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Gift Guide: 'Studies in the Horror Film: The Exorcist'


After almost forty years, William Friedkin's The Exorcist continues to capture the imaginations of film audiences while scaring the bejeezus out of them. Much has been written about the film, the William Peter Blatty book its based, and the phenomenon they spawned. And the folks at Centipede Press have managed to unearth some of the best such writing and collect it in the latest volume of their Studies in the Horror Film series. Contained herein are converations with Friedkin, Blatty, makeup wizard Dick Smith, and the late actor Jason Miller, as well as critical examinations of The Exorcist (including one by acclaimed horror writer Thomas Ligotti), its sequels, and prequel (the latter represented by an interview with Paul Schrader). Few horror films are as deserving of such a rich package of insights and opinions.

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