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CS Reviews: Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

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The Morning Watch: The Night Terrors of ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’, The Different Versions of ‘The Exorcist’, and More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, we’ve got a trio of featurettes for some horror movies to spice up your Halloween. Warner Bros. Pictures has provided some revealing behind the scenes featurettes looking at the night terrors of A Nightmare ...
Tags: Movies, Freddy Krueger, Wes-Craven, William Friedkin, Pennywise, The Exorcist, Video Of The Day, A-Nightmare-on-Elm-Street, The Morning Watch, It: Chapter Two, Bill Skarsgaard, Halloween Warner Bros Pictures, Stephen King Revel

‘Leap of Faith’ Trailer: The ‘Exorcist’ Documentary Heads to Shudder

Alexandre O. Philippe has already explored classic horror films with his documentaries 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene and Memory: The Origins of Alien, and now he’s done it again with Leap of Faith. This latest doc delves into The Exorcist, William Friedkin’s iconic classic about a little girl possessed by a demonic force. There have already been several documentaries devoted to The Exorcist, but Leap of Faith takes a cue from Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s documentary De Palma by sticking w...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Movie Trailers, Alexander, Philippe, Hitchcock, Noah Baumbach, De Palma, William Friedkin, The Exorcist, Friedkin, Jake Paltrow, Shudder, Leap Of Faith, Alexandre O. Philippe, Craig Engler

Leap of Faith Trailer: Shudder Nabs William Friedkin-led The Exorcist Doc

Leap of Faith Trailer: Shudder Nabs William Friedkin-led The Exorcist Doc Following the Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist‘s world premiere last year at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, Shudder has successfully acquired the rights to director Alexandre O. Philippe’s upcoming documentary film which will be available for streaming on November 19, exclusively on the horror streamer. This news also came with the release of the docufilm’s official trailer which you can now check out be...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Streaming, Eli Roth, Alexander, William Friedkin, The Exorcist, ComingSoon, Movie News, Shudder, Alexandre O Philippe, Craig Engler, Kerry Deignan Roy, Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist, Venice Film Festival Shudder, Karyn Kusama Matt Manfredi Phil Hay Joey Porcelli

The Best Movies Leaving HBO Max in September 2020

It feels like only yesterday I was writing about how Blazing Saddles and The Departed were coming to HBO Max. They both arrived on the streaming service last month, but evidently only booked a short stay – they’re both packing up and moving on at the end of next month. Instead of recommending again that you watch those (although you still really should – they’re both great!), I’ll tell you about a batch of the other best movies that are vanishing from the service in September, and give you the ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Madagascar, Wilson, Clyde, Francis Ford Coppola, McAdams, Fisher, Vaughn, Sam Peckinpah, The Exorcist, A Star is Born, The Wild Bunch, Apocalypse-Now

Updates From The New Mutants, Candyman, and More

Keanu Reeves discusses what’s being done to keep cast and crew safe on the set of The Matrix 4. Patty Jenkins teases the long, tough road to designing Wonder Woman 1984's Cheetah. Jon Favreau doesn’t think Covid-19 will impact the production of The Mandalorian’s third season all that much. Plus, what’s to come on The…Read more...
Tags: Science, Keanu Reeves, Tenet, Candyman, Patty Jenkins, The Exorcist, New Mutants, The Matrix 4, Enola Holmes, Wonder Woman 1984, The Mandalorian, Possessor, Cheetah Jon Favreau

‘The Exorcist’ Reboot Reportedly Coming to Theaters in 2021

Pazuzu rides again! Buried at the end of a recent Deadline article comes the news that a reboot of William Friedkin’s 1973 horror classic The Exorcist is being developed for theatrical release in 2021 by the folks at Morgan Creek Productions. Hang on to your holy water as we try to parse through what’s going on here. This sentence was at the bottom of a Deadline article this afternoon, and it has sent a ripple of confusion through the horror community: “Current Morgan Creek projects include S...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Amc, Fox, Deadline, Reboot, Max Von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Morgan Creek, Morgan Creek Productions, Linda Blair, William Friedkin, The Exorcist, Friedkin, Lee J Cobb, Pazuzu

‘Psycho’ at 60: The Scariest Thing About Hitchcock’s Masterpiece Is Its Humanity (Column)

