Like Jamie Lee Curtis, Linda is another actress with great talent. Lots slam her but she never really had a chance to show herself as a worthy actress. The first film I spotted her in was Zapped Again but don't remember her part. However, someone told me how scary a movie titled the Exorcist was. I wasn't scared by it but it was sure disturbing watching Linda Blair's character Regan slowly being posessed. At first I didn't like it. I then rented the video Savage Streets as I was checking out Linnea Quigley's films. Linda blew me away playing a tough girl next door Brenda who played Linnea's older sister. Linda in reality was a year younger than Linnea but Linda was convincing in her role. I hit the roof when critics said it was her worst performance as usually she plays innocent type roles. At the time I didn't know this was the same actress from the Exorcist as she seemed very different. I rented her other movies as I was a fan of her acting like in Nightforce, Savage Island (Two awful films), Chained Heat and Hell Night. Hell Night became my favourite horror film of Linda's. Then the special edition of the Exorcist was playing in theatre's so my Mom and I watched it as I wanted to give it another chance. I loved it and it was better than the original and scarier too. Linda Blair became my second favourite scream queen as Jamie Lee Curtis ranks my first! Long live Linda Blair!!!!

Linda Blair was born on January 22, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri started out in the business since she was 5 years old by modelling for such well known stores as Sears, J.C. Penny's & Macy's etc. She then appeared in over 75 TV commercials first appearing in a Downey Fabric Softener and then appeared in Welch's Grape Jelly, Guldens Mustard, several Ivory Soap commercials, cereals, toys & she became noted for the "HEIDI" girl for a young girl's doll all in New York City.

She had many dreams of becoming a veterinarian and has a huge interest in gymnastics, modern dance, tap dance, piano lessons, sailing, sewing, and artwork and even winning the Presidential Physical Fitness Award in school. 

She always loved horses which was a huge passion for her and started riding them at the age of 6 and was in the larger horse shows by the age of 10. When she was older she began became a successful Jr. Rider, qualifying for the year end indoor horse shows with a variety of her horses. She carried on with that through her whole life apart from acting and hopes one day has hopes of putting together a motion picture that portrays the sport of Grand Prix show jumping with her company Falcon-Wolf Productions.

She got her first taste of regular acting in 1968 by appearing as a regular in the short-lived crime-drama mystery TV series Hidden Faces playing the role of Allyn Jaffe on CBS.

She then got the feel of being in film's by having minor roles in The Way We Live Now and The Sporting Club. But then she landed a good supporting role by playing the 12-year old Regan-the possessed child in the shocking box-office horror smash The Exorcist when it went to theatre's by the fall of 1973. Apparently she got was about set to take the Academy Award for that role, but when it leaked how little of the possessed child she actually had been (dubbed voice by Mercedes McCambridge, and substantial use of a dummy) that dream broke, and with that disappointment probably came the first blow to what should have been a sure road to stardom. She also received death threats after the release of the film but the person doing so was never caught and apparently Linda has never seen the film before in her life after she finished acting in it. Linda went to therapy after doing the film as it affected her and was worried that the film would scar her.

After the success of the film Linda landed leading roles in many movies of the week and was remembered for her challanging role as Sarah in Sarah T-Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic which went overly well on ABC-TV and won an AA Academy Award for special contribution to this tragic problem that focused on teenage alcoholics. She also starred in Born Innocent and a favourite for Blair fans Sweet Hostage with Martin Sheen. She also starred in a Wes Craven TV-movie to her credit titled Summer of Fear as a country girl named Rachel Bryant who is also a horseback rider. She encounters someone who claims to be her cousin who will be staying at her ranch after her cousin's parents died but finds out that her cousin isn't who she think she is and is a witch.

During her movies of the week she also had a supporting role as Janice Abbott in the critically acclaimed motion picture Airport 1975 starring Charlton Heston, Karen Black and George Kennedy.

She then reprised her role Regan in Exorcist 2: The Heretic which then she was blossoming into a scream queen along with Jamie Lee Curtis, but however the film was nowhere near as successful but however afterwards she then landed leading roles in cult film's such as Roller Boogie and Wild Horse Hank.

Her next cult horror film was titled Hell Night as a sorority pledge named Marti who has to stay in this creepy mansion with three other people in order to join the sorority house but however two living members in the mansion are still alive and are hungry for blood. This was a favourite to many b-horror fans and was made by some of the same people who worked on Halloween II.

She continued acting in non b-horror films like in Ruckus, Chained Heat, Savage Streets, Night Patrol and Red Heat and guesting in TV shows throughout the 80's and 90's like in The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Murder She Wrote, Monsters, MacGyver, Married... with Children, PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal and Renegade.

She also used to date former rock idol Rick Springfield during this time but separated because of bad rumours in their business.

During the late 80's her movie career wasn't doing as well. Most of her motion pictures weren't making it to theatre's at all and weren't very well done and went direct-to-video instead like Nightforce, Witchery, Zapped Again! and Sorceress. However she did star in an Exorcist spoof in 1990 that received a quick theatrical release called Repossessed (With Leslie Nielsen and Ned Beatty) by playing the Nancy Aglet to overcome her feelings acting in the Exorcist.

In 1993 she went to the Philippines and filmed Double Blast, a kid's martial arts movie, which ran on cable in April of 1995.

