Exorcist II - The Heretic (1977)
Average Rating: 3.5/10
Reviews Counted: 18
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 14
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1977 Wide
Average Rating: 2.3/5
User Ratings: 36,028
Four years after her bout of demonic possession, Regan MacNeil seems at peace as she enjoys a privileged but lonely adolescence. Her actress mother, absent on-location, leaves her in the care of her childhood nanny, Sharon, who feels inextricably bound to her young charge despite the terror she endured during the girl's possession. Regan attends frequent counseling sessions with Dr. Gene Tuskin, an unorthodox psychologist who believes Regan remembers more of her ordeal than she admits.
Jan 1, 1977 Wide
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Dr. Gene Tuskin
Max von Sydow
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In a film that is by no means light on candidates for Worst Single Element, Richard Burton is pretty clearly the very bottom.
It may be that the best way to watch The Heretic is to shut off the soundtrack and play a CD of Goblin's Suspiria score as accompaniment.
Director John Boorman accomplishes dazzling things with his eerie, reflective sets and powerhouse cast including Richard Burton and Louise Fletcher.
Very enjoyable in retrospect, and a big improvement on its source material.
One fascinating disaster--an anti-Exorcist sequel from a filmmaker openly contemptuous of the original.
Not as bad as I was led to believe. Some interesting ideas about the aftermath. But alas, still not a compelling story.
What a shameless, awlful follow-up to one of horror's greatest moments
Compelling reasons for watching Exorcist II? Well, there's Richard Burton's voice. Then, there's...uh.... Oh, forget it. There are no reasons for watching this film.
Just plain silly but has a sort of bad movie charm.
How could such a sure-thing sequel end up so absolutely atrocious? I've no idea.
Audience Reviews for Exorcist II - The Heretic
- Regan MacNeil: There's notting wrong with me.
- Kokumo: If Pazuzu comes for you I will spit a leopard.
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