The Exorcist is about a little girl named Regan, played by Linda Blair, who seems to have it all. Her mother is a successful actress who makes a great deal of money and little Regan has servants and lives in the richest part of Washington, DC while her mother makes a movie. But as time goes by Regan’s mother begins to notice physical and behavioral changes in Regan that begin to concern her. After a while she becomes convinced that her daughter is possessed by the devil. In the meantime there is a police inspector that is poking around Regan’s house as he is investigating a strange crime that he thinks involves Regan or her mother. Feeling like she is left without any alternatives Regan’s mother turns to the church and church psychiatrist Father Karras played by Jason Miller. Father Karras just lost his mother in a situation that caused him a great deal of guilt and this plays later in the movie. The rest of the movie is about removing the demon from Regan and it is pretty terrifying.
The Exorcist is always voted one of the top horror movies of all time and Linda Blair is always remembered for her work in the role of Regan. The debate sparked by The Exorcist still rages today and demonic possession movies are made on a regular basis as the public cannot seem to get enough of people possessed by demons. There are a lot of stories about the making of The Exorcist but probably one of the biggest stories about The Exorcist is that the priest that the movie is based on claims that everything in the movie actually happened. If you have ever seen The Exorcist then you will have to agree that the notion that it is true is very scary.