The Exorcist

William Peter Blatty, Writer of ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 89

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by Matt Singer 7 days ago
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No list of the greatest horror movies ever made is complete without 1973’s The Exorcist. The film was directed by William Friedkin and based on the novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, who adapted his own book to the screen and won an Oscar for his screenplay. Sadly, Blatty passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Friedkin himself tweeted about the news a short while ago:

Comic-Con 2016: ‘Prison Break,’ Final ‘Bones’ and More San Diego-Bound

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 20, 2016 @ 2:45 PM
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Oh boy, it’s that time again! Comic-Con 2016 stands at a mere thirty days away, and FOX has opened up the floodgates as the first major TV haven to announce its SDCC plans. Prepare for a major Prison Break reunion, along with new debuts for The Exorcist, a send-off for Bones and more!

FOX 2016 Trailers: ‘24: Legacy,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘Rocky Horror’ and More!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 16, 2016 @ 7:19 PM
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Boy, did you think a Prison Break revival trailer all FOX had to offer at the chaos of 2016 Upfronts? Carve out some time and pull up a chair, as brand trailers arrive for everything from 24: Legacy, to The Exorcist, Lethal Weapon, new Lord and Miller comedies and even Laverne Cox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show.

FOX 2016 Schedule Moves ‘24: Legacy’ and ‘Prison Break’ to Midseason

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 16, 2016 @ 9:42 AM
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Following its initial orders, FOX didn’t waste much time setting up a schedule for the 2016-17 season, including similar event series bows as 24: Live Another Day and The X-Files. This time around, 24: Legacy and Prison Break will get the big midseason debuts, while newer shows like Lethal Weapon will bow on Wednesdays.

‘24: Legacy,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ‘The Exorcist’ Get First FOX Photos

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 11, 2016 @ 11:10 PM
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It’s that magical, terrifying time of year when series orders and cancellations go out; the new additions releasing their first photos and trailers. So it was with FOX yesterday, and now our first looks at 24 continuation 24: Legacy have arrived, along with movie reboots The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon.

FOX’s ‘Exorcist,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’ and More Get Series Orders

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 10, 2016 @ 8:26 PM
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And so, it begins. FOX already got the ball rolling on its new 2016 series with the order of 24: Legacy, and now a number of other reboots have taken hold. Not only has the new take on The Exorcist gotten an official greenlight, so too has the Lethal Weapon reboot, Lord and Miller’s time-travel comedy, a baseball drama and more.

FOX Summons ‘The Exorcist’ TV Series Pilot With Modern Twist

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 22, 2016 @ 9:00 PM
Warner Bros.
It was way back in 2012 that we first heard of attempts to reboot The Exorcist as a TV drama, before film screenwriter William Peter Blatty denied the rumors. The project surfaced again in 2013 under Fantastic Four writer Jeremy Slater, and at long last, FOX has given an official pilot order to a modern reboot of the iconic horror tale.

10 Facts About ‘The Exorcist’ to Make Your Head Spin

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by ScreenCrush Staff October 29, 2015 @ 1:48 PM
Warner Bros. asked Stanley Kubrick to direct the film, but he turned it down. (Things worked out pretty well with director William Friedkin in charge anyway.) That’s just one of the many facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which looks at one of the scariest horror movies ever made, The Exorcist.

Stairway to Hell: Revisiting the Legendary 'Exorcist' Steps on the Film's 40th Anniversary

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by Alex Suskind December 23, 2013 @ 2:30 PM
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‘The Exorcist’ has plenty of memorably terrifying moments - Reagan’s curse-laden tirades, the split-pea vomit all over Max von Sydow, the bloody crucifix scene - but the ones that always stuck with me involved the infamous ‘Exorcist’ steps. Growing up in the D.C. suburbs probably had something to do with it, as my childhood home was only a half-hour away from the famed staircase (funny enough, I knew about the steps years before I even saw the film).
This Christmas marks the 40th anniversary of the release of 'The Exorcist,' originally released on December 26, 1973 In honor of its place in movie history - specifically, the four decades it has spent scaring the living crap out of audiences all over the globe - it’s worth taking a brief look back at the history of the staircase and how director William Friedken managed to turn it into a horror landmark.