“The Exorcist” – A Movie that Paved the Way for Many Other Epic Horror Flicks

By Karen Harris


The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, 1973. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

It's that time of year again! Yep… Halloween is coming and the horror movies are on all the cable television channels including HBO, Cinemax and the Sci-Fi channels. All of cable television will be capitalizing on the very films that are designed to scare the living daylights out of audiences. Years ago, horror films were low budget and poorly made. The Blob and other horror flicks, prior to the groovy era, were just “so-so” at best as far as quality and the fright factor.