She also wanted to experience the true craft of acting and pursued theatre for a while bny starring in stage productions like It Had to Be You (Starring Laverne & Shirley's Eddie Mekka) in Canada for two months, Women Behind Bars with Sally Kellerman both in L.A. and SanFrancisco, Run For Your Wife (Starring Murray Langston and Pat Paulson) and was remembered for her role as Rizzo in the musical Broadway production of Grease.

Linda has done many animal and other sorts of campaigns such as being a regular in the TV series GENESIS AWARDS, which aired on the Animal Planet on the Discovery Channel. She also did fundraising for campaigns like Dolphin Research Center (Flipper's original home in Florida), Linda Blair's Mid West Flood Relief Fund, Last Chance for Animals and ECHO (the Earth Communications Office). Linda also hosted an awards show Metro Teen Aids in our Nation's capital for teen AIDS awareness. 

She hasn't been as active as an actress lately but still does the odd gig as during the new millenium she was a semi-regular in the MTV show S Club 7 of L.A. and hosted many TV shows including the Fox Family Channel's series The Scariest Places on Earth which is a documentary and goes world wide to interview several people who they claim have been in haunted houses, haunted castles and ritual grounds and graveyards.

She recently starred in a family film with Adam Baldwin called Monster Makers and a handful of others to come. Apparently she announced that she will no longer act in horror films.

I eventually got to meet her at Monsterpalooza as she is a very nice person to meet and seems to really care for her fans and thanks to her agent for letting me take a pic of us together.

The Exorcist 1973 Ah yes. Who wouldn't remember this film? The film that made Linda Blair a household name although she started her acting career before this came out and was up for an Oscar nomination but that was dropped when they found out her voice was overdubbed during the scenes when she was possessed as well as a body double for most if it too performed by an uncredited Eileen Dietz.
Of course the story sets out in Georgetown as a young 12 year old girl named Regan MacNeil (Blair) is often lonely since her parents spilt up and her mother Chris MacNeil was busy with her acting career and Regan spends time with a Ouija Board and talks to someone named Captain Howdy and slowly gets possessed by him and ends up getting extremely vulgar.
Her bed starts to shake, she mastubates with a crucifix and she throws someone out the window and kills the person and then the demon takes over her mind entirely.
Linda Blair does very well as an innocent pre-teen having a nice charming type of behavior to her role along with her innocence too. It's very disturbing to watch her slowly change and get vulgar as well as getting scared too.
My Mom and I saw the special edition on October 2000 at a theatre which had more scenes that were too intense for it's 1973 theatrical release such as young Regan (Blair) running down the stairs upside down like a deformed spider which was quite creepy.
A very disturbing film that was made based on real life events and a definite classic which was based on the best selling novel by William Peter Blatty.
Check it out if you haven't seen it before which I'm sure most of you already have. I mean what Linda Blair fan hasn't seen this film already? It was based on real life events too.

Born Innocent 1974 Her follow up after her fame in 'The Exorcist' in this Made-TV-Movie in which she played the title role in this drama about her as a runaway named Chris Parker who's sent to a reform school in which she does well acting uncomfortable getting checked out and needing to take a shower before entering the country club for juvenile delinquents in which she does well sobbing while taking a shower and getting into this.
The scene's really get suspenseful especially when we spot a tough teenage lesbian
trying to come on strong towards her as well as her mates telling Chris to hit her as there's good peer pressure used in the story as well as the going on's in a place like that as it keeps you watching as to what will happen later on.
There's also more good peer pressuring moments with the kids acting dumb on knowing about their geometry and Chris knowing the answers making out she's the brainy girl they don't want as it was nicely put in and offers a nice innocence when she answers the teachers questions.
Then things look painfully disturbing when Chris takes a shower as we know what's going to happen next offering perfect intensity as to what the girls do to this poor kid as Bliar really does a nice job freaking out and getting emotionally upset.
Offers perfect reactions to what she thought was worst by being int there and trying to improve on her home life as she draws this in terrifically. The story adds a great psychological feel to everything when she comes home to visit and having to deal with her abusive father and her getting upset. Makes you think that this kid is struck between a rock and a hard place.
Blair brought on her versatality pretty good acting deceivingly innocent while back at the reform school but acting menacing as well as aggressive starting fights especially while attacking one of the caretakers there in the rec hall by first asking for something politely and then getting into a rage. Showed perfect vengeful behavior too as well as terrific crying out emotions when she's devastated during a scene on a miscarriage with one of the girls there just letting it out.
She also brought it to life when she acts deceivingly innocent near the end of the movie when she is scolded on the riot in the rec hall since she was like that in the beginning and using that to not get in trouble which she shines off well by acting like this in order to survive being in there. Yes she was marvellous with all of this and full of energy too.
Her work in this makes me wonder if it helped her success by being in other prison films as an innocent one like in 'Chained Heat' as well as 'Red Heat'. For anyone who likes girls in prison or detention center's then this one's for you.

Sarah T.-Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic 1975 This show was and ABC-TV movie of the week and went overly well and it put Linda to the test of how she can portrait such a character as she did.
It was showing a real look at a teenage alcoholic and battling the demons of her addiction. A very strong teenage drama and Linda won an AA Academy Award for her portrayal as Sarah and this was a couple years after her fame in the Exorcist and became a successful actress in movies of the week.

