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

By | October 25, 2018

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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.  

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The Exorcist is a classic and iconic film and is considered to be a supernatural horror film; one of the first of its kind to be taken seriously.

Horror films weren’t always just produced with Halloween in mind. The fact is that, for some reason, people are drawn to the fright and gore of the horror flicks. There is something about them that is just so horrific yet appealing at the same time. The only thing I can think to equate horror movies to is train and car wrecks. You just know it is going to be bad or disturbing but you can’t “not look!”

The Exorcist is one of the first films of its kind that instilled true human fear of the supernatural! It was released in 1973 and is still by far one of the most disturbing horror flicks of all time.