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The Exorcist (1973)

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The Exorcist (1973)



Ellen Burstyn
Max von Sydow
Lee J. Cobb
Linda Blair 

Directed by William Friedkin

Distributed by Warner Bros.

I started watching this movie hoping to be scared off my wits, as it is casted in the light of one of the scariest movies out there, well I have lost my wits and this movie freaked the hell out of me.

That’s is why I recommend it.

The Exorcist is a 1973 horror film and it is directed by William Friedkin (Rules of Engagement in 2000). The movie itself was adapted by William Peter Blatty (who won an Academy Award for his work) from a novel he wrote two years prior to the movie release, the novel also named The Exorcist was inspired by the 1949 exorcism case of Roland Doe.

The movie plot is about an actress Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn) who was visiting Washington, D.C. to shoot a movie, her 12-year-old daughter Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) started behaving strangely which made Chris send her to the hospital, later on her physical appearance started to change making Chris frightened and scared.

Also there in Washington is a young priest who served in a University who was starting to lose faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. 

With Chris at her wits end knowing not what to do, took advice given to her by some doctors and called a priest to perform an exorcism on her daughter.

There is a scene in the movie where Chris steps into her house and the lights flicker and you see subliminal reflections, I actually tried to put on the light while viewing the scene by using the switch in my room before I remembered that was not going to help.

It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and winning two, Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay. The Exorcist is the first horror film to be nominated for Best Picture in the 46thAcademy Awards and it lost it to The Sting. It became one of the highest earning movies of all time, grossing over $441 million worldwide.

It was named the scariest film of all time by Entertainment Weekly and, IGN’s Top 25 Horror Movies of All-Time has it as the number one horror movie of all time and was No. 3 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.

The exorcist is a movie guarantee to scare and freak you out at the same time take the time out to check it out.

(Note: This movie has disturbing scenes and blasphemy against God and Christ)


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