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2020-08-20 12:17:09 PM  
In between those dates, William Peter Blatty died.
The books The Exorcist and Legion are great - read them.
Also read The Ninth Configuration.
Funny, scary and often profound.
 
2020-08-20 12:44:12 PM  
"The Exorcist looks to be the latest classic horror franchise getting a 21st Century reboot. That's according to Deadline, who reports Morgan Creek Entertainment is gearing up for a theatrical reboot to hit in 2021"

Dear Morgan Creek Entertainment,

 May your mothers forever be sucking c*cks in hell. Let Jesus f*ck you. Lick me, lick me.

-Wooly
 
2020-08-20 1:20:00 PM  
They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.
 
2020-08-20 1:37:08 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.


Oh come on....

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2020-08-20 1:39:36 PM  
Meanwhile, a representative for Satan has released a statement that the Old Horned One was not consulted in any way about this project and disavows it completely.
 
2020-08-20 1:47:44 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.


Although neither are great, watching the two prequels is fascinating if you're into alternate versions.
 
2020-08-20 1:49:18 PM  
It will be cast with no-talent douchebag influencer types. Lots of jargon that will be aged by the time it's released and no one will give a shiat.
Garbage entertainment for the garbage generation.
 
2020-08-20 2:00:32 PM  

Bslim: It will be cast with no-talent douchebag influencer types. Lots of jargon that will be aged by the time it's released and no one will give a shiat.
Garbage entertainment for the garbage generation.


Blake Lively = Regan's Mother
Machine Gun Kelly = Father Merrin
Finn Wolfhard = Father Karras
All CGI Character = Regan
Hannah Gadsby = Pazuzu
Russel Crowe = Performance Capture Reference for The Stairs
 
2020-08-20 2:08:04 PM  

dittybopper: thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.

Oh come on....

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I never saw so much popcorn flying up in the air all at once.
 
2020-08-20 2:12:37 PM  

gunga galunga: dittybopper: thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.

Oh come on....

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I never saw so much popcorn flying up in the air all at once.


Were people screaming or laughing? Because it seems like they'd be laughing. I never saw the movie, but I've seen that clip plenty of times in gif form, and it just looks like something out of Monty Python to me. If the nurse was being rapidly chased by the knight with the dead chicken, it wouldn't be any more absurd.
 
2020-08-20 2:16:03 PM  

dittybopper: thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.

Oh come on....

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3 is my favorite out of all of them.
 
2020-08-20 2:18:04 PM  

EdgeRunner: gunga galunga: dittybopper: thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.

Oh come on....

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I never saw so much popcorn flying up in the air all at once.

Were people screaming or laughing? Because it seems like they'd be laughing. I never saw the movie, but I've seen that clip plenty of times in gif form, and it just looks like something out of Monty Python to me. If the nurse was being rapidly chased by the knight with the dead chicken, it wouldn't be any more absurd.


Seen in movie theater? Terrifying intake if breaths and no few shrieks.
 
2020-08-20 2:21:13 PM  

west.la.lawyer: In between those dates, William Peter Blatty died.
The books The Exorcist and Legion are great - read them.
Also read The Ninth Configuration.
Funny, scary and often profound.


I read The Exorcist right around the time the movie came out. I was maybe 8 or 9. Scared the ever loving shiat out of me.
 
2020-08-20 2:27:08 PM  
The Exorcist is probably a perfect movie.  That said, I'd be curious what they would do with a reboot. The original will be tough to beat
 
2020-08-20 2:30:33 PM  

EdgeRunner: gunga galunga: dittybopper: thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.

Oh come on....

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I never saw so much popcorn flying up in the air all at once.

Were people screaming or laughing? Because it seems like they'd be laughing. I never saw the movie, but I've seen that clip plenty of times in gif form, and it just looks like something out of Monty Python to me. If the nurse was being rapidly chased by the knight with the dead chicken, it wouldn't be any more absurd.


