Saturday, August 18, 2012

Exorcismo (1975)

Director: Juan Bosch

Starring: Paul Naschy, Maria Perschy, Maria Kosty, Mercedes Molina, Jordi Torras, Luis Induni

More info: IMDb

Tagline: A theme that has thrilled audiences all over the world - now terrifyingly set forth.

Plot: A young woman unknowingly participates in a satanic ceremony which causes her to be possessed by the spirit of her dead father. She promptly begins exhibiting the standard symptoms - curses, vomiting, and even twisting the heads of a few people 180 degrees. Naschy plays the village priest summoned to perform the rites of exorcism, and must fend off the possessed's lewd advances before casting the evil spirit out of her body.

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Whenever something as popular and profitable as THE EXORCIST (1973) comes along you can bet that there will be a lot of folks cashing in on its success. THE EXORCIST had a large share of imitators, most of them dreadfully boring. EXORCISMO is no exception. It's better than some rip-offs I've seen but that's not saying much. Paul Naschy is bland. He's got a cult following but i don't get it. I can't recall seeing him in anything where he exhibited any charisma. For the most part the film suffers from drag. It's slow and uninteresting. The only really aspect I enjoyed was Alberto Arguo's score. His oft-used theme never got old. I'm finding that JAWS (1975) rip-offs are a lot more fun than THE EXORCIST ones.

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