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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.


SISTERS
1973, Janus Films, 92 min, USA, Dir: Brian De Palma

Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hot-shot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters’ insidious sibling bond. A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, De Palma’s first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.


QUEEN OF EARTH
2015, IFC Films, 90 min, USA, Dir: Alex Ross Perry

Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) enters a dark period in her life after her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, dies and she is dumped by boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley). Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia's (Katherine Waterston) lake house for some much-needed relaxation but is soon overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before. As Catherine reaches out to Virginia for support, Virginia begins spending increasing amounts of time with a local love interest, Rich (Patrick Fugit), and fissures in the relationship between the two women send Catherine into a downward spiral of delusion and madness. A bracing, eerie look at the deep bonds of friendship and the horrific effects of such bonds being frayed.


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