Genre – Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Drama.
Rated – R.
Year – 1973.
Running Time – 2 hours and 1 minute (Director’s Cut – 2 hours and 12 minutes).
Director – William Friedkin.
Stars – Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, and Lee J. Cobb.
Story Breakdown – Two priests try to save a teenage girl after she becomes possessed by an evil force.
Oscar Wins – (2) – Adapted Screenplay and Sound.
My Rating – 4 (out of 4)
Review – A horror masterpiece, hailed by many people as the scariest movie ever made. Well written and directed, with a superb cast to match. The effects, sounds, lighting, and music are also first-rate. The Director’s Cut adds a few great scenes into the mixture as well. Legendary . . . a must-see for horror fans. Be warned: It is terrifying and puts knots in your stomach, so the easily-scared will obviously want to avoid it.