Categories: 70s, devil, recommended
Sequels and prequels of all sorts, I’m not even going to bother listing them all.
I watched this movie several times as a kid and always quickly skip ahead when I see this show up on every horror list, so I decided to revirginize the movie by reading the book before watching it again. The book is heavily focussed on the psychology of the situation, whereas the movie has a lot of unnecessary things crammed in to mimic the book that really don’t need to be there. The effects for the most part are still relevant today, and this movie has to be appreciated for it’s originality at the time. The acting is superb, and even though you may be focussing on the demon/Regan, it’s Damien (The Exorcist) who is the real star. I will say the book is a great read with well-developed characters and interesting side stories that were missed in the film, but the film’s special effects and make-up really brought the demon to life.