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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Who is the culprit? By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. I honestly didn’t see a whole lot different.

Of course, the novel is more in depth and boasts more characters. Repeated the success of The Exorcist this one did not.

Book Review : William Peter Blatty – Legion () — Dead End Follies

Ultimately, LEGION is a messy novel with a few good scenes and a couple of good chills, but not a novel I would recommend to anyone but Blatty completists or fans of Blattyy. This cut is also renamed Legion as that had also been Blatty’s original intent. He’s blatyy all around swell, well read and smart. Still love the film very much but it is unlikely I’ll be returning to this Director’s Cut anytime soon – it might have been more beneficial to include the newfound footage as an individual featurette on the excellent recent BLU-RAY.


Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl’s exorcist. Unknowingly, they made them fascinating in my mind. Suddenly, a group of USMC veterans who were decorated for valor experimented serious mental disorders. This is a topic that I’ve always found very intriguing and one that I probably think a lot about myself.

Upon finally gaining control of Karras’ body, the Gemini occasionally left it to possess the bodies of the patients suffering from senile dementia, and as they were in an open ward with access to the outside world, he could use them to go forth and commit murders. But Blatty delays the revelation of this simple yet murky plot by giving us: Oct 24, Jim Dooley rated it liked it. Kinderman ends by concluding that he believes the Big Bang was Lucifer falling from heaven, and that the entire Universe, including humanity, are the broken parts of Lucifer, and that evolution is the process of Lucifer putting himself back together as an angel.

About William Peter Blatty. I actually think this was a much better structured and composed book than “Exorcist.

Return to Book Page. Strangely William Peter Blatty took his last breath three days later. What do I mean? God had his mysteries.

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It has its moments of excitement, creepiness, and that gruesome stuff we love about Blatty he doesn’t exactly hold back. That whole sequence feels tacked on, like it just doesn’t belong as part of the film that we had watched up until that point.


In a brief explanation- a LOT. Anyway, this girl is now a big fan of William Peter Blatty, and I’m now on the lookout for some more of his books. View all 9 comments. I would have given this five stars except for segments of introspection and Jungian philosophy filler. Well I must say this was underwhelming. A highly recommended read from me. He also wrote William Peter Blatty was an American writer and filmmaker. For everyone else, rent the movie instead, bad exorcism scene and all. Then after this beauteous look at the rapture of Christ oh did I mention Kinderman was a Jew?

He then tells them, ‘First, and above all, be kind,’ to which they all shout, ‘Hurrah for Karamazov.

Legion (Blatty novel) – Wikipedia

He wrote the novel The Exorcist and the subsequent screenplay version for which he won an Academy Award. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

Recovered and released in under its original title, this is the definitive cut of the film based on his novel “Legion”. The Exorcist III