recent from 29 WATCH: Blatty & Friedkin revisiting Georgetown
USA Today have filmed a short piece to mark the 40th Anniversary release of The Exorcist on Blu-ray today. It features director William Friedkin and author/producer William Peter Blatty revisiting locations around Georgetown where The Exorcist was filmed. You can watch it below. Join the forum discussion on...
recent from 9 REVIEW: The Exorcist (part 2) BBC Radio 4′s dramatic conclusion
This review of Part 2 contains spoilers of both parts. If you want to avoid spoilers I recommended you listen to the whole production before reading on. With the first hour of The Exorcist dramatization tucked away, everything was ready for the second hour to power through to the climactic exorcism. It did...
recent from 5 WATCH: Linda Blair honoring Dick Smith at the 2011 Governors Awards
The Oscars official YouTube channel has uploaded Linda Blair‘s heartwarming tribute speech to make-up artist Dick Smith at the 2011 Governors Awards. Dick Smith received an honorary Oscar on the night for his illustrious career and groundbreaking achievements in make-up special effects. The award was...
recent from 167 REVIEW: The Exorcist (part 2) BBC Radio 4′s dramatic conclusion
This review of Part 2 contains spoilers of both parts. If you want to avoid spoilers I recommended you listen to the whole production before reading on. With the first hour of The Exorcist dramatization tucked away, everything was ready for the second hour to power through to the climactic exorcism. It did...

WATCH: Linda Blair honoring Dick Smith at the 2011 Governors Awards

The Oscars official YouTube channel has uploaded Linda Blair‘s heartwarming tribute speech to make-up artist Dick Smith at the 2011 Governors Awards. Dick Smith received an honorary Oscar on the night for his illustrious career and groundbreaking achievements in make-up special effects. The award was presented to him by Rick Baker, who got his first break by assisting...

Regan’s Curse Exorcist shirt by Fright Rags

Fright Rags have released this exclusive Exorcist shirt (also available as a hoodie) titled “Regan’s Curse”. Stock is limited so if you’d like to pick this up, you can do so via their website now. I’m also not sure if this is officially licensed, so there could be a ‘get it while you can’ element going on. Still, a suitably creepy...

REVIEW: The Exorcist (part 2) BBC Radio 4′s dramatic conclusion

This review of Part 2 contains spoilers of both parts. If you want to avoid spoilers I recommended you listen to the whole production before reading on. With the first hour of The Exorcist dramatization tucked away, everything was ready for the second hour to power through to the climactic exorcism. It did exactly that while maintaining an eerie tone and...

LISTEN: BBC Radio 4′s complete dramatization of The Exorcist

BBC Radio 4′s fascinating adaptation of William Peter Blatty‘s The Exorcist, dramatized by Robert Forrest, went to air over two nights on 20 & 21 February 2014. Listen to both parts below. You can also download mp3 files of both episodes and read my reviews. You’re welcome to join us in the Discussion Forum if you’d like to share your thoughts with...

REVIEW: The Exorcist (Part 1) audio dramatization delivers

It was mid-morning here in Australia when Part 1 of The Exorcist dramatization went to air on BBC Radio 4. I had purchased a delicious coffee, closed my shutters and sat in darkness by the dim light of my monitor, listening without bias as best I could while taking down a few notes. This review contains spoilers to the episode, so if you’d rather listen before you read...

The Exorcist inspires Mystery Skulls music video

I’m going to tuck my personal opinion away and just let people know that this exists and move on. Decide for yourselves whether this is a good or bad thing… Electronica group Mystery Skulls decided to spoof (or pay homage to?) The Exorcist in the music video for their new song, ‘Ghost’. It comes complete with a dancing priest (even pulls of some...

BBC Radio 4 will air The Exorcist audio adaptation this month

There were whispers back in November 2012 that a radio adaptation of William Peter Blatty‘s The Exorcist could be hitting the airwaves in 2013. BBC Radio 4 have now confirmed the audio drama will air this month, stretched over two evenings on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 February from 11pm. Links to streams and downloads are provided below. Speaking with The...

I cast you out, malicious malware!

I started this website  in 1999 when I was just 18 years old. I’ve long since married, changed locations numerous times (and learned that I truly hate moving) and am now raising two children. Both of them are now attending their first years of school. My life has changed immensely since I started captainhowdy.com. There are times this website can be a burden. For...

Recapping Linda Blair’s Australian Tour

Lucky Australian fans (myself included!) had the good fortune of meeting Linda Blair and attending exclusive screenings of The Exorcist during Linda’s recent tour Down Under to promote the 40th Anniversary Blu-ray release as part of Monsterfest. Linda’s Australian tour was scheduled to start in Brisbane but she had to cancel initial dates to undergo urgent surgery...

Upcoming Rue Morgue issue commemorates 40 years of The Exorcist

Horror culture and entertainment magazine Rue Morgue will commemorate 40 years of The Exorcist with their upcoming issue, hitting newsstands on December 1st. With the ghastly Captain Howdy illustration by Jason Edmiston gracing the cover, the issue is set to feature an all-new exclusive interview with director William Friedkin and take a look at some unfilmed screenplays by...

WATCH: The World Over live interview with William Peter Blatty & William Friedkin

William Peter Blatty was live in studio and William Friedkin called in to a recent episode of The World Over hosted by Raymond Arroya. Together they discussed the 40th Anniversary of The Exorcist, touching on many topics including their relationship over the years, how the film remains relevant, the Extended Director’s Cut, revisiting the Georgetown locations,...