THE EXORCIST III
1990, Morgan Creek, 110 min, USA, Dir: William Peter Blatty

THE EXORCIST novelist William Peter Blatty helms this shocker set 17 years after the original film. Police lieutenant William F. Kinderman (George C. Scott) is confronted by a string of murders in Georgetown that resemble the work of the Gemini serial killer, who had died years earlier. The investigation leads Kinderman to an old friend - Father Damien Karras (Jason Miller) – who may be possessed by a demon. “As a movie writer-director, William Peter Blatty is like David Lynch's good twin: he is eccentric, original, funny and daring, but he also has a sense of taste, pace, and restraint - which is by way of saying that this is one of the shrewdest, wittiest, most intense and most satisfying horror movies ever made.” - Ralph Novak, People.


THE RECKLESS MOMENT
1949, 82 min, USA, Dir: Max Ophuls

Suburban housewife Joan Bennett goes to extraordinary lengths to cover up a murder committed by her daughter. Then blackmailer James Mason enters the picture: sadist or saint? Top of the line suspense from the great Max Ophuls. Remade as THE DEEP END - see the original and decide for yourself if you'd rather have Joan Bennett or Tilda Swinton for a mother.


THE BROKEN BUTTERFLY
1919, 59 min, USA, Dir: Maurice Tourneur

Composer Darrell Thorne (Lew Cody) meets Marcene Elliot (Pauline Starke) in a Canadian forest and is so lovestruck that he titles his next symphony after her. He hopes that she will accompany him to New York, but the young woman’s aunt (Mary Alden) sends them on diverging paths. This poignant silent drama from pioneering French-born filmmaker Maurice Tourneur was unseen for nearly a century until its recent restoration.


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