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  Cries and Shadows
Year: 1975
Director: Franco Lo Cascio, Angelo Pannaccio
Stars: Richard Conte, Françoise Prévost, Elanor Svevo, Patrizia Gori, Jean-Claude Vernè, Sonia Viviani, Mimma Monticelli, Franco Garofalo
Genre: Horror, TrashBuy from Amazon
Rating:  4 (from 1 vote)
Review: It is no wonder that mullet-headed teenager picks up and wears the tacky medallion he finds at the spot a flame-haired nymphomaniac has just appeared to him, given that his fashion sense is twice as blasphemous as that of mid-eighties period George Best; tight bell-bottoms and tight shirts, even making nerdwear cool with a tanktop so tight you can see his nipples through it. Before long though, he’s a completely different man, tied to the bed after shooting-off into his girlfriend’s face (a champagne bottle, that is), hurling drunken abuse at people in a dubbed-onto-an-already-dubbed-on-voice, trying to rape his mother, puking up blood and nasty brown vomit and irregularly turning into the aforementioned ginger lesbian. Even a top psychiatrist cannot explain why Peter’s face has turned white, his eyes purple and his teeth black, let alone his bedroom’s frequent poltergeist activity, but he hazards a guess it might be paranormal. Upon hearing that, Pete’s sister, Sister Eleanor enlists the help of her friend, the priest. Have any of you seen this film before?

Cheekily titled The Exorcist 3 for a while, this has got to be one of the most shameless rip-offs ever – one scene, featuring the priest arriving at the house, is exactly the same as that one used on The Exorcist’s poster. And, sadly, it isn’t a particularly good one either, although there are one-or-two interesting moments; one is the use of what appears to be very disturbing stock-footage from a genuine lunatic asylum – at the very least it is pilfered from another film. Another is a very surreal scene where Peter dreams he has cut the throat of his lesbian alter-ego whilst miles away, his girlfriend’s neck opens up bloodily on a discotheque dancefloor. Having said that, although this is only marginally better than the same year’s dull Paul Naschy vehicle, Exorcism, it is worth watching for one piece of priceless dialogue: “You’re a bitch in heat! Your genitalia is mine!” You wouldn’t believe how many chat-up lines I’ve learned from these flicks.

Aka: The Exorcist 3: Cries and Shadows, Un Urlo Nelle Tenebre, Naked Exorcism, The Possessor, The Return of the Exorcist.
Reviewer: Wayne Southworth

 

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