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Abby (1974)

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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Miranda 'Momma' Potter
Charles Kissinger ...
Dr. Hennings
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Russell Lang
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Tafa Hassan
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Mrs. Wiggins
William P. Bradford ...
Dr. Rogers (as Billy Bradford)
Joann Holcomb ...
Lois
Claude Fulkerson ...
Benny
Bill Wilson ...
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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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The Devil took her for his lover! Her body is possessed, her soul is next! 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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William Marshall was vocal about his unhappiness with the production of the film, mostly because he'd been promised certain script revisions that never materialized. See more »

Quotes

The Demon's voice: Whaddya think of my powers now?
Bishop Garnet Williams: Not very much!
The Demon's voice: Hello, motherfucker!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Rod Stewart (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Will We Find Our Tomorrows
Music by Robert O. Ragland (uncredited)
Lyrics by William Girdler (uncredited)
Sung by Patti Henderson
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Wonderful blaxsploitation spin on The Exorcist
4 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

One of the strangest, wildest, and weirdest blaxsploitation movies, Abby is an African-American retelling of The Exorcist, with Carol Speed as the possessed title character. The chaste and devout wife of a reverend, Abby spends her time as a marriage counselor in her neighborhood parish. Through mind-boggling misfortune having to do with the accidental release of a vicious demon, Abby begins to exhibit odd behavior (giving out salacious marital advice in one hysterical scene) and a noticeable change in the vocal register. Transforming from the practically virginal naif into a sex-starved ghoul with a hyena's chortle, Abby takes off into the night of dance clubs and singles bars. Father-in-law William Marchall races home from Africa to perform the exorcism, but will he be too late?


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