It's almost like one-and-a-half seconds of a movie scene takes away the impact.
 
2020-08-20 2:36:19 PM  

FLMountainMan: EdgeRunner: gunga galunga: dittybopper: thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.

Oh come on....

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I never saw so much popcorn flying up in the air all at once.

Were people screaming or laughing? Because it seems like they'd be laughing. I never saw the movie, but I've seen that clip plenty of times in gif form, and it just looks like something out of Monty Python to me. If the nurse was being rapidly chased by the knight with the dead chicken, it wouldn't be any more absurd.

It's almost like one-and-a-half seconds of a movie scene takes away the impact.


Could be. But the quick zoom, the totally over the top costume, and the purposeful but awkwardly posed attack stride... I just can't imagine myself not being a Fester watching this.
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2020-08-20 2:41:06 PM  

EdgeRunner: FLMountainMan: EdgeRunner: gunga galunga: dittybopper: thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.

Oh come on....

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I never saw so much popcorn flying up in the air all at once.

Were people screaming or laughing? Because it seems like they'd be laughing. I never saw the movie, but I've seen that clip plenty of times in gif form, and it just looks like something out of Monty Python to me. If the nurse was being rapidly chased by the knight with the dead chicken, it wouldn't be any more absurd.

It's almost like one-and-a-half seconds of a movie scene takes away the impact.

Could be. But the quick zoom, the totally over the top costume, and the purposeful but awkwardly posed attack stride... I just can't imagine myself not being a Fester watching this.
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Seen in the theater, or even on DVD (which is where I think I saw it, actually), it was scary as fark.  The set up is about a five or six second slow creep down a hallway.  The nurse is working her way down the hall, going in and out of rooms to check on them.  Then there's that.  The buildup and the sound, which you don't get in a gif are what really sells it.

But the creepiest scene for me is the grandma crawling around on the ceiling as the doctor and the detective chat.  shiat makes me shiver.
 
2020-08-20 2:43:35 PM  

drewogatory: west.la.lawyer: In between those dates, William Peter Blatty died.
The books The Exorcist and Legion are great - read them.
Also read The Ninth Configuration.
Funny, scary and often profound.

I read The Exorcist right around the time the movie came out. I was maybe 8 or 9. Scared the ever loving shiat out of me.



I watched it when I was 8 or 9.   This was in the 1980's, and I remember my older cousins were over at our house with their girlfriends.  They rented the movie and kept re-winding the green pea puke scene for teenage laughs.  Meanwhile I was watching with them and I couldn't sleep for the next month.  Heh.

It remains my favorite horror film.
 
2020-08-20 2:48:43 PM  

FLMountainMan: EdgeRunner: FLMountainMan: EdgeRunner: gunga galunga: dittybopper: thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.

Oh come on....

[Fark user image 400x198] [View Full Size image _x_]

I never saw so much popcorn flying up in the air all at once.

Were people screaming or laughing? Because it seems like they'd be laughing. I never saw the movie, but I've seen that clip plenty of times in gif form, and it just looks like something out of Monty Python to me. If the nurse was being rapidly chased by the knight with the dead chicken, it wouldn't be any more absurd.

It's almost like one-and-a-half seconds of a movie scene takes away the impact.

Could be. But the quick zoom, the totally over the top costume, and the purposeful but awkwardly posed attack stride... I just can't imagine myself not being a Fester watching this.
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Seen in the theater, or even on DVD (which is where I think I saw it, actually), it was scary as fark.  The set up is about a five or six second slow creep down a hallway.  The nurse is working her way down the hall, going in and out of rooms to check on them.  Then there's that.  The buildup and the sound, which you don't get in a gif are what really sells it.

But the creepiest scene for me is the grandma crawling around on the ceiling as the doctor and the detective chat.  shiat makes me shiver.


Maybe I'll check it out, but it's probably far too late to affect me the way it was intended to. That clip has never failed to crack me up.
 
