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1. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

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When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

2. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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Years before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

Writers: William Peter Blatty, William Wisher Jr., Caleb Carr, Alexi Hawley | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Remy Sweeney

3. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

4. A Shot in the Dark (1964)

TV-PG | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery

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As murder follows murder, beautiful Maria is the obvious suspect; bumbling Inspector Clouseau drives his boss mad by seeing her as plainly innocent.

Writers: Blake Edwards, William Peter Blatty, Harry Kurnitz, Marcel Achard | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom

5. The Omega Man (1971)

GP | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.

Writers: John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington, Richard Matheson | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

6. The Exorcist III (1990)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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A police lieutenant in Georgetown mourns the anniversary of a priest's death as a serial killer strikes.

Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller

7. The Ninth Configuration (1980)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

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A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S. Army soldiers where he attempts to rehabilitate them by allowing them to live out ... See full summary »

Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders

8. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime | Active

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Stars: Chip Bolcik, Phil Crowley, Beng Spies, Ken Baker

9. John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)

96 min | Comedy

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The Crown Prince of Fawzia gets dropped from the football team at Notre Dame; and his father, King Fawz (Peter Ustinov)... See full synopsis »

Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Ustinov, Richard Crenna, Jim Backus

10. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

11. Darling Lili (1970)

G | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Set during WWI, this movie is a cute spin on the Mata Hari legend.

Writers: Blake Edwards, William Peter Blatty | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, Jeremy Kemp, Lance Percival

12. Insight (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Martin Sheen, Brian Keith, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

13. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Hermione Gingold

14. What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, War

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A by-the-book captain is ordered to capture a strategic village in Italy. The Italian soldiers are willing to surrender, if they can have a festival first. The lieutenant convinces the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Peter Blatty, Blake Edwards, Maurice Richlin | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: James Coburn, Dick Shawn, Sergio Fantoni, Giovanna Ralli

15. Gunn (1967)

94 min | Mystery

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Peter Gunn investigates the murder of Scarlotti, a mobster who once saved the detective's life. The primary suspect appears to be Fusco, who has taken over. In the middle of the case, an ... See full summary »

Writers: Blake Edwards, William Peter Blatty | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Laura Devon, Craig Stevens, Edward Asner, Albert Paulsen

16. The Great Bank Robbery (1969)

M | 98 min | Comedy, Western

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Three separate plans to rob a top-security bank in the western town of Friendly, Texas, circa 1880.

Writers: William Peter Blatty, Frank O'Rourke | Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Zero Mostel, Kim Novak, Clint Walker, Claude Akins

17. Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead (2014)

90 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery | Completed

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Writer: Thomas J. Churchill | Director: Thomas J. Churchill | Stars: Natalie Victoria, Ray Capuana, Kevin Eugene Franklin, James Duval

18. Promise Her Anything (1965)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

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A young lady has been widowed and left with a baby son to bring up alone. She decides that the baby needs a father figure and decides to marry a psychologist. She hides her son with an ... See full summary »

Writers: William Peter Blatty, Arne Sultan, Marvin Worth | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Warren Beatty, Leslie Caron, Robert Cummings, Keenan Wynn

19. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

20. EP: The Emerging Past (2011 Video)

99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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When you can't see the future, and the present seems to fade. You need to live for the past.

Writer: Thomas J. Churchill | Director: Thomas J. Churchill | Stars: Gerard Affissio, Rick Borgia, Barry Brown, Rob Brown

21. The 46th Annual Academy Awards (1974 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Marty Farrell | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Ann-Margret, Burt Bacharach, Richard Benjamin, Candice Bergen

22. The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy

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An employee at Diner's Club issues a credit card to a well-known mobster and has to retrieve it in order to keep his job.

Writers: William Peter Blatty, John Fenton Murray | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Danny Kaye, Cara Williams, Martha Hyer, Telly Savalas

23. The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' (1998 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary

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The Exorcist (1973) became a cultural phenomenon upon its release. This making-of documentary tells the story of its creation and describes how audiences reacted to it. Interviews with cast and crew are shown.

Writer: Mark Kermode | Stars: Mark Kermode, Ellen Burstyn, William O'Malley, William Friedkin

24. Mel Gibson: God's Lethal Weapon (2004 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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Writer: Mark Kermode | Director: Andrew Abbott | Stars: Phillip Avalon, John Badham, William Peter Blatty, Ted Casablanca

25. Hollywood Ghost Stories (1986)

75 min | Documentary

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An investigation into the reports of houses in Hollywood that are supposedly haunted by the ghosts of dead movie stars.

