Directed by William Friedkin
For someone who claims they love horror movies, I sure do bitch about them a lot. I did like this movie and I promise not to nitpick too much. Still, I am not a huge fan of exorcism movies, simply because I'm an atheist, and the devil doesn't exactly scare me. A girl coming down the stairs doing the spider walk hits a little bit closer to home.
I am not even going to summarize the opening sequence, because who the hell knows what was going on there? However, in Georgetown a single actress lives with her young daughter, Regan. Regan begins to act even weirder than girls that age already act. Her mom consults several physicians and finally decides to turn the matter over to a couple of Catholic priests.
I am sure very few people still find this frightening since the special effects have become a bit dated (although my mom refuses to watch this because of her Catholic upbringing). Still, it's an exciting movie that still provides some chills.
The projectile vomit misfired and accidentally hit actor Jason Miller in the face. His look of disgust is real. If I had a nickel for every time that happened.
First horror movie to be nominated for Best Picture.
Supposedly based on a true story.