This film carried the same atmosphere of The Exorcist and it got under my skin just as this first one did. The scene with the nurse and the cloaked figure following her with the shears caused me to jump. The score, atmosphere, and dialogue between characters create an unsettling feeling. Images from this film stuck with me, which then impacted me further when I decided to read the novel this film was based on and it scared me just as much. Possession films will always have a way of making me nervous to shut off my lights at night and hold my teddy bear tightly.