The Reverend Bob Larson, a professional Exorcist and clearly very opinionated fella recently chatted with Movieweb about the new horror film The Devil Inside, and then shifted topics to Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. See Larson believes that Ledger was possessed by a demon during the filming of movie, and went on to elaborate with this length of wank:
“I’d be more worried about a Heath Ledger and a Joker character. We all know where that ended up. As legend has it, even Jack Nicholson warned him not to do that movie, because of the nature of that role. There is always a danger in loosing that line of distinction. But I don’t see that happening in this particular film. Because I think they take a realistic, factual approach to it. At the beginning of the film, which I like, there is a lot of interaction and discussion about what exorcism is. How it operates. Through the dialogue, the questions of these young seminarians that are in this exorcism school give very authentic answers. There was very little that I could disagree with there. At least there is the semblance of factuality here, which is very strong…Which is very different from something like Paranormal Activity, which is just about looking for things that go bump in the night.”
“I would say…something overtook that man. There is a strong possibility that somehow, he just took on too much of the evil of this character. After all, whether it was psychological or spiritual, he could not draw that distinction anymore. That is not the first time I’ve had an actor tell that sort of thing to me. When they are called onto portray that role. With this movie here, though, I don’t see that happening.”
Well, personally I think the good Reverend’s argument is up there with ‘console games turning teens into super violent killing machines’, only in this case it’s playing the Joker turned Heath Ledger evil. If that was the case then Alice Cooper would be the actual Prince of Darkness, and not some laid back elderly gentleman who enjoys golf and has a passion for on stage theatrics.
So I say: shame on you Reverend Bob Larson, you headline grabbing ecumenical dick cheese. It’s this sort of sensationalist balls that reduces rational people into crowd following mumbleoids, and brings superstition and fear into the houses of otherwise clear headed cinema goers. Ledger died from an accidental toxic combination of prescription drugs, not a demon joy riding in his head, you stupid old ass-hole. Stop trying to profiteer off the man’s death, fuck off back to church and quit scaring people!