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(SlashFilm)   New 'Exorcist' movie will be similar to 2018's 'Halloween,' according to producer Jason 'Got Kicked in the Head by a Donkey' Blum   (slashfilm.com) divider line
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2021-07-01 7:34:54 AM  
starring sasha grey and a 20 minute crucifix scene.
 
2021-07-01 7:53:52 AM  
sitting here eating Aldi green split pea soup for breakfast and enjoying the Exorcist picture. day after day Fark delivers.
 
2021-07-01 7:59:59 AM  
That's not really something to brag about
 
2021-07-01 8:00:03 AM  
Hey, Blumhouse makes some good films.  Then again, Blumhouse's Fantasy Island was poo.
 
2021-07-01 8:22:39 AM  
I cannot wait until this director gets his hands on Joe Dirt and gives us the Halloweenesque sequel it truly deserves instead of what we actually got.  Then he can try to redo Halloween series again to wipe out the taste the 2018 movie left in my mouth watching that pile of fetid waste and create yet another time line for that series.  Eventually, the TVA will have to step in and bomb Haddonfield to preserve the sacred time line.
 
2021-07-01 8:31:02 AM  

Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: ....to wipe out the taste the 2018 movie left in my mouth watching that pile of fetid waste...


Citizen Kane it ain't but I'm curious what exactly you had such a strong reaction to?

It was, to me, the same as any other Halloween (or slasher) movie.

Mike Myers walks around killing people.

I'm being serious, what exactly was your issue?
 
2021-07-01 8:43:39 AM  
I saw the original Exorcist when I was *way* too young for such movies. As such, it still gives me the heebie-jeebies whenever I watch it. I'll watch what ever sequel/reboot/do-over/etc but my hopes aren't high. Nice to see Exorcist III get some love. *That* was a great movie!
 
2021-07-01 8:51:58 AM  
I'm not sold on an Exorcist remake/reboot/whatever, but I'm not nearly edgy enough to hate Blumhouse.
 
2021-07-01 9:13:54 AM  
Exorcist 1 is before my time, so it doesnt have the same effect.  Its still great, though.

But my money is that Exorcist 3 is the best movie of them all. Although other than the first, the rest are shiat.  Everyone I've ever sat down and had watch the 3rd comes out of it saying "how have i never watched this??"
 
2021-07-01 9:26:50 AM  
Exorcist didn't do it for me, but then again I don't find the whole horror genre of demonic possession to be compelling. Maybe if I'd been raised Catholic or one of those other religions that has a Devil and Hell and spooky afterlife stuff it would resonate more.

/Blum usually does a pretty decent job of horror stuff.
//Fantasy Island was, indeed, poo, but it has some nice joke references to the original.
 
2021-07-01 9:37:11 AM  
Bring back Friedkin!  He can even bring along Matthew McConaughey, Gina Gershon and a chicken bone.
 
2021-07-01 9:37:27 AM  
I'm guessing if it's a remake the girl won't have the same potty mouth.
 
2021-07-01 9:40:41 AM  
The Ninth Configuration wants some love.
 
2021-07-01 9:52:27 AM  
Exorcist is one of my favorite horror movies.  I saw it as a kid.  Some older teens were at my home and had it on VHS tape and kept rewinding the green pea puke scene for the laughs.  However, as a 8 year old, the damn movie kept me from sleeping for a month.  Can't sleep....demons gonna eat me... can't sleep.....

I then saw it many more times.  Also, one time with the director William Friedkin being present for a QandA after the showing.  I think that's when they released more of a director's cut in the early 00's.

In any event. I think it's a great film.  Every time I watch it I get additional details I didn't see on a prior showing, which I think is a mark of a decent film.  So, what I get from the film is the theme of a very out of date idea of possession or supposedly supernatural evil existing side-by-side with a modern world.  I think one of the interesting scenes is Regan having a spasm or a bout of supposed possession while strapped in a hospital bed and an automated scanning piece of equipment is taking some sort of film of her.  There are also scenes where the priest is expressing doubts of God, or religion in general earlier in the film.

The impact of the film is sort of blunted nowadays due to possession movies (or movies with a possession element) being sort of common.   Also, I think the effects are fine and frankly I think they look better than horror stuff nowadays, but people are more used to CGI and their demons having extra superpowers.  The demon does have extra powers in Exorcist III, but that continued a lot of the same themes and was also an intelligent film - good script, good acting, etc.

Also, as other posters sort of noted, you take whatever cultural or religious baggage into watching that movie.  I'm not terribly religious, but being Catholic the story is more I suppose relevant or effective in its horror?  For others, maybe not.
 
