is by far the scariest movie I have ever watched. I have gotten quite a
few e-mails from fans that say they laughed at "The Exorcist".
Laughed???? Not me, because I kinda believe in all that stuff. This is not
to say that I am a religious freak, because I am far from that, but rather
that I do believe in an ultimate evil. Whether that be the devil or
Michael Jackson, I can't say for sure.
My first memories of
Exorcist" came the first time my
parents left me home while on vacation. First off, I lived in a
very creepy house that at one time was the town funeral home. Second,
like I said earlier I really believe in this shit. It was late at night and
I saw that "The Exorcist" was on HBO, so I decided to watch it.
MISTAKE!!! (well not really, but that
night I thought so) After the movie was over I went through the house
turning on every light and doing my best Father Karras imitation, hoping to
cast out any evil spirits that were there. As you can imagine, I didn't
sleep a wink that night. It was kinda of exciting to be that damn scared.
Now, that's what I love to see in a movie. One that's so good that you start
to believe in it. I must say I did start attending church every Sunday over
the next couple of weeks, well at least to the message began to bore me.
I didn't much care for
"Exorcist II", but really enjoyed part III. I would definitely put it in my
list of Top 50 horror film, and may some day add it to this site. The fourth
installment is now in production, actually a prequel to "The Exorcist" about
Father Merrin's first encounter with the demons of Hell. Again,
anything that you can add to this page, please
If I offend anyone with my religious comments, I'll see you in HELL!!!!
The film begins in Iraq where we
are introduced to Father Merrin (Max Von Sydow). While on a archeological dig, he feels the
call of battle. It seems the dark lord wants a rematch (see "Exorcist II: The
Heretic" for more info on their past encounters). But where will this battle take
Little Regan (Linda
Blair) seems to
have a new friend, Captain Howdy (aka "Satan's Minions")
and he doesn't want to play nice. Strange things are a mist at the McNeil household.
After a battery of very painful test and being labeled a complete lunatic, they realize
that Regan isn't quite herself. When all else fails turn to the church, right???
That when a priest (Jason Miller),
who at the time is questioning his own faith, is called in to do battle with the demons of
Hell. He is joined later by Father Merrin (Max Von Sydow), a seasoned pro when it comes to
sparring with Beelzebub. Holy water and green puke fly from every imaginable angle as this
battle of good and evil rages. In the end who is the real winner?
A great movie that makes us all
question our faithful or faithless lives. Great effects (legendary green puke, spinning
head, etc) ala Dick Smith and a very eerie atmosphere. The score is outstanding. One of
the best ever. Overall, one of the most complete and entrancing horror films to all
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards
(Won for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound) and 4 Golden Globes (Won Best Director,
Best Film, Best Sound, and Best Supporting Actress (Linda Blair).
Opened on December 26th, 1973.
It caused widespread hysteria
when released. Reports of fainting, people being institutionalized, and at least one
Banned on video in Finland.
The Exorcist has been
re-classified in the UK. The uncut version is now available in the UK.
- Jane Fonda and Shirley MacLaine were approached to play the role
of Chris McNeil
Jack Nicholson was up for the part of Father Karras, before
Jason Miller landed the role.
Dana Plato (from Different
Strokes) was supposedly offered the role of Regan.
Mercedes McCambridge sued Warner
Bros. because she didn't receive credit in the film for the demonic voice.
Eileen Dietz played Linda Blair's
double. She did all the controversial sexual scenes (i.e. Lick me, Let Jesus, crotch
The flying puke was actually
animated in the film. Dick Smith had made a device to use for the scene, but
Friedkin didn't think it looked real
enough. This device was used in one scene where the puke oozes out on Father Merrin's
Grossed over $165M in the
theaters in the US and $90M on video. One of the most successful horror films of all time.
Warner Home Video has release
25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION. The video SE includes: the film in
clamshell box, 52 page book on The Exorcist, Soundtrack (without Tubular Bells") with
unreleased music from the film, 8 lobby cards, and a 8 1/2 X 10" film still. The
price about $49.95. Includes a 30 minutes documentary with deleted
scenes and 3 trailers.
Warner Home Video has just put out a
25th Anniversary Special Edition for William Friedkins
Exorcist on DVD and laserdisc. The DVD (and I think the laserdisc contains the same) contain an introduction by Academy Award- winning director William Friedkin , as
well as "The Fear of God: The Making of The Exorcist".
This expanded 75-minute featurette is a new documentary produced by the BBC specifically
for the film's 25th anniversary
edition, featuring more than 11 minutes of never-before
-seen footage. This version of the documentary will be available on DVD only! It also
contains new Interviews with Friedkin and best- selling author William Peter
well as, new interviews
with the films stars. To round this package up, the disc will
also contain additional trailers and TV Spots as well as running length commentary tracks.
The new "25th Anniversary Special Edition" DVD will clock in at approximately
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is supposedly based
on a true story. The Discovery Channel had an excellent documentary on it called "In
the Grip of Evil". I saw it and now I am twice as scared.
Supposedly an Exorcist
mini-series and series are in development.
Checkout the Washington Post's
articles on "The Exorcist",
The prequel is in pre-production.
More news coming soon!!!!!
Check here to go to Warner Bros.
webpage and view the original
Nine people died during the
making of "The Exorcist". Most notably, Jack MacGowran (Burke
The set for "The
Exorcist" burn down during production delaying the film for 6 weeks.
Checkout The Exorcist statue in
Checkout Warner Bros. official Exorcist site
Click here to visit Linda Blair's
Order "An Exorcist
Tell His Story" by Father Amorth at
Click here to buy the video "In the Grip of Evil" at
Checkout the new
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Cotton's new batch of "Exorcist" t-shirts.
Click Here to Buy William Peter Blatty Novel
"The Exorcist" on which the film is based at
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"The Exorcist" at
Click Here to Buy the "BFI Modern Classics The Exorcist" an
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This page is possessed
This page is possessed. I decided
that since this is probably my most popular page (I get the most e-mails from people
regarding this movie, thanks and keep them coming), that I should update it with some new
pictures and sounds. So during the last week or so, I have been getting all the stuff
together to do a major update to The Exorcist page. I decided that Christmas day would be
the perfect time since it marked the beginning of the 25th anniversary of the movies'
release (it was released on December 26, 1973). So I began to work my ass off, because I
wanted everything to go just right and since you are reading this, I guess I succeeded, but
it wasn't easy.
Here's what happened, I began
Snappy images off the new Warner Brother DVD (excellent, widescreen edition, a big thumb
ups to WB) and I got a tons of pictures, but the next day....they were gone. I started
thinking to myself, my computer must be fucked up so I decided to Snappy some images from
"An American Werewolf in London" and presto chango, they came out perfect. I
decided to try The Exorcist again. Spending hours I got all the pictures again. Alright,
finally ready to go, wrong....they disappeared again. Now I was really pissed. Maybe
someone is trying to tell me not to update this page, but I stay persistent and finally
get the images.
I started to put the pages back
together and I think it looks great, well...at least I hope so. On Christmas day, I began
to upload my update and all seems to be going well, but than my computer locks up. After
hours of reloading all my internet software, I started the upload again and everything
seems to have gone alright. Let me know if there are any problems with the new pages and
if they were worth the time. I think they are and maybe the next time I do an
this page I will get a priest to bless my computer.
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