The Exorcist III (1990)

110m, 9882 feet
digital video, colour
stereo, English

An American horror film directed by William Peter Blatty.


Fifteen years after the death of Father Damien Karras during an exorcism to save Regan McNeil, his policeman friend Kinderman is investigating a series of sacrilegious murders that bear the hallmarks of a killer executed about the same time the priest died. His investigations lead him to a hospital cell and the mysterious Patient X…


Director: William Peter Blatty
Carter DeHaven, Morgan Creek Film Partners 1
Executive Producers: James G. Robinson, Joe Roth
Producer: Carter Dehaven
Screenplay From His Own Novel Legion: William Peter Blatty
Director of Photography: Gerry Fisher
Editors: Peter Lee-Thompson, Tom Ramsay
Music: Barry Devorzon
Sound Recording: Jefferey Woodruff, Tim Boyle, Richard Van Dyke
Costume Designer: Dana Lyman
Make-up Supervisor: Paul Stanhope
Production Designer: Leslie Dilley
Art Directors: Robert Goldstein, Henry Shaffer

George C. Scott (Lieutenant William Kinderman)
Ed Flanders (Father Dyer)
Brad Dourif (Gemini Killer)
Jason Miller (Patient X [Father Damien Karras])
Nicol Williamson (Father Morning)
Scott Wilson (Dr Temple)
Nancy Fish (Nurse Allerton)
George Dicenzo (Stedman)
Don Gordon (Ryan)
Lee Richardson (university president)
Grand L. Bush (Sergeant Atkins)
Mary Jackson (Mrs Clelia)
Viveca Lindfors (Nurse X)
Ken Lerner (Dr Freedman)
Tracy Thorne (Nurse Keating)
Barbara Baxley (Shirley)
Zohra Lampert (Mary Kinderman)
Harry Carey Jr (Father Kanavan)
Sherrie Wills (Julie Kinderman)
Edward Lynch (Patient A)
Clifford David (Dr Bruno)
Samuel L. Jackson (dream blind man)

Alternative version
The Exorcist III: Legion (1990)

Sequel to
The Exorcist (1973)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

The Exorcist (2016-2018)
The Exorcist: Believer (2023)



The Dark Side no.206 (2019) p.38 – illustrated DVD review (Dark Side DVD library by AB [Allan Bryce])