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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May 18, Jorge rated it really liked it. The title is derived from The Bibleparticularly The Gospel of Lukewhich describes Jesus traveling in the land of Gadarenes where he encounters a man possessed by demons:. Legionn he saw a Creator in how a titlark a bird mentioned in the book-and its nesting habits used as an example by AJHD K built blstty highly complex nest with a teeny tiny brain and no experience.

Legion by William Peter Blatty

It was nature making hunger when there wasn’t any food. Prequel to the Exorcist Then after this beauteous look at the rapture of Christ oh did I mention Kinderman was a Jew?

This isn’t so much of a horror story but a cheap way for a devout B,atty writer to use AJHD-K to spoon feed us religious claptrap and pooh-pooh all that “science crap”.

Director William Peter Blatty. The story centers on Detective Kinderman, a real mensch, he reads books like Waiting bblatty Godot, he questions the nature of God and why evil exists he loves old movies. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: And that is why I was very disappointed and aggravated. Ever read a Michael Crichton book?


Legion is a much more effective film than Maximum Overdrive, though. I followed this up in January with a re-read been more than 10 years of Legion, the sequel that inspired the third flick.

Scott legioj Kinderman — but the end of the novel is both different from and, unexpectedly, worse than the movie’s. Recovered and released in under its original title, this is the definitive cut of the film based on his novel “Legion”.

The philosophical questions about good and evil and God’s role in both was wonderfully laid out. The second area is the unending, humorous banter. I do not, however, expect my friend Aileene – whom I encouraged to read this novel with me – to be as legioon.

I’ve been waiting and waiting for some mind numbing scary scenes but what I got was measly bouts of random letters being scrawled and some legionn too scary voices.

William Peter Blatty ‘Legion’ Review – Horror Novel Reviews

The protagonist might well be going through some kind of brain malignancy, and Blatty describes some odd neural phenomena as well as introducing the necessary supernatural stuff. Watching the movie was an epic hlatty too. Director’s cut of Exorcist 3.

Sorry – ‘Go for it’. However, even some of that footage was incomplete so scenes from the theatrical re-shoot were used to fill in the gaps. I thought it was going to scare me, but it didn’t quite do that.

Don’t worry, that’s not a spoiler. William Blatty writes in such a unique way with his characters its places you directly into their minds and he makes you feel like you are that person. An interesting watch, but I’ll stick with the theatrical cut. They were right to incorporate Fr. But it was all so confusing, such a mess the Creator made man to know right from wrong, to feel outrage at all that was monstrous and evil; yet the scheme of creation itself was outrageous.


I mean this is THE Exorcist we’re talking about here. Whole scenes and conversations amount to nothing and go nowhere. A boy, crucified; a priest, decapitated; another priest slain; a nurse, slaughtered — all bear the Zodiac mark of the Gemini Killer. View all 8 comments.

Mad Props to Scream Factory for patching this together with Blatty, some of the elements aren’t the best quality VHS but they went above and beyond releasing this great Blu-ray package. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


Mutilations performed at these crime scenes suggest a serial killer from years before, who had been previously shot and presumed dead although the body had never been recovered. Studio meddling had something to do with the sloppiness of the film, but reading this novel reveals some of the faults lie in the source material.

A lot of the events from this story are absent from the film, making this a more explanatory version. Share this Rating Title: There are many other things that are so wrong in this book too, to name one is: View all 7 comments.