Scariest Horror Movie – The Exorcist
Just a couple of days ago, there was an article in Yahoo News of what has been voted as the Scariest Horror Movie of All Time… and they say it is The Exorcist (the original) which is based on a novel by William Peter Blatty.
And I have to say, I completely agree, and have always been terrified by the exorcist… it’s a horror movie back from 1973 starring Linda Blair as Regan Teresa MacNeil, so don’t expect any flashy special effects or anything like that, but it is horrifying! It’s about a child possessed by the devil, and a priest comes to perform an exorcism. There have been various sequels over the years, but this is by far the scariest version of the movie. Part of what makes it so scary is that it is easy to imagine this could happen…somehow it just doesnt seem out of the realm of possibility. Many people have commented that ominous deaths have plagued the cast and crew of the movie.
For those big fans out there, you can still visit a scene from the movie – I don’t know where the exorcist house is, but the long staircase filmed in the Exorcist that the priest falls down is at the end of M Street in Georgetown (a neighborhood in Washington D.C.)
Here’s a link to a Yahoo map of exactly where you’ll find the Exorcist Steps from the Exorcist movie in Georgetown.