2020-08-20 3:23:16 PM  
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O HAI again
 
2020-08-20 3:38:29 PM  
What? Next you'll tell me that horror movies aren't really the last in the series, even if they put it in their title. Why just look at Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, The Final Destination,and Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. It's almost as if you can't believe anything these studios say about their own properties.
 
2020-08-20 4:17:50 PM  
What could possess them to do this?
 
2020-08-20 4:23:35 PM  

Fireproof: What? Next you'll tell me that horror movies aren't really the last in the series, even if they put it in their title. Why just look at Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, The Final Destination,and Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. It's almost as if you can't believe anything these studios say about their own properties.


Jason Goes to Hell was the second attempt to end the franchise.

Remember Friday the 13th 4: The Final Chapter?
 
2020-08-20 4:25:55 PM  
There have been plenty of exorcism movies in the last 15 years using the same tropes. People who haven't even seen the original have basically already seen this movie.
 
2020-08-20 4:33:24 PM  
Finally someone in Hollywood gets it - this is a franchise in need of modernizing.

Make it relatable:  The first Exorcist was so full of itself.  It really needed a few laughs - think Marvel.  Maybe a wise-cracking, street-smart priest is added to the mix to lighten things up a bit and generate a few family-friendly catchphrases along the way for the kids and their memes.  Get Kevin Hart or the sidekick from Ant-Man - someone like that.

And speaking of Family Friendly:  PG-13 all the way.  Perennial summer blockbuster franchises aren't rated R.

Maybe add an adorable baby demon they have to adopt subplot - think of the traction that whole "Baby Yoda" thing got.  And the merch possibilities!

And for Christ's sake get it out of that house/bedroom - it needs some action scenes, maybe a car chase or something.

I mean look at what they turned Fast and Furious into.  There's fertile ground here that can be shaped into anything that's trending.
 
2020-08-20 5:08:25 PM  

Zuzax: Finally someone in Hollywood gets it - this is a franchise in need of modernizing.

Make it relatable:  The first Exorcist was so full of itself.  It really needed a few laughs - think Marvel.  Maybe a wise-cracking, street-smart priest is added to the mix to lighten things up a bit and generate a few family-friendly catchphrases along the way for the kids and their memes.  Get Kevin Hart or the sidekick from Ant-Man - someone like that.

And speaking of Family Friendly:  PG-13 all the way.  Perennial summer blockbuster franchises aren't rated R.

Maybe add an adorable baby demon they have to adopt subplot - think of the traction that whole "Baby Yoda" thing got.  And the merch possibilities!

And for Christ's sake get it out of that house/bedroom - it needs some action scenes, maybe a car chase or something.

I mean look at what they turned Fast and Furious into.  There's fertile ground here that can be shaped into anything that's trending.


How soon can you get to the studio?
Hart is already attached..
 
2020-08-20 6:01:47 PM  

EdgeRunner: gunga galunga: dittybopper: thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.

Oh come on....

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I never saw so much popcorn flying up in the air all at once.

Were people screaming or laughing? Because it seems like they'd be laughing. I never saw the movie, but I've seen that clip plenty of times in gif form, and it just looks like something out of Monty Python to me. If the nurse was being rapidly chased by the knight with the dead chicken, it wouldn't be any more absurd.


It's the payoff to an excruciatingly long setup; camera is locked down and there's just a little business going on with hospital staff. The tension builds, you KNOW something's going to happen, and you just have to wait. People come in and out, then it's empty and quiet.....then somebody else comes in, then leaves....then it's quiet...
BAM! Seriously excellent use of psychological tension. We don't see that anymore. Surprisingly funny in places too.
/It's a wonderfull film
 
2020-08-20 8:16:27 PM  

gunga galunga: Fireproof: What? Next you'll tell me that horror movies aren't really the last in the series, even if they put it in their title. Why just look at Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, The Final Destination,and Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. It's almost as if you can't believe anything these studios say about their own properties.

Jason Goes to Hell was the second attempt to end the franchise.

