- 1 hr 20 min
Repossessed is a 1990 comedy-horror movie directed by Bob Logan and starring Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, and Ned Beatty. The movie is a parody of the popular horror movie franchise, The Exorcist, and follows the story of a young housewife, Nancy Aglet, who becomes possessed by a demon after seeing a tape of Father Jebedaiah Mayii's exorcism.
The movie begins with a montage of horror movie clips setting up the tone for the parody. We are then introduced to Nancy Aglet, played by Linda Blair, who was the original star of The Exorcist. She is now a housewife with two kids, living in a suburban neighborhood. She is unhappy with her life and constantly bickers with her husband, played by Ned Beatty.
One day, a strange package arrives at her doorstep. The package contains a VHS tape of the exorcism of Father Jebedaiah Mayii, played by Leslie Nielsen. Nancy is intrigued and decides to watch it alone, despite her husband's objections. As she watches the tape, she becomes possessed by a demon that was exorcised from Father Mayii.
The possession leads to several comical and outrageous events. Nancy starts speaking in a deep, masculine voice, and her behavior becomes increasingly strange. Her family doesn't believe her and think she's putting on an act to get attention. However, Nancy is adamant that she is possessed and needs an exorcism.
Father Mayii hears about Nancy's possession and decides to help her. He arrives at her house with his assistant, Sister Agnes, played by Amy Yasbeck. The quartet goes through a series of hilarious events involving projectile vomiting, levitation, and more. The climax of the movie involves a boxing match between Father Mayii and the demon possessing Nancy.
Repossessed is a laugh-out-loud horror spoof that is entertaining from start to finish. The movie parodies several scenes from The Exorcist, and fans of the original movie will appreciate the references. However, the humor is not limited to just The Exorcist, and the movie references several other horror movies, including Poltergeist, The Amityville Horror, and The Evil Dead.
The movie's cast is fantastic, and Leslie Nielsen shines as Father Mayii. He delivers his signature deadpan humor that is perfect for the role. Linda Blair does an excellent job as Nancy, and her over-the-top possession scenes are a reminder of why she is a horror icon. Ned Beatty is also noteworthy as Nancy's husband, and his interactions with his possessed wife are hilarious.
The script for Repossessed is witty and clever, and the jokes come fast and furious. The movie delivers a healthy dose of silly humor that will keep the audience entertained throughout. The movie also has some touching moments, particularly towards the end.
In conclusion, Repossessed is a must-watch for horror movie fans who appreciate a good spoof. The movie is an excellent parody of The Exorcist and other horror movies, and the cast's performances are top-notch. The humor is silly and outrageous, and the movie is an entertaining ride from start to finish.
Repossessed is a 1990 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 20 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8 and a MetaScore of 31.