"The Last Exorcism Part II" goes the less-traveled "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" route, foregoing its predecessor's documentary POV style in exchange for a more straightforward supernatural horror telling. It's a gamble to switch up what seemingly worked the first time around, but director Ed Gass-Donnelly does what he can, using every trick conceivably known to manóbarking dogs, ringing telephones, radios and TVs popping loudly to life, people jumping into frame at inopportune timesóto set his audience on edge. Even when the scare tactics are cheap, the sound effects are very, very effective. Regrettably, the film isn't much more than a series of moments such as these, eventually becoming tedious before the 88-minute running time is up. It all feels very much tacked-on.
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