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Jason Stringer

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Striking Exorcist Poster For Promotional Screening

new poster for the exorcist

This great minimalist poster (if that’s the correct term?) comes to us from artist David Moscati and was used to promote a recent screening of The Exorcist at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco. It’s an interesting take on the classic “Merrin Arrives” shot that has graced so many posters …

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Test footage ‘Mystery Man’ revealed!

1st AD Terrence Donnelly in test footage

The online horror community was buzzing last Halloween when BloodyDisgusting.com released footage from an old film reel which contained never-before-seen tests from The Exorcist. It showed crew testing Linda Blair‘s convulsions and levitation, her bed shaking and other on-set special effects within Regan’s bedroom. At the time it was speculated …

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Rejected poster designs for The Exorcist

An exhibition showcasing movie poster designs rejected by Hollywood studios over the years features two rare Exorcist posters. It’s hard to imagine The Exorcist being promoted without the iconic image of Father Merrin stepping out of that Georgetown cab and walking into the beam of light from Regan’s window, but …

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William Friedkin to receive Venice Lifetime Achievement Award

Director William Friedkin rose above the rest with ground-breaking feature films in the 1970s. The French Connection (1971), The Exorcist (1973), and Sorcerer (1977), were among films that brought a profound change in American cinema regarded as ‘the New Hollywood’. Recognizing his accomplishments, the Venice International Film Festival has announced …

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