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The House of Exorcism (1975)

In this re-edit of Lisa and the Devil (1973), a troubled priest attempts to exorcise the soul of an American tourist who has been possessed by the Devil after witnessing supernatural events at a Spanish villa.

Directors:

Mario Bava (as Mickey Lion), Alfredo Leone (as Mickey Lion)

Writers:

Alberto Cittini (screenplay), Alfredo Leone (screenplay) (as Alfred Leone)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Telly Savalas ... Leandro
Elke Sommer ... Lisa Reiner / Elena
Sylva Koscina ... Sophia Lehar (as Silva Koscina)
Alessio Orano Alessio Orano ... Max
Gabriele Tinti ... George
Kathleen Leone Kathleen Leone ... Tourist (as Kathy Leone)
Eduardo Fajardo ... Francis Lehar
Carmen Silva ... Anna
Franz von Treuberg Franz von Treuberg ... Shopkeeper
Espartaco Santoni Espartaco Santoni ... Carlo
Alida Valli ... Countess
Robert Alda ... Father Michael
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Storyline

Tourist Lisa Reiner faints on the street and is taken to hospital. She shows disturbing sings of demonic possession, so a priest, Father Michael, is brought in to perform an exorcism. However, he first tries to investigate how she became possessed by the devil in the first place. Despite the fact that her personality has now completely blended together with the demonic entity within her, she none the less tells him about the horrific experiences she lived through in the mansion of a twisted Spanish aristocratic family with a dark secret and the devil she met there.

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First, there was "The Exorcist". Then came "The Omen". And now, a sensational new film that dares to go one step beyond... "THE HOUSE OF EXORCISM". See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | West Germany | Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil in the House of Exorcism See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Lisa: [possessed] Don't break my balls, priest!
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Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto of Aranjuez
Composed by Joaquín Rodrigo (as Rodrigo)
Directed by Paul Mauriat
Philips record L 6444'504
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House of Exorcism review.
4 November 2003 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

The House of Exorcism (1973) is an interesting patch work film. After the disappointing attendance figures for LISA AND THE DEVIL, Producer Alfredo Leone re-shot and incorporated new footage into LISA AND THE DEVIL making the movie into an Exorcist knockoff. The ploy worked and Leone made his money back plus a profit. HOUSE OF EXORCISM is about a Bavarian woman named Lisa who's possessed by a restless spirit. The things that the spirit does and says puts Pazul/Linda Blair to shame.

The spirit has a very foul mouth and uses creative dialog to motivate the priest into helping her. The movie is nowhere near the classic as LISA AND THE DEVIL but it's quite entertaining. However, the two movies are very different and they don't match together very well. One of the better Exorcist wannabes.

Highly recommended for camp value.


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