The Antichrist (1974)

The Antichrist


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Alberto De Martino's imitative occult horror film, photographed by Aristide Massaccesi (aka Joe D'Amato), is probably the best of numerous Italian copies of The Exorcist that flooded theaters in the mid-'70s. Carla Gravina stars as Ippolita, a paralyzed young woman with serious mental problems stemming from the death of her mother. Her crisis of faith and the intervention of a well-meaning psychologist lead Ippolita to remember her past life as a witch during the Inquisition. Eventually, … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Gianfranco Clerici, Alberto De Martino, Vincenzo Mannino
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On DVD: Mar 22, 2005



as Ippolita

as Massimo Oderisi

as Father Mittner

as Irene

as Faith Healer

as Dr. Marcello Sinibal...

as Felippo Oderisi
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Now von Trier's trying his hand at the horror porn genre without abandoning the genital close-ups, making Antichrist a sort of horror porn squared.

Full Review… | October 30, 2009

O único elemento que merece elogios, nesta cópia patética de O Exorcista, é a bela Carla Gravina; o resto deve ser exorcizado de nossas memórias.

February 9, 2005
Cinema em Cena

It involves Satan, a possessed woman's tongue and a billy goat's butthole. Again, the distinction between scary and unpleasant becomes revoltingly clear.

Full Review… | October 18, 2002

October 8, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Antichrist


An enjoyable but dated and cheesy Italian "Exorcist" rip-off. It doesn't have the exact same story as The Exorcist but it borrows heavily from it but without managing to be as scary or chilling and a lot of its attempts to be so end up being quite funny, particularly the obscene language. The effects haven't aged well, especially the optical effects, but there's effort been put into it and for its day it isn't a bad film considering its budget. It's well shot, has a good central performance and an effectively moody and atmospheric score. The film starts off slow but gets better as it goes along. Not that effective as a serious horror movie anymore though.

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