The Exorcist (1973)
Director: William Friedkin
Screenwriter: William Peter Blatty
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Lee J. Cobb
You know the deal: It's the "scariest movie ever made" and the one where a pre-teen girl tells a priest that his mother "sucks cocks in hell" and upchucks green vomit all over his Catholic garb.
The Exorcist is a horror milestone that needs little explanation, mainly because the film speaks all for itself. And by "speaks," we mean "causes sleepless nights and inspires loose bladders." —MB