Exorcist II: The Heretic

Film, Horror

Time Out says

Substantially recut by Boorman after his original version was derided in America, but it's still easy to see why New Yorkers jeered. Boorman completely avoids gore and obscenity, treating the original as a kind of sacred good-versus-evil text, and weaving its sets and characters into a highly traditional confrontation of occult forces. The theme is attacked with engaging intensity, and Boorman brings off more than one visual coup (notably the ingenious locust photography in the African sequences). Dennis Wheatley fans, at least, will love it.


Release details

117 mins

Cast and crew

John Boorman
William Goodhart
Ned Beatty
Max von Sydow
Kitty Winn
Louise Fletcher
James Earl Jones
Paul Henried
Richard Burton
Linda Blair
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