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The Exorcist: Is the Fox TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

10 hours ago | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill the demonic presence tormenting the Rance family be banished to the pits of Hell or continue its reign of terror? Has The Exorcist TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is a dedicated place to track the status of season The Exorcist season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About?Airing on the television network, this new TV series is a sequel to the William Peter Blatty novel and 1973 feature film of the same name. The Exorcist follows two priests. While ambitious, Chicagoland parish priest Father Tomas Ortega »

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The Shining and the immortality of evil

4 April 2017 9:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Apr 10, 2017

What's The Shining really about? We delve into the underlying theme of Stanley Kubrick's horror classic...

Few horror films have been as closely studied and intimately dissected as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. The simple story of a family ripped apart by the effects of a remote, haunted hotel, Kubrick's film has only grown in mystique since its release in 1980. Clearly, there's far more going on below the surface, but what does Kubrick's imagery and symbolism - much of it unique to the film, and absent from Stephen King's source novel - actually mean?

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Rodney Ascher's superb 2012 documentary Room 237 pulled together some of the more outlandish theories about The Shining. It's Kubrick's veiled confession that he helped Nasa fake the 1969 Moon landings, »

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Oscars In Memoriam: Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Wilder, Others Honored

26 February 2017 8:37 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sara Bareilles helped the Academy pay tribute to lives lost this year during the Oscarcast’s In Memoriam segment. The “Waitress” songstress sang Judy Collins’ “Both Sides Now” while the annual video honored Carrie FisherDebbie ReynoldsJohn Hurt, Mary Tyler Moore, Anton Yelchin, Prince, Garry Marshall, Ken Howard, and more.

The cutoff for including deaths in the segment is usually around Jan. 31. Therefore, David Bowie was included in last year’s Oscar ceremony. Bill Paxton, who died Saturday, was remembered by an emotional Jennifer Aniston before she introduced the segment.

The segment saluted the more recognizable names and faces in addition to below-the-line creatives and executives. As in years past, the Academy asked attendees to hold their applause until the end to avoid favoritism and any disrespect toward the lesser-known honorees.

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“Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community, »

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Taboo recap: season one, episode five – Tom Hardy and the mini-scythes of torture

4 February 2017 2:15 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

After this week’s gunpowder plot, grisly deaths, brutal beatings and exorcisms, things are about to get very dirty indeed

The year’s most batshit (and batshit-obsessed) new drama shows no signs of slowing down. While this episode was slightly less jam-packed than last week’s, it still squeezed in a duel ending in an execution, a thumbectomy, a murder, a brutal bit of battery, the imminent possibility of a huge explosion and an exorcism to make the late William Peter Blatty proud.

We also got confirmation that Solomon Coop is several steps ahead of Sir Stuart Strange, that Dumbarton might be playing his own devious game, that the boy in the farm is James’s (and presumably Zilpha’s) son and that the unflappable Lorna Bow, reader of private letters and wader through lakes, is the mistress of the putdown. Go, Lorna – in a show devoid of heroes, you »

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Newswire: The Exorcist soundtrack to receive unholy vinyl reissue

2 February 2017 4:49 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

When the late William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist was first released, it freaked some people out so bad that they thought that the book itself was cursed. British advertising executive Dave Trott tells a story about his boss being so unsettled by the book, he declared it “evil” and threw it off of Brighton pier. And what did Trott do? As he writes, “So I went to the bookshop. I bought another copy. Then I ran it under the tap. And left it in his desk drawer. For him to find.” That’s a solid prank right there.

The soundtrack to the film is pretty unsettling as well, and today reissue label Waxwork Records announced that it’s giving the spooky sounds of The Exorcist unholy new life with a deluxe vinyl reissue. There’s not much detail on the release just yet, like whether it will include »

- Katie Rife

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Movie Poster of the Week: Now Showing on Mubi

27 January 2017 9:47 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Soviet poster for The Ghost That Never Returns (Abram Room, Soviet Union, 1929). Designed by the Sternberg Brothers.Have you seen what’s playing on Mubi lately? Many of you who read my column may not often partake of the best of what Mubi has to offer, which is a beautifully curated, constantly changing selection of films which amounts to a top-notch repertory cinema on your laptop and in your living room. Now that Mubi is on the Roku app too there is even more reason to subscribe to the best film streaming deal on the internet. I know, I know, there is always too much to see and too little time, but for me what elevates Mubi over other streaming services—and I’m not just saying this because I write for them—is the 30-day model which offers you a new surprise every morning as well as the »