Remember Friday the 13th 4: The Final Chapter?


It's amazing that even the people who made the films didn't understand that Jason can't be killed.
 
2020-08-21 7:57:25 AM  

Dybbuk Schmybbuk: EdgeRunner: gunga galunga: dittybopper: thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.

Oh come on....

[Fark user image 400x198] [View Full Size image _x_]

I never saw so much popcorn flying up in the air all at once.

Were people screaming or laughing? Because it seems like they'd be laughing. I never saw the movie, but I've seen that clip plenty of times in gif form, and it just looks like something out of Monty Python to me. If the nurse was being rapidly chased by the knight with the dead chicken, it wouldn't be any more absurd.

It's the payoff to an excruciatingly long setup; camera is locked down and there's just a little business going on with hospital staff. The tension builds, you KNOW something's going to happen, and you just have to wait. People come in and out, then it's empty and quiet.....then somebody else comes in, then leaves....then it's quiet...
BAM! Seriously excellent use of psychological tension. We don't see that anymore. Surprisingly funny in places too.
/It's a wonderfull film


It's an excellent jump scare, how they should be done.   It's completely untelegraphed.   In some films, you can tell when a jump scare is coming because they ramp up the tension with cheap tricks like darkness, musical tension, and Rick Nielsen.

In that scene, there is none of that.  It's well-lit.  There is no music whatsoever, just the ambient sounds of a nurse and a security guard going about their normal business.   No bowtie or ball cap with a flipped up brim.  It's an excellent way of doing that sort of thing.

But I think the main reasons that film is a really good film is that it stars George C. Scott.
 
2020-08-21 8:10:11 AM  

Zuzax: Finally someone in Hollywood gets it - this is a franchise in need of modernizing.


You know what else could be effectively re-done?

Videodrome.

Except don't make it TV based, make it Internet based.

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The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the online arena: the Videodrome. The computer screen is the retina of the mind's eye. Therefore, the computer screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore, whatever appears on the computer screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore, the Internet is reality, and reality is less than the Internet.


It's almost *PERFECT* in these days of fake news and Twitter mobs and the like, and it could be from the dark, dark web instead of being distributed by videotapes.
 
2020-08-21 8:34:35 PM  

dittybopper: Dybbuk Schmybbuk: EdgeRunner: gunga galunga: dittybopper: thatguyoverthere70: They would never sully The Exorcist by making a remake, just like they would never sully The Exorcist by making a sequel, or a second sequel, or two versions of a third sequel, or a tv show.

Oh come on....

[Fark user image 400x198] [View Full Size image _x_]

I never saw so much popcorn flying up in the air all at once.

Were people screaming or laughing? Because it seems like they'd be laughing. I never saw the movie, but I've seen that clip plenty of times in gif form, and it just looks like something out of Monty Python to me. If the nurse was being rapidly chased by the knight with the dead chicken, it wouldn't be any more absurd.

It's the payoff to an excruciatingly long setup; camera is locked down and there's just a little business going on with hospital staff. The tension builds, you KNOW something's going to happen, and you just have to wait. People come in and out, then it's empty and quiet.....then somebody else comes in, then leaves....then it's quiet...
BAM! Seriously excellent use of psychological tension. We don't see that anymore. Surprisingly funny in places too.
/It's a wonderfull film

It's an excellent jump scare, how they should be done.   It's completely untelegraphed.   In some films, you can tell when a jump scare is coming because they ramp up the tension with cheap tricks like darkness, musical tension, and Rick Nielsen.

In that scene, there is none of that.  It's well-lit.  There is no music whatsoever, just the ambient sounds of a nurse and a security guard going about their normal business.   No bowtie or ball cap with a flipped up brim.  It's an excellent way of doing that sort of thing.

But I think the main reasons that film is a really good film is that it stars George C. Scott.


I've read (& disagreed with) your political takes for a long time, but, dammit, every now & again, you outright nail the feels about something like this. Props, guv'nor.
 
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