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” was released 60 years ago today, and though it is considered by many, including me, to be the greatest horror movie ever made, it’s one that achieves the singular feat of scaring you to your soul without monsters or demons. Of course, you could say that it does have one: Anthony Perkins’ […]
Tags: Columns, Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho, Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Perkins, Hitchcock, The Exorcist

10 Frightful Picks to Get You Started With That Free Shudder Trial

Shudder knows its audience. The horror streaming service has a well-curated interface divided into sub-categories (including a timely selection of tales of confinement) to help you get started, but there’s still a ton of spooky content for newcomers to wade through. Naturally, we have some suggestions.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, The Omen, Poltergeist, The Exorcist, Seoul Station, Tony Todd, Friday The 13th, Shudder, Train to Busan, Tourist Trap, Tananarive Due, Tigers Are Not Afraid, A Nightmare On Elm Street, One Cut of the Dead, Terrified

Influential composer Krzysztof Penderecki dies aged 86

Polish musician won numerous awards, scored The Exorcist, and was admired by rock starsLeading composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki has died at the age of 86 after a long illness, his family announced this morning.The Polish-born Penderecki was a major figure in contemporary music whose compositions reached millions through celebrated film scores, which included for William Friedkin’s The Exorcist, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and David Lynch’s Wild at Heart. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Film, Culture, Classical Music, Stanley Kubrick, Experimental music, David Lynch, Horror Films, Krzysztof Penderecki, Penderecki, William Friedkin, The Exorcist

Remembering Max von Sydow, Cinema’s Knight of the Dark Side

If you had to pluck one image from cinema to evoke the heady grandeur of the mid-20th-century art-film revolution, you couldn’t do better than Max von Sydow as the shimmering-coiffed, dourly ambivalent knight Antonius Block, playing chess with Death in “The Seventh Seal.” Released in 1957, Ingmar Bergman’s film was a dark medieval mystery tour, […]
Tags: News, Max Von Sydow, Ingmar Bergman, The Exorcist, Antonius Block, The Seventh Seal, Max von Sydow Cinema

Max von Sydow, Exorcist and Game of Thrones Legend, Has Died

The man who played chess with Death, helped the Resistance, and led Brandon Stark on the path to the Iron Throne has died. Actor Max von Sydow, known for iconic roles in Minority Report, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones, and so many others,xt was 90 years old. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Rip, Game Of Thrones, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Minority Report, Max Von Sydow, Dune, Flash Gordon, Brandon Stark, The Exorcist, Ghostbusters 2, Max von Sydow Exorcist

Max von Sydow, star of The Seventh Seal and The Exorcist, dies aged 90

The veteran actor, best known for his collaborations with Ingmar Bergman, as well as roles in Star Wars and Hannah and Her Sisters, has died Max von Sydow, the Swedish actor who made his name in a series of landmark films with Ingmar Bergman before progressing to international stardom, has died. He was 90. Related: Max von Sydow: god of gravitas Continue reading...
Tags: Film, Culture, Woody Allen, Max Von Sydow, HANNAH, Ingmar Bergman, The Exorcist

Counting Down the 10 Scariest and Most Evil Children in Horror Movies

You don’t have to be a childless millennial at Disney World to be afraid of kids. There’s a whole time-honored sub-genre of horror that plays upon pedophobia, the fear of children. It’s yielded ghost girls aplenty and more than one son of Satan. Writer-directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala ventured into pedophobic territory with their 2014 Austrian film, Goodnight Mommy. It’s been a long road to the release of their new feature, The Lodge, which premiered at Sundance last year and earned s...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Features, Rome, David, Maine, New Orleans, Stanley Kubrick, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Cruise, Twins, Naomi Watts, Joaquin Phoenix

Footage of traumatized moviegoers walking out of The Exorcist in 1973

This newsreel from 1973 shows just how freaked out people were by The Exorcist, William Blatty's still-great movie about demonic possession. The original has been rendered mostly harmless -- even cheesy -- by decades of increasingly refined and extreme imitations. And some proportion of the hysteria was surely media and marketing hype all along. But there's a truth revealed here about the opportunity that lies in blasting through society's weakening norms, if you can spot them first. I'd li...
Tags: Post, Video, News, John Boorman, The Exorcist, William Blatty, Hyperreality, The Sow Is Mine

