Exorcism (1975)

Director
Jesús Franco

Main cast
Lina Romay; Catherine Lafferière; Jesús Franco; Lynn Monteil; Pierre Taylou

Genres
Foreign, Horror

Description
A disturbed priest, who witness an occult ritual, thinks the people are possessed and start a private inquisition to exorcise the demons by torturing them to death.


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