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William Peter Blatty, 'Exorcist' Author, Passes Away

16 January 2017 3:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

William Peter Blatty, best known for writing The Exorcist and then adapting it for the big screen, has passed away. He was 89. Filmmaker William Friedkin, who worked closely with Blatty on The Exorcist, shared the news on social media. William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday — William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) January 13, 2017   While working in public relations in the 1950s, Blatty began writing on the side, publishing his first book in 1960. One year later, he won enough money on a television quiz show to quit his publicity job and devote himself to writing full-time. His early comic novels received critical praise, though they were not popular successes. He turned to writing comic screenplays, such as...

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William Peter Blatty, Author And Screenwriter, Dead At Age 89

15 January 2017 6:36 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

William Peter Blatty, the novelist and screenwriter whose book "The Exorcist" became a literary phenomenon and a movie sensation, died Thursday at age 89. Blatty's success prior to the publication of the book in 1971 was  largely based on comedic novels and screenplays. His greatest claim to fame in his early career was as screenwriter of the Pink Panther comedy "A Shot in the Dark". Blatty was studying at Georgetown University when he heard about a 1949 incident in which the Catholic church issued a rare approval for the exorcism of a young boy who was allegedly possessed by a demon. The story so intrigued Blatty that many years later it formed the basis of "The Exorcist", though he changed the victim to a young girl. The book was an overnight success and director William Friedkin's 1973 film version became one of the highest grossing films of all time. Blatty »

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Writer William Peter Blatty Dead at 89 – Wrote The Exorcist

13 January 2017 8:08 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Responsible for one of the most iconic horror novels (and films…and posters!) of all time, The Exorcist author William Peter Blatty has passed away at age 89. Blatty started as a scriptwriter with credits including the Blake Edwards comedy A Shot In The Dark and (uncredited) The Omega Man. He adapted his 1971 best-seller The Exorcist for the screen in 1973, which resulted in his Oscar win for ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’. In 1980, he directed an unusual film I saw at the theater then, but have never seen since. The Ninth Configuration, an odd allegory starring Stacey Keach and Neville Brand about a remote castle that served as an insane military asylum, deserves to be rediscovered. In 1996, he wrote and directed The Exorcist III, based on his novel Legion. Just last year, the director’s cut of the film, now titled The Exorcist III: Legion, was released on Blu-ray. Blatty had a type of blood cancer. »

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The Exorcist Author William Peter Blatty Dies at 89

13 January 2017 12:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The man behind The Exorcist, author and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, has died at 89.

Blatty died Thursday at a hospital near his home in Bethesda, Md., his widow, Julie Alicia Blatty, told the Associated Press, adding that the cause of death was multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer.

On Friday, Stephen King tweeted his condolences. “Rip William Peter Blatty, who wrote the great horror novel of our time,” he wrote, adding, “So long, Old Bill.”

Rip William Peter Blatty, who wrote the great horror novel of our time. So long, Old Bill.

Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 13, 2017

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Exorcist author William Peter Blatty passes away at the age of 89

13 January 2017 11:03 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It is with a heavy heart and warm memories in excess that I bring you the news of writer and filmmaker William Peter Blatty's passing, whose life expired on Thursday at the age of 89. As a man of many talents, Blatty wrote the 1971 horror novel The Exorcist, which then went on to become one of the most sought-after supernatural horror films of all time. This morning, The Exorcist... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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Newswire: R.I.P. William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist

13 January 2017 10:53 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist, widely considered to be one of the greatest contemporary horror novels, has died. William Friedkin, who directed the also well-regarded 1973 film based on Blatty’s book, broke the news on Twitter, saying, “William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday.” His wife then told the Associated Press that Blatty had died of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. He was 89.

Blatty was born in 1928 in New York City, the son of Lebanese immigrants. He was raised by his deeply Catholic single mother, and attended a Jesuit high school and then Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., the city that would serve as the backdrop for his Exorcist novels. After graduating from Georgetown in 1950, he served in the U.S. Air Force’s propaganda wing, the Psychological Warfare Division—an experience that would ...

