The Exorcist The Exorcist 2 The Exorcist 3

  |  Buy to Own: 21/10/2002
  |  320 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


A trilogy of paranormal horror. In the first 'The Exorcist', actress Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn) has every reason to be content, having just completed a film with director Burke Dennings (Jack MacGowran). However, she becomes disturbed by the changes taking place in her 12-year-old daughter, Regan (Linda Blair). At first sullen and withdrawn, Regan becomes aggressive and blasphemous, and ugly welts appear on her face and body. No medical cure is forthcoming, and after Burke is killed by being thrown from Regan's window, Chris turns to local Jesuit priest Father Damien Karras (Jason Miller) for help. Karras then calls in exorcist Father Lankester Merrin (Max von Sydow), who confirms that Regan is possessed by the devil. William Peter Blatty's screenplay, based on his own novel inspired by actual events, won an Oscar, and the film was deemed so powerful that it was refused a BBFC certificate for fifteen years. 'The Exorcist 2 - The Heretic' sees Regan (Blair), the demonically possessed child from the first film, now a relatively normal, happy teenager, living under the care of a psychiatrist (Louise Fletcher) and her mother's ex-secretary (Kitty Winn). When the demons return to haunt Regan, priest Father Lamont (Richard Burton), himself suffering a crisis of faith, is sent to investigate. Whilst 'The Exorcist 3' sees writer William Peter Blatty return to direct this 'first true sequel' to the original film, based on his own novel. Fifteen years have passed since Father Damien Karras (Jason Miller) died exorcising Regan MacNeil. Now his best friend Lt. Kinderman (George C. Scott) is troubled by a series of mysterious murders which are strangely reminiscent of those committed by the Gemini killer - who was executed on the night Karras died. Does the killer's spirit live on, and if so in whom? Kinderman's investigation leads him to an amnesiac in a mental hospital who has recently awoken from a fifteen-year coma, can describe the Gemini killings in detail, and bears an uncanny resemblance to Damien Karras...