What's the deal with all the exorcisms?

I think most of you know, I'm a fairly die hard conservatard. And like any good Republican I read The Drudge Report every day to see what the major issues are, and what I'm suppose to think about them.

Lately I'm seeing a LOT of stories about exorcisms, demonic possession, and exorcists.

What the actual fuck? Is demonic activity REALLY on the rise? And getting reported in the mainstream media?