Exorcist: The Beginning (IV) (2004) Movie Review


Exorcist: The Beginning (IV) (2004)

2004 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
114 minutes /

User Score: 59/100

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Exorcist: The Beginning (IV) Review


Years before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

Exorcist IV: The Beginning is an overdue prequel to the series. After Exorcist II being a boring flop and Exorcist III being a not so good continuation to the original Exorcist story. Part 4 goes a step further by explaining where the first movie is from and what purpose it serves.

This version I think did serve the original some justice. The original feeling that comes in the first is felt in this one. Some pretty eerie scenes were added to make the viewer jump out of their seats with great graphics and animation. The movie is not bad with a cast that knows how to pull off the eerie feelings plus they know how to set you up for the trick ending. You have to see this movie; I don’t want to give away the killer scenes. This film sheds some light on the true origins of this powerful demon that has been referred to as the demon of wind. In all demon related movies that I have seen, they came up with the best origin for the demon.

About Exorcist: The Beginning (IV) (2004)

Title: Exorcist: The Beginning (IV)
Original Title: Exorcist IV: The Beginning, Exorcist Prequel, Exorcist: Dominion, The Exorcist IV
AKA: Exorcist: The Beginning
Year: 2004
Runtime: 114 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.95/5 stars from 27 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 27
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Stellan Skarsgård, Ralph Brown, Patrick O'Kane, Rupert Degas, Julian Wadham, James D'Arcy, Andrew French, David Bradley, Alan Ford, Antonie Kamerling, Eddie Osei, Israel Oyelumade, James Bellamy, Cecilia Amati, Matti Ristinen, Lydia Darly, James Paparella, Izabella Scorupco, Silvio Jimenez Hernandez, Yemi Ajibade, Remy Sweeney, Michel Leroy, John Sesay, Ben Cross, Sayoh Lahai, Alessandro Casula, Robert Davide, Yemi Goodman Ajibade
Writers: William Peter Blatty, William Wisher Jr., Caleb Carr, Alexi Hawley
Director: Renny Harlin

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