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Exorcismo (1975)

Not Rated | | Horror | 10 March 1975 (Spain)
A young woman participates (unknowingly) in a satanic ceremony and gets possessed by the spirit of her late father.

Director:

Juan Bosch (as Joan Bosch)

Writers:

Juan Bosch (screenplay) (as Joan Bosch), Jordi Gigó (as Georges Gigo) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Naschy ... Father Adrian Dunning
Maria Perschy ... Patricia
María Kosty ... Deborah
Mercedes Molina Mercedes Molina ... Leila (as Grace Mills)
Jordi Torras Jordi Torras ... Dr. Lewton Buchanan
Luis Induni ... Udo
Roger Leveder Roger Leveder ... Richard Harrington
Joan Llaneras Joan Llaneras ... John (as Juan Llaneras)
Marta Avilés Marta Avilés ... Sandra (as Martha Avile)
Juan Velilla Juan Velilla ... Comisario (as Joan Velilla)
Florencio Calpe Florencio Calpe ... Christian
Dora Santacreu Dora Santacreu ... Abigail
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The story in this horror movie involves a young woman's unknowing participation in a satanic ceremony which causes her to be possessed by the spirit of her dead father. She promptly begins exhibiting the standard symptoms - curses, vomiting, and even twisting the heads of a few people 180 degrees. Naschy plays the village priest summoned to perform the rites of exorcism, and must fend off the possessed's lewd advances before casting the evil spirit out of her body. Written by Ørnås

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A theme that has thrilled audiences all over the world - now terrifyingly set forth.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 March 1975 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Exorcism See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Color (Gevacolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Paul Naschy's voice was dubbed by Jack Taylor for the English language version of the film. See more »

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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Possessed women in Eurohorror act no differently than the non-possessed ones
10 October 2018 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

Paul Naschy claimed to have started writing the screenplay for "Exorcismo" long before "The Exorcist" came out. It is difficult not to conclude that he finished writing it afterward. There is a scene in which the possessed young woman interrupts a party with some Satanic behaviours that immediately recalls the famous "Exorcist" urination scene.

However, the subtle difference between the two scenes is striking. You see, Eurohorror (and especially Giallo, which"Exorcismo" is not) exists largely to show rich people being horrible and living empty lives. The women in these stories are usually creatures of pure hatred.

The scene with young Regan surprising the well-to-do party guests was truly disturbing, as we had an innocent child doing decidedly non-innocent things. The scene in "Exorcismo" when the not-as-young possessed girl makes a scene at the snobbish party, you're thinking, so what? She's only doing what women always do in European horror flicks.

At first I thought they just didn't have the budget or the know-how to make the girl look "possessed", so they just had her act horribly to the other characters, apparently unaware that all women in Eurohorror act that way anyway, so there's nothing shocking about seeing it here.

The movie does, eventually, make with some contact lenses and make-up, and give the possessed girl someone else's voice, but it's too late. There's just not enough going on in this movie to hold your attention for more than a moment. You're either thinking about how much better "The Exorcist" is than this movie, or you're not thinking about this movie at all.


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