Horror review: The Exorcist III

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 23, 1990 By Steve Newton Seventeen years ago the highly original and ultra-shocking Exorcist had faint-hearted theatre-goers across North America passing out or racing down the aisles in terror. With the dull and nonsensical Exorcist III, you're more likely to see folks nodding off or fleeing down the … Continue reading Horror review: The Exorcist III

Horror review: Legion

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JAN. 22, 2010 In a recent review of Daybreakers, I mentioned that the promising but flawed vampire flick featured “the most entertaining exploding-body scene ever”. Well, it looks like 2010 is gearing up to be a banner year for exploding-body scenes, because Legion—no relation to The Exorcist author William Peter Blatty’s 1983 novel—sports a … Continue reading Horror review: Legion

Horror review: Exorcist–The Beginning

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 26, 2004 Few horror franchises have failed as miserably as that of The Exorcist. Sure, William Friedkin's 1973 adaptation of William Peter Blatty's shocking occult novel was a masterwork of terror. Everybody knows that. But John Boorman's Exorcist II: The Heretic ('77) and Blatty's own The Exorcist III ('90) are widely reviled turkeys. No wonder … Continue reading Horror review: Exorcist–The Beginning