The Exorcist III (1990)
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William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist, directed this intriguing, deliberately-paced thriller based on his novel Legion. Ignoring the events of John Boorman's disappointing Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), the film moves ahead 15 years from the end of the original, when Georgetown is being plagued by occult murders bearing signs of the long-dead Gemini Killer, James Venamon (Brad Dourif). Although the killer was executed 15 years earlier, a young boy is horribly mutilated and the ailing
Aug 17, 1990 Wide
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Suggests that Blatty had seen and loved many films without ever really paying attention to how they worked.
Exorcist III wields a mighty sword of scares and contemplation, drilling into those primal areas of nail-chewing tension...This film is a humdinger.
A good chunk of The Exorcist III is taken up by a series of sit-down chats; close-ups of Scott's ugly mug are the only half-frightening thing on the screen.
Better than the other Exocist sequels.
Seriously scary in a few spots, but dry and overly verbose for the most part.
For my money, it's everything The Exorcist should have been, but never quite was.
Amazing! A sequel that stands on its own and still creeps me out at times.
If only Blatty would be given the director's chair more often, we would have a lot more truly terrifying movies to choose from.
Written and directed by William Peter Blatty, author of the original Exorcist. So, while it's not quite as chilling as the first story, It is at least a quality sequel
Better than part two, and almost scary in one part.
An underrated, very scary film, although William Peter Blatty is better with frightening moments and images than he is at creating a narrative that matters or makes any real good sense.
It would probably be much more highly-regarded were it not for the pedigree it has to live up to.
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- Gemini Killer: But the main thing is the torment of your friend Father Karras as he watches while I rip and cut and mutilate the innocent, his friends, and again, and again , on and on! He's inside with us! He'll never get away! His pain won't end!
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