The Exorcist

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The Exorcist
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Genre: Horror
Running Time: 122 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: December 26, 1973
Directed by: William Friedkin
Written by: William Peter Blatty
Distributed by: Warner Bros.

The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name, and starring Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow and Jason Miller. The film is the first part of The Exorcist franchise, and was directed by William Friedkin.


When 12-year-old Regan McNeil becomes possessed by a demonic entity, her mother calls in two priests to perform an exorcism on her.

Why It Rocks

  1. Great acting.
  2. It's often considered to be the greatest horror films ever made.
  3. Plenty of scary moments.
  4. Fantastic writing.
  5. This film has been known to scare people more than any other horror movie.
  6. This film inspired horror films to make about demonic possession and exorcisms.
  7. This film has become a cultural phenomenon, parodied and referenced by many different films.
  8. The film is a provocation about the nature of good and evil.
  9. The film's quiet and suspenseful moments keeps you on edge.


  • This film has four sequels such as Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), The Exorcist III: Legion (1990), Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) and Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

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