MEH. It was alright. The kills were gory and great with some pretty crazy effects. The story is pretty much a “what if Superman was evil” and nothing else. Glad I didn’t buy this one, because I don’t think I’d watch it again.
I’m disappointed. Especially after how great of a film Hereditary was. The cinematography and acting were excellent. I was actually really invested in the first hour, but once we reached the half-way mark, it lost me. There was a lot that was never explained and a big event that happened in the beginning that was never tied back. I also never really found myself disturbed like I did with Hereditary, only grossed out by bizarre sequences. Don’t think I’ll watch this one again...
I’ve finally watched this classic! I can’t imagine peoples’ reactions when this came out in 1973. It had to have been the most insane thing that people had ever seen. Unfortunately watching it today, I found it not scary or disturbing at all because of desensitization. That doesn’t mean that this film isn’t good. It’s pretty great and should definitely be seen by all horror fans. I believe this set the stage for the possession genre for years to come!