Sweet Hostage 1975 Another TV movie as she was in high demand for these types in which she has the lead role once again playing a tomboy farm girl named Doris Mae Withers and is kidnapped by someone crazy after escaping an asylum named Leonard Hatch (Played by a younger looking Martin Sheen) after giving her a ride when her truck breaks down as this seemed mildly suspenseful when she realises that he's kidnapped her but the story is very slow but yet draws you in later on when she learns to warm up to him by his charming attitude and then eventually falls in love with him as this seems to lisghten things up that she was kidnapped by the right guy.
She seems to do a fairly good job with her outgoing personality and showing a good innocence as she often portrays these types of roles as the good girl. We also see the background family of this kid which looked a little dysfunctional which also draws you in thinking that maybe she was better off with this guy kidnapping her.
It's very sad later on to what happens to this poor crazy fellow which is supposed to make you cry but the flick is very average and not drawing you in enough to be that way. It's a romantic drama as often these types aren't overly exciting regardless.
Blair I believe was playing a 17 year old and she was like nearing 16 as it makes you wonder if she got her license or not since it shows her driving a pick up truck during the first part of the story.

Exorcist II: The Heretic 1977 Linda reprises her role as Regan as she is now at a center helping children with mental disabilities and she is getting tested by psychiatrists as they think the old demon is back possessing her as she is predicting harmful events before they happen.
Father Lamont (Played by Richard Burton) is sent by his Cardinal (Played by Paul Henreid) to discover the death of Father Merrin (Played by Max von Sydow).
Lamont travels to Africa in search of another possessed by the same demon named Kokumo (Played by James Earl Jones) which Father Merrin had performed an exorcism several years in the past. He has constant nightmares of swarming moths and other insects there assuming it is controlled by the demon.
He returns to New York to see Regan and to go back to her old home in Georgetown to defeat the demon.
Not as good as the first one but not a bad film like movie critics say. Some good effects.

Summer of Fear 1978 Another movie of the week Linda starred in and apart from her role in Sarah T. Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic she was also noted for this film too as it was after her reprising role as Regan in Exorcist II: The Heretic.
Then she was gaining a reputation acting in horror flicks and blossoming into a scream queen like Jamie Lee Curtis was at the time.
The story starts off with someone driving and the car gets out of control on a highway cliff and the car falls off the cliff and explodes and then an image of an evil woman appears. Next thing Linda Blair's character Rachel Bryant wakes up from her sleep and her mother Leslie (Carol Lawrence) is in tears as she tells her the devastating story that her aunt and uncle died in a car crash and her cousin Julia (Lee Purcell) will be staying with them in their ranch.
She meets her cousin Julia who seems a little unusual and disturbed about something and Rachel's horse Sundance goes ballistic when he sees Julia as the family is shocked at Sundance's behaviour.
Julia joins Rachel and her friend Carolyn (Played by Fran "The Nanny" Drescher in one of her first supporting roles) as they go out and Julia styles her hair to attract Rachel's boyfriend Mike Gallagher (Jeff McCracken) who is also Rachel's horse trainer.
When Rachel, her cousin Julia and her friend Carolyn return from their outing and Sundance manages to escape the ranch and attacks Julia and Julia tires to hide in one of the Bryant's vehicle's to keep herself safe as Sundance tries to trample on it.
Then Rachel's father Peter (Played by Jeff East) puts his foot down and tells Rachel he is staying in a stable but Rachel tries to convince her father that Sundance has never behaved like that and only around Julia and Rachel gets suspicious but her father doesn't care.
The next day Rachel wakes up with terrible rashes on her face during her prom night and has to back out so Julia asks if she can go and puts on Rachel's dress that Rachel made as it fits her better than it did with Rachel and what Rachel has noticed is there was not a reflection in a mirror where Julia was standing and Rachel feels dizzy and nearly passes out. Julia goes to the prom with Rachel's boyfriend Mike as well Julia tries to seduce him and the same with her uncle Peter by massaging Peter and he is close to falling into her spell.
Another time when Julia is sleeping she notices her picture with her and Mike is gone and the frame is broken that held the picture as well she sees some burnt out matches and some paper burnt with melted wax. She opens a drawer and sees a wax figure with Sundance's hair on it and goes to the barn where Sundance is staying to see if he's alright and is shows Sundance lying down but then wakes up and Rachel is relieved.
The nexy day Mike breaks off his relationship with Rachel because of Julia and then she does a horse tournament with Sundance. Suddenly Sundance goes beserk and falls and breaks his leg and is put down. Rachel is convinced that the wax figure she found in Julia's drawer is a voodoo doll that Julia used on Sundance and goes to her neighbor Professor Jarvis (Played by MacDonald Carey) to ask him about witches and asks him of borrowing some witchcraft books as she believes her cousin is a witch because she found a picture of her with cursed images on it and wants to show him proof. Later on she can't find the picture and suddenly later Jarvis nearly dies of a stroke and is sent to the hospital.
Suddenly Rachel clashes with Julia and then tries to poison Rachel's mind that her parents will love her more and then Rachel is asked to leave by her father.
But suddenly Julia is showing her evil side by her actions.
Rachel goes to the hospital to ask Jarvis about what other side effects are there on witches and he tells her that a witch cannot be exposed on a picture taken from a camera so Rachel asks her mother to take a picture of Julia and her brother Tom (Played by Jeremy Slate) and Julia gets nervous when her picture is taken of her. Then Rachel asks her Mom when she'll develop the pictures and tells her she'll do so the next day but Rachel knows Julia will try to destroy the evidence by then so she demands her mother to develop them now and tries to convince her mother that Julia is a witch but her mother doesn't want to believe it although she is starting to believe it herself as well. Rachel sneakily takes the polaroid film and develops it herself in a studio they own and after the picture is developed she doesn't see anyone but Tom in the pics. Julia suddely catches Rachel and takes the pics away from her and then burns them. Then they get into a cat fight and Julia tells Rachel who she really is as her name is really Sarah and her cousin Julia died in the same car her parents did as she controlled it to go off the cliff and will happen the same to them.
Rachel's father is also under Sarah's spell and nearly tries to hurt Rachel after she locks Sarah in a room but defends herself by knocking him unconcious with a chair.
She takes off with her brother Tom as their mother is out and needs to warn her as well as trying to get away from Sarah. The vehicle suddenly is being controlled as Sarah manages to escape from the room with her powerful strength and turn into the evil woman that was shown in the beginning of the film after Rachel's relatives car exploded.
Sarah is on their tail driving another car and then controls Rachel's mothers car to try and go off the cliff too but suddenly Sarah's car goes off the cliff and explodes and everything is back to normal with the family.
Then at the end it shows another family and Sarah joins them convincing she is a relative like she did with Rachel's family as you can't kill a witch.
This is very much like one of those young adult novels known as Fear Street by R.L. Stine as his stories are very similar to this one. The flick was one of the highest budgets for a TV movie and could've easily been a motion picture that was directed by Wes Craven before he did 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' or 'Scream' (A film Blair had a very small role in as an obnoxious news reporter but was uncredited) and was basically famous for his first film at the time 'Last House on the Left'.
The TV-movie was based on a popular novel by Lois Duncan as well as music by Michael Lloyd & John D'Andrea who gained a reputation by working with 70's recording artists such as Shaun Cassidy and Leif Garrett.

