing listed as in production or coming soon. Then lastly, it bears mentioning that Eli Roth was a producer for the film and his name garnered a lot of the movie's attention before anyone had seen it. I'll leave his varied credits for some other time since he writes, directs, and produces.