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The Good, the Bad & the Badass: William Friedkin

Last week, we took a look at the career of comedy maestro Mel Brooks . This week’s subject is another director, albeit of much, MUCH harsher fare. If any director deserves to be called a badass, it’s this guy. William Friedkin If I were to make a top ten list of my favorite films, I guarantee William Friedkin would have two movies on that list. Of...

Cool Videos: Watch these classic scenes from The Exorcist with Linda Blair's original voice

THE EXORCIST is one of the scariest movies of all time and I have gone to see it each time it has been re-released theatrically. What bothers me each time is the number of jaded young people in the audience who laugh at the movie as if it were some outdated film from another era. I still look at William Friedkin's film as a masterpiece of all cinema, not just horror. One of the most...

The Exorcist may find a new home on the small screen

It's almost officially that time of year. No, I'm not talking about Christmas, you crazy hobos! Halloween! To start the excitement for the spooky and spectacular month which will have several of us beginning work on our horror lists, one film that should be included is THE EXORCIST. Not to mention that this year we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of William Friedkin 's classic...

Cool Videos: Check out this never before seen special effects test footage from The Exorcist

I am a huge fan of THE EXORCIST. I love all of the stories surrounding how it was filmed and the urban legends about the production being cursed. I used to live in the Washington, DC area and visited the fabled staircase many times. It is a powerful movie that holds up very well today. Every Halloween I try to watch it at least once because there are few horror movies that are as good...