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

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New Release Review [Shudder] - LEAP OF FAITH: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN ON THE EXORCIST

William Friedkin looks back on his most famous work. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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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 ...
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Shudder Unveils November 2020 Movie Highlights!

Shudder unveils November 2020 movie highlights! Even as the month of October nears a close and the streaming platform’s 61 Days of Halloween block is about to end, Shudder is looking to keep the terror going for horror fans and has unveiled its roster of programming for the month of November including the documentary Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist and more! RELATED: Leap of Faith Trailer: Shudder Nabs William Friedkin-led The Exorcist Doc PB =...
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The Quarantine Stream: ‘The Exorcist III’ May Be an Unnecessary Sequel, But It’s Still Pretty Darn Great

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: The Exorcist III Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime Video and Shudder The Pitch: Original Exorcist author and screenwriter William Peter Blatty writes and directs a direct follow-up to the horror classic (one that conveniently and wisely ignores Exorcist II: The Heretic). Lieutenant William F. Kinderman, the gruff detective f...
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Halloween Horror Nights Top 5 attractions, according to creative director John Murdy

This year was scheduled to be the fright-filled 15th-anniversary celebration of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights. But the theme park canceled its annual haunting festivities as it has remained closed since mid-March amid coronavirus concerns and lack of reopening guidelines from the state. Each year, Horror Nights creative director John Murdy and his partner Chris Williams come up with a variety of mazes based on horror-themed movies, television shows, video games, music and...
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The Scariest Film of All Time? A Vintage Look at the Hysteria Around The Exorcist in 1973

William Friedkin’s 1973 The Exorcist might feel wrapped in the historical glow of “elevated horror” now–serious filmmaking for discerning fans and critics–but that was very much *not* the case back in the year of its birth. Back in the grimy, Watergate years of the early ‘70s, The Exorcist was as much a side-show freakout as anything William Castle produced back in the day. It was an endurance test. The above film from that time proves it, showing the long, around-the-block lines, the so...
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‘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


Trailer for 'Leap of Faith' Doc About Friedkin Making 'The Exorcist'

"They accept what we show." Shudder has released a trailer for the cinema making-of documentary titled Leap of Faith, telling the story of how William Friedkin made The Exorcist in 1973. The film is another one of these unique "lyrical and spiritual cinematic essays" from the Swiss docu filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe, who has made docus about the shower scene in Psycho, the making of Alien, and the rise of the zombie genre. The film is "not just an in-depth musing on one of the most influen...
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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...
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Zachary Quinto on the New Global Reach of ‘Boys in the Band’ and His Decision to Come Out as Gay

Zachary Quinto has never seen William Friedkin’s 1970 big-screen adaptation of “The Boys in the Band,” based on Mart Crowley’s play about a group of gay men who gather in a New York apartment for their friend Harold’s birthday. You’d think he would have by now. Not only did he play Harold in the 2018 […]
Tags: New York, News, Podcasts, Netflix, Zachary Quinto, Harold, William Friedkin, Mart Crowley, The Boys in the Band, The Big Ticket


New on Blu-ray: The Alfred Hitchcock Classics 4K Collection, ‘Beetlejuice’ 4K, ‘The Elephant Man’, ‘Ghost Ship’

The Alfred Hitchcock Classics 4K Collection Hey, you ever hear of this Hitchcock guy? Yeah, he’s a real one-hit-wonder; the guy’s going nowhere! But seriously folks, Alfred Hitchock remains one of the most talked-about filmmakers of all time for a reason: he was a master of the craft. That’s not to say old Hitch’s movies are above criticism, but very few filmmakers have managed the unique blend of pure art and pure entertainment the way Hitchcock did (Steven Spielberg is his most natura...
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Halloween Horror Movie Marathon: Do you dare watch them all?

