recent from 29 PRE-ORDER Blu-ray set The Complete Anthology the Exorcist
The highly anticipated arrival of every single Exorcist sequel/prequel on Blu-ray format is happening September 23. You can have your copy delivered on the day (and in some cases, sooner) by pre-ordering The Exorcist Complete Anthology via Amazon.com right now. First announced by William Peter Blatty back...
recent from 9 SONY PICTURES have picked up the television rights to The Exorcist miniseries
The news comes via The Exorcist author, screenwriter and producer himself, William Peter Blatty, in speaking with Ryan at TheNinthConfiguration.com. *Hollywood trades are not reporting this news yet. No other details are known. Blatty has famously written a teleplay for The Exorcist and past attempts at...
recent from 5 RARE: Linda Blair promoting The Exorcist in Japan
In July of 1974, vibrant fifteen-year-old Linda Blair made promotional appearances in Japan to promote The Exorcist. Media of these appearances has been hard to track down over the years. These fantastic rare images have come to my attention, seemingly snapshots or scans of a Japanese magazine. They show a...
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...

SONY PICTURES have picked up the television rights to The Exorcist miniseries

The news comes via The Exorcist author, screenwriter and producer himself, William Peter Blatty, in speaking with Ryan at TheNinthConfiguration.com. *Hollywood trades are not reporting this news yet. No other details are known. Blatty has famously written a teleplay for The Exorcist and past attempts at bringing his characters to TV without his involvement did not have his...

RARE: Linda Blair promoting The Exorcist in Japan

In July of 1974, vibrant fifteen-year-old Linda Blair made promotional appearances in Japan to promote The Exorcist. Media of these appearances has been hard to track down over the years. These fantastic rare images have come to my attention, seemingly snapshots or scans of a Japanese magazine. They show a beaming Linda Blair in front of The Exorcist poster in a gifted kimono...

WATCH: How Dick Smith created demon makeup for Linda Blair; Remembered at 2015 Oscars

It was wonderful to see ‘the Godfather of makeup’, Mr. Dick Smith, honored during the In Memoriam tribute at the 2015 Oscar Awards. His image and sketches of his most famous creations, including a possessed Regan MacNeil, went to air. Dick Smith passed away on July 30 2014 in Los Angeles. He received an honorary Oscar in 2011 for his achievements. It could be...

Epic limited edition LEGION shirts from FRIGHT-RAGS

Leading horror apparel website Fright-Rags have revealed 4 epic limited edition Exorcist III shirts that go on sale later this month. Designed exclusively for Fright-Rags be renowned artists, fans will not be able to get these shirts anywhere else. You’ll definitely need to pre-order to secure your shirt(s). Pre-orders start 10AM (EST) November 12 and shirts will be...

NBC developing an exorcism TV series– but it’s NOT a remake of The Exorcist

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed NBC are going ahead with an exorcism drama series for television– but it has no affiliation with William Peter Blatty‘s original story or the mini-series he has written for TV. The Possession of Maggie Gill is being written by John Glenn (Eagle Eye) and produced by Amblin Entertainment. THR also notes: Exorcism dramas are a hot...

WATCH: Dick Smith’s heartwarming Oscar acceptance speech

Reflecting on the life and career of make-up artist Dick Smith following the news of his passing, it’s humbling to watch his heartwarming acceptance speech from 2011 when The Academy honored him with a Governors Award– the very highest and most prestigious type of Oscar. The Oscar is presented by an emotional Rick Baker, who was mentored by Smith and went on to...

Dick Smith has passed away, aged 92

Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of “The Godfather of Make-Up” Dick Smith on Wednesday, 30 July 2014, aged 92. He was responsible for the groundbreaking special effects make-up seen in The Exorcist; turning little Linda Blair into a possessed demon and precisely aging Max von Sydow several decades. Dick Smith worked on classics like The Godfather and Taxi...

RARE PHOTOS of Linda Blair on set

Two extremely rare images of Linda Blair on the set of The Exorcist in 1972/3 have surfaced via eBay. They were brought to my attention by Everything Exorcist forum member Creepy Possessed. They are both black and white production photographs signed by Linda Blair. I don’t recall ever seeing these photographs ever before. The first (above) gives us a close look at the...

WATCH Linda Blair’s 1982 guest appearance on THE LOVE BOAT

Linda Blair fans will be happy to see this rare footage. In 1982 The Exorcist star, in her early twenties at the time, was a guest-star on the popular US comedy series The Love Boat. She played the high school sweetheart and fiance of soon-to-be MacGuyver himself, Richard Dean Anderson. The video comes courtesy of macgyveronline.com via YouTube. Linda Blair and Richard Dean...

Rare images of the The Exorcist Steps fall being filmed

The name Chuck Waters is not commonly associated with The Exorcist, yet the stuntman is featured in two iconic scenes that occur in the film’s climax. Working as Jason Miller‘s body double (Father Karras) he dove out of Regan’s bedroom window and threw himself down the ominous Hitchcock Steps… twice. Everything Exorcist partner Justin (via his...

WATCH: How they reacted in 1974; The Cultural Impact of The Exorcist

An extremely rare film reel has surfaced documenting how cinemas, audiences and the media handled the release of The Exorcist in America in 1974. Titled The Cultural Impact of The Exorcist, the short documentary features real- time audience reactions from people seeing the iconic film for the first time in early 1974. It’s a fascinating insight into just how...