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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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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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Lone Fleming, who plays Anne, and Maria Kosty, who plays Esther, also appeared in Amando de Ossorio's Blind Dead films 'Tombs of the Blind Dead' and 'Night of the Seagulls', respectively. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Mediocre Exorcist clone
14 June 1999 | by (Janesville Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This film apparently was a Spanish attempt to cash in on the success of The Exorcist, which came out the year before. To sum up the cliche'd plot, a cult of Satanic gypsies kidnaps a little baby boy, and the police arrest an old gypsie witch that they suspect has the child. The witch jumps out of a window to her death, but manages to possess the police chief's teenage daughter. The girl starts getting a foul mouth on her, and later transforms into a teenager version of the old witch and sacrifices the missing baby to Satan and then proceeds to kill a few more people for good measure. After the little witch tries to kidnap her baby cousin to sacrifice, finally a priest tries to exorcise her leading to the rather pointless ending.

Overall, the movie was very slow and had little originality to offer. The violence wasn't particularly gory or graphic and there aren't many special effects to speak of. The only good thing I can say for this movie is that they did a good job of making the transformed version of the young girl look a lot like the old witch.


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