An exceptional film with superb acting, writing, directing, and cinematography. With no missteps and with a realistic approach to a supernatural premise, The Exorcist is an epic and ingenious classic film with one of the greatest openings in cinematic history.
Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named... read more
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release Date: December 26, 1973
DVD Release Date: December 1, 1998
Stats: 25,082 reviews
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January 22, 2014
Before the impact that was "Jaws". Before the sensation that was "Star Wars".
Before "Rocky", "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "Saturday Night Fever",or even "Grease",there was the first major blockbuster phenomenon that not only shattered box-office records,but made motion...
June 11, 2013
When something is billed as being the scariest film of all time, it's already setting itself up for a fall. Being scared is an entirely subjective experience: what will leave one person catatonic with terror would have almost no effect on another - worse still, they might even la...
November 1, 2012
It's only when I watch a truly brilliant horror film that I begin to realize why the genre has deteriorated in recent years. Such films as The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Rite want to be the new Exorcist, but it's humanly impossible to shape garbage into glory on a budget and ...
October 30, 2012fb1442511448
William Friedkin does an exceptional job inducing fear and graphic supernatural horrors in the 1970s classic. Though some dialogue may be difficult to interpret, what sets this upon a pedestal is its dynamic cast and eerie, disturbing and at times gory scenes. The Exorcist really...
October 11, 2012fb100000716838411
Here it is, the movie that every horror movie today seems to be ripping off. The Exorcist is the classic movie about a little girl possessed by the Devil. The little girl is sweet, she's trying to live a normal life, then BOOM! Satan's making you masturbate with a crucifix. The o...
August 30, 2012
I'm very impressed with this film. First off, for being made in 1973 the special effects still hold up well today. Second, it's damn scary. The beginning is a bit slow, but once things start happening, it's disturbing. Not many horror films are this good, and "The Exorcist" ranks...
April 23, 2012
"Somewhere between science and superstition, there is another world. The world of darkness."
When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
March 24, 2012
The Exorcist is classic horror at its finest. One of the defining films of the genre, The Exorcist remains one of the benchmark films in the genre by generating some of the scariest moments ever put before a viewing audience. In my mind, there is no scarier horror film than The E...
February 19, 2012
It wasn't terrifying but instead was very engaging and it creeped me and freaked me out a lot. The Exorcist has brilliant acting, special effects for the time and will never fail to give you the ultimate mindf**k. It started out slow (too slow) but there's still a lot to admire t...
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