Dr. Gene Tuskin works with troubled children, perhaps none more troubled than Regan MacNeil, who suffers from bad dreams and repressed memories. The memories she represses are of the time she was possessed by a demon. Dr. Tuskin's invention, a device that hypnotizes two persons and links their minds together, reveals that the demon, named Pazuzu, still lurks within her. It is desperate to emerge again and wreak havoc. Meanwhile, Father Philip Lamont is ordered by his cardinal to investigate the death of Father Merrin, the priest who died while performing an exorcism on Regan. Father Lamont undertakes his task reluctantly. He feels unworthy of his assignment. He also feels that Evil is literally an entity and that this entity is winning the battle over Good. His investigation takes him to Africa where he locates another recipient of Merrin's exorcising and learns something fascinating and terrible about locusts.Written by
Lullaby of Broadway
Music by Harry Warren
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What is everyone talking about?
I saw this film today, and, sorry, but it's great! As one of the few people who didn't see the original, I was able to view it without preconceptions.The imagery is stunning, those locusts? Wow! Linda Blair puts in a remarkable performance that makes me sad she isn't working any more, (ditto Louise Fletcher)and Richard Burton is good too.The fact that it isn't out and out horror is people's problem, I suspect.
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