Roller Boogie 1979 A cheesy but fun teen disco film like a cross between 'Xanadu' and 'Saturday Night Fever'. Linda Blair plays a poor little rich girl type by the name of Terry Barkley wholives in a mansion with her family and grows tired of living the rich lifestyle and wants to enter the roller derby contest with a popular skater named Bobby James (Played by professional dancer Jim Bray) while her parents are on her case telling them that place is a bad influence on her life.
Some criminals try to force other people to shut down their local roller derby and Terry and Bobby try to find out about the criminals and put a stop to them.
There's a neat chase scene with Blair and Bray's characters rolling away on a hill road from the criminals while they try to chase after them with guns. Although the story is not believeable it still is fun to watch especially if you love disco.
Directed by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1984).

Ruckus 1981 A nicely done above average film set in a small county which we spot a strange man named Kyle Hansen (Played by 70's and 80's icon Dirk Benedict whom was famous for his work in the TV shows 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'The A Team') entering the place in which he looks at burned up as we all wonder where he is coming from along with acting very strange when he goes to a hamburger stand. Linda Blair appears in this scene watching this fellow in which she portrays a healthy country girl named Jenny Bellows who is a single mother whose husband was declared missing in action in Vietnam. She seemed to take on a different role here instead of portraying a kid in her previous films which was a nice change here. She still looks quite young.
Nice comedic moments with the hillbilly's bullying Hansen showing fighting or gunshooting sequences offering alot of slapstick especially with the one liners.
There's many nice scenario's involving Hansen and Bellows when she tries to give him a chance and helps him out to fit in which makes the story come across nicely as well as a good old romantic country song while they are dirtbike riding together which is a memorable part in the film as well as her tidying him up so we see what he looks like underneath that soot from the Vietnam war. The romance between the two of them looked pretty convincing.
Neat effects on vehicles exploding when Hansen sets traps on the hillbilly's that are trying to come after him.
Blair was fairly good in her role with a nice southern speaking accent as well as showing a good emotional situation in the story too.
This film is for anyone who enjoyed the TV show 'The Dukes of Hazzard' or the 'Walking Tall' trilogies as it offers comedy, drama, romance and action mixed together.

Hell Night 1981 A great film to watch on Halloween night and this time Linda Blair plays a sorority pledge named Marti with three others by the names of Seth (Played by Vincent Van Patten the son of legendary actor Dick), Jeff Reed (Played by Donny Osmond look-a-like Peter Barton) and May (Played by Jenny Neuman) that have to wear costumes and spend a night at the Garth Manor, twelve years to the day after the previous resident murdered his entire family before being able to join Alpha Sigma Rho fraternity and its sister sorority.
Some people claimed that one family member of the Garth's still is alive and resides at the manor. The fraternity leader Peter Bennett (Played by cult actor Kevin Brophy) and his fraternity friends decide to pull scary tricks on them while spending the night there but however they realise that a hulking survivor is at the Garth manor and is slaughtering them then making on the move with the sorority pledges as well by going through trap doors etc.
What the pledges realise that there is two hulking Garth killers at the manor and the only survivor is Marti as she tries to kill them both before they kill her.