Halloween isn’t just for Oct. 31 for anymore. Some people like to start celebrating the occasion in September, while others see it as a year-round excuse to watch scary movies, down mass quantities of candy and cosplay with gusto. But we’re going to take a more moderate approach to the holiday here, choosing to limit the celebration to just the month of October. Of course, we dig candy — especially Peanut M&M’s — and have no issues with cosplay. Yet, our favorite thing about Halloween is binging...
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The 100 best horror movies of all time, according to critics

"Get Out" Justin Lubin/Universal Studios With Halloween a little more than a month away, Business Insider looked at Rotten Tomatoes' list of the best horror movies of all time. The list is based on Rotten Tomatoes' adjusted score that accounts for the variation in the number of reviews for the movies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Halloween is a little more than a month away, which means horror-movie season will be in full swing for fans of the genre over the next mon...
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Nightstream Unveils Full Program Slate Including Run, Nia DaCosta & More!

Nightstream unveils full program slate including Run, Nia DaCosta & more! Nightsream, the virtual even uniting genre festivals Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook and Popcorn Frights, has unveiled its full programming slate including the world premiere of the Sarah Paulson-led thriller Run, a panel with Candyman filmmaker Nia DaCosta and more beginning October 8! RELATED: 2020 Beyond Fest Slate Revealed Including Freaky, Bad Hair & More! PB ...
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Nightstream Online Horror Film Festival Announces Films and Special Events

Nightstream, the online horror festival that brings together Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook, and Popcorn Frights, has announced its film lineup as well as its special events. The fest will serve as the world premiere of Run, starring Sarah Paulson. The four-day festival includes a line-up of feature films selected by all five festival programming teams, alongside eighteen distinct short blocks and an impressive slate of events, panels, and masterclasses, including con...
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‘The Boys in the Band’ Trailer: Ryan Murphy Brings a Beloved Broadway Play to Netflix

In 1968, playwright Mart Crowley made history when he premiered the Off-Broadway play The Boys in the Band, a drama that revolves around a group of gay men who gather for a birthday party in New York City. Hailed as a groundbreaking portrayal of gay life, the play was adapted into a feature film directed by William Friedkin in 1970, which was also considered a milestone in queer cinema as one of the first major American films to revolve around gay characters. Now, following a Tony-winning Broad...
Tags: Movies, Drama, New York City, Gay, Netflix, Stage, Broadway, Movie Trailers, Ryan Murphy, Charlie Carver, Murphy, Harold, Tony, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer, Joe Mantello


‘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


Hitchcock’s “Uncut” Version of ‘Psycho’ is Finally Coming to U.S. Home Video

Alfred Hitchcock box sets are a dime a dozen, but one upcoming box set offers something that has never been available to watch in the U.S. before: the original uncut version of the master of suspense’s 1960 classic Psycho. A movie that is practically perfect as is, rumors of a Psycho uncut version have been floating around for ages, but now Hitchcock fans can see it for the first time on home video. Hitchcock films often invite you to dig beneath the surface, and that’s exactly what the new ...
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Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning Composer of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ and ‘The Hateful Eight’, Has Died at 91

When you picture a western stand-off on the big screen, it’s very likely that you can’t help but hear the opening notes of the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The sound of a flute and ocarina resemble the howl of a coyote before you hear that famous three-note melody from a harmonica. It’s one of the most recognizable themes in cinematic history, and sadly, the man who created it has died. Ennio Morricone, the famed Italian composer known for spaghetti westerns such as The Good, the ...
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‘Metamorphosis’ Trailer: A Fresh Take on Demonic Possession

The latest Shudder original looks like a fresh twist on the somewhat played-out demonic possession story. Ever since The Exorcist became a blockbuster in 1973, movies about demonic possession have been a dime a dozen, and more often than not, they’re all borrowing heavily from William Friedkin’s horror masterpiece. So whenever something in the same sub-genre that looks different comes along, it’s worth taking note. And that brings us to Metamorphosis. Metamorphosis Trailer  In Metamorph...
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New on Blu-ray and Digital: ‘Columbia Classics Collection’, ‘Gladiator’ 4K, ‘Braveheart’ 4K

