Synopsis: It’s that movie that your parents tell you is the scariest movie of all time, but you just humor them.
Snarky synopsis aside, The Exorcist is an undisputed classic. Personally, while I can understand why so many people find it shocking, it’s never grabbed me in the same way. I love it, don’t get me wrong, but I wouldn’t put it in my top 5.
A lot of what makes a film considered a classic is the time and place; you cannot judge a film in a vacuum without missing at least a bit of a point, so I can understand that this film broke some serious ground in 1973. I’d also have to imagine that seeing it in a theater is a completely different experience, which I admittedly have never been a part of.
I can’t really add too much to a review of this movie without repeating everything anyone else has said. It’s a great film and October just wouldn’t be the same without a viewing of The Exorcist.
While there isn’t much gore in this film, there’s still some here. There’s some blood and some infamous pea soup puke, so that accounts for something.
Gore Rating: 1.5 out of 5
This movie definitely has some frights, and it’s a film that did something that no one else had done. It’s innovative, creepy, and does the job.
Scare Rating: 5 out of 5
No sex, not unless you count the disturbing scene with the crucifix. I don’t.
Sex/Nudity Rating: 0 out of 5
Again, what can I say about this film? It’s an amazing achievement. I might not shit my pants out of fear when I watch it, but it’s a well-told story with some amazing effects.