The Exorcist, released in 1973, has been called one of the scariest movies of its time. Directed by William Friedkin, it is a horror movie that was dogged by many problems during its making, including two tragic deaths, and a studio fire. The movie is based on the novel by William Blatty, and is a bout a young girl who is possessed by Satan. It is unforgettable for the visuals created by the special effects.
The young girl’s face is one of the scariest faces ever seen in a movie. Her raspy voice too, is another truly eerie aspect-and the foul language she used shocked audiences. The final half hour is incredibly gripping, as a battle between good and evil is waged, between the possessed child who is strapped to her bed, and the priests, who have come to drive the demon out. Linda Blair, as the possessed child, gives one of the most powerful performances ever given by a child actor.