The Exorcist III

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The Exorcist III Review


So we're not talking about great art here. But pound for pound, this second sequel to The Exorcist is one of the most frightening movies ever made. Largely set in an old hospital, we find that Father Damien may very well be alive and kicking in the depths of the mental ward -- and possibly possessed by the devil and with the power to possess others at will to do his bidding outside the confines of the straightjacket.

I saw this film ten years ago and the scene with the head-chopper-offer and the nurse still gives me nightmares. Written and directed by William Peter Blatty (who wrote the original Exorcist; this is adapted from his book Legion), the film is creepy and true to the atmosphere of the original. (P.S. Watch for Fabio!)



The Exorcist III

Facts and Figures

Run time: 110 mins

In Theaters: Friday 17th August 1990

Distributed by: WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES

Production compaines: Morgan Creek Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 55%
Fresh: 17 Rotten: 14

IMDB: 6.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Starring: George C. Scott as Lt. William 'Bill' Kinderman, as Father Joseph Kevin Dyer, as James Venamun / The Gemini Killer, as Father Damien Karras / Patient X, as Father Morning, as Dr. Temple, as Nurse Allerton, as Stedman (as George Dicenzo), as Ryan, as University President, Grand L. Bush as Sergeant Atkins, as Mrs. Clelia, as Nurse X, Ken Lerner as Dr. Freedman, Tracy Thorne as Nurse Keating, Samuel L. Jackson as Dream Blind Man, as Shirley, as Mary Kinderman, Harry Carey, Jr. as Father Kanavan, Sherrie Wills as Julie Kinderman, Edward Lynch as Patient A, as Dr. Bruno, Alex Zuckerman as Korner Boy, Lois Foraker as Nurse Merrin, Tyra Ferrell as Nurse Blaine, James Burgess as Thomas Kintry, as Altar Boy, Peggy Alston as Mrs. Kintry, John Durkin as Elderly Jesuit (as Father John Durkin S.J.), Bobby Deren as Nurse Bierce, Jan Neuberger as Alice, Alexis Chieffet as Counter Attendant, Debra Port as Waitress, as Police Sergeant, David Dwyer as Second Police Officer, Danny Epper as Police Driver, William Preston as Old Man in Wheelchair, Chuck Kinlaw as Attendant, Demetrios Pappageorge as Casperelii, Nina Hansen as Little Old Lady, Shane Wexel as First Dream Boy, Ryan Paul Amick as Second Dream Boy, John Coe as Old Man in Dream, Jodi Long as First Dream Woman, Kathy Gerber as Second Dream Woman, Jan Smook as Radio Man, Amelia Campbell as Young Girl in Dream, Cherie Baron as Nurse, as Larry King, C. Everett Koop as Everett Koop, Patrick Ewing as Angel of Death

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