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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=511mUVKlDzU

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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.