The Exorcist

‘The Devil and Father Amorth’ Gets Distribution Deal
‘The Devil and Father Amorth’ Gets Distribution Deal
Originally released in 1973, The Exorcist has since gone on to be recognized as one of the greatest horror films of all time. It also jumpstarted the cultural fascination with the occult ritual of exorcism, an act still practiced by the Catholic Church — though not without rigorous screening. It was in seeking out just how accurately The Exorcist captured the authenticity of the act that director William Friedkin sought out the “Dean of Exorcists” last year.
William Peter Blatty, Writer of ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 89
William Peter Blatty, Writer of ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 89
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:

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