Just finished watching this for the first time in over 10 years. Didn't remember a thing about it. Actually I just finished watching all 3 Exorcist movies. I was very surprised, in that I found the third movie to be by far the best. It is scarier than the first even though it relies more on the 'boo' factor to achieve it. Obviously I have been desensitized, because the first movie just didn't have the effect that it had on me when I first watched it about 15 years ago. I remember being thoroughly creeped out. Still a great movie though. The good thing about the Heretic is that it could be 'forgotten' because it has no impact on the other two movies. I wouldn't rate it as a horrible movie, but the mind meld thing nearly ruined the whole movie for me. What the hell happened here?