The Exorcist

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The Exorcist Star, Jason Blum Remember Horror Director William Friedkin as 'a Genius'

The Exorcist star Ellen Burstyn and Blumhouse founder Jason Blum pay tribute to iconic horror director William Friedkin after his passing.

The Exorcist Director William Friedkin Dies at 87

Filmmaker William Friedkin, best known for helming the iconic horror movie The Exorcist, has passed away.

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The Exorcist: Believer Nods to the Original's Big Trailer Controversy

The upcoming Exorcist sequel aims to harness the same taboo energy of the original. That includes a clever visual nod in the new film's trailer.

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The Exorcist and Jaws Share an Unlikely Connection That Made Them Classics

Jaws and The Exorcist redefined the horror genre for decades. But their successes weren't the only thing these movies had in common.

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10 Franchises With Installments That Don't Matter

Many popular sci-fi, horror, and MCU film franchises contain at least one movie that is ultimately inconsequential to their narratives.

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10 Horror Movies That Revitalized The Genre

Horror has gone through some weak epochs. However, films like The Exorcist and Scream helped revive it when it really needed fans and recognition.

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10 Best Horror Movies About Demonic Possessions

With a new chapter in The Exorcist franchise set to hit theaters in 2023, fans are diving into a few other hit horror films about demonic possessions.

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15 Worst Sci-Fi Shows With The Best Premises

Sci-fi shows like Intruders and Heroes captivated audiences with an interesting premise, but they ultimately fell flat.

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10 Best TV Shows Based On Horror Movies

TV shows based on horror movies expand the thrills, chills, and terror of hits like The Exorcist, The Addams Family, and Evil Dead.

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10 Best Exorcism-Themed Horror Movies

Fans of supernatural possession movies can check out the best exorcism horror films, from The Conjuring to The Exorcist.

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15 Groundbreaking Movies That Aged Poorly

Many of the most iconic, even groundbreaking films have aged poorly thanks to changing mores and advancements in the world.

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David Gordon Green's The Exorcist Bucks Horror's Legacy Sequel Title Trend

Universal Pictures announces the official title of director David Gordon Green's upcoming Exorcist legacy sequel, due for release this October.

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The 10 Highest-Grossing Horror Movies Of All Time

Horror movies rarely, but sometimes, will dominate the box office, offering chills and thrills with broader appeal.

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10 Best Horror Movie Jump Scares, Ranked

From Signs to Insidious, some horror movies have terrifying jump scares that are etched into the audiences’ minds.

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10 Most Controversial Horror Movies

Horror films inherently push certain boundaries, but some go well beyond into the realm of controversy.

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Original Exorcist Star Linda Blair Reprising Role in Upcoming Sequel

Linda Blair is reportedly reprising her role as Regan MacNeil in David Gorden Green's legacy sequel to The Exorcist, set to be released by Blumhouse.

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Every Horror Sequel (& Prequel) Coming Out In 2023

In 2023 there will be sequels and prequels to horror franchises, from Saw X, which will go back in time, to the newest addition to the Scream series.

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We Have a Ghost Remixes The Exorcist's Most Horrific Scenes - With a Darker Twist

Netflix's We Have a Ghost has David Harbour's Ernest as a funny ghost, but there are dark moments where he makes some Exorcist scenes even scarier.

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10 Underrated Horror Movie Sequels

Despite a multitude of horror sequels being made every year, many of the best fall through the cracks.

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10 Creepiest Kids In Horror Movies

From Regan in The Exorcist to Gage in Pet Sematary, there are terrifying depictions of creepy children that set the standards in horror movies.