January 13, 2008

...Abby (1974)

Abby is the rarely-seen, black cast horror film pulled from release when Warner Brothers, who saw the film as derivative of The Exorcist, filed a lawsuit against the distributor for copyright violation. Similarities notwithstanding, the film, even at 89 minutes, runs long, and the African-based folklore makes no sense. But to those interested in a piece of film history, in comparing it to its far-better forebear, or in ticking off another film in the Juanita Moore cannon, Abby is worth at least one look.

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