Best THE EXORCIST (1973) knock-offs?

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  1. crikan

    crikan Well-Known Member

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    I have not seen THE EXORCIST or any of it's sequels. I will resolve that this coming October. I'd also like to mix in some the best knock-offs for my holiday viewing. Feel free to include films that weren't released on DVD.

    I know these films are old, but no spoilers please. Thanks
     
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    Ptflea2 Well-Known Member

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    NEVER seen the Exorcist?! .........wow.
     
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    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    Amityville II: The Possession-Sleazy and exploitative, but entertaining and pretty creepy. Starts off as standard haunted house fare but detours into Exorcist territory for the final act.
    Scared the heck out of me when I saw it as a kid on cable.
     
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    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Here's a few recommendations of the top of my head.

    Seytan (Turkish Exorcist)
    Beyond the Door
    Audrey Rose
    The Pyx
    Abby
    The Antichrist

    I need to visit the Blu-ray as well (which I own) since I haven't seen The Exorcist since my first viewing when I was twelve and my Grandpa happened to be over and was relaying stories of people he knew who had exorcisms performed on them from way back in the day. That's a first time viewing experience I will never ever forget. So yes, due for a revisit ASAP.
     
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    This!:eek:
     
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    it's such a great film, if I were you I wouldn't wait till October. But if themed viewing means that much to you, then you could also check out:

    Exorcism (Paul Naschy)
    Lisa and the Devil/The House of Exorcism

    also, Stigmata with Gabriel Byrne and Patricia Arquette was an Exorcist rip-off.
     
  7. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Malabimba.
     
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    Shlockjock81 New Member

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    Beyond the Door for me. Hands down.
     
  9. Drinkinstein

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    How about Repossessed? Lol
     
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    Most definitely. I also like Naschy's Exorcism
     
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    Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil (1974)
     
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    I rented Demonoid: Messenger of Death as few days ago thinking that it was going to be an Exorcist knock off. Turned out, it was the best crawling hand film that I've ever seen!
     
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    Yeah dude! That flick was awesome! Hilarious stuff. I picked up the Video Treasures VHS of it a few months back at Goodwill. Two thumbs up.
     
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    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    I have had the AB DVD of this one for awhile, but I just threw it in last night for a spin. Terrible…even for Italian rip-off standards. Watered down, dull, zero atmosphere…absolutely worthless not only as an exorcist cash-in, but also just as a film in general. There's about a 5min segment within the movie where the lead uses the word "cock" at least 50 times peppered throughout her dialog.

    It probably would have been easier to sit through if there were some hot Italian chicks getting naked,...but mainly we just see the lead in undress, and she is fuuuuuuuuuuuugly. Short blond hair, massive amount of freckles, and some jacked up teeth. She looks better when she is possessed!

    The only thing this movie has going for it is it's score by Ennio Morricone. Other than that, I’d stay away from this one.
     
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    The Entity, The Last Exorcism, The Exorcism of Emily Rose,
     
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    I would say ALUCARDA, hands down.

    Looking forward to finally seeing ABBY very soon.
     
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    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    I wouldn't consider Alucarda an Exorcist ripoff as it is based off a novella from the 1800's. Cash in maybe...but definitely not a rip off. Great flick.
     
  18. Marshall Crist

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    Do you know which novella, because I have never heard that before? While I admit I hesitated before mentioning ALUCARDA, it is about exorcisms and possession, and was made directly in the wake of THE EXORCIST, time-wise. A lot of the EXORCIST cash-ins were not mere clones (THE NIGHT CHILD, for instance) which is why so many of them are boring. When you go off-model, you risk crashing and burning.
     
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    Just finished watching Magdalena: Possessed by the Devil. Limited to only 500 pressings and still Amazon can't sell out. I bought mine several months ago (#175 of 500). The only thing the film really has going for it is beautiful Dagmar Hedrich who doesn't mind taking all her clothes off several times during the movie. This is a poorly dubbed German film but the video quality wasn't too bad. It only lasts 79 minutes which is a good thing.

    http://www.amazon.com/Magdalena-Ins...UTF8&qid=1366512199&sr=1-2&keywords=magdalena
     

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    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    THE MANITOU is a fun variation on the formula,with a Native American spin.
     

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