“The Exorcist III” Podcast Movie Review

George C. Scott in Exorcist III

The Exorcist III – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 122

“It’s just a bunch of peas and anchovies.”

Daniel and Corky do their shouty best to keep up with George C. Scott in William Peter Blatty’s so-underappreciated-it’s-almost-overappreciated The Exorcist III. Blatty crafts a shockingly effective slow creep that is unfortunately undermined by an over-the-top fan service ending.


U.S. theatrical debut: Aug. 17, 1990

Critics scores: 59 on Rotten Tomatoes; 48 on Metacritic

This week’s darer: Christopher Reeves

Christopher’s dare: “Compared to Exorcist II this movie is The Godfather, but still has enough in it to make you ask what the hell is that and why? Plus, it’s got George C Scott at his shouty best giving EVERYONE crap. Mental hospital shenanigans, creepy old people and invisible radios are just a few of the joys you’ll discover. And the best reason of all…no locusts!”

IMDB synopsis: “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.”

This week’s referenced movies: The ExorcistExorcist II: The HereticMy Blue HeavenThe Ninth ConfigurationHocus PocusBrightThe Dark TowerSuburbiconApocalypse NowGrumpy Old ManThe Odd CoupleSpaceballsWings of DesireThe Silence of the LambsStrait-JacketOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; the Lord of the Rings films; Dirty HarryThe French ConnectionMidnight ExpressHardcore

Ratings: Daniel – Reverse Dare; Corky – Reverse Dare


The Exorcist III theatrical trailer

The hospital corridor scene

Final confrontation

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