Monday, May 11, 2009

The Possessed (1973) aka La Endemoniada aka Demon Witch Child aka El Poder De Las Tinieblas

3.5 / 5 Dec '08
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Amando De Ossorio
Written by: Amando De Ossorio
Actors Include: Julian Mateos, Marian Salgado, Lone Fleming
Genre: Horror
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Spain

This was most definitely one to file under Exorcist clones, this time it's Spain's interpretation! This stars the girl who voiced the dub for The Exorcist in Spanish (who happens to look like a female version of Danny Bonaduce) who was cast because of her dubbing abilities I believe. Anyhow, in this tale the little girl is possessed by the spirit of a dead witch after accepting a necklace and hilarious demonic idol (with glowing eyes) from a Gypsy. She then had to swear off Christianity and swear to cause confusion (hehe) and disgust. Anyhow little girl morphs into old lady face when convenient and acts poorly. There is a hilarious scene where she levitates (only you can see the lines where the lift is clearly raising her's even a bit jerky!). The dialog is hysterically dubbed (at least the first half of the movie is) and it really makes an otherwise poorly made and dull film entertaining. Also the scene with the penis is hard to believe (although you see nothing...this movie is pretty much bloodless). Quite something to see though and if you are bored and looking for some laughs then I'd definitely suggest this gem!

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