100 Movies You Need to See Before You Die

The Exorcist (1973)

Country: USA
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

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