Milk and Cookies and an Instant MovieInstant Movie: The Exorcist (1973)Myrna Valadez

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The classic head spinning and green vomit spewing scene is a classic – is there any other movie scene creepier than that?
  4. The film stars Ellen Burstyn, I know I’ve mentioned before how great she is but really, she shines in this film!
  5. Entertainment Weekly named The Exorcist the scariest film of all time. You see? It’s not just me being a chicken!
This Halloween, leave the candy bowl on your doorstep and turn out the lights. Grab some milk and cookies to munch on while you scare yourself half to death with this diabolical treat of a movie!
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  • John Munday

    great choice Myrna. This and Texas Chainsaw Massacre are the two films that still make me feel uncomfortable even now. There is something eerily sinister and malevolent about both of them. Also, both have survived poor sequels. I shall take my life into my own hands and watch both on the 31st. And if the Bogey man gets me this time, it’ll be your fault. Good writing. Hey I’m becoming your own cheerleader!

    • Myrna Valadez

      It’s about time I had some cheerleaders, my work here is done!

  • Laura Bryant Alexander

    My parents irresponsibly allowed me to see this when I was 10. I think it scarred me for life! Scariest movie EVER! :)

    • Myrna Valadez

      Hahaha, I’m glad they never let me!

  • Marina Ramalho

    You know what? Thats a great idea! Im starting my Evites right now!!

    • Myrna Valadez

      I’d be too scared to watch on Halloween night!

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