“It was a film about torturing a child. I made this fundamental error of trying to make not a sequel, really, but a kind of riposte, a film about spirituality.”

John Boorman directed Exorcist II: The Heretic which mostly received vitriolic reviews from both the public and critics. John Boorman criticized the concept of the Exorcist, terming it as violent and a film based on torturing an adolescent. However, some have termed his views as a vindicate to hype down the failure of the sequel.

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