Director: James Forsher | Stars: John Carradine, William Peter Blatty, Arthur Conan Doyle, Susan Strasberg

26. No Place to Land (1958)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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A cropduster pilot finds himself caught between two women--one who loves him and the other, who doesn't handle rejection well, who's out to destroy him.

Writer: Vance Skarstedt | Director: Albert C. Gannaway | Stars: John Ireland, Mari Blanchard, Gail Russell, Jackie Coogan

27. The Unexplained (1996– )

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Stars: Bill Kurtis, Peter Stacker, Raj Persaud, Carol Topolski

28. Exorcists: The True Story (2004 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Horror

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Writer: Mike Sheehan | Director: Christopher Rowley | Stars: William Peter Blatty, Norman McIsaac, Perry Mucci

29. The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953–1984)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Irv Kupcinet, Rich Little, Ashley Montagu, Robert Conrad

30. Between Two Worlds (2002 Video)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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Several filmmakers examine the paranormal in referencing their own films. This documentary raises some interesting questions of the unknown, for the most part, the existance of ghosts among us.

Writer: Charles Kiselyak | Director: Charles Kiselyak | Stars: William Peter Blatty, David McKenna, Bruce Joel Rubin, M. Night Shyamalan

31. The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1981 TV Special)

Family

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Stars: George Hamilton, Kate Jackson, Maud Adams, Loni Anderson

32. The Curious Case of Inspector Clouseau (2002 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

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A documentary history of the Pink Panther series, focusing on their star Peter Sellers and his relationship with director Blake Edwards.

Writer: Paul Joyce | Director: Paul Joyce | Stars: Tony Adams, William Peter Blatty, Dyan Cannon, Ron Clark

33. The 1980 Sci-Fi Awards (1980 TV Movie)

120 min | Sci-Fi

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The 7th Annual presentation of the Saturn Awards as voted by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Director: William Rainbolt | Stars: Maud Adams, Kenny Baker, William Peter Blatty, Roger Corman

34. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #1.14 (1962)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Writer: Herbert Sargent | Stars: William Peter Blatty, Joyce Brothers, Risë Stevens

35. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)
Episode: Episode #3.1 (1959)

Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Joey Bishop, William Peter Blatty, Red Buttons, Pat Carroll

36. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)
Episode: Episode #3.190 (1971)

Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Orson Bean, William Peter Blatty, Ronnie Dyson

37. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)
Episode: Episode #4.34 (1971)

Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, William Peter Blatty, Joan Blondell, Julian Bream

38. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)
Episode: Episode dated 1 February 1974 (1974)

Comedy, Family, Music

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Host Merv Griffin devotes this special 90 min. episode of his show to the box office sensation of 1974, "The Exorcist", spotlighting the cast and director William Friedkin.

Stars: Linda Blair, William Peter Blatty, Ellen Burstyn, William Friedkin

42. The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953–1984)
Episode: Episode dated 28 August 1971 (1971)

Talk-Show

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Stars: George Axelrod, Pearl Bailey, William Peter Blatty, Carlotta Monti

43. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 29 October 1971 (1971)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Writers: Michael Barrie, Hank Bradford, Jim Mulholland | Stars: Johnny Carson, Sandy Baron, William Peter Blatty, Maurice Hines Sr.

44. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 29 September 1971 (1971)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Writers: Michael Barrie, Hank Bradford, Jim Mulholland | Stars: Johnny Carson, William Peter Blatty, Mac Davis, Alex Karras

46. The Unexplained (1996– )
Episode: Exorcists (1997)

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Stars: David Bear, Carol Beckwith, William Peter Blatty, Frank Bober

47. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )
Episode: Linda Blair (1999)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

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Even though Linda Blair hit stardom with her role in "The Exorcist", the actress experienced difficulties in her personal life.

Writer: Sergio Myers | Director: Sergio Myers | Stars: Linda Blair, William Peter Blatty, Rick Springfield

48. Insight (1960–1984)
Episode: The Man from Inner Space (1975)

Drama

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Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: Richard C. Bennett | Stars: Frank Aletter, James Franciscus, Louis Gossett Jr., Ellwood Kieser

49. Insight (1960–1984)
Episode: Watts Made Out of Thread (1968)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Harold Gould, Roscoe Lee Browne, Alice Ghostley