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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)




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 Return of the Exorcist 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 »

Alternate Versions

Some video prints are heavily cut; 5 to 20 minutes are missing in some versions. See more »


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

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Cheesy Italian "The Exorcist" knock-off.
15 July 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A young man Paul sees a naked woman close to the waterfall while on a visit to the country and becomes possessed by her evil spirit.His sister Elena tries to exorcise the Devil from his body."The Return of the Exorcist" aka "Exorcist III:Cries and Shadows" is an quintessential Eurotrash.The location sets which include an Italian town in the mountains or creepy looking church are very atmospheric and there is enough sleaze and full-frontal nudity to keep the viewer entertained.The devilish woman driving the action is often seen as the naked attacker with incredibly hot body.Richard Conte plays the exorcist in his final role.The scares are mostly effective,but there are also some insanely cheesy moments.7 out of 10.

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