No list of horror movies would be complete without this disturbing film. When it was first released, it was a true original, and nothing like it had been seen before. It scared some people right out of the theater and off of horror movies entirely. And even today, the movie still scares! Besides the physical horror of what happens to young Regan, played by Linda Blair, the audience is treated to a host of dark psychological and spiritual terrors. Or as one viewer said, "It's just freaky!"
The Exorcist was the first Oscar winning horror movie (for the screenplay), and also won the Golden Globes for Best Picture as well as acting awards. And it had a great cast and crew with Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Linda Blair and director William Friedkin. And who could ever forget Mike Oldfield's creepy Tubular Bells playing when the supernatural reared it's head?
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