‘The Exorcist: Legion VR’ Deluxe Edition Coming to Steam This Thursday

Consider it the box set for VR, if you will: Just in time for Halloween, Fun Train is reissuing its “Exorcist” series with a deluxe edition that includes all 5 episodes on the Steam store. Ahead of the release, Fun Train shared 2 pieces of key art from the game exclusively with Variety’s readers. The […]
Tags: News, Virtual Reality, Variety, The Exorcist, Fun Train

This Lego Artist Created the Ultimate Horror Movie Haunted House

Lego is the perfect medium for playful sculpture, and it’s also great for pop culture pastiche. This haunted house, created by Reddit user @Kreimkoek, is both.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Lego, Reddit, Gremlins, Horror Films, Scooby Doo, The Exorcist

‘Exorcist’ Star Max Von Sydow Doesn’t Let Age Define His Roles

Max von Sydow turned 90 this month, which is a milestone for most people, but age has always seemed incidental to the actor. When he played the elderly, frail Father Merrin in “The Exorcist,” von Sydow was 44 — meaning he was the same age Bradley Cooper is today. In the 1950s, von Sydow had […]
Tags: Features, Bradley Cooper, Max Von Sydow, Ingmar Bergman, The Exorcist, Sydow, Father Merrin

Nine films that should have won best picture at the Oscars

The Academy’s biggest oversights and most controversial choices from nine decades of ceremoniesThe Oscars were first held 90 years ago this May, and to date, no animated feature has won the Oscar for best picture. But as far back as the 1930s, the Academy was wrestling with how best to recognise “cartoons”. Having been nominated solely for a best music score award at the 10th Academy Awards in 1938, Disney’s groundbreaking gem made a return appearance at the next Oscar ceremony, where Shirley Te...
Tags: Film, Disney, Culture, Awards and prizes, Oscars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Academy, Shirley Temple, Walt, The Exorcist, Oscars 2019

Director Alexandre O. Philippe Talks His New Exorcist Documentary

Director Alexandre O. Philippe talks his new Exorcist documentary Director Alexandre O. Philippe has a knack for breaking down unique aspects of talked-about films. He made 78/52, which was an extensive look at the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. At Sundance, he was premiering his latest, Memory: The Origins of Alien. When introducing his look at Alien, the director revealed he’s already shot one about the 1973 classic The Exorcist. Bloody Disgusting was on the scene, and here’s...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Alfred Hitchcock, Dreyer, Philippe, William Friedkin, The Exorcist, ComingSoon, Movie News, Friedkin, Alexandre O. Philippe

What Horror Movie Is Your State Obsessed With?

It’s Halloween season, which means one thing: eating candy corn until you throw up. Once you’re done with that, though, it’s time to watch horror movies. But have you ever wondered what horror movies other people in your area are watching? And what about places all over the U.S.? What the heck are they watching in Michigan, for instance? Using data compiled from Rotten Tomatoes and other sources, we now know which horror movie each individual state is obsessed with. Streaming Observer has do...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Texas, Movies, Minnesota, California, Horror, Montana, Washington, Massachusetts, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, North Dakota, Maine

WB’s Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights 2018 Review

WB’s Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights 2018 review A Hollywood experience that immerses audiences in the horror universes of  The Conjuring , The Neibolt House from IT , Arkham Asylum and more! The event which started as a Night tour of the lot, Warner Bros. Hollywood Studio Tour has taken a bold new approach that continues to reinvent itself in its third year. With Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights , they take a wise game-changing step deeper into the Halloween haunt wor...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, La, Tim Burton, Disney, Dc Comics, Los Angeles, It, Suicide Squad, Batman, Warner Bros, West Coast, Derry, Michael Keaton, Jason

All the Genre TV Shows Not Moving Forward Next Season, and the People Trying to Save Them

The past week has been a little brutal: several beloved genre TV shows have been canceled, others teeter on the brink of the abyss, and a few promising pilots weren’t picked up to series. In the age of social media—and the fact that Brooklyn Nine-Nine was rescued by NBC—some creators and fans are rallying to save…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbc, The Expanse, Lucifer, The X Files, Legion, Altered Carbon, Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Exorcist, Timeless, The Wayward Sisters, Marvels Inhumans, Greatest American Hero

