The Exorcist 3 (1990) Movie Review

Director: William Peter Blatty

Writer: William Peter Blatty (Screenplay)

Starring: George C Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller, Nicol Williamson, Scott Wilson, Nancy Fish, George DiCenzo

Plot: A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

Runtime: 1 Hour 50 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Exorcist 3 starts as police lieutenant Kinderman (Scott) starts investigating a series of murders that are similar to a serial killer known as the Gemini Killer, who is meant to be dead.

As Kinderman finds one of his friends Father Dyer (Flanders) the next victim in strange killings, he will find himself investigating the patients at a psychiatric ward, which will only make bigger question for him to answer, ones he can’t explain.

Thoughts on The Exorcist 3

ThoughtsThe Exorcist 3 is a smart addition to the franchise, which had one of the best ever horrors, followed up, by one of the worst sequels. The Exorcist 3 goes in a different direction, looking to show the return of the demon, as it looks to unleash the reign of terror it never managed in Regan. Turning everything into police hunt for a potential new killer, one he thought he saw die years before. Now the detective will need to go face to face with an evil presence he can never get near, a killer that is staking up the bodies, even though they have nowhere to go to commit them. The Exorcist 3 builds on the battle between humans and the demon, giving the demon fresh blood to fight for in its reign of terror. The Exorcist 3 is known famously for the one jump scare that you would never have seen coming and never forget after. We also have a heavyweight cast here where nobody looks out of place and Brad Dourif brings all the terror to the role.

Final Thoughts The Exorcist 3 is a chilling addition to the Exorcist franchise.


  1. Terrific review…watching all three in a row is a mind-bending experience, especially since you point out the first is one of the greatest horror films of all time, and the second one of the worst!

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