A crossover horror sensation beyond belief upon its original release, William Friedkin’s The Exorcist has lost none of its power over the better part of five decades. This movie will scare the shit out of you.
The Exorcist will be presented in its most recent, arguably definitive Extended Director’s Cut.
When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd — levitating, speaking in tongues — her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.
“If you want to be shaken —and I found out, while the picture was going on, that that’s what I wanted—then The Exorcist will scare the hell out of you.” – Stanley Kauffman