New Exorcist Viral Website for The Last Exorcism Discovered
by Alex Billington
June 21, 2010
I received a strange email earlier today with a link to a website located at churchofstmarks.com. I didn't think much of it at first, but then I saw Bloody-Disgusting mention the site as well, and it turns out it's part of a new viral. Reverend Cotton Marcus is one of the main characters from the Eli Roth produced horror faux-documentary The Last Exorcism (watch the trailer). The site is a webpage for Marcus and his church "with a special mission – casting Satan and his minions out of those he afflicts." The project used to be titled Cotton before it was renamed to The Last Exorcism, so I think he plays a bigger role than we first thought.
Reverend Marcus is everywhere online: on Twitter, he runs his own blog, you can read his bio, or even read some of his sermon excerpts or even scripture excerpts that reference exorcisms. The best part about the site is that it has a bunch of resources on exorcism, including a guide on "How to Avoid Demon Possession" and an exorcism application form. It's a bit odd to say, but if you like exorcisms (or at least reading about them) then this is a website you've got to check out. As far as we know, it doesn't lead to any other viral sites (yet), but it does contain a lot of content, so check around for anything out of the ordinary or any other viral clues.
Here's a brief synopsis for The Last Exorcism: "After a career spent helping the devout through prayer and trickery, Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) invites a film crew to document his final fraudulent days as an exorcist. Soon his faith is truly tested when a desperate plea from the father of a possessed girl (Ashley Bell) brings him face to face with the devil himself." It doesn't seem like there's to much to this viral besides following Marcus and looking for anything strange or demon-like that occurs, but it could lead to something crazier down the line, as The Last Exorcism isn't set to arrive in theaters until August 27th later this year.