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The Possessed (1975)

La endemoniada (original title)
| Horror | May 1976 (USA)
A young girl becomes possessed by a woman from a witches cult, who seeks vengeance, terror, and confusion around her family and the town folks.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julián Mateos ...
Father Juan
Marián Salgado ...
Susan Barnes
Fernando Sancho ...
Police Chief
Lone Fleming ...
Anne Crawford
Ángel del Pozo ...
Mr. Barnes
Kali Hansa ...
Gypsy Witch
Daniel Martín ...
William Grant
Tota Alba ...
Mother Gautère
Roberto Camardiel ...
Managing Editor
María Kosty ...
Esther
Fernando Hilbeck ...
Doctor
Julia Saly ...
Barnes' maid (as La Pocha)
María Vidal ...
Simona Comodare - Mother of the first sacrificed child
Concha Gómez Conde ...
Mother of the kidnapped child
Ernesto Vañes
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An old witch seeks vengence through the daughter of the politician who had her thrown in jail. Soon the little girl's head is spinning around, and an old priest is called in to perform an exorcism. Written by Humberto Amador

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Good and evil battle for possession of the innocent!

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ESP 12,764,676 (Spain) (3 March 2000)
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Because Linda Blair was dubbed by Marián Salgado in the Spanish version of The Exorcist (1973), director Amando de Ossorio cast Salgado as the lead in his answer to the successful American horror movie. See more »

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Better Than A lot of the Rips
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Demon Witch Child (1975)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Amando de Ossorio, director behind the four Blind Dead films, wrote and directed this rip of The Exorcist but he adds a few neat twists to make the film stand on its own. A young baby goes missing and the police suspect a local Satan worshipper so they bring her in for questioning. During the interrogation the witch praises Satan and then kills herself but soon her evil spirit returns and takes over the body of a young girl. There are countless items in this film that borrow heavily from The Exorcist but do Ossorio also adds some new stuff like the twist of the possession coming due to a witch. There's also a couple eerie scenes involving the witches and the ending is quite good. However, like all these Italian rips, there's a lot being ripped off from the troubled priest to the dirty talking little girl. The dubbing to this film is pretty bad so the dirty talk from the child comes off with more laughs than anything else. This is no great masterpiece but it's certainly one of the better rips I've seen.


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