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The Return of the Exorcist (1975)

Un urlo dalle tenebre (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 23 August 1975 (Italy)
A priest becomes involved in demonology and exorcisms.


Franco Lo Cascio (as Frank G. Carroll), Angelo Pannacciò (as Frank C. Lucas)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Conte ... Exorcist
Françoise Prévost ... Barbara, Piero's mother
Patrizia Gori ... Elena Forti
Jean-Claude Vernè Jean-Claude Vernè ... Piero Forti
Sonia Viviani Sonia Viviani ... Sherry, Piero's girlfriend
Elena Svevo Elena Svevo
Mimma Biscardi Mimma Biscardi ... Succubus (as Mimma Monticelli)
Franco Garofalo ... Leader at the Sabbath
Giuseppe Talarico Giuseppe Talarico
Filippo Perego Filippo Perego ... Priest
Giangiacomo Elia Giangiacomo Elia
Giulio Baraghini Giulio Baraghini
Rita Orlando Rita Orlando
Bruno Di Levrano Bruno Di Levrano
Franco Lo Cascio Franco Lo Cascio


This movie starts with the teenager Peter (Jean-Claude Verne) who takes a picture of a mysterious naked woman (Mimma Monticelli) near a pastoral waterfall. When the picture is developed, the woman's image is gone, and Peter is possessed by her ghost through a cursed amulet he finds at the scene. Written by Ørnås

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Release Date:

23 August 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Possessor See more »

Filming Locations:

Calcata, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Final film of Richard Conte. See more »


Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Exorcist: Greggs Pastie version
14 June 2018 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Richard Conte picks up one last easy paycheck before checking out for good in his last film. Conte fans should probably be warned right away that the man himself doesn't show face until one hour and seven minutes into proceedings, but don't write off the film because of that - there's plenty of stupidity here to keep you going before Conte shows up.

Now, this Exorcist rip-off establishes its plot in a series of flashbacks so it takes a bit of patience to figure out why the film has seemingly jumped to the young guy tied to a bed talking like the singer of Cannibal Corpse. All of this seems to involve young Peter being drawn to a medallion lying in a river by a naked redhead that sends him mental and driving away his childhood sweetheart. Peter by the way sports a massive mullet and can act about as well as a discarded sock lying in the central reservation of the M5.

Peter starts acting a bit strange and when the redhead turns up in his room she prompts him to slash her throat, which causes his girlfriend's throat to be cut even though she's miles away in a disco giving it laldy on the dancefloor. This prompts a series of events where Peter himself tries to do away with family members or he turns into the redhead and does the same. This has got something to do with Franco Garofalo holding some sort of orgy years prior to this which is explained by a priest but by this point I was wondering when Richard Conte would show up.

Basically, this film takes scenes from the Exorcist (moving beds, swearing, spewing up, etc etc) and inserts rampant nudity and sleaze in between. At one point Peter even tries to shag his own mum, then his sister! That's the kind of romantic subplot you need in a film like this. It's bizarre how people's opinions differ massively on these Exorcist rip off films - some say this is the worst, but it's far from boring, and yet others say Beyond The Door is most boring, and I thought that one was the best.

This is pure Italian trash by the way so if you don't like that stuff, forget it. Richard Conte's last film too - he had a fatal heart attack the same year this was released.

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