Leave It To Mardi Gras To Make Demonic Possession Even Scarier

‘The Last Exorcism Part II’ producer Eli Roth talks about the New Orleans locations where the filmmakers shot the spooky sequel.

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In 2010, The Last Exorcism absolutely terrified audiences – so much so, in fact, that the filmmakers decided it wouldn’t be the last one after all. The Last Exorcism Part II reunites producer Eli Roth and star/ victim Ashley Bell, whose character Nell is trying to rebuild her life after the events of the first film.

Unfortunately, Nell decides to relocate to New Orleans – which is decidedly not the place to go if you want to get away from weird, unexplained phenomena.

In a new featurette exclusive to Celebuzz, Bell explains Nell’s new journey, while Eli Roth explains how and why the filmmakers decided to set the sequel in Louisiana, where both films were shot.

“There’s something that’s haunted and creepy about the place,” Roth says. “As much as it is beautiful, it’s also very scary.”

Bell says that the exotic locale of New Orleans provides Nell with a new sensory experience that amplifies her estrangement from the world around her. “Everything’s been forbidden to Nell, and she goes into New Orleans for the first time,” Bell says. “She’s privy to music and she’s privy to temptation.”

Roth also says that the choice to set the film in New Orleans was inspired by the great experience the filmmakers had making its predecessor there.

“We had such an incredible experience shooting the first film in New Orleans that we wanted to come back for more,” he says. “The character of Nell is someone that is very sheltered, and hasn’t really seen much outside of her farm. It’s fun to watch the world through her eyes to see how all of these things affect her.”

Watch Celebuzz’ exclusive featurette for The Last Exorcism Part II, and then let us know in the comments section below – how excited, or scared, are you for the upcoming sequel?

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