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WATCH: Dick Smith’s Heartwarming Oscar Acceptance Speech

Dick Smith receiving The Governor's Award at The Oscars

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 …

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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. …

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Chilling Captain Howdy Artwork

Captain Howdy's Evil Eyes

Another creative piece of Exorcist artwork has emerged thanks to an upcoming exhibit by Austin’s Mondo Gallery. From August 23rd to September 1st they’re presenting “The Rogue’s Gallery”, a showcase of evil characters from films by their favorite poster artist, Jason Edmiston. FEARnet got an exclusive first look at his …

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The Exorcist Rock Musical Parody is Serious Business

Fittingly set to the influential sounds of 70s rock and emerging from the Hollywood Fringe as the Best Musical Winner of 2013, Exorcistic- The Rock Musical Parody Experiment has burst onto the scene as a must-see production. Seriously. The hilarious show is produced by the Orgasmico Theatre Company, written by …

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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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