A REAL TURKEY FROM TURKEY! After the worldwide success of William Friedkins 1973 classic film The Exorcist, those wacky Turks decided that maybe they should steal the script and make their own homegrown version of the film. The result is Seytan, a one-of-a-kind viewing experience. If youve seen the 1973 original you'll feel youre experiencing dj vu as this version is almost an identical scene by scene remake of The Exorcist, albeit with a Turkish soundtrack, music recorded directly off a record player, editing most likely done by a blind monkey and special effects more fitting for an elementary school play.
Despite the criticism Gus Van Sant's PSYCHO remake received, it garners far more respect than this Turkish twin of THE EXORCIST. With most of the same scenes as in the original but shot on a pea-sized budget, this film feels eerily similar to the William Friedkin classic. But without the talents of Friedkin, his cast, and crew, SEYTAN would fall into the so-bad-it's-good category.