Let’s see… What can I say about The Exorcist that hasn’t been said countless times before? Most people I know consider it the scariest movie of all time. See? It says so right there on the cover:
Due to what I can only guess was an extreme oversight in parental guidance, I saw The Exorcist for the first time when I was five. FIVE, bitches! Of course, I didn’t fully understand what was going on, which was a good thing because if I did, I’d have probably needed therapy. I just remember feeling sad for the little girl and being grossed out by the pea soup vomit.
Also, I’m pretty sure my first encounter with this movie was on television and therefore it wasn’t nearly as traumatic as seeing the full, unedited version that I didn’t fully absorb until my teenage years. Nevertheless, it was always a weird source of pride to be able to say I had seen The Exorcist before most of my peers. On the other hand I’m kind of pissed that my horror movie-watching career peaked at such an early age. After you’ve seen The Exorcist, every other horror movie just seems “cute” in comparison.
I get chills just hearing it.
I’ve opted not to embed any actual movie clips, at the risk of spoiling anything on the off chance you haven’t seen it. Instead I will leave you with “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield, also known as the theme song from The Exorcist, one of the greatest horror movie songs ever composed.
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What is 31 DVDs of Halloween?
As a special feature for the Halloween Countdown, I’m showcasing 31 Halloween DVDs from my personal collection. I have a lot of Halloween-related and horror DVDs in general, but for this year’s countdown I’m only going to focus on my absolute favorites–the ones I consider 100% essential for my enjoyment of the holiday.