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The Exorcist III (1990)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  17 August 1990 (USA)
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A police lieutenant in Georgetown mourns the anniversary of a priest's death as a serial killer strikes.

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Lt. Kinderman and Father Dyer cheer each other up on the anniversary of the death of their mutual friend, Father Damien Karras, by going to see "It's a Wonderful Life" at the local theater in Georgetown, near Washington D.C. But there's no cheering Kinderman while a particularly cruel and gruesome serial killer is at large. His murders, which involve torture, decapitation and the desecration of religious icons, is bad enough; but they also resemble those of the Gemini Killer, who has been dead for fifteen years. Written by J. Spurlin

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Exorcist III: Legion  »

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$26,098,824 (USA)
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William Peter Blatty had to recast the central role of Lieutenant Kinderman as Lee J. Cobb, who played the part in The Exorcist (1973), died in 1976. George C. Scott, who had never seen "The Exorcist", signed up for the role after being impressed by Blatty's "Legion" screenplay. See more »

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When Kinderman connects the murder victims in this film to the case in the first movie, it is revealed that one victim, the African American boy, is connected because it was his mother that determined that Reagan was speaking backward English. However, when you watch the first movie, the person that determines the language is a man that is Caucasion. See more »

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Father Dyer: May the schwartz be with you.
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Lagrime di San Pietro
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The best Exorcist sequel
27 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have heard mixed reviews of this film. Some saying its the best Exorcist sequel and some saying its utter crap. Well to the people who say it's utter crap you have no idea what your talking about. This is by far the best Exorcist sequel, probably because it was actually written by William Peter Blatty (Writer of the first Exorcist). I think this should really be the Exorcist II because it begins where the first one finishes, and also because The Heretic was a joke.

One of the reasons why I love this film is because it is essentially a mystery film (which I'm not usually to keen on) but it also has the major horror elements that make a horror film. The hallway scene at the hospital is one of the best horror scenes I have seen. Just the tension and the fact you don't know whats going on and the silence, then suddenly... well I wont give anything away. Its definitely different to the original so if your looking for another The Exorcist then look elsewhere, but this will probably still scare the daylights out of you.

Overall, fantastic film and I'm glad that Father Karras is in this film because I loved his character in the original. 9/10


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