With the second installment of the Last Exorcism series is set to hit theaters on March 1, 2013, we already are getting emails about the Demon Abalam regarding whether it is real or not. Abalam or Paimon is a real demon which has its roots in the Christian religion. According to The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King, Paimon is one of the Kings of Hell, more obedient to Lucifer than other kings are, and has two hundred (one hundred to other authors) legions of demons under his rule. He has a great voice and roars as soon as he comes, speaking in this manner for a while, until the conjurer compels him and then he answers clearly the questions he is asked. When the conjurer invokes this demon he must look towards the northwest (the west to other authors), for there is where he has his house, and when Paimon appears he must be allowed to ask what he wishes and be answered, in order to obtain the same from him.
Paimon is depicted as a man with an effeminate face (a strong man with a woman’s face according to other authors), wearing a precious crown, and riding a dromedary. Before him often goes a host demons with the shape of men, playing trumpets, cymbals, and any other sort of musical instruments.
It is important to not that even speaking the name of the demon could be a form of conjuring according to some demonologists and exorcists.