1/'2 out of **** The William Friedkin-directed film adaptation of William Peter Blatty's acclaimed horror novel "The Exorcist" shocked audiences all over the world like they had never been shocked before in the year of 1973. Never before had anyone seen such sensational special effects and - for those who haven't yet looked overseas towards the wonders of foreign horror - gross singular scenarios. People loved this film and it still holds up today (perhaps better than ever, … more
I refuse to believe that this wasn't the result of a bet between John Boorman and a studio exec to determine if the sequel to a horror classic could desecrate the memory of its predecessor. Louise Fletcher delivers her awful lines in an inexplicable monotone. Even the great Richard Burton (riveting, in spite of his laughable dialogue) can't bring any dignity to this wretched production.