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The Exorcist


William Friedkin Tribute Month

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 help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.

1973, 122 Minutes, USA, Directed by William Friedkin, Rated R

  • "Director William Friedkin, with his scrupulous attention to detail, his determination to convey a sense of realism, achieves such startling effects that one comes away almost completely convinced of the possibility of demonic possession."

    - Kathleen Carroll, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
  • "The Exorcist is diabolically inspired: it’s still capable of making you jump and yelp."

    - Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN
  • "A museum piece, something to be enjoyed for its historical value."

    - Desson Thomson, WASHINGTON POST
  • "Perhaps the most influential American horror movie ever made, The Exorcist was a Rorschach test when it came out. Fifty years later, it still sticks with us."

    - Adam Nayman, THE RINGER
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