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Abby (1974)
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Abby (1974) A marriage counselor marries a preacher & moves into his house. She becomes possessed by evil spirits called up by her father-in-law, who studies pagan African religions.

Movie Tagline:
The Devil took her for his lover! Her body is possessed, her soul is next!

Title: Abby
Release Date: December 25, 1974
Runtime: 89 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Stereo
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Buried.com Rating: 6.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: R

William Girdler

William Marshall ...Bishop Garnet Williams
Terry Carter ...Rev. Emmett Williams
Austin Stoker ...Det. Cass Potter
Carol Speed ...Abby Williams
Juanita Moore ...Miranda 'Momma' Potter
Charles Kissinger ...Dr. Hennings
Elliott Moffitt ...Russell Lang
Nathan Cook ...Tafa Hassan
Nancy Lee Owens ...Mrs. Wiggins
William P. Bradford ...Dr. Rogers (as Billy Bradford)
Joann Holcomb ...Lois
Claude Fulkerson ...Benny
Bill Wilson ...Dan
Charles Broaddus ...Joe (as Chuck Broadus)
Don Henderson ...Flip
John Miller ...Hal
Julia Jones ...Louella
Joan Ray ...Sue
George Robinson ...George
Mary Minor ...Lolly
Michael Cowden ...Lantern Bearer
Bobby Griffin ...Ben
Casey Brown ...Corky
Robin James ...Robin
Brice Amos ...Simon
Rhodi Hill ...Rhodi
Felice Kinchelow ...Student (as Felece Kinchelow)
Bob Holt ...The Demon (voice)

Samuel Z. Arkoff
William Girdler
Mike Henry
Gordon Cornell Layne
David Sheldon

William Girdler
Gordon Cornell Layne
Gordon Cornell Layne

Robert O. Ragland

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Will We Find Our Tomorrows"
"My Soul Is A Witness"

More Movie Taglines:
  • The Devil took her for his lover! Her body is possessed, her soul is next!
  • ...the story of a woman possessed
  • Abby doesn't need a man anymore... The Devil Is her Lover Now!
  • there is nothing here. need something to see.
Movie Quote(s):
  • The Demon's voice: I don't need you! I've got Abby!
  • Sue: [Abby is preparing to counsel a young married couple. Emmett arrives, and the demon in Abby takes over] Hi there, pastor. Rev. Emmett Williams: Hello, Sue. This must be George Preston, huh? George: Pastor. I didn't know you were coming down. Abby Williams: Why Emmett. [Abby slowly lapses into the Demon's voice] Abby Williams: I have a few special tips for Sue, and I didn't want to pass up this golden opportunity. Sue: What do you mean, Abby? Tips? Abby Williams: [demon voice in full force] Like the facts of life, stupid! All men are not created equal; better make sure what he's got first! As a matter of fact, I'm gonna take ol' long George upstairs AND FUCK THE SHIT OUT OF HIM! THAT's WHAT I'M GONNA DO!
  • The Demon's voice: Whaddya think of my powers now? Bishop Garnet Williams: Not very much! The Demon's voice: Hello, motherfucker!
  • Rev. Emmett Williams: I am black and comely as the curtains of Solomon, o, ye daughter of Jerusalem. Let me kiss thee with the kisses of my mouth, for thy love is better than wine. Abby Williams: What makes you call it love? Rev. Emmett Williams: Abby... Abby Williams: [lapsing into demon voice] I want to know why you call sex "love". It's just an animal lust, isn't it? I'm not your ho'. Rev. Emmett Williams: Oh, come on, Abby... Abby Williams: Shit, you ain't got enough to satisfy me, you impotent son of a bitch!
Movie Trivia:
  • Filmed in Louisville, Kentucky, the production was temporarily halted when a series of tornadoes ripped through Louisville on 4 April 1974. Carol Speed recalled taking refuge with Juanita Moore in the lobby of a hotel that had no tornado shelter. They weathered the storm wrapped in blankets to protect them in case one of the large glass windows exploded.
  • In addition to the devastating tornadoes that struck during filming, there were more instances of bad luck on the set. Actor Terry Carter broke his ribs filming one scene, and whenever Carol Speed would appear on the set dressed as the demon, the generators would fail.
  • The song that Abby sings in church, "Is Your Soul A Witness?", was written and performed by the actress herself, Carol Speed.
  • Out of circulation for years after Warner Bros. sued American International claiming it was a ripoff of its film The Exorcist (1973). Although the film was very profitable (its budget was approx. $200,000 and it earned $4 million in its first month of release), director/producer William Girdler never saw a penny of it because of the lawsuit, which was settled shortly before he died in 1978.
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