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The Possessed (1977)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 1 May 1977
A former priest, now an exorcist, battles the Satanic forces that are threatening the students at a girls school.

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A former priest, now an exorcist, battles the Satanic forces that are threatening the students at a girls school.

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Weezie Sumner: Let's go in the back room, and I'll teach you about the chicken and the egg. Which... comes... first.
Paul Winjam: The girl steals my lines.
Weezie Sumner: Yeah, well you stole something of mine.
Paul Winjam: Now wait a minute, who seduced who?
Weezie Sumner: It was a tie.
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Like a pilot for THE EXORCIST: THE SERIES
21 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

Lost-his-faith priest Kevin Leahy (James Farentino) dies in a car accident. He is admonished by God for having lost his faith and returned to Earth on a mission to seek out evil. He quickly finds it at an all girls school run by siblings Ellen (Claudette Nevins) and Louise (Joan Hackett). Fires have been starting with seemingly no source and it appears to actually be targeting the girls. This TV movie plays like a pilot for THE EXORCIST: THE SERIES, but WB Television never went any further with it. Farentino is good in the lead role and you'll notice some familiar faces among the students including P.J. Soles, Dinah Manoff, and Ann Dusenberry. Perhaps the biggest draw for folks is a pre-STAR WARS Harrison Ford as the girls' biology teacher. The fire bits are pretty spooky, as is the performance of the possessed person (I won't spoil it) during the last ten minutes. The end gets down to the EXORCIST-lite moments, including the possessed person puking up nails (!) on the priest.


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