11 November 2020 | ma-cortes
Early explotiation to Exorcist with scary frames , ghastly appearances , and creepy final
Exorcist Rip-off with suspense, mystery , shocks and grisly killings . This spooky movie concerns a young girl : Imma De Santis, who is suddenly possessed and sometimes she becomes violent by executing ominous events . Along the way she commits horrible crimes . A lady doctor : Maria Del Puy, takes the unfortunate teen girl to cure her and attempts to free from possesion with sinister visions resulting in fateful consecuences . As the young girl is really possessed by a malevolant spirit until a surprising and astonishing final.
This terrifying exploitation displays possession, witchcraft , eerie horror, disgusting Satanism and bizarre shots of arms extending from the walls in Roman Polanski's Repulsion-alike . Stars Imma de Santis who was a prodigy child and subsequently to play all kinds of genres , until her early death by car crash in Africa . Mary Del Puy plays the doctor trying to unravel the mystery suffering from the effects. And other secondary actors giving brief but acceptable performances such as Jack Taylor as a psychologist who prescribes electroshock treatment , Jose Orjas as a gardener , Alberto Fernández as a doctor, Luis Prendes as the father , and José Lifante in various appearances as a creepy figure . Here stands out the technician team formed by notorious professionals to have a long and successful career in a great number of movies , such as : the great cameraman Jose Luis Alcaine , the prestigious composer José Nieto and prolific editor Pablo G. del Amo . The picture was regular but professionally directed by Jorge Darnell who made a few films, such as : Veredicto final, One way, Gente conmigo, Los Tímidos visten de gris , and Tiempos Duros para Dracula also starred by Jose Ruiz Lifante .
The Exorcist by William Friedkin spawned countless imitations , as in Spain was made three at the same time : Endemoniada 1974 by Amando de Ossorio with Julián Mateos , The Spiritist 1975 with Vicente Parra, Maria Salerno and Exorcismo by Juan Bosch with Grace Mills , Paul Naschy or Jacinto Molina . El Juego Del Diablo 1975 packs an atmospheric cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine shot in Peñiscola , Castellón and Madrid , though it contains some cheesy special effects and mediocre direction by Jorge Darnell . 5.5/10. Pretty grim but interesting for genre aficionados.