Exorcist II – The Heretic (1977)

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Avg Rating: 2.7 / 5. Voted: 19

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Directed by: John Boorman
Starring: Linda Blair (Regan), Richard Burton (Father Philip Lamont), Louise Fletcher (Dr. Gene Tuskin), Kitty Winn (Sharon), James Earl Jones (Kokumo), Max von Sydow (Father Lankester Merrin)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:57:37
Genres: Horror, Religion, Demons, Insects

Plot – Spoilers:
Regan and Pazuzu return. Pazuzu is now a locust and Regan all grown up isn’t shy of teasing with her bralessness or while trying to seduce Father Richard Burton, who mostly looks dazed, like he quit Hollywood and could really do with some feminine company. There’s also the nurse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest as Regan’s therapist, which lends a creepy touch. Some of the sounds used and scenarios are downright hilarious, but overall, Heretic has a few redeeming moments that complement the unintentional hilarity.

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Zed Man
Zed Man
February 6, 2022 11:14 pm

Meh, does not stack up against the original film. Has some good moments but overall its confusing and ultimately a bit boring. Different director in John Boorman, who I believe directed ”Deliverance” and is not a horror movie specialist. A definite let down, but then, a lot of sequels are.

The White Horseman
The White Horseman
February 8, 2022 1:27 am

Quite disappointing as a sequel.

Bobby Buffer
Bobby Buffer
February 8, 2022 11:07 pm

Must be oldies but goodies February

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
February 17, 2022 6:10 am

See… I don’t mind this film at all
I’m old enough to remember it being released… It clearly will always be stacked up against the first film .. but in essence it’s a different story. Yes.. the acting is a bit OTT.. but the actual story ain’t too bad. It’s worth a watch ot two

Vince G
Vince G
July 5, 2022 3:03 pm

Terrible movie. Just brutal. The only thing good about the flick is looking at Linda Blair, in her mid-teens at the time, and she was looking good. REALLY good. I was in love/lust. (Easy people, She’s a couple of years older than me so we’re about the same age. Nothing creepy about it… lol)

fred fat
fred fat
July 5, 2022 7:44 pm

much better than the overrated original