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Films 

R.I.P. EXORCIST Creator William Peter Blatty

Novelist, screenwriter and creator of THE EXORCIST William Peter Blatty has sadly passed away. He was 89. Director William Friedkin, who helmed the classic film adaptation of THE EXORCIST was the one to break the news via Twitter. William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday — William Friedkin […]

Films 

We Talk Exorcisms And THE POSSESSION EXPERIMENT With The Great Bill Moseley!

When it comes to horror films revolving around exorcisms, it’s tough not to immediately think of William Friedkin’s 1973 masterpiece THE EXORCIST. But when you cast Bill Moseley as your exorcist? Well, you’ve got our attention! Now available on demand, in digital HD and on DVD is THE POSSESSION EXPERIMENT, the new film from director […]

Films 

6 Things We Learned From Scream Factory’s THE EXORCIST III Blu-Ray Release

It’s a great time to be a fan of THE EXORCIST. William Friedkin’s 1973 film adaptation of the novel by William Peter Blatty has long been considered “the scariest movie of all time,” and for most people, that title remains firmly intact, despite the existence of a few misguided sequel/prequels sharing the same name. There is […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Real Life Hauntings And Strange Cursed Movie Sets

You’re by yourself, working late at the office or on set.  You leave, walk back to your car and you’re clearly in your own world and not focused on your surroundings.  Do you ever have a feeling someone or something is there with you?  When you’re home alone, sitting in the dark with only your desk […]

Films TV 

THE EXORCIST Gets The TV Series Remake & Here’s The Trailer!

Very few possession films have come close to capturing the pure work of terror and genius that embody William Friedkin’s 1973 masterpiece THE EXORCIST. Sequels have tried, some unsuccessful, some admirable follow-ups. (I’m looking at you, EXORCIST III!) And now that THE OMEN’s Damien, BATES MOTEL, HANNIBAL and several other horror properties have successfully made […]

Films TV 

Geena Davis Joins Cast of THE EXORCIST Television Series Pilot

Beloved by horror fans for her unforgettable roles in David Cronenberg’s THE FLY and Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE, Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis is about to return what’s sure to be controversial genre territory. According to Variety, Davis has been tapped to play a lead role in the pilot episode commissioned by FOX for a modern-day update […]

Meet the Staff: 10 Questions With Blumhouse President of Feature Films Couper Samuelson

Our ongoing series of interviews with the Blumhouse crew continues, in which we share our collective passion for all things scary, discuss our personal and career histories in the genre we all know and love, reveal our favorite films, and maybe even share a few spooky stories. Today we sit down for a Q&A with […]

Films 

Horror At The Oscars! PART ONE!

The Academy Awards were televised beginning in 1953, and the first horror performer to accept an Oscar on TV was Best Supporting Actress Ruth Gordon for Roman Polanski’s 1968 classic ROSEMARY’S BABY; you can watch her win below. In hindsight, though, it’s positively scandalous that this landmark, hugely influential film only received one other nomination, […]

Music 

Hear The Original, Shocking Unused Score For THE EXORCIST!

When I mention the titles of some of the most famous, iconic horror movies, you can’t help but think of their equally iconic scores. HALLOWEEN. PSYCHO. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Their themes have become synonymous with the movies, themselves, and are inseparable. At the mere mention of William Friedkin’s 1973 masterpiece THE EXORCIST, we […]

Films 

Rob G’s Horror Pick Of The Week – THE GUARDIAN (1990)

Thank you, Scream Factory. You’ve done it yet again. Like most genre fans, I consider THE EXORCIST to not only be one of the best horror films ever made, but also one of the scariest; so by default, I love the work of filmmaker William Friedkin. But like with every directing auteur, sometimes titles from […]

Films Scary Fun 

Is THE EXORCIST Movie Cursed? 7 Reasons Some People Think the Film is Haunted

In 1973, William Friedkin set out to bring William Blatty’s novel, THE EXORCIST, to the big screen. The story of a young girl possessed by a demon, THE EXORCIST instilled terror in audiences. Taking on the subject of demonic possession and a very controversial Catholic ritual was sure to turn a few heads. But after […]

Films 

#RESPECT – Let’s Give It Up For THE EXORCIST’s Father Karras

You know what? Can we give it up for Father Damien Karras please? Those of you that have been following along with this #RESPECT column know the drill by now. Each week, I take one character from a horror movie and shine the spotlight on them for their incredible cinematic feats, often accomplished with impossible […]