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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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 Lt. The original book was excellent and deserves mention as one of the finest horror stories of all time.

Factory and released legioh I was beyond crushed!! But he saw a Creator in how a titlark a bird mentioned in the book-and its nesting habits used as an example by AJHD K built a highly complex nest with a teeny tiny brain and no experience. But with Legion – incidentally I originally read this before the first novel – I found myself mostly surprised that I bllatty loved it so much the first time.

Unfortunately, that ldgion has been lost to time.

Nov 02, Heather glitterandlashes rated it it was amazing. That’s the problem here It may not be on the level of The Exorcist and the movie may bpatty a better ending but Legion is still a fun ride. Every now and then, things do start getting interesting and exciting – occasionally, though not often enough, even scary – but Blatty unceasingly halts these moments with completely unnecessary philosophical speculations which hardly make sense to a reader approaching this book with expectations implanted from the spellbinding first novel.


To ask other readers blathy about Legionplease sign up. Kinderman was, even in The Exorcistslightly annoying with his meandering dialogue.

I followed this up in January with a re-read been more than 10 years of Legion, legioh sequel that inspired the third flick.

He stared at the sun coming up behind the Capitol, streaking the Potomac with lgion light, and then down at the outrage, the horror at his feet. The police also find close by an elderly woman from a mental institution.

Views Read Edit View history. This book is a mess Prequel to the Exorcist Dec 09, Charlie Collins rated it liked it Shelves: We may all, ok we ALL do not but most of us, know about Relativity theory A REAL science guy.

Blatty tries really hard to downplay science, using certain scientific principles but then says things like “How legoin the eye manage to isolate a single image? The blarty might well be going through some kind of brain malignancy, and Blatty describes some odd neural phenomena as well as introducing the necessary supernatural stuff. Pretty standard though workable fare. Recovered and released in under its original title, this is the definitive cut of the film based on his novel “Legion”.

It was put together from poor sources, legiob the quality varies through out. The Exorcist was amazing and deserves lots of applauds as it’s really one the finest and best horror stories of all time.


Father Kanavan Alexis Chieffet Not superior to the theatrical release but interesting all the same.

Kinderman explains to Atkins his thoughts and musings of the whole case and how it relates to his problem of the concept of evil. Shall I go for it?

William Peter Blatty ‘Legion’ Review

Amfortas, a character who ultimately winds up not doing much at all. Oct 21, The Face of Your Father rated it it was amazing. Well I must say this was underwhelming. The premise is more or legjon a common serial killer thriller. Pls click for Ben’s review. The ending is the main thing. Until ,finally, in desperation he dares to blattty the boundary that separates the living from the dead. The Exorcist is probably my favourite horror movie of all time alongside The Evil Dead and Sinister and is also one of my top books.

William Peter Blatty ‘Legion’ Review – Horror Novel Reviews

It’s not exactly a sequel, but it features characters from the latter and its events are alluded a couple of times. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Same signs in the manner blattty death. Edit Cast Credited cast: I was BR’ing it with Ben 2. The musings of Lieutenant Kinderman are powerful and spectacular.