THE MAKING OF
EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC

Written by Barbara Pallenberg

1977 **** 208 pages

Exorcist II: The Heretic is one of the most underappreciated sequels in film history. I, for one, am a huge fan of it, and when I found out this book existed, I had to score a copy and give it a read. It's really not all that special, as it was written by the wife of the producer, and it merely chronicles the making of the film in a kind of bland, stereotypical manner, but it's still fun and fascinating, as a fan of the film. As the book was published to coincide with the release of the film, it, of course, doesn't go into the critical reception of the film, which, as we all know, was very negative. I wish this film and this book would become reevaluated by society, but it's so deeply embedded in society's subconscious as being one of the "worst films of all time," that I know it will never happen. I'll just have to go on loving and cherishing Exorcist II on my own.


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