The Exorcist

The Exorcist ★★★★½

The Exorcist is a terrifying, shocking and well acted film by William Friedkin. This is horror at its finest and an incredibly disturbing experience. It was very upsetting to see this sweet innocent girl slowly turn into the devil itself. Another interesting aspect is how the mother desperately seeks for help, trying all possible alternatives for a cure before finally reaching out for the priest and consider the exorcism as an option. There are different kinds of scares in this film and that's what I really appreciated here. Not only we have shocking moments where the possesed girl does horrendous and disgusting things, but there is also plenty of creepy subliminal imagery that really sticks with you while you're watching it. This is an extremely powerful horror film and certainly hasn't lost any of its impact over the years.

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