House of Exorcism  (1973)
(Foreign Titles)
Nomination Year: 2003
SYNOPSIS: This is a very bizarre Italian film starring Telly Savalas and Elke Sommer. This film is to The Exorcist what Time of the Apes was supposed to be to Planet of the Apes, in other words, a poor-quality ripoff. Elke gets possessed and goes on this strange interior journey...or something. It's really hard to tell what. Maybe the demon is reminiscing about the past. Or not. I can't even figure out if Telly is supposed to be the Devil or just a creepy butler who collects life-sized dolls.
Bryan Cassidy
Smithee Award Nominations
"Wanna Run That By Me Again?"
Splitting Headaches and Funerals
Telly waxes eloquent, complete with lollipop in his mouth. I miss him. The mannequin/dummy makes an appropriate audience for his rantings.
Best One-Liner
Eat This!
It was both disturbing and funny to hear squeaky-clean Elke do a character that swears and vomits so profusely. The priest is praying at her bedside, saying the Lord's Prayer. He's just gotten to the part about "Give us this day our daily bread..." when she pukes all over him. She says, "THERE'S your fucking daily bread. Eat it!"
Sorry, this clip has not yet been made available!
Smithee Award Winner! "Cutting Butter With A Chainsaw"
That Run-Down Feeling...
This clip's pretty hilarious. She runs over, then backs over, her husband about four times.
"Let's Up The Rating To 'R'"
"Instead of Father, How About I Call You Daddy?"
"Take Me, Michael!" Satan tries to tempt a priest in the body of a gorgeous young woman. Disturbing. Drugs, a corpse in the bed, ew.
Director Claim to Fame
Mario Bava Considered a genius by some 
Alfredo Leone  
Actor Character Claim to Fame
Telly Savalas <Not Yet in Database> Reknowned for his total baldness, he played "Kojak" 
Elke Sommer <Not Yet in Database> Gorgeous glamour gal of the '60's and '70's, German-born blonde bombshell once voted Woman of the Year. Played Inger Lisa Andersson in The Prize and Maria Gambrelli in A Shot in the Dark
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