The Exorcist (1973) is among the best horror films ever! A unique horror movie about possession and exorcism!
“Somewhere between science and superstition, there is another world. The world of darkness”. The exorcist is a film about this world of darkness.
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The Exorcist (Film - 1973)
The Exorcist is a masterpiece of Horror Cinema, produced in USA by Warner Bros INC / Hoya Production Inc and it’s duration is 122 minutes.
The film exorcist directed by William Friedkin, produced by William Peter Blatty. The exorcist is based on the novel “The Exorcist” written by William Peter Blatty, the screenplay is written also by William Peter Betty.
Executive producer of the exorcist is Noel Marshall and associate producer David Salven. Director of Photography in the film exorcist is Owen Roizman (during the Iraq sequence was Billy Williams).
Editors for this masterpiece are Evan Lottman, Norman Gay (Iraq Sequences : Bud Smith). Responsible for the Exorcist special effects is Marcel Vercouetere, for the Optical Effects is Marv Ystom and Make- up artist in exorcist is Dick Smith.
Synopsis of film “The Exorcist”
The plot of exorcism is about the possession of an innocent girl Regan and the fight of Regan’s family against demonic forces. Psychiatrists can not cure Regan there is only one solution, Exorcism. Meanwhile, a strange death took place in Regan’s house, Crash Course director Burke Dennings is killed. The body of Burke Dennings found at the foot of the stairs outside McNeil’s house, his head was turned around. The mysterious death of Doctor Dennings and the inability of scientist to explain the chaotic Regan’s behaviour, motivate the MacNeil family at exorcism.
Mrs MacNeil, Regan’s mother approaches Father Karras, a local Jesuit priest, who is experiencing a crisis of faith, after the death of his mother. Father Karras visits the Mac Neil house and collects evidence, records demonic voices, the demon through Regan speak to Father Karras about the death of his mother. On Regan’s belly appear the words “Help me” and Father Karras is taunting with having neglected his mother.
Father Karras approaches the Jesuit upper hierarchy, who agree an exorcism but recommend Father Merrin, who has performed successfully one before. The Exorcist (Father Merrinb) arrives at MacNeil house, he refuses to hear the back-story of Regan’s possession by Father Karras and he proceeds immediately with the exorcism. During the exorcism Regan’s head spins all the way around, she levitates from the bed. The Exorcism is very difficult. Father Karras told Mather Mrrin to leave, later returned to find the older priest dead, he attacks Regan, telling the demon to take him. He is duly possessed, but retains enough control to hurl himself from the window and fall down the stairs, killing himself.
Regan recovers and remembers nothing of her possession, the family moves away.
Cast of film “The Exorcist”
Ellen Burstyn (Chris MacNei), Max Von Sydow (Ftaher Merrin), Lee J. Cobb (William Kinderman),Kitty Winn (Sharon Spencer), Jack MacGowran (Burle Dennings), Jason Miller (Father Damien Karras), Linda Blairr (regan MacNei), Revered William O' Malley (Father Dyer), Barton Heyman (Dr Klein), Pete Masterton (Clinic Director), Rudolf Schundler (Karl), Gina Petruska (Willie), Robert Symonds (Dr Tanney), Arthur Storch (Psychiatrist), Reverrend Thomas Berminham (President of the University), Vasiliki Maliaros (Karra’s Mother), Titos Vandis (Karras’ Uncle), Wallace Rooney (Bishop), Ron Faber (Assistant Director), Donna Mitchell (Mary Jo Perrin), Roy Cooper (Jesuit deacon), Robert Gerringer (Senator), Mercedes McCambridge (Voice of the Demon).
Trailer of film "The Exorcist"