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.

To Be Continued: 18 Movie Franchises Finding New Life on TV

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 19, 2013 @ 1:00 PM
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Recently it seems as if TV reboots of famous and iconic films has reached a fever pitch, with ‘American Psycho’ and even ‘Man on Fire’ targeted for TV treatment on the bankability of their franchise names alone. We’ve written at length about TV adaptations as the hot new way to reboot movie franchises

You Can See That Again: How TV Shows Become the Hot New Way to Reboot Movie Franchises

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 12, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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We’ve all heard the casual moans of fan communities that Hollywood never comes up with anything original anymore, settling into the familiar patterns of sequels, remakes, and adaptations of familiar properties to cash in on brand recognition. And while remakes have become subtly accepted as a chance for a new take on dormant properties, the recent ‘RoboCoptrailer reminded us just how much passions can strain in the dissection of beloved classics.

'The Exorcist' TV Series In Development Again by 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Writer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 7, 2013 @ 8:45 PM
Warner Bros.
It's been over a year since we first heard that 'The Exorcist' was up for the TV miniseries reboot treatment, even though original novel author and film screenwriter William Peter Blatty categorically denied the report. Now, it seems the iconic horror thriller has once again twisted its neck toward television as an event series, with a new take on the material to be penned by 'Fantastic Four' reboot writer Jeremy Slater.

'The Hobbit's' Bolg + 'The Exorcist' Demon -- Dead Ringers?

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by Nick Romano October 29, 2012 @ 9:00 AM
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In J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit,' Bolg is one of the villainous creatures to inhabit Middle Earth, and wreak havok on Bilbo and his comrades. He's said to be the mightiest of the Orc Chieftains, so it only makes sense for Peter Jackson's team, in the movie adaptation, to model this guy after one of the most terrifying cinema villains of all-time: 'The Exorcist' demon.

'The Exorcist' TV Show Plans "Utterly False" According to Author

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 31, 2012 @ 8:43 AM
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Excuse me, waiter?  Would you mind taking this back?  No one here ordered the pea soup.
A few days ago, we began hearing rumors that longtime horror classic 'The Exorcist' was to be adapted for TV as a 10-part mini-series, though now the creative minds behind the original are claiming not so.  Is this a case of someone's head spinning around a complete 180 degrees, or are we being spoken to in false tongues?