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Abby (1974)

 -  Horror  -  25 December 1974 (USA)
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A possession film about a marriage counselor who becomes possessed by a Demon of Sexuality, when her father in law, an Exorcist, freed it while in Africa. He returns home, along with his ... See full summary »

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Bishop Garnet Williams
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Rev. Emmett Williams
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Det. Cass Potter
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Abby Williams
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Miranda 'Momma' Potter
Charles Kissinger ...
Dr. Hennings
Elliott Moffitt ...
Russell Lang
Nathan Cook ...
Tafa Hassan
Nancy Lee Owens ...
Mrs. Wiggins
William P. Bradford ...
Dr. Rogers (as Billy Bradford)
Joann Holcomb ...
Lois
Claude Fulkerson ...
Benny
Bill Wilson ...
Dan
Charles Broaddus ...
Joe (as Chuck Broadus)
Don Henderson ...
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A possession film about a marriage counselor who becomes possessed by a Demon of Sexuality, when her father in law, an Exorcist, freed it while in Africa. He returns home, along with his son and a policeman to perform an African Exorcism on her. Written by <Blythe379@cs.com>

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Abby doesn't need a man anymore... The Devil is her Lover Now! See more »

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25 December 1974 (USA)  »

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The Blaxorcist  »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The song that Abby sings in church, "Is Your Soul A Witness?", was written and performed by the actress herself, Carol Speed. See more »

Quotes

Rev. Emmett Williams: I am black and comely as the curtains of Solomon, o, ye daughter of Jerusalem. Let me kiss thee with the kisses of my mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Abby Williams: What makes you call it love?
Rev. Emmett Williams: Abby...
Abby Williams: [lapsing into demon voice] I want to know why you call sex "love". It's just an animal lust, isn't it? I'm not your ho'.
Rev. Emmett Williams: Oh, come on, Abby...
Abby Williams: Shit, you ain't got enough to satisfy me, you impotent son of a bitch!
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My Soul Is A Witness
Written and Performed by Carol Speed
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Why was there a law-suit between Abby and The Exorcist?
8 November 2000 | by (Lake Isabella, CA) – See all my reviews

Rating- 3*** out of 4

Why was there a law-suit between Abby and The Exorcist? That is a frequently asked question. Abby is about a black girl(Carol Speed) who is possessed by a demon. So is Linda Blair in The Exorcist and it is up to a priest (William Marshall-Blacula) to help her. Just like Max von Sydow. According to an interview with Exorcist novelist/writer William Peter Blatty said- "Well I visited the set of Abby. To director William Girdler was just trying to make a different version of The Exorcist and I had no problem with that I actully liked Abby". Well even though Warner Bros. sued American International for making a so called rip-off of their film, Blatty himself refussed to act against Abby because Abby and The Exorcist were both the same but in different versions. Blatty could'nt stop Warner Bros. to sue William Girdler but today he still disagrees. Abby in my own personal opinion as always is a good film the only reason it is called a rip-off is because they are different versions but Abby is no rip-off at all. Abby also stars Terry Carter, Juanita Moore, Charles Kissinger, Austin Stoker and Elliot Moffitt. Girdler continued to make many other films before his death in a helicopter crash while Blatty made more Exorcist movies. Maybe Blatty will make a long awaited sequel to Abby? Maybe in years to come.


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