The only way to read this article is to have this song playing in the background…
There, that’s better.
Since it is Halloween, I thought it would make sense if I go back and review my favorite scary movie of all time, the 1973 classic The Exorcist directed by William Friedkin and written by William Peter Blatty about a little girl possessed by a demon. If that doesn’t scare you already then continue at your own risk…
This movie is freaking brilliant! I have often stated my displeasure with the horror genre as becoming just a two-hour jump scare fest as opposed to creating genuine tension and terror and this is why I am so in love with this movie. It doesn’t solely rely on the “Boo” factor to try and get its thrills (which is cheep and not actually scary! I don’t care how much I jump, it’s not scary!), instead it creates a flat out creepy premise and uses the atmosphere to create the tension.
To be completely honest, this film still scares me. Certain topics are scary during the time of its creation but become less so over time, like Communists and birds. But do you know what still stays scary regardless of when you were born? FREAKING DEMONS, MAN!!!! Everything about this movie works for me. The acting is great, the effects are gross and (somewhat) believable, there’s depth to the movie (it’s not JUST about scaring the audience) and there are none of those stupid horror movie cliches that make scary movies so unwatchable for me.
This movie earns my highest respects and an 8.4 out of 10 rating.