2021-07-01 9:58:19 AM  

Mugato: I'm guessing if it's a remake the girl won't have the same potty mouth.


Same potty mouth, 2020s sensibility: "You mother sucks cocks in Hell! But it's because she's a strong, independent woman in charge of her own sexuality. Sorry, I didn't mean to sound like I'm slut shaming. I mean she's doing well and says 'hi.'"
 
2021-07-01 10:21:36 AM  

Fear the Clam: Mugato: I'm guessing if it's a remake the girl won't have the same potty mouth.

Same potty mouth, 2020s sensibility: "You mother sucks cocks in Hell! But it's because she's a strong, independent woman in charge of her own sexuality. Sorry, I didn't mean to sound like I'm slut shaming. I mean she's doing well and says 'hi.'"



So you can get blowjobs in Hell? It's already better than Earth for me!
 
2021-07-01 10:25:52 AM  
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2021-07-01 10:25:55 AM  

Mugato: Fear the Clam: Mugato: I'm guessing if it's a remake the girl won't have the same potty mouth.

Same potty mouth, 2020s sensibility: "You mother sucks cocks in Hell! But it's because she's a strong, independent woman in charge of her own sexuality. Sorry, I didn't mean to sound like I'm slut shaming. I mean she's doing well and says 'hi.'"


So you can get blowjobs in Hell? It's already better than Earth for me!


Teeth.  So many teeth.
 
2021-07-01 12:09:45 PM  

buntz: Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: ....to wipe out the taste the 2018 movie left in my mouth watching that pile of fetid waste...

Citizen Kane it ain't but I'm curious what exactly you had such a strong reaction to?

It was, to me, the same as any other Halloween (or slasher) movie.

Mike Myers walks around killing people.

I'm being serious, what exactly was your issue?


I was not expecting an Oscar worthy movie but I did expect a storyline that, you know, made some sort of sense.  They took out all the other movies except for the first movie.  So how was he caught after being shot six times and falling out a second story window?  Forty years pass and he is infamous, why?  With no supernatural presence as presented in the sequels, he is just an OLD man who killed his sister as a kid and three teenagers forty years ago.  His kill count died not make him a legend in anyone's mind but Laurie's yet a doctor is willing to kill for him and podcasters shell out thousands of dollars to do interviews?  Laurie spends her entire life preparing for Michael to come looking for her and what she manages is less effective than the big from Home Alone did in mere hours?  If she was so scared of Michael, how about moving to Rhode Island or anywhere besides the town you were attacked in.   Michael had no trouble tracking her down despite no supernatural back story and being locked up and probably drugged for forty years.  The shark mother in Jaws the Return, anyone?

I know it is a movie where they had to get Michael with Laurie but it was completely ludicrous with the story.  They should have just had Laurie go all Sarah Connor and attack the transport bus to hunt Michael only to have the old man become the hunter.
 
2021-07-01 12:22:37 PM  

Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: Forty years pass and he is infamous, why?  With no supernatural presence as presented in the sequels, he is just an OLD man who killed his sister as a kid and three teenagers forty years ago.  His kill count died not make him a legend in anyone's mind but Laurie's yet a doctor is willing to kill for him and podcasters shell out thousands of dollars to do interviews?  Laurie spends her entire life preparing for Michael to come looking for her and what she manages is less effective than the big from Home Alone did in mere hours?  If she was so scared of Michael, how about moving to Rhode Island or anywhere besides the town you were attacked in.   Michael had no trouble tracking her down despite no supernatural back story and being locked up and probably drugged for forty years.  The shark mother in Jaws the Return, anyone?


Well, you make good points.  I guess I never really thought about it.  He was 'famous' as if there were all the other movie and kills, but since they erased those, you're right, he only killed 4 people.

I guess I don't think about those things when watching these types of movies.  If so you'd have to question the killers, Myers and Jason, taking the time to set up the bodies for the others to find.

Like, somewhere there is a scene of Michael saying "Ok, this'll be funny.  I'll steal the headstone (which I guess I'm going to have to carry across town), set it up on the head of the bed and then position this girl in front of it!" and "You know what would be funny?  If I kill this guy, then put on a sheet like a ghost, but put his glasses on TOP of the sheet!!! His girlfriend will be SO surprised!  Wakka wakka!!"
 
2021-07-01 12:41:19 PM  

buntz: Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: Forty years pass and he is infamous, why?  With no supernatural presence as presented in the sequels, he is just an OLD man who killed his sister as a kid and three teenagers forty years ago.  His kill count died not make him a legend in anyone's mind but Laurie's yet a doctor is willing to kill for him and podcasters shell out thousands of dollars to do interviews?  Laurie spends her entire life preparing for Michael to come looking for her and what she manages is less effective than the big from Home Alone did in mere hours?  If she was so scared of Michael, how about moving to Rhode Island or anywhere besides the town you were attacked in.   Michael had no trouble tracking her down despite no supernatural back story and being locked up and probably drugged for forty years.  The shark mother in Jaws the Return, anyone?

