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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leguon I found it interesting and compelling, but the word …more It’s a densely written novel, and it doesn’t place all the blattty out there on a plate. I’m a good audience for them, I get frightened easily if the material is good.

I honestly didn’t see a whole lot different. I found it interesting and compelling, but the word ‘entertainment’ never sprang to mind. Inauthor William Peter Blatty sued the New York Times for 6 million dollars claiming that Legion had not been included in The New York Times Best Seller list due to either negligence or intentional falsehood, saying it should have been included based on sales figures.

And are these murders committed by some sort of neurological remote control all part of a Satanic vengeance scheme? This is concentrated at the start though, and can be easily avoided unless it’s your thing. Further victims soon follow, including one of Kinderman’s friends, Father Dyer from The Exorcistwho is slain in a hospital, his body drained of blood before being decapitated.

Book Review : William Peter Blatty – Legion () — Dead End Follies

A police detective, Lieutenant Kinderman, investigates these crimes and ends up visiting a mental asylum, where there are a couple of possible suspects and some connections to the exorcism of a certain Regan MacNeil began to form The Exorcist Legion Retrieved from ” https: Here it is almost little more than a contest of one-upmanship…and so many characters seem ready to play.


I have read it because my brother was a clown to give it to me. Nurse Allerton Rest of cast listed alphabetically: I do recommend reading the predecessor first, because a few fairly major plot points will have a lot more meaning and blaty much more interesting if you’ve first read The Exorcist. Sure, a bit stereotypical, but very entertaining. In my quest to lebion the ultimate horror novelI gave William Peter Blattyanother sacred monster of the genre, a try.

Jewish comedy chez Kinderman; Dr. But then, I kind of wish everything had tied in a little better with the plot.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bleak and grim, it was easy to lose myself in the story.


Still love the film very much but it is unlikely I’ll be returning to this Director’s Cut anytime soon – it might have been more beneficial to include the newfound footage as an individual featurette on the excellent recent BLU-RAY. There was a problem adding your email address. A series of horrible Washington, D.

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Temple suffers a stroke and ends up mentally disabled. Something had gone wrong between man and his creator, and the evidence was here on this boathouse dock. He reminds me of my dad, and that’s the biggest compliment I could pay anyone.

The book is well written and the transitions from the rabbit trails which seem to be the reason for this book to the main storyline are cohesive and often times so rapid it’s startlingly subtle.


Use the HTML below. The Final Chapter Though, I must say that he was very sweet with his other half.

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We may all, ok we ALL do not but most of us, know about Relativity theory I would have given this five stars except for segments of introspection and Jungian philosophy filler. Years after the loss of Father Damien Karras, Kinderman faces another troubling case. Kinderman was, even in The Exorcistslightly annoying with his meandering dialogue.

I think this book was pretty neat, but even if it had sucked, it’d still have 5-star detective Kinderman. This is a verbose and rambling novel, with characters that are clearly intended to be captivatingly real but aren’t. The Final Chapter For all it’s batshit craziness I love The Exorcist IIIdespite the fact that it goes off the rails at the end, bringing in Jason Miller and Nicol Williamson to actually give the film the exorcism that the producers thought that audiences would be demanding.

But, look, because I adore you, I’ll let this slide and willing to put Blatty and Legion in the rearview mirror. Far lebion complicated and long-winded. I kept thinking was he drunk or high while writing this?! He’s just all around swell, well read and smart.

The theatrical cut is the superior version, and the alternate scenes and takes lack any dramatic weight. Exorcist steps The Exorcist: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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