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Exorcist II: The Heretic

Released 1977
Distributor Warner Bros.

Eli Roth loves the trailer, hates the movie – although some of us at TFH regard John Boorman’s ill-fated sequel as one of the most prodigiously imaginative and intellectually audacious, if dramatically inert, studio movies of the decade. Mangled after its disastrous opening, it’s since been restored on DVD.

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About Eli Roth

Eli Roth wrote, directed, and produced the horror films Cabin FeverHostel and Hostel: Part II, all made independently and on a low budget, in the tradition of his heroes.  His producing credits include The Last Exorcism and The Last Exorcism, Part II and he co-starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. Most recently he wrote executed produced and directed the series Hemlock Grove for Netflix. As a child Roth was obsessed with horror movies, and was sawed in half with a chain saw at his Bar Mitzvah, much to the horror of his entire extended family. His future projects include an adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller Cell and Trailer Trash, an entire movie of fake trailers.  

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