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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
Why was there a law-suit between Abby and The Exorcist?
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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