TV Cancellations: ‘The Exorcist’, ‘Lucifer’, ‘Designated Survivor’, ‘Quantico’, ‘Alex, Inc.’, ‘Great News’, ‘Taken’

The networks have decided to snap their fingers and make several shows disappear. Designated Survivor, Lucifer, Quantico and The Exorcist have all been cancelled. So have Alex, Inc., Taken, and Great News. Your round-up of the latest TV cancellations is below. The Exorcist Cancelled It hasn’t been a great week for certain TV shows. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man on Earth and The Mick have all been cancelled by Fox, and the network apparently isn’t done giving some of its shows the axe yet. ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Zach Braff, Nbc, Abc, Virginia, Fbi, Fox, United States, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Cia, Taken, Kiefer Sutherland, Lucifer, Priyanka Chopra

‘The Exorcist’ Canceled by Fox After Two Seasons

“The Exorcist” has been canceled at Fox after two seasons. Created by Jeremy Slater, the psychological and spiritual horror drama first premiered during the 2016-17 television season but entered into a new chapter in its second season, which launched in September 2017. John Cho joined the cast as a man running a group home in […]
Tags: News, Fox, John Cho, The Exorcist, Jeremy Slater, Fox After Two Seasons

‘The Devil and Father Amorth’ Review: ‘Exorcist’ Director William Friedkin Smirks at the Devil

It’s been nearly 45 years since director William Friedkin first terrified audiences with The Exorcist , and now the filmmaker is ready to return to the taboo religious practice with the documentary The Devil and Father Amorth . The concept is too irresistible to pass up: here’s the director of The Exorcist making a documentary about a real exorcism. It practically markets itself. Friedkin, for his part, heavily leans in to the idea, devoting the first 10 to 15 minutes of The Devi...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Horror, Features, Movie Reviews, Vatican, Cristina, Gabriel Amorth, William Friedkin, The Exorcist, Friedkin, Featured Stories Sidebar, Amorth, The Devil and Father Amorth, William Friedkin Smirks, Christ Amorth

‘The Devil and Father Amorth’ Trailer: The Director of ‘The Exorcist’ Witnesses a Real Exorcism

When William Friedkin released his iconic horror film The Exorcist in 1973, he had never seen an exorcism. But decades later, that would change. Now, Friedkin has made a documentary diving into the exploits of a real-life exorcist: The Devil and Father Amorth. Friedkin developed a fascination with the rite after directing The Exorcist, itself based on an actual 1949 exorcism of a young boy in Cottage City, Maryland. Itching to see an exorcism for himself — whether to prove his film’s authent...
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A Horror Newbie Watches ‘The Exorcist’ For the First Time

(Welcome to The Final Girl, a regular feature from someone who has steered clear of horror and is ready to finally embrace the genre that goes bump in the night. Next on the list: William Friedkin’s seminal Oscar-nominated horror film The Exorcist.) I’ve passed by the Exorcist staircase more than a dozen times. And every time, someone in my group excitedly whispers “That’s the stairs from The Exorcist,” and we stare up silently, daunted by its steep incline and the worn-out stones. It’s only a ...
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12 Scifi Movies That Totally Deserved to Win Best Picture Before The Shape of Water

Look, The Shape of Water is great. Seriously, it is. But when you look at film history, the fact that The Shape of Water is the first science fiction film to ever win Best Picture is kind of weird. There have been decades and decades of phenomenal scifi films better than The Shape of Water, so for it to get the award…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Superlist, Metropolis, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Oscars, Academy Awards, Blade Runner, Alien, Planet Of The Apes, Mad Max Fury Road, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, King Kong, The Exorcist, The Shape of Water, Children of Men

10 Great Best Picture Nominees That Should Have Won

On Sunday, March 4, 2018, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be holding its 90th ceremony. The Oscars are the Super Bowl for cinephiles. Though the true relevance of the ceremony is often questioned , it still carries prestige as the pre-eminent film awards event . Looking back through nine decades worth of Best Picture nominees, it’s clear there were a number of years where two or more iconic films were up against each other. 1994, for instance, featured an especially stic...
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