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Demon Witch Child (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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Amando de Ossorio
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julián Mateos ... Father Juan
Marián Salgado Marián Salgado ... Susan Barnes
Fernando Sancho ... Police Chief
Lone Fleming ... Anne Crawford
Ángel del Pozo ... Mr. Barnes
Kali Hansa Kali Hansa ... Gypsy Witch
Daniel Martín ... William Grant
Tota Alba ... Mother Gautère
Roberto Camardiel ... Managing Editor
María Kosty ... Esther
Fernando Hilbeck ... Doctor
Julia Saly Julia Saly ... Barnes' maid (as La Pocha)
María Vidal María Vidal ... Simona Comodare - Mother of the first sacrificed child
Concha Gómez Conde Concha Gómez Conde ... Mother of the kidnapped child
Ernesto Vañes 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! See more »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Possessed See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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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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Tolerable rubber stamp of THE EXORCIST.
1 July 2003 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

An old hag kidnaps a baby as an offering to Satan from her gypsy witch coven. The authorities, under pressure from their commissioner, bring her into custody, and during an interrogation she leaps from a window to her death. The commissioner is hence cursed by her gypsy "family", and soon his pretty daughter becomes host to the old hag's evil spirit. As one might expect, she starts talking like a trucker, slapping her mother, and taking to an overall Regan Macneil-ish nastiness(which, in this case, includes a castration wherein we find her skipping about gleefully with a bloody, floppy dong in her paw). Before long, she undergoes a physical transformation into something resembling a child with Rapid Aging Syndrome.

DEMON WITH CHILD/THE POSSESSED is generally noted as a kenspeckle Spanish Xerox of THE EXORCIST, though it does have a few small marks of intrinsic distinction. Despite the poor dubbing and intermediate production values, a macabre atmosphere is retiringly maintained which saves the film from buckling over completely...but barely.

In toto, this is a nominal treadmill chiller, but I can't say I found it a regrettable watch, or even that I wouldn't possibly watch it again.

4.5/10


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