Friday, 7 June 2013

Interview with Director Ed Gass-Donnelly

With the sleeper hit The Last Exorcism in 2010, the studios decided to capitalise on its success and release a successor with Ashley Bell confronting the ever-present possession again. This time round the Canadian director Ed Gass-Donnelly stepped behind the camera and fit into the director’s chair for The Last Exorcism Part II. The original film was a found footage shockumentary about the last exorcism of priest Cotton Marcus (brilliantly played by Patrick Fabian) who hasn’t returned, obviously. The focus now shits to Ashley Bell and the seduction of the dark that is ultimately a choice for her now. Ed Gass-Donnelly generously donated his time to share his insight of the film, it’s potential for a closing trilogy and how, although the title may say ‘last’, there’s no need to get all pedantic. Do read on as he provides some intriguing answers and talks like an AK-47 rattling off a full clip as he demonstrates sheer devotion to everything film related and then some.

The full Ed Gass-Donnelly interview is up on Cinema Sauce.