The Exorcist (1973) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

The new episode of the Revisited video series looks back at the 1973 classic The Exorcist, starring Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn

A new episode of the Revisited video series went online over the weekend, and with this one we took a look back at one of the most highly regarded horror movies ever made, the 1973 classic The Exorcist (watch it HERE)! To find out what we had to say about The Exorcist, check out the video embedded above.

Based on a novel by William Peter Blatty (pick up a copy HERE), who also wrote the screenplay, The Exorcist was directed by William Friedkin and tells the following story: One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan starts acting odd — levitating, speaking in tongues — her worried mother seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest, however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert to help with the difficult job.

The film stars Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow, and Lee J. Cobb… and it was recently confirmed that both Blair and Burstyn are returning for a new sequel to The Exorcist that’s set to reach theatres in October of 2023.

The The Exorcist episode of Revisited was Written, Narrated, and Edited by Tyler Nichols, Produced by Tyler Nichols and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Several series on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel have been released under the Revisited banner in the past. (Episodes of Best Horror Movie You Never Saw, The Black Sheep, Deconstructing, Horror Party Movies, Best Foreign Horror Movies, Playing with Fear, and Real Slashers have all been labeled Revisited on YouTube.) We recently got a new series simply titled Revisited started with an episode dedicated to Chopping Mall. Since then, the series has covered Tales from the Darkside: The MovieVideodromeJacob’s LadderRe-AnimatorHouse II: The Second StoryTales from the Crypt: Demon KnightPoltergeistKiller Klowns from Outer SpaceFright NightThe FogThe CraftElvira: Mistress of the DarkPet SemataryProm NightStorm of the CenturyKolchak: The Night StalkerGremlinsSwamp Thing, Army of Darkness, The Hitcher, Tremors, Thirteen Ghosts, and The Slumber Party Massacre.

Two previous episodes of Revisited can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.