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    11 Movie Exorcisms That Went Poorly

    It never really goes well, does it? In honor of The Last Exorcism II, here are 11 other films with major exorcism-related casualties. (Warning: spoilers ahead.)

    1. "The Rite"

    Warner Bros.

    The demon: Baal.

    The victim: Rosaria.

    What goes wrong: Rosaria miscarries before the exorcism can be completed. She then hemorrhages and dies of blood loss.

    2. "The Exorcism of Emily Rose"

    Screen Gems

    The demons: Six of them, actually. The demon who possessed Cain, the demon who possessed Nero, the demon who possessed Judas, Legion, Belial, and Lucifer.

    The victim: Emily Rose.

    What goes wrong: Emily Rose suffers from stigmata and dies. Her exorcist is charged in connection with her death.

    3. "The Devil Inside"

    Paramount Pictures

    The demons: Unknown, but there are four of them.

    The victims: Maria and Isabella Rossi.

    What goes wrong: Maria murders three people during her exorcism. Later, Isabella is successfully exorcised, but she and her exorcists presumably die in a car crash at the end of the film.

    4. "The Possession"


    The demon: A dybbuk.

    The victim: Em Brenek.

    What goes wrong: Immediately after completing the exorcism, the exorcist Tzadok's car is hit by a truck and he's instantly killed.

    5. "The Last Exorcism"


    The demon: Abalam.

    The victim: Nell Sweetzer.

    What goes wrong: The exorcist and his camera crew are all killed. Horribly.

    6. "The Exorcist"

    Warner Bros.

    The demon: Pazuzu.

    The victim: Regan McNeil.

    What goes wrong: Father Karras becomes possessed and commits suicide by throwing himself out the window.

    7. "The Exorcist II: The Heretic"

    Warner Bros.

    The demon: Pazuzu.

    The victim: Regan, once again.

    What goes wrong: Regan's guardian Sharon self-immolates during the exorcism. (It's also worth noting that the exorcism in the first film clearly didn't take.)

    8. "The Exorcist III"

    Warner Bros.

    The demon: The Gemini Killer, by way of Pazuzu.

    The victim: Father Karras.

    What goes wrong: Father Karras dies. Again.

    9. "Exorcist: The Beginning"

    Warner Bros.

    The demon: Pazuzu. Duh.

    The victim: Sarah.

    What goes wrong: The demon is successfully exorcised from Sarah, but she dies from the ordeal.

    10. "The Unborn"

    Universal Pictures

    The demon: A dybbuk.

    The victim: Casey Beldon.

    What goes wrong: Casey's boyfriend Mark is briefly possessed while the demon is free. He's stabbed in the neck and eventually falls to his death.

    11. "Season of the Witch"

    Relativity Media

    The demon: Unknown, but it's definitely not a witch!

    The victim: Anna.

    What goes wrong: During the exorcism, the demon kills Debelzeq, Felson, and Nicolas Cage. Er, Behmen von Bleibruck.

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