Directed by William Peter Blatty
A cop (George C. Scott) investigates brutal murders similar to ones committed by a long-dead serial killer. But the decapitations and crucifixions couldn’t be the work of the “Gemini Killer” - or could they? After his priest is butchered in a hospital, Lt. Kinderman traces the clues to the psych ward, where a patient claims to be Damian Karras (Jason Miller), the priest who died during the final moments in THE EXORCIST. William Peter Blatty’s complex adaptation of his sequel novel, “Legion”, contains a hallway scare scene that belongs in the horror history books.
A cop investigates brutal murders similar to ones committed by a long-dead serial killer.
Cast: George C Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller
Very underrated movie!!! One of my favorites!
Great movie! Lots of great scenes and the acting was terrific. The celebrity cameos were weird tho.
Beautifully-made film that's frequently overlooked because of the terrible second installment. William Peter Blatty returns to his best-known story with a film that's often equal to the original, but never feels like a rehash. Fantastic performances from George C. Scott, Jason Miller and Brad Dourif. Also features the single best jump-scare in horror cinema.
Having watched The Exorcist for the first time the night before made me ultimately very attached to Kinderman and Dyer's relationship since that movie was so fresh in my memory. I wish "Exorcist" had been dropped from the title in favor of the book's title "Legion" but... I guess you need to let the audience know it's part of the same universe with recurring characters somehow. Just don't go in expecting the exact same thing as the original! Very curious as to how the novel reads but, on its own, this is a solid crime story although with an ending that feels tacked on (it in fact was due to a reshoot at the studio's request). It also features one of the most effective jumpscares I've ever experienced.
A well thought out film! pretty good follow up that probably saved the franchise.