My goodness, the Exorcist is one of those films that simply scares the hell out of you. In this case I think I’m going to use the update trailer from when I MADE my wife go see it in the theaters when it re-released. Scary, terrifying, frightening, I could go look up more ways to say it if you need me to, the Internet has a built in thesaurus.
If you want the original It’s here. Be warned its one giant spooky strobe like kind of effect. They put a bit of it in the updated trailer below.
I didn’t know but the Exorcist was the first Horror Film to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award and while it did not win It did win for Screenplay and Sound. I have to say, I cannot remember when I first saw this. I’m betting I either saw it on HBO at some point or rented it. I can say it scared me, It still scares me and I won’t watch it alone. When it was re-released in theaters I made my wife go with me. She had never seen it and I wasn’t going alone, plus… there really are some movies you have to see. Getting to see it on a big screen though was a special treat to me.
If you are thinking of watching this keep in mind it was a hairs breadth away from getting an “X” rating originally because it is absolutely disturbing. Some of it is violent and the portrayal of a little girl possessed by a demon isn’t held back at all with some of the things she is made to do. Is it gratuitous violence no, no it isn’t, it which is why they only gave it an “R” because at the time the MPA thought it was well done and authentic to the characters rather then meant to be offensive for its own sake. Some places made it an “X” anyway.
On a small side note… I was reading this novel once when I lived in Utah. I had an ear infection and couldn’t sleep so I went downstairs to read it on the couch so I wouldn’t disturb my wife. I had just gotten to a part where the Demon was shaking stuff and… We had a small earthquake, enough to shake the house around. I woke my wife up then. 🙂
Favorite Quote – Demon – What an excellent day for an Exorcism.
Have a favorite movie that starts with “E” lets hear about it in the credits… errr comments. Thanks for reading, now go watch a movie!