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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bishop Garnet Williams
... Rev. Emmett Williams
... Det. Cass Potter
... Abby Williams
... Miranda 'Momma' Potter
Charles Kissinger ... Dr. Hennings
Elliott Moffitt ... Russell Lang
Nathan Cook ... Tafa Hassan
Nancy Lee Owens ... Mrs. Wiggins
William P. Bradford ... Dr. Rogers (as Billy Bradford)
Joann Holcomb ... Lois
Claude Fulkerson ... Benny
Bill Wilson ... Dan
Charles Broaddus ... Joe (as Chuck Broadus)
Don Henderson ... Flip
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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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The song that Abby sings in church, "Is Your Soul A Witness?", was written and performed by the actress herself, Carol Speed. See more »

Quotes

Rev. Emmett Williams: I am black and comely as the curtains of Solomon, o, ye daughter of Jerusalem. Let me kiss thee with the kisses of my mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Abby Williams: What makes you call it love?
Rev. Emmett Williams: Abby...
Abby Williams: [lapsing into demon voice] I want to know why you call sex "love". It's just an animal lust, isn't it? I'm not your ho'.
Rev. Emmett Williams: Oh, come on, Abby...
Abby Williams: Shit, you ain't got enough to satisfy me, you impotent son of a bitch!
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Version of Seytan (1974) See more »

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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 See 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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