The scene in which Nell is given a pair of red Doc Marten boots stemmed from the fact that the insurance company refused to cover Ashley Bell for her exorcism scenes if she was running around barefoot.67 of 67 found this interesting | Share thisAshley Bell spent over a month researching her role, including the study of several manias.37 of 37 found this interesting | Share thisAshley Bell did all the bends and contortions of her body on her own. No special effects were used because she has hypermobility (an exaggerated increase mobility or loose joints more flexible than ordinary), a very common problem which affect more than 15% of the world population, without it involves a pathology.100 of 104 found this interesting | Share thisThe film’s poster was banned in the UK after receiving complaints deeming the image offensive.32 of 32 found this interesting | Share thisA crew member’s brother was a real exorcist, and was on set advising director Daniel Stamm. He makes an unbilled cameo in the film and can be seen to the left of Reverend Cotton Marcus when he delivers his sermon about the Prince of Lies.27 of 27 found this interesting | Share thisShot in Louisiana partly because of a generous tax credit.25 of 25 found this interesting | Share thisEarned over ten times its budget ($1.8 million) and recouped all its marketing costs ($20 million) during its opening weekend in the US.30 of 31 found this interesting | Share thisContrary to popular belief, every single person on screen in the film is a proper actor.30 of 31 found this interesting | Share thisWas in profits before shooting even began. Producers Eli Roth, StudioCanal, and Strike Entertainment sold off a few key territories to finance the film based on the script and the producers’ names and Roth’s commitments to do publicity, raising $2 million and making the film for $1.8 million.38 of 40 found this interesting | Share thisNote how much of the footage at the start of the film is fairly static (tripods were used for the early scenes). As the film progresses – and the documentary crew start to become more fearful – the camerawork becomes much looser and unhinged.38 of 40 found this interesting | Share thisSpent three years in development.28 of 29 found this interesting | Share thisThe script took three years to complete.19 of 20 found this interesting | Share thisAs a novel marketing device, the filmmakers used Chatroulette to publicize their film.17 of 18 found this interesting | Share thisPatrick Fabian based his performance on Jimmy Swaggart and Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry (1960).17 of 19 found this interesting | Share thisPartly inspired by Marjoe (1972), the 1972 documentary about fundamentalist huckster, Marjoe Gortner.14 of 16 found this interesting | Share thisOriginally entitled “Cotton” after Reverend Cotton Mather.12 of 14 found this interesting | Share thisWriters Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland were slated to direct the film. But due to unknown reasons, the duo bowed out and director Daniel Stamm took over.9 of 10 found this interesting | Share thisShipped to theaters under the code name “Scrutiny”.12 of 15 found this interesting | Share thisPatrick Fabian, Caleb Landry Jones, and Louis Herthum have all appeared in Breaking Bad (2008).11 of 17 found this interesting | Share thisPatrick Fabian and Caleb Landry Jones both share the same birthday, December 7th.6 of 9 found this interesting | Share thisMany of the characters have the same given name as the actor portraying him or her (eight of the seventeen credited cast members).