Ah, Exorcist rip-offs! – God love ’em.

L’ANTICRISTO (1974)

Built around a remarkable performance from Carla Gravina, this is a surprisingly compelling hodge-podge of devil-worship, reincarnation, incest, possession, and some other stuff I don’t dare mention on the front page of the blog…right up to about the two-thirds mark, at which point everyone threw up their hands and said, “Oh, bugger it! – let’s just rip-off Friedkin!” The fact that they proceeding to do precisely that, and on an effects budget that wouldn’t have covered The Exorcist‘s use of pea-soup, makes the final third compelling for all the wrong reasons.

[Caution: some images NSFW!]

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