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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 »

Director:

William Girdler

Writers:

William Girdler (story), Gordon Cornell Layne (screenplay) (as G. Cornell Layne) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Marshall ... Bishop Garnet Williams
Terry Carter ... Rev. Emmett Williams
Austin Stoker ... Det. Cass Potter
Carol Speed ... Abby Williams
Juanita Moore ... Miranda 'Momma' Potter
Charles Kissinger Charles Kissinger ... Dr. Hennings
Elliott Moffitt Elliott Moffitt ... Russell Lang
Nathan Cook Nathan Cook ... Tafa Hassan
Nancy Lee Owens Nancy Lee Owens ... Mrs. Wiggins
William P. Bradford William P. Bradford ... Dr. Rogers (as Billy Bradford)
Joann Holcomb Joann Holcomb ... Lois
Claude Fulkerson Claude Fulkerson ... Benny
Bill Wilson Bill Wilson ... Dan
Charles Broaddus Charles Broaddus ... Joe (as Chuck Broadus)
Don Henderson ... Flip
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blaxorcist See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in Louisville, Kentucky, the production was temporarily halted when a series of tornadoes ripped through Louisville on 4 April 1974. Carol Speed recalled taking refuge with Juanita Moore in the lobby of a hotel that had no tornado shelter. They weathered the storm wrapped in blankets to protect them in case one of the large glass windows exploded. See more »

Quotes

The Demon's voice: I don't need you! I've got Abby!
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Connections

Featured in Mansfield 66/67 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Gone Woman
Music by Robert O. Ragland (uncredited)
Lyrics by William Girdler (uncredited)
Sung by George Gentre Griffin
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Funny and cheap 70's Black version of The Exorcist
9 April 2004 | by Derek McCallanSee all my reviews

I had been wanting to see this movie since I saw the trailer way back in "74 and I was a young lad. Finally found a copy through ebay in 2002 and it was just as fun as I thought it would be. It is a blatant but cheap (and I mean cheap) version of The Exorcist with all black actors. Definately worth a look if you like really bad rip-offs that are SO bad that they are funny. It's too bad though that Pam Grier wasn't cast as the lead character. Maybe she thought it was even too bad for her to do. Personally, I think it's fun and should be in anyone's collection if they are into campy movies of this genre. Some others that should not be missed are Anticrist, L aka The Tempter and The Antichrist in USA and Beyond the Door which stars Juliet Mills (Nanny and the Professor). Both are Italian movies and really fun. In the first, the possessed woman actually rims a goat and in the latter, Juliet (Nanny) Mills does a lot of throwing up of black gook, levitations, and spinning. The first of a stream of Exorcist rip-offs. Look for the newest installation of The Exorcist coming out later in 2004. Should be interesting.


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