As a child, my parents never let me watch The Exorcist (1973). “It’s too scary,” they’d say. I grew up with the notion that if I watched it, my life as I knew it would change. I imagined myself never sleeping again, walking around like a zombie with dark circles under my eyes and cursing the day I watched the movie. I decided I would avoid it at all costs. It wasn’t until I was out of my teens that I found myself in a predicament; either watch the movie with all my friends on our movie night or run out like a giant baby crying into my hands. I decided to watch and you know what? My parents were right, it scared the living daylights out of me. In honor of Halloween, this week’s edition of Milk And Cookies And An Instant Movie brings you the most frightening movie of all time: The Exorcist (1973)! Make your Halloween weekend complete by watching because:
- No matter how many times you’ve watched it and no matter how old you are, this movie never ceases to scare you. Why? It’s based on actual events…THIS HAPPENED.
- It’s the ultimate Halloween party movie! If you’re like me (too lazy to put together a costume to go out), inviting friends over for a night of horror is the most fun you can have on Halloween night.
- The classic head spinning and green vomit spewing scene is a classic – is there any other movie scene creepier than that?
- The film stars Ellen Burstyn, I know I’ve mentioned before how great she is but really, she shines in this film!
- Entertainment Weekly named The Exorcist the scariest film of all time. You see? It’s not just me being a chicken!