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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  
3 votes:
starring sasha grey and a 20 minute crucifix scene.
 
2021-07-01 9:13:54 AM  
3 votes:
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 8:00:03 AM  
2 votes:
Hey, Blumhouse makes some good films.  Then again, Blumhouse's Fantasy Island was poo.
 
2021-07-01 8:43:39 AM  
2 votes:
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 9:52:27 AM  
2 votes:
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  So, what I get from the film is the theme of a very out of date idea of possession or supposedly supernatural evil existing side-by-side with a modern world.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 9:26:50 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:21:36 AM  
1 vote:

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  
1 vote:
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2021-07-01 10:25:55 AM  
1 vote:

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 2:13:47 PM  
1 vote:
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  
1 vote:
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  
1 vote:
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
 
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