Opinion: The Exorcist Re-release


In fact it was an excellent evening!

For one night only the extended director’s cut of “The Exorcist” played nationwide on September 30th, to near capacity crowds.  From the east coast to west coast, the nation was possessed for an evening to enjoy William Friedkin’s masterpiece on the big screen.  “The Exorcist”, often re-imagined but never improved upon…Shows moviegoers what an indelible effect this classic had and has on the Horror genre.To coincide with the newly remastered blu-ray out October 5th ,Warner Bros. gave audiences a sneak peek at never before seen behind the scenes footage of the making of The Exorcist.  Does this classic still hold up after its initial release some 30years ago?…HELL, YES!!!…so exorcise that money from your piggy banks and go out and re-experience “The Exorcist” in all its glory….it’ll make your head spin!


Gary “El Boy” Deocampo provides insightful profiles & reviews with his own original tongue-in-cheek, macabre, fan-boy style.

Gary was born in the City of Angels and raised on a healthy diet of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, The Hammer Horror Films, and his favorite, Universal Studio’s Monster Movies.

But alas, it was a film that was released in the winter of 1973, where his love and perception of all things Horror would personally change him forever. William Friedkin’s, The Exorcist was that film. To this day The Exorcist still gives him the heebie-jeebies.

Presently, his affinity for the horror genre has broadened and spans the globe. His love and appreciation for director’s Takashi Miike (Audition) and Chan-Wook Park (Old Boy) from the Far East to Sweden’s Tomas Alfredson (Let The Right One In) to his favorite, Mexico’s very own Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth).

In his spare time he likes to exercise and/or exorcise his inner demons. The little devil still resides in the City of Angels, in a suburb founded by Puritans (!) with his lovely and patient wife, his two equally lovely and patient children, two hounds and his pet Cthulhu.

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