Well, you make good points.  I guess I never really thought about it.  He was 'famous' as if there were all the other movie and kills, but since they erased those, you're right, he only killed 4 people.

I guess I don't think about those things when watching these types of movies.  If so you'd have to question the killers, Myers and Jason, taking the time to set up the bodies for the others to find.

Like, somewhere there is a scene of Michael saying "Ok, this'll be funny.  I'll steal the headstone (which I guess I'm going to have to carry across town), set it up on the head of the bed and then position this girl in front of it!" and "You know what would be funny?  If I kill this guy, then put on a sheet like a ghost, but put his glasses on TOP of the sheet!!! His girlfriend will be SO surprised!  Wakka wakka!!"


Exactly, motivation would be nice to know regarding a killer's methods.  Freddy is killing out of revenge for his own lynching.  Jason kills because his mother was killed in the camp.  Why does Michael kill?  He was a child and kills his sister just because.  Fifteen years later, he goes back to his home town and stalks Laurie and kills her friends because?  Forty years later, he breaks out and goes back to hunting Laurie because?  There really needs to be a movie that is in between Halloween 1978 and 2018 in the timeline where Michael gets loose and tries to return to Haddonfield to seek Laurie killing those that gets in his way and giving some idea of his motivations (at least a doctor's opinion even if false).  Hell make it a Twelve Monkeys connected movie where Michael in the future has to go back to kill Laurie who is going to do something bad, his first leap back put him in his six year old body and he went a little crazy killing his sister out of confusion from the time travel.   Anything is better than just no mention of it as if Halloween is the Fast and the Furious version of horror movies where nothing has to be explained as long as there is stab stab and blood.
 
2021-07-01 1:13:14 PM  

Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: ...as if Halloween is the Fast and the Furious version of horror movies


Well.....family!
 
2021-07-01 1:36:17 PM  

buntz: Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: ...as if Halloween is the Fast and the Furious version of horror movies

Well.....family!


That is Halloween 2 which never existed unless you believe in alternate timelines.  😏
 
2021-07-01 2:13:47 PM  
Halloween 2018 had one job, be a worthy sequel to the first Halloween and I think it accomplished that goal. It is not the awesome kind of sequel Aliens was to Alien. That's okay in my opinion, I'm just happy that there are three Halloween movies I enjoy(I like the third weird one).

What makes The Exorcist work for me is the A list craft and drama. For a good portion of the movie we are just watching people live their lives. At a certain point things start to get difficult for them. Then the crazy train gets derailed in a big way. Can a reboot resist the urge to start the movie with a big jump scare, maybe of the demon struggling to fight off Merrin in one of their previous encounters? Juicing it up with more scares might bring in money but it won't be The Exorcist anymore.
 
2021-07-01 4:25:08 PM  
One of my favorite things about The Exorcist is the extended prologue in Iraq. It's subdued, nearly dialogue-free, and it is only explanatory via an almost subliminal language of sound and images. In fact, it's so initially confusing that the viewer kind of forgets about it after the scene shifts to Georgetown. (That transition shot fading from Iraq to Georgetown, with the subtle airplane sound, is so great.) The prologue breaks the rules of modern horror by not having any jump scares, and not serving up an obvious backstory. Nobody told Friedkin he had to get audiences' adrenaline pumping with 10 minutes or they'd start looking at their phones.
 
2021-07-01 5:20:04 PM  
I love The Exorcist but it just doesn't hold up. It popped up out of nowhere in 2007 and I was able to see on the big screen, people were laughing.

As much as I hate to admit it, The Conjuring or Sinister (2015 , I think) is much scarier
 
2021-07-01 8:41:36 PM  

Artcurus: I love The Exorcist but it just doesn't hold up. It popped up out of nowhere in 2007 and I was able to see on the big screen, people were laughing.

As much as I hate to admit it, The Conjuring or Sinister (2015 , I think) is much scarier


Can't agree with the conjuring.  Sinister would have been A+ had they not put in the stupid "bagool" stuff.  The found home movies were legitimately creepy, and the soundtrack was top notch.

It should have been a michael myers type who did everything that the videos shown, that was watching the home from afar & then made an appearance in the last 4th of the movie, terrorizing the family and getting away.  Voila! you got the setup for part two.

but no. They had a monster with the guitarist from slipknots mask on.  That took it from great to average as soon as it was revealed.
 
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