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The Exorcist – Behind the Scenes

Various behind the scenes footage, make up tests, and screen tests from The Exorcist. Includes a clip of Linda Blair crying at the end of a take after the rig, which violently flung her around the bed, came loose and hurt her back. Blair’s real screams for help went ignored as “Please make it stop, it hurts!” was the scene’s dialogue.


Linda Blair promoting The Exorcist in London

Midweek reporter David Jessel follows Linda Blair on her brief visit to London promoting The Exorcist. Originally broadcast on the BBC, 27/03/74.


The Exorcist: Audience Reactions

A little glimpse of the mass hysteria that The Exorcist caused during its original theatrical premiere on December 26, 1973, including footage of the audience reactions and the incredibly long lines of people who waited hours upon hours to see the film… Paranormal Activity has nothing on this.


Rare footage from the set of The Exorcist

In what seems to becoming ‘Exorcist week’, here’s a fantastic behind the scenes documentary by Owen Roizman, cinematographer on The Exorcist (1973), who personally filmed behind-the-scenes footage while working on the horror production. The footage was made available in 2010 as part of the documentary Raising Hell: Filming The Exorcist, which appears on The Exorcist Blu-ray release. The documentary itself is laced with interviews from cast and crew (and is a great watch!) but I always thought it would be great to see all of that amazing rare footage spliced together, without interruption.