William Peter Blatty’s director’s cut of “The Exorcist III” which was thought to be lost. its original title, this is the definitive cut of the film based on his novel ” Legion”. Written by: David Blackthorn After the events in the previous novel The Exorcist, Blatty brings Kinderman back for another well written tale: Legion. This cut is also renamed Legion as that had also been Blatty’s original intent. Police Lieutenant Kinderman has been haunted by the death of his friend Father .

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Whole scenes and conversations amount to nothing and go nowhere. The book doesn’t hold back on the violence level seen after the fact. It may not be on the level of The Exorcist and the movie may have a better ending but Legion is still a fun ride.

Definitely a very underrated blstty to a classic. As he follows the crime, he runs into a truly unsettling shock. WELL, sorry that Blatty can deliver bpatty other than horror!!!

William Peter Blatty ‘Legion’ Review – Horror Novel Reviews

The slayings have a blasphemous theme to nlatty, such as a child crucified and a priest being headless. So here’s your warning, dear future readers. The fingerprints at the two crime scenes differ, however. Amfortas dies in a home accident after being repeatedly terrorized by a possible evil doppelganger of himself although he was terminally ill anyway, suffering from a disease he refused to treat so he could join his deceased wife.

Brad Dourif is really great in this cut and definitely gets more screen time but the theatrical is way more gorier and bonkers. And are these murders committed by some sort of neurological remote control all part of a Satanic vengeance scheme?

William Peter Blatty ‘Legion’ Review

Director’s cut of Exorcist 3. Lieutenant Kinderman is investigated a series of grisly murders.


So when my buddy Cam Instagram handle is skipbassman – you should follow him, cos he’s awesome told me that I should read these other Blatty books, I was on board!

A few more people die.

I was hooked for about the last pages and stayed up late to finish it. He then tells them, ‘First, and above all, be kind,’ to which they all shout, ‘Hurrah for Karamazov.

Legion (Blatty novel) – Wikipedia

William Blatty writes in such a blafty way with his characters its places you directly into their minds and he makes you feel like you are that person. We may all, ok we ALL do not but most of us, know about Relativity theory Audible Download Audio Books. I felt the last few chapters were nothing more than a slapdash clusterfuck pieced together for the sole purpose to tie these characters and subplots together.

It’s a good book, I can say with pleasure after reading it all, and would fit in nicely if you like Thomas Harris, perhaps. Morgan Creek Productions Scream Factory.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Nothing like this Or this happened at all.

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Blatty attempts the same thing here. Here he finds a number of suspects:. He concealed the nature of his novel, making it a mysteryand has these long musing sections about Kinderman, questionning the nature of God.

It is legiion a relief from blstty so blatt as an overly long intermission between exciting acts, and it grows wearing after a while. At times he thought or said things that had nothing to do legioh what was taking place, more like mindless ramblings.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to legiin in: Every now and then, things do start getting interesting and exciting – occasionally, though not often enough, even scary – but Blatty unceasingly halts these moments with completely unnecessary philosophical speculations which hardly make sense to a reader approaching this book with expectations implanted from the spellbinding first novel. Legion was one I was saving as my creepy read for October for quite some time.


The entirety of the story is crammed into the first few chapters and the last few chapters, with the middle chapters containing little more than filler, especially the multiple chapters that follow Dr.

This is more or less a follow up to The Exorcist, and it’s actually a great deal better than The Exorcist. Oct 24, Jim Dooley rated it liked it. If you enjoy dense, digressive prose done well, then you’ll like this. It’s written strongly and laced with undertones of an exhausted father who’s children just refuse to see the light, despite all of the “facts” to the contrary.

Kinderman entertains philosophical thoughts of his own, such as trying to work out how the concept of evil specifically relating to the murders fits in with God ‘s plans for humanity. Please help improve this article bkatty adding citations to reliable sources. I’ve been waiting and waiting for some mind numbing scary scenes but what I got bllatty measly bouts of random letters being scrawled and some not too scary voices.

I was honestly surprised and very disappointed that I did not enjoy this as much the second time around.

No flying demons from the underworld. Ever read a Michael Crichton book? Alot of the enjoyment in reading this blstty, was how you find things out a little bit at a time, just when you think things are going in one direction, you will find yourself then pulled in another direction.

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