The Exorcist is definitely a classic for a reason.
Monnie1976 - wrote on 08/17/13
When looking for the best horror from America, most people would mention The Exorcist as a must see film. There is plenty of reason for this. Exorcist does it right in every sense of the word. The cast is exceptional crowned by a phenomenal performance by Ellen Burstyn. The music, set design and effects are all amazing and stand up even by today's standards. This movie definitely exploits a subject that arouses deepest passion; the existence of good versus evil within a religious framework. The only flaw I can think of is that it spawned the terrible sequel Exorcist II: The Heretic which was equally as bad as this was good. So, if you are a horror fan and haven't seen this film it truly is a must. The pacing is fantastic as well and after a short buildup the movie descends into its chilling premise quickly.