Directed by William Friedkin. US. 1973/2000. R. 2 hours 13 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital Restoration.
Thu., October 31, 2019
Special Halloween Night Event!
Heads spin when twelve-year-old Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) enters a room – or at least hers does, after she’s possessed by an evil entity in William Friedkin’s horrifying adaptation of William Peter Blattyʼs best-selling novel. A very controversial film in its time, The Exorcist has lost none of its ability to shock and scare despite innumerable imitations and sequels over the years. One reason for its lasting ability to affect us is that each of the characters – Ellen Burstyn as Reganʼs loving mother, Jason Miller as the spiritually overwhelmed young priest, Lee J. Cobb as the suspicious cop, and Max von Sydow as the titular exorcist – is portrayed with insight and compassion. And Blair never loses our sympathy throughout this sensational story. If you want to have really good scare this Halloween join us for this chilling classic!