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.

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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


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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.


Overall Rating: 5 out of 5