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Exorcist: The Beginning

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Original title
Exorcist: The Beginning
Running time
114 min.
United States United States
Alexi Hawley (Story: William Wisher Jr., Caleb Carr)
Trevor Rabin
Vittorio Storaro
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Warner Bros.
Horror | Prequel. Exorcism/Evil Possession. 1940s
Movie Groups
The Exorcist
Synopsis / Plot
In this prequel to The Exorcist, the film traces the story of Father Lankester Marin (Stellan Skarsard) back to his first encounter with the Devil in post-WW II Africa.
In the aftermath of World War II, Lancaster Marin finds himself in the remote Turkana region of Kenya. Haunted by memories of the war, he has taken sabbatical from the priesthood and journeyed far from his native Holland. He has come to lead the archeological excavation of a mysterious, Byzantine church, buried in pristine condition as if on the day it was completed. Directly underneath the church, Merrin discovers a much more ancient crypt- and finds himself face-to-face with unspeakable Evil.
Madness descends on the local villagers and the contingent of British soldiers sent to guard the excavation. Merrin watches helplessly as the atrocities of war are repeated against another innocent village-atrocities he’d hoped to never see again. The blood of innocents flows freely on the East African plain, but the horror has only just begun…
2004: 2 nominations for Razzie Awards: Worst Director and Worst Remake or Sequel
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