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The Exorcist director William Friedkin says he filmed an actual exorcism for his upcoming documentary The Devil and Father Amorth. 44 years ago this December, Friedkin released what is arguably one the most frightening films of all time with The Exorcist, which chronicles two priests attempting to perform an exorcism on a demonically possessed 12-year-old girl (Linda Blair).
Nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director for Friedkin (and winning 2, for Best Adapted Screenplay for William Peter Blatty and Best Sound), the film, according to Blatty, was based on a genuine exorcism of a 13-year-old boy that took place in two different locations in the U.S. in 1949. The reaction to ...
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