Chained Heat 1983 Another film Linda was remembered by. A cheesy expolited but enjoyable film as she plays an inncoent victim named Carol Henderson who she accidentally kills a man in her car and gets hauled to prison 18 months for it.
When she arrives prison she encounters corruption and sleaze, where the other female inmates are sadistic crack-selling lesbian rapists and the guards and warden are no better as well as blacks being separated from the whites as there's racsim there.
She also meets the head warden named Warden Bacman (Played by the late legendary John Vernon) who has his own jacuzzi in his office and invites the prisoners to join him there and video tapes them.
After Carol witnesses a murder she runs to Bacman and then Bacman beats her and rapes her as well.
Then the female wardens drown Bacman while he tries to seduce Carol's prisonmate friend and they're caught on tape. Carol takes the tape and tries to report it to the head of the prison so they can make their prison a better place with wardens by even teaming up with the head bully Ericka (Played by cult icon Sybil Danning).

Savage Streets 1984 Linda Blair takes on a different role. This time she is a tough girl next door named Brenda and is a leader of a fun loving group called the Satins.
Well while her friends the Satins and her deaf mute sister Heather (Played by B-film cult actress Linnea Quigley whom is also a scream queen) cruise through the town they notice that a vicious gang called the Scars are selling drugs to people so Brenda decides to teach them a lesson by driving off with their car and then put trash in it.
That steams up their Scar leader Jake (Played by cult actor Robert Dryer) and so the next day they pay a visit to their school and seek revenge as well as it's their wimpy Scar follower Vince's (Played by Johnny Venocur) Birthday so while Heather waits for Brenda in a gymnasium to walk her home the Scar's drage Heather into a washroom and brutally rape her one by one and then throws Vince on her for a Birthday surprise to lose his virginity and when Brenda and her friends return to the gym the Scars split and Jake kicks Heather in the head that is is in a coma and sent to the hospital.
Brenda obsesses in finding out who did this to her sister and then finds out from Vince that it was the Scars after they also killed her pregnant best friend Francine (Played by Lisa Freeman) by Jake throwing her off a bridge.
Brenda goes in for the kill and dresses up in a leather suit along with some arrows, ropes and a bear trap to kill two of Jake's gang members Fargo (Played by cult actor Sal Landi) and Red (Played by Scott Mayer) while Jake finds them dead after returning from running over Vince with his car.
Brenda shoots him with two arrows in both knee caps but Jake is close to killing her but Brenda splashes paint on him in a paint store and burns him to death with her cigarette lighter.
A cheesy exploited but great action revenge story and I find this to be one of Blair's best film. It's certainly disturbing to watch an innocent deaf mute girl get raped in which viewer discretion was strongly advised for this one with all the moments that happen here like you's almost see in a film like 'Deliverance' or even 'I Spit On Your Grave'
However, alot of critics put her acting talent down on this one so much she won a Golden Raspberry Award for 'Worst Actress' in this film but I never liked critics in the first place.
But she was cast as a tough girl in a couple of other film's after this one was released so at least that's something good.
There are other film's similar to this one like "Class of 1984", "3:15-The Moment of Truth" and "Young Warriors" (A film that Linnea Quigley had a small supporting role in).
Directed by Danny Steinmann as well as co-writing the film which he did the same for that god awful slasher flick "Friday the 13th Part V-A New Beginning" as well as music by Michael Lloyd & John D'Andrea who did the same for 'Summer of Fear'.
Plus an excellent music scores by such artists as John Farnham, Real Life, 3 Speed and Michael Bradley which at the time a soundtrack was released although it was only for promotional purposes as you can find it on ebay like I did which is a shame that it wasn't officially released in stores.

Night Patrol 1984 One of those 'Police Academy' ripoff's but not extremely terrible but not that good either.
Linda Blair plays an officer named Officer Sue Perlman who's madly in love with a motorcyle cop named Officer Kent Lane (Played by Pat Paulsen a regular performer of the 60's TV comedy "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour") who he also calls himself Melvin who's noted to be a pathetic loser as well and gets demoted to working the night shift as a punishment for his constant screw-ups. His main love is stand up comedy but doesn't want to tell anyone about it so instead he puts a paper bag over his head to disguise himself while doing stand up comedy at gigs as he is billed "The Unknown Comic".
Of course the streets are crawling with weirdos, hookers and perverts. And this time they're wearing badges like what you see in a Police Academy retread.
There's alot of funny scenes and stupid and gross scenes like one of the gross scenes are 3' 9" late comedy actor Billy Barty who plays their boss Captain Lewis who tends to fart and surprise, surprise there's a special appearance by the crude, controversial and foul mouth stand up comedian Andrew Dice Clay whom is apparently funny this time as he plays a wannabe entertainer named Tony Baroni and tries to sell himself to an agent by harrassing her with what he has to offer which one scene he dresses up as John Travolta from 'Saturday Night Fever'.
There's also a cameo by Pat Mortia as a rape victim. Written and directed by Jackie Hong who has a bad reputation for bomb films like "The Being" and "Blood Diner."

