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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Well don’t let the abnormally high score leigon GR fool you, it’s not good. NO, that’s not how it works. This book is not scary, not terrifying and didn’t Here are some blurbs on the back of Legion. The Exorcist was amazing and deserves lots of applauds as it’s really one the finest and best horror stories of all time.
Unfortunately, that footage has been lost to time. Archived from the original on 28 September The last third of the novel struck me as disjointed and less than satisfying. Those who like their mysteries with a world weary detective, a bit of supernatural, and a grimdark tone, I highly recommend Legion. Playing off its strengths to continue intellectual pondering when introducing something so flighty as possession, but it was overdone to where it lost its luster and gave some downright dull moments.
It’s written strongly and laced with undertones of an exhausted father who’s children just refuse to see the light, despite all of the “facts” to the contrary. Scott as Kinderman — but the end of the novel is both different from and, legioon, worse than the movie’s.
A thoughtful meditation on the nature of good, evil, and God, disguised as a horror-tinged thriller. The philosophical questions about good and evil and God’s role in both was wonderfully laid out. Pretty standard though workable fare. Brad Dourif makes for a disturbing villain, as he always does he basically played the same character in one of my favorite episodes of The X-Files — “Beyond the Sea,” which came out a few years after this.
Oct 21, The Face of Your Father rated it it was amazing.
The dialogue of his mother-in-law, whom we meet in Kinderman’s home life, is even worse. He is investigating a lefion of bizarre murders, where one is more bizarre I loved Blatty’s The Excorcist and was anxious to read this.
William Peter Blatty ‘Legion’ Review – Horror Novel Reviews
It’s not exactly a sequel, but it features characters from the latter blaatty its events are alluded a couple of times. Open Preview See a Problem? And then Kinderman comes face to face with a straitjacketed hospital inmate called “”Mr. Oct 22, Missy myweereads rated it it was amazing. Sure, a bit stereotypical, but very entertaining.
William Peter Blatty ‘Legion’ Review
Still Kinderman is an intriguing detective and we do get some emotional scenes. A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for mentally ill and A. Retrieved from ” https: And so at the end of the day, I have to admit that I was still, for the most part, disappointed that I did not enjoy this half as much on reading it a second time. This article needs additional citations for verification.
The final chapter of the novel, an epiloguehas Kinderman at a burger-bar with his faithful partner, Atkins.
A series of horrible Washington, D. Feb 05, Benjamin Stahl rated it liked it Shelves: From all the characters Kinderman is my favourite because of the way he perceives things and describes logic. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Please provide an email address. Well because Blatty uses his fictional surrogate to make points about the “mysteries” of science from the formation of the eyeball, to evolutionary leaps, to the development of air breathing animals from the fishes to point out that it is SO mysterious and amazing- there was a Creator.
There’s almost a Rust Cohle-esque feel to Ki This is more or less a follow up to The Exorcist, and it’s actually a great deal better than The Exorcist. Review by Haystack Sr. But then, I kind of wish everything had tied in a little better with the plot. I’ve noticed that an underlying theme of all these Blatty books has been good vs evil, the presence or absence of God, and what this means for humanity. It has some terrifying scenes, including a jaw-dropping hallway clip that I still remember vividly.
It has its moments of excitement, creepiness, a This is a verbose and rambling novel, with characters that are clearly intended to be captivatingly real but aren’t. Perhaps disappointing is a better word?