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The Exorcist

R · 1973 ‧ Horror/Supernatural ‧ 2h 12m
8/10 · IMDb 83% · Rotten Tomatoes 81% · Metacritic
One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues -- her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical...
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Why was The Exorcist banned?
The film had already courted controversy in the US where it had supposedly provoked fainting, vomiting and heart attacks in cinemas. Nonetheless, in spite of its more sensationalist moments, the BBFC considered that The Exorcist was suitable for an X certificate to be issued without cuts.
Is The Exorcist really scary?
Once one of the most successful and terrifying horror films of all time, it's a lot less scary now than it was in 1973. ... The point is not that it isn't a good movie, it's that it's no longer a good horror movie. The actual exorcism scene is still unnerving, but it's more gross than frightening.
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When a 12-year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.When a 12-year-old girl is possessed by a ...
The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin and produced and written for the screen by William Peter Blatty, ...
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Production company: Hoya Productions
Budget: $12 million
Written by: William Peter Blatty
Edited by: Evan A. Lottman; Norman Gay
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One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting ...
Genre: Horror
Release Date (Streaming): Nov 23, 1999
Box Office (Gross USA): $441.4M
Oct 31, 2012 · It has been nearly 40 years since The Exorcist started terrifying moviegoers, and despite countless imitators and special-effects ...
Director: William Friedkin
Runtime: 122 minutes
... her daughter has been possessed by the devil--and that her daughter's only possible hope lies with two priests and the ancient rite of demonic exorcism.
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The Exorcist is a strongly Roman Catholic film (although Friedkin was raised Jewish). The Exorcist was Friedkin's biggest success. WILLIAM PETER BLATTY wrote ...
Oct 31, 2013 · The Exorcist III director William Peter Blatty: “It was always meant to be a psychological thriller, not a special-effects horror film.” ...