Christmas-time 1973 delivered a major present for horror fans wrapped in a big pukey bow. The Exorcist premiered December 26, and changed the face of movie making while dividing critics, enraging some moviegoers, and causing a great debate within the MPAA ratings system.
It's amazing what some sappy music and canned laughter can do for one of the scariest movies of all time.
While William Friedkin isn't primarily known as a "genre" director, he did make what is arguably one of the scariest movies ever with The Exorcist. And even though the movie is now nearly 40 years old, I still always find discussions about it to continue to be fascinating.
It’s always a treat to get a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite films.
There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt. – Audre Lorde