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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bishop Garnet Williams
Rev. Emmett Williams
Det. Cass Potter
Abby Williams
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 ...
Claude Fulkerson ...
Bill Wilson ...
Charles Broaddus ...
Joe (as Chuck Broadus)
Don Henderson ...


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 <>

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




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Release Date:

25 December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Blaxorcist  »

Box Office


$400,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Ryder Sound Services)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Out of circulation for years after Warner Bros. sued American International claiming it was a ripoff of its film The Exorcist (1973). Although the film was very profitable (its budget was approx. $200,000 and it earned $4 million in its first month of release), director/producer William Girdler never saw a penny of it because of the lawsuit, which was settled shortly before he died in 1978. See more »


The Demon's voice: I don't need you! I've got Abby!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Rod Stewart (1981) See more »


Will We Find Our Tomorrows
Sung by Patti Henderson
Music Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by Robert O. Ragland
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A good black exorcist to enjoy
28 January 2010 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie with my father as a teenager in a matter of fact we saw it 9 times in one day.from am to pm.glad we did because it was pull off by a lawsuit by good o warner bros.The Exorcist was good for the white folks and scare a lot of us.Abby was a version for the afro-American.just like Blacula version of Dracula.Carol speed did her best performance since The Mack.the late William Marshall playing the black priest leashing out the sexual demon from Africa..the f/x was cheesy but funny.what do you want from a movie that only cost $200,000 to make.William Girdler never get to see the $4 millions but wasn't afraid to challenge the exorcist or warner bros.this was all a races attack,because beyond the door wasn't attack as much as Abby.but i agree that Abby should be release on a good DVD remaster.Cinefear is okay but it's like watching a bootleg version.i enjoy Abby back then and i still enjoy Abby today in the good o tropical island..

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