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Old 01-15-2012, 12:11 PM   #651
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I used to think this movie was way overrated, still kinda do, but I like it more than I used to. It's sad that Linda Blair is such an underrated actress.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:06 PM   #652
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Love this film! And yes, as far as i'm concerned it was an still IS the scariest horror movie ever. I'll go as far to say it is arguabley the BEST horror movie of all time, in my opinion.

Here's why; The Exorcist to me, is the total package. There are many different elements required to create a successful horror film, and this one has them all: A scary solid script, strong directing, competent editing, EXCELLENT acting, wonderful make up/sfx, a healthy mix of the gross out factor and old school creepiness, and an extremely eerie and memorable score.

While there are plenty horror films that have many of those qualities, i know of none that have them ALL, except The Exorcist.

A true masterpiece, in my opinion.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:52 PM   #653
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I was wondering, since there has been so many exorcism type films (its basically a genre now) and the Exorcist inspired them all, were there any influences for the Exorcist itself? Basically, are there any exorcism films that predate it?
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:13 PM   #654
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I was wondering, since there has been so many exorcism type films (its basically a genre now) and the Exorcist inspired them all, were there any influences for the Exorcist itself? Basically, are there any exorcism films that predate it?
Here's one...http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030092/

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Scariest movie I've ever seen. Watched it for the very first time a few nights ago, & I can see why it was effective. The beginning drags along, mostly because I feel like they were trying to develop the characters, but from the time the major shit starts happening and to the end, it's very fucking solid.

It's been a long, long time since I've been genuinely scared by a movie...to the point where I felt like a little kid looking for monsters under my bed. haha
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"The Exorcist (expanded edition)"....This 1973/2000 newly edited version was released with various scene extensions, more evil images, deleted scenes from the original cut, and most importantly a devastating staircase descent by "Regan". The Exorcist is truly one of the scariest and shocking movies ever made. Direction by William Friedkin is great and the screenplay by William Peter Blatty is outstanding. The cast is absolutely wonderful and the performances are spot on!! Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Max Von Sydow, Linda Blair, and Lee J. Cobb all deliver shining and commanding moments. There are so many unnerving and shocking moments to praise and give notice. The spinning of the head, the crucifix scene, the exorcism scenes...the list goes on. Its one hell of a movie, and one that none of us will ever forget!! Nominated for 10 Academy Awards(including Best Picture) and winner (Sound and Screenplay) of 2 !!

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ISIS has destroyed Hatra, the ancient city that features in Father Merrin's archaeological expedition in the opening scenes of The Exorcist.

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Jihadists attacked the 2,000-year-old city of Hatra with bulldozers after flattening the Nimrud archaeological site near Mosul, in northern Iraq. Two weeks ago, the jihadist group published a video showing militants destroying artefacts in a Mosul museum and at the Nergal Gate to ancient Nineveh, taking a sledgehammer to artefacts.

"We have confirmation that they bulldozed sites at Nimrud and Hatra. What we don't have is information about the size of the area which has been razed," said Qais Rasheed, head of the antiquities board.
Unrelated: on the subject of films dealing with the subject matter of exorcism before The Exorcist, I have heard 1972's The Possession Of Joel Delaney compared favorably to Friedkin's picture, but I've not seen it yet. It reads like it's closer to The Exorcist III than the original movie, however, with the soul of a deceased serial killer possessing a man.
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I'm not trying to be a 'troll' or anything here - I understand why The Exorcist is held in such high regard with Horror fandom but I personally never dug this flick. I saw it on video when I was about eleven I think and even then, it didn't have the desired effect as say, Carpenter's Halloween or Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Re-watching it again many years later, I realised it is a well layered and well directed effort but again, it failed to leave any impression upon me as a Horror fan. And now, by enlarge, I find that any sort of 'exorcism / 'possession' film does absolutely NOTHING for me (The Entity, The Last Exorcism, The Omen, Amityville etc.) I don't know why... I just seem to get bored.

Obviously, stuff like the mighty EVIL DEAD films are another thing entirely. Films about Satan doing his thing - zilch. Oh, except END OF DAYS! That was a fun flick.

Again, I'm not trolling. Just my opinion.... But I'll shut the f**k up now as I can hear the pitch forks and torches being prepared...!
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Films about Satan doing his thing - zilch.
This is one misconception that does irk me slightly.

She was not possessed by the devil, it was the mythological demon Pazuzu. Fair enough for not loving it as much as everyone else though. I myself find the film to be near flawless, and as sick of exorcism/possession films as I am, I will never tire of The Exorcist.
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She was not possessed by the devil, it was the mythological demon Pazuzu.
Sorry man, I didn't recall this detail. 'Pazuzu'.... Sounds funny when you say it out loud, eh? 'PAZUZU'!!!
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