In the words of the Mama Mia! sequel: here we go again. It’s time for another Blu-ray round-up, and this week’s titles are what I’d call “specialty titles.” None of these are new movies – but they’re all new releases. These are the new Blu-ray releases (and digital releases, too) you should check out this week. Columbia Classics Collection The Columbia Classics Collection is a jaw-dropping new box set that has an odd assortment of films, all of which are in 4K, and all of which are wort...
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Columbia Classics 4K UHD Collection Coming to Shelves in June!

Columbia Classics 4K UHD Collection coming to shelves in June! Columbia Pictures has announced a special collection of six of its iconic films, the Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection, which will see six films coming to 4K UHD for the first time, including Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lawrence of Arabia and more! RELATED: Scream Factory Unveils New Titles, Including The Evil of Frankenstein! The collector’s set, which also features Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Worrying and Lo...
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The Cork-Lined Bedroom & Writing Room of Marcel Proust, the Original Master of Social Distancing

Many of us now find ourselves stuck at home, doing our part to put a stop to the global coronavirus pandemic. Some of us are taking the opportunity to write the ambitious works of literature we've long intended to. Such an effort of creativity in confinement has no more suitable precedent than the life of Marcel Proust, who wrote much of his seven-volume masterpiece In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu) in bed. The Paris Review's Sadie Stein quotes Proust's biographer Diana Fus...
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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


Polish composer Penderecki dies at 86 after long illness

Poland's Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the world's most celebrated composers, died on Sunday at the age of 86, said state-controlled news agency PAP. "After a long and serious illness, Krzysztof Penderecki - one of the greatest Polish musicians, a world authority in the field of classical music died," Poland's Ministry of Culture said in a tweet. Penderecki was known for his film scores, including for William Friedkin's "The Exorcist", Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" an...
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5 Best Car Movies To Watch During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Earlier today, me and the rest of the gang were talking about some of the best car movies to watch during the Coronavirus outbreak. “We threw around many different ideas for the best car movies for this top five list,” explained Carl Anthony, Automoblog’s Managing Editor. “Ultimately, Tony Borroz on our team has the most experience, having worked in film and Motorsports for most of his life.” What Are The Best Car Movies? So when Carl asked me to come up with a list, I went to work. O...
Tags: Movies, Magazine, Ferrari, Ford, Autos, James Taylor, Chevy, Steve McQueen, Harrison Ford, Le Mans, Taylor, George Lucas, David Fincher, Ron Howard, Motorsports, Rush


5 Best Classic Car Movies To Watch During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Earlier today, me and the rest of the gang were talking about some of the best car movies to watch during the Coronavirus outbreak. “We threw around many different ideas for the best car movies for this top five list,” explained Carl Anthony, Automoblog’s Managing Editor. “Ultimately, Tony Borroz on our team has the most experience, having worked in film and Motorsports for most of his life.” What Are The Best Car Movies? So when Carl asked me to come up with a list, I went to work. O...
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‘Exorcist,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90

By JAN M. OLSEN COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died. He was 90. His agent Jean Diamond said Monday the actor, who was born in Sweden but became a French citizen in 2002, died the previous day in France. “It is with a broken heart and with infinite sadness that we hav...
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Acting Legend Max von Sydow Dies at Age 90

Acting legend Max von Sydow dies at age 90 It is with profound sadness that ComingSoon.net (via The Guardian) must report the passing of one of cinema’s true icons. The legendary Swedish stage and screen actor Max von Sydow has died at age 90 in Provence, France, leaving behind a legacy that spans over 70 years on the silver screen. “It is with a broken heart and with infinite sadness that we have the extreme pain of announcing the departure of Max von Sydow on 8 March 2020,” his wife Catheri...
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