La endemoniada (Demon Witch Child) (The Possessed) (1975)

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Spanish horror director Amando De Ossorio (creator of the Blind Dead trilogy) helmed this derivative but fairly creepy variant on The Exorcist. The story begins with a deranged hag attempting to kidnap an infant for a Satanic sacrificial rite, then committing suicide after being captured by the police. The woman's evil spirit then takes possession of the police inspector's ten-year-old daughter, who launches into the standard collection of demon-possession symptoms (profanity, levitation, head-spinning, etc.) before physically transforming into a miniature version of the deceased witch. As people begin dying all around her in horrific ways, the demonic brat attempts to steal another child and complete the sacrificial rite -- until a priest steps in to stop her reign of terror. Atmospheric but uncomfortably grim and violent, this film has a particularly pessimistic ending which lends to the overall sense of doom. Released to video as The Possessed. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
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R
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Art House & International , Horror
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I found this Exorcist rip-off fairly charming, if only because it seems to go out of its way to be extra sleazy or disturbing. No one is spared: not infants & children, nor mens genitals- everything is up for violence and it's amusing to watch the little possessed girl wander around spouting off shitty comments to everyone around her. Worth a rental.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Story opens up with a Gypsy witch stealing a chalice from a Church. At the same time a child is kidnapped and the witch is brought in for questing, before any answers can be obtained she jumps out the window and dies, her sprit possesses the police commissioners daughter who is the ugliest child I have ever seen. played by Marián Salgado Well after this she starts acting worst the Linda Blair in Exorcist. The Police Chief who was played by Fernando Sancho went on to make 239 other movies, mostly European, that?s a carrier. The Movie is from the Grindhouse Movie Collection Volume 1 which is 20 movies for about $60, but cheaper at Amazon. Even if I was high I could only give this film 2 stars.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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