Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Exorcist (1973)

5 / 5
Tagline: Something beyond comprehension is happening to a little girl on this street, in this house. A man has been called for as a last resort to try and save her. That man is The Exorcist.
Directed by: William Friedkin
Written by: William Peter Blatty
Actors include: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 132 minutes
Banned: Singapore, Malaysia
Country: USA

Definitely one of the classics that has stood the test of time. No matter how things change watching a young old girl vomit, masturbate with a crucifix and curse is unnerving. She isn't badly behaved but rather possessed and a desperate family tries everything including an Exorcism (go figure) to fix their daughter. It's really actually quite shocking and surprising, it goes where few dare to. In this case it's the story which makes the movie and it's a goodie, also it's acted superbly. Even just writing about this is giving me the urge to watch it, it's just non stop interesting from beginning to end. Watch, watch watch!

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