R | | Horror
A teenage girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist.
Playwright William Goodhart was commissioned to write the screenplay, titled The Heretic; he based it around the theories of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (the Jesuit paleontologist/archaeologist who had inspired the character of Father Merrin in William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist). Goodhart's screenplay took a more metaphysical and intellectual approach compared with the original film. Here, the battle between good and evil would centre on human consciousness-with the specific idea that, within the framework of Catholic theology, human consciousnesses could be brought together as one through technology, although this would also result in conflict between those who sought good and evil.
Father! Agh! Agh! Oh, Father!
In one of the rooftop sequences with Regan, a reflection of the camera operator's hand can be seen in one of the many reflective surfaces.
Tap Dance Routine Choreographed by Daniel Joseph Giaghi
The infamous cut version has quite a few changes from the now widely available "Original Theatrical Version." These changes are:
English, French, Spanish
$6,735,000 (USA) (19 June 1977)
Check out our guide to the SXSW 2019, what to watch on TV, and a look back at the 2018-2019 awards season.