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In the Grip of Evil (1997)

Reconstitution of the alleged true story about demonic possession that was behind William Friedkin's The Exorcist.


Charles Vanderpool

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Complete credited cast:
Dustin Lawyer Dustin Lawyer ... Robbie
Joe Kelly Joe Kelly ... Fr. Halloran
Debs Szymkowiak Debs Szymkowiak ... Mother
Tony Colavito Tony Colavito ... Father
Ellen Strauss Ellen Strauss ... Aunt
Jill Redding ... Grandmother
Von Hardesty Von Hardesty ... Uncle
Richard Henrich Richard Henrich ... Fr. Bishop
Herman Kemper Herman Kemper ... Fr. Bowdern
Mark Redfield ... Fr. Hughes
Nelson Smith Nelson Smith ... Rev. Schulze
Lee Bevans Lee Bevans ... Dr. Mabel Ross
Robert Doxzen Robert Doxzen ... Orderly
John Howell John Howell ... Brother Rector
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas B. Allen Thomas B. Allen ... Himself - Author of 'Possessed'


Reconstruction of the alleged true story about demonic possession that was behind William Friedkin's The Exorcist. Based on documents, statements and interviews with people who followed the case, including the priests involved in the exorcism, a close look at the events that really happened is shown. Written by Hugo Lopes

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13 August 1997 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Nas Garras do Mal See more »

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Referenced in Witness to an Exorcism See more »

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This history is bullshit
6 November 2005 | by shoikanSee all my reviews

The history behind the Exorcist is bogus, the boy never lived in Mount Rainier, he lived in Cottage City. He wasn't possessed, it's all an urban legend that got out of control after the release of the movie.

This video does not present any testimonies of people who were neighbours or friends of the family, nor interview the boy himself. What kind of investigation is is that?

Most of it is based in declarations of father Bober who is a proved *liar*

All this history have been investigated by a real journalist who really unveils where the boy lived, where he attended school, who have talked with the people who knew him at the time of this case, and who talked with the boy himself.

If you want to know the *real* facts behind the Exorcist history check http://www.strangemag.com/exorcistpage1.html


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