Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist

Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

  • Director: Paul Schrader
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  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Country: USA
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Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu leads to the rediscovery of his faith.

Top Cast

Ralph Brown
Ralph Brown
Stellan Skarsgård
Stellan Skarsgård
Israel Oyelumade
Israel Oyelumade
  • As: Jomo (as Israel Aduramo)

Critic Reviews

The material is right up Schrader's alley, and while his vision of the first "Exorcist" chapter isn't a masterpiece, it's far superior to the Renny Harlin prequel to "The Exorcist" released last year.
— David Sterritt (Christian Science Monitor)
Didn't Like
There's no escaping that "Dominion" is finally an act of commercial scavenging. You may retrieve the eggshells, coffee grounds and banana peels from your trash and assemble them into a cute, novelty gift basket. But if you bend down and take a whiff, your nose is still met with the scent of garbage.
— Stephen Holden (The New York Times)