This is the best time of year, because it has everything I love, cooler weather, pumpkin flavored everything (can't wait to taste the maple and caramel pumpkin ale at Bold City Tap Room) and scary movies. I'm not easily creeped out by a movie, so when I am, it instantly becomes one of my favorites. Today's scene comes from one of those favorites, The Exorcist. It's on the short list of movies that give me that uncomfortable feeling every time I watch it. You know the one where you don't wanna be alone and every bump in the night is an axe wielding maniac out to kill you. Little Linda Blair freaks the shit out of me and I'm not ashamed to admit it, but in my defense, the last time I watched The Exorcist, it was around 1:00 am, I was by myself, with full surround sound and the lights off.
There's nothing I can really add to the scene except, if you have a weak stomach you might not wanna watch. The scene is so classic that even if you haven't seen the movie, I'm sure you've heard about it. To lighten things up a little, I've also included a parody of the scene from Scary Movie 2. Just as stomach turning, but with much more levity. I hope this gets you in the Halloween mood. Enjoy your Friday and the pea soup!
I know the costuming and effects in this movie were probably advanced for the time, but I find the whole pea-soup, head spinning, spider walk 70s "special" effects a little cheesy. I guess I've gotten a little spoiled by the realism of 21st century cinema.ReplyDelete
You're right. A lot of the effects haven't held over time, but I think movies like this and The Omen paved the way for many of the exorcism and possession movies today.ReplyDelete
I just went back and watched the Omen yesterday. Apparently they have full, uninterrupted movies on You Tube now. The decapitation scene is pretty awesome!ReplyDelete
The Exorcist is definitely in my top horror films of all time. The best part of this scene for me is that Jason Miller (Father Karras) was expecting the vomit to hit him in the chest and not the face and mouth.ReplyDelete
Such a good movie. I am also a big horror fan and don't get scared too easily from them but when I got to see The Exorcist in theaters over the summer, it was a little spooky.ReplyDelete
Yeah there is just something about The Exorcist the gives me the creeps. I think it's the combination of the demon's voice, setting, music and having a child as the central figure. Horror movies with children as the "killer", either directly or indirectly for some reason, maybe innocence lost, are unsettling.
Thanks for the read.