Red Heat 1985 This is the film I'm convinced that director Robert collector saw Linda in 'Chained Heat' and immediately cast her in this one which was a far better story too. It was a foreign film made on a low budget as well as the production values looking like an independent type of flick but not made for video like at all.
The story seems to be a little bit boring at first looking like a typical drama with Linda Blair's character as Christine crossing trhe border to meet up with her fiancee' Michael (Played by William Ostrander whom I enjoyed in his supporting role as Buddy in the 1983 John Carpenter horror classic 'Christine' but he plays a clean cut dude with his hair short in this one) in which they have a sex scene after they meet up since he's doing business in West Germany.
Suddenly later on there's a heated argument by Christine in a restaurant in which there's a spy there named Hedda (Played by Sue Kiel) and later on Christine witnesses a group of thugs kidnapping Hedda and then take her too as they're gagged in a truck. This looked distrubing to watch as the two of them are sent to a women's prison and Blair let out alot of great screaming intensity. It boggles me as to why she's sent there since she's innocent. A scary thought.
There's even some lesbain lust scene's by two jail matron's who peek out of their window to see who is brought in leaving an impression that this jail is full of perverted types.
When she is pleaded guilty and sentenced for 3 years and then sent to her room with her cell mates there's a good approach by the head lesbian bully named Sofia (Played wonderfully by Sylvia Kristal) and coming on strong towards her which looked nicely paced and giving you a bad feeling about her too.
During the rest of the story there's alot of intense moments with some of the cellmates being raped by Hedda and her gang as well as the odd nude shower scene's in which we see a full breast shot by Blair. She is even nude in an intense rape scene with one of the warden's named Werner (Played by Herb Andress) along with Hedda joining the fun which looked distrurbing to watch.
But yet I loved Blair when she act vengeful and tough in which she whacks Hedda with a heavy type of big brush in which this gave me a moment of joy to watch seeking revenge against this mega nasty bitch.
Blair continues to act tough when her sentence is doubled yelling out a "Fuck you!" as well as acting rowdy in the prison cafeteria. (I found alot of this borrowed in the Tom DeSimone classic 'Reform School Girls' a year later. I always found Blair great when she got tough and aggressive since I saw her role in 'Savage Streets'.
The excitement keeps piling up as Michael and his men use guns to try and free Christine along with some of her cellmates. I found this to be quite heroic and in good taste. Showing a perfect revenge plot.
This film was a very dark psychological thriller and disturbing to watch but done in great taste making you fear on going to jail without a reason behind it.
It's a defininete for any Linda Blair in which she shows out a ton of great energy and one of her best performances too.
I'm not sure whether or not that this film was released theatrically or not but I think it did in the foreign areas. It's a hard one to come by on VHS or DVD but worth checking out if you come across it.

Savage Island 1985 What an awful film! Linda Blair playing Daly which she was only in it for a short time as a person trying to track a criminal down in the first bit of this film then it goes to an extremely boring South African foreign film called Escape from Hell which is supposed to be linked to the scene with Linda Blair and after the film it shows Linda again for a short bit and then the end!
This is a ripoff for Linda Blair fans.

Nightforce 1987 Linda again plays a sharp courageous person who wouldn't take crap from anyone named Carla but this is no 'Savage Streets'. You would expect this to be an exciting film when you see the video box cover of this one but the plot is thin and lame as Carla and her friends organising a Commando mission to try to rescue one a Captain's daughter of a U.S. Senator in Central America. We spot some scene's with her character along with her friend Christie Hansen (Played by Claudia Ugy) at a health spa which seemed typical for a cheesy low budget action flick like this one and more cheesy moments when spanish thugs run out of their car and grab this person and then drives off but at the same time looked like a fun situation as I was hoping for an enjoyable so bad it's good flick.
We do have moments with the gang of friends practising their gun shots and preparing for battle as well as Blair's character Carla coming in and showing a good seriousness of joining them which should please the fans big time.
Also we spot poor Christie in a cage made of bamboo and she is naked with hay on the ground as I had a feeling that this was gonna be an exploited T&A flick to keep viewers watching for more due to the cheesy plot. Well it draws in your attention but doesn't get overly carried away with all of this.
Also we get a moment with Carla and her friends going to a deserted area in Mexico with a bar full of thugs as well as them being cornered in the ghost town by these locals as this for sure gives you an intimidating feel on these goons being territorial with people outside of their country. Then there's the mysterious one Bishop (Played by Richard Lynch) who saves the day with his battling although alot of the moments here looked slightly off.
Alot of pointless situations later on in the story but things look interesting when the real battle begins as Blair certainly looked alright being in a cammando mood like the rest of them firing her weapon which is also another pleaser for her fans and then she disappears a little bit which makes you wonder if she was killed offscreen but then the picture takes you by surprise later on nearing the end when she runs to catch up with the other survivors that stows away in a helicopter.
The film was directed by Lawrence D. Foldes whom was also famous for his cheesy cult action 1983 film 'Young Warriors' in which that one was done in better taste.
Apparently this one was given a limited theatrical release even some say it went direct-to-video.
Plus Blair surprisingly does a songtrack for the closing credits which was a cheesy 80's pop tune which was very catchy and enjoyable at the same time. Her singing isn't too badly performed either.

Grotesque 1988 Linda has the main supporting role in this film but she is really nothing special in it as a frightened victim to a vicous gang of murderous punks as she first encounters them while driving to her family's cabin hoping to have a relaxing time there with her friend Kathy (Played by Donna Wilkes) while driving along and being stopped by them but eventually manages to drive away. However they follow them to their cabin and terrorise her family but she manages to get away only later on to get caught and killed as well.
However, these punks don't realise that she has a brother with a grotesque looking face that manages to seek revenge against them by killing them.
The direction is incredibly disturbing when Linda Blair watches her family getting slayed and does a good job by acting intense when this happens but however she sounds typically whiney in other scene's when she gets frightened by what is all happening there.
The story is very 'Tales from the Crypt' like and very cheesy too to top it off. It just made it to be considered above average in my books and went straight to video during it's release.

