For this year’s 31 Nights of Horror Challenge, the Day 10 prompt was For the Kids. Since I watched the new Firestarter last night, I could not go wrong with one of my favorites of all day, The Exorcist (1973).
A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical makeup of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother’s terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy.#31nightsofhorrorchallenge Day 10: For the Kids--The Exorcist (1973) Click To Tweet
Our Thoughts on The Exorcist
Stunning visuals, effects, and overall horror for 1973. The characters are very strongly portrayed, and the feeling of hopelessness is ever-present throughout the movie. Even though some scenes are shocking and provocative, there is also a strong element of the uncanny present. This very haunting movie still shocks, amazes, and intrigues me after all these years.
9.5 out of 10
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