“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Friday, March 20, 2015
Turkish Exorcist (1974)
aka Seytan How bad is it? It's one of the less terrible/less interesting Turkish rip-offs of American films. Should you see it? If you must see every Turkish turkey. Or even if you just need to see one.
Some 1970's remakes of American films are entertaining (Wizard of Oz, for example) and some are terrible (Star Wars), but this nearly shot-for-shot remake of The Exorcist is just unneeeded. The reaction shot of the crotch-punched hypnotist is the funniest bit. The odd texture of urine (I guess you have to see it to understand), the poorly done head spin and levitation, the endless vomit and the really long finale are all cheesy enough for a laugh.