Wizened demon baby and bald headed killer brood themed shocker, this largely unsung 80s horror from the Netherlands proves visually impressive with a handful of effective set pieces. Never really adds up to the sum of its parts, but I could see a typically well presented Blu-ray from the likes of Vinegar Syndrome (rather than the adequate rip I watched) potentially elevating this to a higher regard.
As a sequel to The Exorcist? - Yes, it's a dismal failure.
Viewed as a stand-alone, loopy, mystical/sci-fi/horror hybrid dragged along by a manic Richard Burton performance? - It's actually quite fun.
Somehow I missed out on(avoided...) seeing this until very recently, but finally got my opportunity to view it on the big screen as part of the BFI's John Boorman retrospective.
Seen in a Boorman context alongside the likes of 'Excalibur' and 'Zardoz', it made a lot more sense…