The Exorcist (1973)

Directed by
William Friedkin

Described as one of the most talked about, successful and reviled horror films of all time, even now, The Exorcist still has incredible potent power and remains an out-and-out shocker.

The Oscar-winning film, adapted from William Peter Blatty's bestselling novel, focuses on Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair), an adolescent girl, living with her mother Chris (Ellen Burstyn) in Georgetown in Washington. Regan is showing bizarre symptoms, including levitation and phenomenal strength.

Having tried a number of medical avenues, Regan's mother goes to see a priest who is also a psychiatrist. He believes that Regan is possessed and he and another priest experienced in exorcism try to drive the spirit from Regan before she dies...

Highly recommended.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1973

Rating:
4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Filmed in Colour

Cast

Image for Ellen BurstynEllen Burstyn...Chris MacNeil
Image for Max von SydowMax von Sydow...Father Lankester Merrin
Jason Miller...Father Damien Karras
Lee J. Cobb...Lt. William Kinderman
Kitty Winn...Sharon Spencer
Jack MacGowran...Burke Dennings
Image for Linda BlairLinda Blair...Regan Teresa MacNeil
Reverend William O'Malley...Father Dyer
Barton Heyman...Dr. Klein
Peter Masterson...Dr. Barringer Clinic Director
Rudolf Sch√ľndler...Karl
Gina Petrushka...Willi
Robert Symonds...Dr. Taney
Arthur Storch...Psychiatrist
Reverend Thomas Bermingham...Tom President of University