El ciclo Joan Hackett continuó con (1977), un divertido cruce de El Exorcista y Carrie donde vuelve a hacer de mujer intelectual -es profesora otra vez- que no consigue captar la atención de los hombres, sólo que esta vez la prolongada abstinencia sexual la llevará a ser poseída por el demonio.
A perfectionist capable of playing anything from snooty socialites to nervy housewives, Joan Hackett had an interesting and varied screen career before her untimely death at just 49. A fine, one-of-a-kind dramatic actress, Joan appeared in some award-winning pictures, memorable TV thrillers, and the occasional comedy.
Married from 1965 to 1973, to her one-time co-star; Richard Mulligan, Joan died of ovarian cancer in California, on October 8th 1983, aged 49. An always interesting actress, with a wide smile and sometimes nervous demeanour, Joan Hackett succeeded on stage, screen and television, bringing to life some memorable and often complex characters. A true one-off who radiated on screen.