Witchery 1988 This is Linda's worst film to date and made for video! A pregnant woman named Jane Brooks (Blair) is taken back to the house of her husband's mother on an island. There she begins to have strange nightmare about her child and step-family. For the husband and mother are actually reincarnated lovers who were burned at the stake for practicing witchcraft. She must soon escape from their clutches or have her child sacrificed to Satan. While trying to escape the house Satan won't let them as the family is being tortured to death and when police helicopters try to see if anyone is in the house but don't see anything as Satan tries to make out that it is deserted. Cast features former TV star David Hasselhoff in the lead role as Gary which this film was shot a few years after his "Knight Rider" fame came to an end and was shortly going to be starring and producing the awful blockbuster series "Baywatch."

The Chilling 1989 One of those cheesy zombie film version's of George A. Romero's which I think this film was a tribute to his work.
Linda plays Mary Hampton who works at a cryogenic centre and on Halloween night a thunder storm occurs while her and some other employees are at a booming business in freezing the bodies of the recently dead in the hopes of defrosting them later when science has discovered a way to cure what ails them.
Things are going well until the storage facility loses its power during the storm, threatening their frozen clients.
To make matters worst, a lightning strike causes the bodies to revive as homicidal zombies.
What has the cryogenic lab been doing to its customers to cause this kind of change, and can they stop the zombies before their rampage goes out of control? Mary and others are being chased by the zombies and almost finding that there is no escape from them as the zombies try eating the employees at the cryogenic centre alive.
Okay horror film and alot better than "Witchery".

Zapped Again! 1990 A sequel to the cult hit that starred heartthrob Scott Baio. This time Linda Blair has a supporting role playing a school teacher named Miss Mitchell.
A new kid naemd Kevin (Played by Todd Eric Andrews) moves into a school where he meets up with some preppie jocks that bully him but however he befriends with a beleaguered Science Club when he uses an old potion by using his grandmother prune juice he starts to have telekinetic powers to get back at his enemies as well as having a bit of fun on the side.
Okay comedy with a few chuckles but still it's average and never made it to theatre's like the first one did.

Reposessed 1990 A hilarious 'Exorcist' spoof! In the beginning of the film it shows a spoof of a scene that happened in the Exorcist when the priest unleashed the demon inside of Linda Blair which in this film she plays a character named Nancy Aglet.
Then years later Nancy is married with a family as she watches TV all day and becomes posessed again by watching a religious show hosted by a priest named Father Jebedaiah Mayii
(Played by the legendary Leslie Nielsen) and shows hilarious clips of trying to get her bed to shake etc. like in 'The Exorcist'.
Also when two of her kids misbehave she still sits at the TV and spins her head back to tell them their consequences if they don't behave.
Father Jebedaiah Mayii invited the possessed Nancy to be on his show so he can fight with the devil inside of her along with his friend
Ernest Weller (Played by Ned Beatty, who had a special appearance in the Exorcist II: The Heretic).
This film was given a quick theatrical release and most people who saw 'The Exorcist' watched this one as well for a laugh.
Linda also did this movie to shake off her feelings for her role in 'The Exorcist' since her character disturbed her a great deal.

Bedroom Eyes II 1991 An unrelated sequel to the soft core porn dud as Linda Blair portrays as an artist named Sophie Stevens who links up to a jogging voyeur named Harry Ross (Wings Hauser) he finds a real resemblance of Sophie from his first wife that was murdered in a hit and run death.
When Harry falls prey to his voyeuristic instincts again and watches his new wife Carolyn being seduced by one of her young proteges, he decides to use Sophie in a plan to make Carolyn pay for her infidelity, but his scheme backfires when she merely explodes with anger at him, rather than admitting her guilt.
As if all this were not enough, Sophie then turns out to be the sister of Harry's dead wife.
Sophie gets murdered and found in the trunk of her car as two killers try to set Harry up by being framed for murder.
Blair acts very lustful in this film and she really grabs attention to the viewers that watched this.

Fatal Bond 1992 A nicely done thriller filmed in Australia as Linda Blair portrays a restless hairdresser named Leonie Stevens who meets up with a drifter named Joe Martinez (Played by Jerome Ehlers) who claims he's in the car business and claims he has a strong business with avoiding the law and falls madly in love with him.
But however he is wanted by the police and a corpse is left behind them each time they travel through South New Wales and she begins to wonder about him and is almost persistent by leaving him and calling the police but she can't seem to break free of him as she is still crazily in love with him.
Although film critics put this film down I beg to differ as I enjoyed the story as well as the acting and I consider this one of Blair's best film's along with "Savage Streets", "Hell Night" and "The Exorcist."

A Woman Obsessed 1993 An okay thriller-horror of an artist named Arlene Bellings (Played by Ruth Raymond) who lives in an old mansion imagines that her dead husband has been reincarnated as her natural grandson who was adopted as she invites her natural grandson Ted Barnes (Played by Gregory Patrick) and Ted's wife Evie (Blair) to her mansion for a few days but don't discover that she has a dark secret as she has a small graveyard where she talks to her dead husband next to her mansion.
She poison's Evie and drugs Ted with a drink and ends up killing Evie. Then she ties Ted up making out like he's her husband.
She seduces him and when he tries to escape she tortures him by breaking his toe's and then plans a wedding while he's tied up and injured.
A suspenseful story. Well acted, but there's some things that need improvement. Linda's cat was used in the film.

