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‘The Exorcist’ Comes to TPR’s Cinema Tuesdays

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The doctor can’t find anything wrong with Regan (Linda Blair) shortly before she tells Father Karras what his mother is doing in hell.


Young audiences may not consider The Exorcist to be “the scariest movie of all time,” as the tagline for the film’s 2000 theatrical re-release claimed. Nevertheless, the movie remains the highest grossing R-rated film of all time when adjusted for inflation, and true horror lovers repeatedly return to be scared all over again by the film that set the precedent. Movies like The Last Exorcism and The Exorcism of Emily Rose (not to mention the less-than-stellar The Exorcist II and III) have tried to capitalize on their predecessor’s popularity, but The Exorcist is effective because it is about more than demonic possession—it’s a story about the nature of faith and how different people respond to inexplicable events.

Alex Smith is a freelance TV and film blogger for DirectTVDeal.com. A lifelong horror fan, he particularly enjoys classics from the ’70s and slasher flicks, but always comes back to The Exorcist when he needs a good, solid scare.

TPR Cinema Tuesdays present ‘The Exorcist’

$10-$12
7:30pm Tue, Oct 29
Santikos Bijou
4522 Fredericksburg
(210) 734-4552
tpr.org/topic/cinema-tuesdays

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