The Exorcist (1973)★★★★☆


I’ve been hearing a lot about the new series lately so I figured it was a good time to watch this one. I’ll admit I haven’t yet watched the TV series, but I’ve heard good things about it.

This is another one of those “classic” films that I feel like I should like more than I do. I like this one – I liked it enough to see it in theaters with my mom for the 30th anniversary showing. It was just never as terrifying as I wanted it to be.

But it’s great for a lot of other reasons. Linda Blair is wonderful and creepy as Regan. A young Ellen Burstyn is believably terrified as her mother. Everyone in the supporting cast is great.

And the music! Who doesn’t love “Tubular Bells”? I loved it so much I bought the Pure Moods CD way back when. I’m pretty sure it came right after the X-Files theme song.

Anyway, I feel like this movie requires little to no introduction. If you haven’t already heard about it, well…it’s probably not your kind of movie.