Academy Announcement: The Exorcist Will Be Part of Fall 2018 Screenings

Academy Announcement: The Exorcist Will Be Part of Fall 2018 Screenings

by Dusan on September 22nd, 2018 | |

Even the most casual horror fans would likely include The Exorcist on their all-time favorite list of iconic films and with good reason. Directed by William Friedkin and based on the novel of the same name by the late, great William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist is still widely considered to be one of the scariest movies of all time and has inspired many imitations over the years. This fall, fans of The Exorcist will have a chance to experience the genre classic on the big screen once again.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently released its fall screening schedule which includes The Exorcist in honor of the film’s 45th anniversary. In addition to seeing the actual movie, attendees will have a chance to rub elbows with Ellen Burstyn and William Friedkin as well, both of whom will be present. Those interested should make plans to be at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on October 22nd at 7:30PM and purchase tickets in advance. (Dedicated horror fans may also be interested in the Academy’s “An Evening with Tom Savini” event on October 13 at the Academy at Metrograph in New York City.)

In addition to the amazing Ellen Burstyn, The Exorcist stars Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Jason Miller, and – of course – the unparalleled Linda Blair. It follows the story of young Regan MacNeil as she battles demonic possession with the help of an experienced exorcist, a young priest struggling with his faith, and her mother. In addition inspiring a multitude of other exorcism films over the years (including Beyond the Door, The Possessed, and Cathy’s Curse), The Exorcist has spawned multiple sequels, prequels, offshoots, and even a recent Fox television show. Whether this year’s Academy screening will be your first theater viewing or your fiftieth, don’t miss this event if you’re able to attend!

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