The Exorcist

Dir: William Friedkin
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair
122mins   1973   USA   18   English   

Part of our Saturday Horror season

Based on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States in 1949. Suddenly prone to fits and bizarre behaviour, a 14 year old girl proves quite a handful for her actress mother, who calls in a young priest, who in turn becomes convinced that the girl is possessed by the Devil and that they must call in an exorcist. But this is no run-of-the-mill demon ...

'If movies are, among other things, opportunities for escapism, then The Exorcist is one of the most powerful ever made' - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Tribune



Sat 1 June