The belief in evil - and that evil can be cast out. From these two strands of faith, author William Peter Blatty and director William Friedkin wove The Exorcist, the frightening and realistic story of an innocent girl inhabited by a malevolent entity.
The Original Exorcist
- The Exorcist review by Jawbreaker
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For some reason in the 70's Hollywood produced a series of devil or occult themed films that have not been surpassed since. The Exorcist stands alongside The Omen as one of the most memorable.
It is not the gore-fest or out and out screamer that it would have been in today's effect heavy horror movies. Instead it slowly builds towards its climax, displaying the suffering of all those involved, whether it is the family, priests or the never better Linda Blair.