Double Blast 1994 A ridiculous family oriented slapstick comedy-adventure flick that looked like a made-for-tv type movie only to be a direct-to-video dud as Linda Blair plays a professor named Claudia who deals with some goons on a business gone wrong as she ends up getting kidnapped and gagged and are witnessed by two martial arts children whom are kidnapped as well asn are planned to be rescued by their martial arts father leading to more complications on getting kidnapped as they are on a journey for some missing gold and treasures.
Blair seems to do okay portraying her role with her attitude and sarcasm and got incredibly annoying when the head mobster named Nadir (Played by Joe Estevez) hypnotises her with a watch which looked corny to watch and amateurishly done too. She goes in a trance like she's an annoying little girl but does well with her high pitched speaking but I felt like slapping her she got on my nerves so much.
Did okay when getting fairly tough by fighting against Etevez's role as well as having a nice charming attitude towards the lead actor Dale Cook who played the martial arts father Greg while hunting for the treasure in a mysterious cave.
Although the film was trite and dull alot of the times we do have some fun touches with the kids doing their ninja against the goons and so fourth. The acting is a bit off in this film though.

Gang Boys 1994 Now this is one of Blair's best movie roles which is an excellent story about a 15 year old homosexual named Marjorie Joiner (Played by Dave Buzzotta) whom is attacked by a group of hooligan's lead by the nasty Bentz (Played by Cole Hauser) who starts a NAZI type of cult and bashes him for his sexual preference as this for sure looked pretty intense and strongly done and then left naked passed out on the mean streets of Hollywood Blvd.
Blair comes in as his mother named Maggie as she does well getting emotional at the hospital due to what her son went through as well as being perfectly convincing by playing this role and Wings Hauser who also directed this piece plays her separated husband with a drinking problem who doesn't accept for his son's preferences. He was also terrific in his role and seemed to act like a ham in the beginning of his performance when he's drunk.
There's also a discussion between the two of them as it was perfect especially due to their disputes and Blair was powerful by smacking him in the face for his homophobic comment on his son. She shows great aggressions as well as him too.
Plus there's a situation with Wings's character starting a fight at the NAZI area with Cole which looked kinda strange since you see the family resemblance between the father and sonwhen on screen they were portraying totally different roles. However the scene looked intense and very effective full of dynamic action too.
Also perfect touches with the son convincing to his father by accepting the way he is which shows many touching moments on to keep the family alive as well as a good scene between Blair and Hauser getting back together and making love in which she shows a bit of her nudity while doing this. However, this scene is a real serious moment and not one of those same old plots to keep the people entertained and aroused.
Everyone does a great job by going in for battle to do ends with this gang of thugs which is another exciting situation to seek revenge on gay bashers.
Story looked great when we see the father trying his best to stay on the wagon with his son helping him out and making him do some jogging and other physical moments as well as the wife helping out too on other ends.
Cole Hauer was marvellous and lived to play a vicious leader showing a perfect intense energy into his part and Buzzotta certainly made his role believeable as a gay teen.
Yes sir this had a strong plot and quite dramatic with no cheesy moments at all. It was made on a low budget and I don't believe this one made it to theatre's although it would've stood a great chance getting at least a limited one. A hard to find movie nowadays since VHS tapes have been pulled out and this one didn't get reissued.
For any die hard Blair fans this one is for you.
Try finding this on ebay or other areas like that.

Sorceress 1995 A terrible soft core porn horror made for video dud of two friends, who both work for the same high-priced, high-powered law firm, are both married to modern day witches.
Erica Barnes (Played by Penthouse favourite as well as starring in that porn series on Playboy Channel Sex Court Julie Strain), the wife of Larry (Played by Larry Pointdexter), believes that he is being led astray by Carol (Played by Rochelle Swanson), an old flame, who also works for the same law firm.
Erica decides to act and one night after a torrid sex session Larry drifts off to sleep and begins to dream.
Soon the dream turns into a nightmare of sex, violence, murder and death involving himself, his friends and colleagues from the law firm which appears to be frighteningly realistic as she possesses Carol's body to try and sacrifice him and the other man's wife named Amelia Reynolds (Blair) goes into a dark room to do witchcraft by torturing her husband and friends.
Offers gratituous sex and lots of skin but of course Linda Blair keeps her top on which is a wise move for her career. Boring and pointless.

Scream 1996 Well Blair had a very minor uncredited role in this one and I really don't review uncredited actors but she was quite noticeable so this is one as well as having a few small scenes so this is an acceptance and had a few lines in it as well so she should've been credited when you come to think of it. But of course Fonz from TV's Happy Days Henry Winkler had a supporting role in this one as the school Principal and was uncredited as well so whatever....
Anyways Blair played a obnoxious news reporter trying to get information off of people about the slaughterings by a killer that calls people up on his cell phone and asks them about their favourite scary movie and how they'd like to die that night as someone in a ghost face mask and black cape just like in the horror movies and guts them open with a blade.
This movie brought back the horror craze and was directed and created by Wes Craven who did the same for many horror films including "A Nightmare On Elm Street" and was a blockbuster hit in theatre's which followed two other sequels.