The Exorcist III

Dir: William Peter Blatty
Star: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller

[8] Based on Blatty's Legion, this follows the trend, started in TCM III, of pretending part II didn't exist (probably wisely here). And while it ain't up to the original there are some neat moments, including probably the shock moment of 1990, albeit accompanied by more cliches-per-minute than any recent movie. One benefit of devil-movies is that divine (or other) intervention solves a lot of plot problems: how else could an audience swallow a serial killer taking over a priest's corpse and using it to possess nurses? The ending might just remind you of another movie...


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