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The Exorcist – 2nd Scariest Movie of All Time

So I’m going to go out on a limb and think that the only question people will have about this movie is: Why isn’t it number one?  Well, the 31 Scariest Movies of All Time is based on science and science doesn’t lie.  So even though every FIBER of my being thinks it ought to be number one, I need to swallow my own bitter scientific pill.

I could talk all day about the movie itself.  The controversy surrounding it.  The ‘curse’ associated with the filming.  The thought of having poor Linda Blair, who was just a kid, do all the things they had her do in the movie.  I could talk about how faithful it was to the book.  I could talk about how I know Father O’Malley (who played Father Dyer) personally and that he still got royalty checks for being in the movie and he was supposed to give it to the Jesuits but instead he kept if for beer and smokes.

But I’m not going to talk about any of that.  I’m gonna talk about the fact that the movie was made in 1973 and I cannot in any way, shape or form think of how it could be improved.  The special effects were the kind that had to be done without computers.  They had to use an actual little kid.  They had the throw a guy down those steps.  And they had to make me think, 35 years later, that all of it could be happening.  They had to make it so that even if you don’t believe in God or Catholics or the Devil, you could believe that something was really wrong in that  house in Georgetown.

And they did.  Trailer after the jump.

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Acadia Einstein

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4 Comments

  1. sangfroid

    Aw I was betting this one would be number one.

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  2. bluzdude

    Totally should have been #1. I heard about it as a kid, and avoided it like the plague. Eventually as a teen, I read the book. Then EVENTUALLY, I saw the movie as an adult. And it creeped me right the fuck out. The disgusting visuals were one thing, but what undid me was the sound. The Devil voices just iced my spinal cord.

    The Shining wasn’t shit compared to this. (Yeah, I saw #1 before I looked up #2.)

    PS. Where the hell has Vange been hiding? Has she given up the internet?

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  3. captain america

    this will help your look on love.

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  4. brett sutcliffe

    No BS and well written, ty for the post

    Reply

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