The Exorcist

The Exorcist ★★★★½

Three tales of torment and turmoil.

1. Regan's constant battle, oppression, and possession by that of a demonic evil.

2. The mother, who is in constant emotional pain and panic over the wellbeing of her daughter, something she hopes medicinal science can cure.

3. A priest's grief and guilt over the death of his mother combines with his loss of faith.

William Friedkin's awesome work is a cultural milestone for the horror genre. A perfect slow-burn horror, that effectively uses the sense of dread to compliment the subtle, but still shocking nature of the subject. Max von Sydow and Ellen Burstyn are fantastic, and Jason Miller turns in a compelling performance, as well.

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