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William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist Author, Passes Away at 89

13 January 2017 9:37 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As the entertainment community comes off a year where seemingly countless legends passed away, 2017 isn't getting off to a great start on this front either. The Exorcist author William Peter Blatty has passed away at the age of 89. The news broke on Twitter this morning by The Exorcist director William Friedkin, although no cause of death has been given at this time. The director only shared that Blatty died yesterday, calling the writer a "dear friend and brother."

After news of his death broke, a number of entertainment and horror luminaries took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late author. Earlier this morning, tributes started pouring in from Stephen King, directors Edgar Wright and Joe Lynch, and Jeremy Slater, who created the The Exorcist TV series that debuted last fall on Fox. The late author celebrated his 89th birthday less than a week ago.

William Peter Blatty was born January 7, 1928 in New York City, »

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William Peter Blatty, 'The Exorcist' Author, Dead at 89

13 January 2017 8:43 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

William Peter Blatty, the author and Oscar-winning screenwriter of the horror classic The Exorcist, has died at the age of 89.

The Exorcist director William Friedkin revealed news of Blatty's death, tweeting Friday morning, "William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday."

Stephen King tweeted, "Rip William Peter Blatty, who wrote the great horror novel of our time. So long, Old Bill."

Before authoring what's considered one of the greatest horror novels of all time and adapting the work into an Oscar-nominated blockbuster, Blatty specialized in comedy, »

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William Peter Blatty Dies: ‘Exorcist’ Author Was 89

13 January 2017 8:41 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Writer and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, author of the famed 1971 novel The Exorcist that he helped turn into one of the most iconic supernatural horror films of all time, died Thursday at age 89. William Friedkin, who directed The Exorcist movie based on Blatty’s Oscar-winning screenplay, tweeted this morning: William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday — William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) January 13, 2017 A… »

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William Peter Blatty Dies: ‘Exorcist’ Author Was 89

13 January 2017 8:41 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Writer and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, author of the famed 1971 novel The Exorcist that he helped turn into one of the most iconic supernatural horror films of all time, died Thursday at age 89. William Friedkin, who directed The Exorcist movie based on Blatty’s Oscar-winning screenplay, tweeted this morning: William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday — William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) January 13, 2017 A… »

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William Peter Blatty, ‘Exorcist’ Author, Dies at 89

13 January 2017 8:34 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

William Peter Blatty, author of the famed horror novel “The Exorcist,” died Thursday at the of age 89. His death was confirmed Friday on Twitter by William Friedkin, the director of the film adaptation of Blatty’s book. Released in 1971, “The Exorcist” is regarded as one of the seminal works in horror fiction. Prior to writing “The Exorcist,” Blatty started his career in Hollywood as the writing partner of comedy auteur Blake Edwards, working on scripts for films such as the 1964 film “A Shot In The Dark,” which featured Inspector Clouseau in the sequel to “The Pink Panther.” After his »

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William Peter Blatty, Author of ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 89

13 January 2017 8:29 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

William Peter Blatty, the novelist and Oscar-winning screenwriter most famous for landmark horror film “The Exorcist” as well as the director of two films, “The Ninth Configuration” and “The Exorcist III,” has died. He was 89.

“Exorcist” director William Friedkin announced the news on Twitter Friday morning: “William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday,” Friedkin wrote.

Blatty’s 1970 novel “The Exorcist” remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 57 weeks, and he subsequently adapted it for the 1973 bigscreen version directed by William Friedkin. That film was not only an enormous box office success, playing in theaters for months, but was Oscar nominated for best picture (becoming the first horror film ever so nominated) and won for Blatty’s adapted screenplay.

The film won several polls for scariest horror movie ever, and the Library of Congress designated “The Exorcist” for preservation as part of »

- Carmel Dagan

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William Peter Blatty, 'The Exorcist' Writer, Dies at 89

13 January 2017 8:24 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

William Peter Blatty, the novelist and screenwriter who helped bring the iconic horror movie The Exorcist to theaters in 1973, died Thursday, the film's director, William Friedkin, stated. He was 89. 

Blatty died in Bethesda, Md., of multiple myeloma, his wife, Julie, told several news outlets. 

Blatty, who claimed the screenwriting Oscar for The Exorcist at the 46th Academy Awards, wrote the novel of the same name in 1971. The film version, which he also produced, was nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture, but won just two trophies.

"Over the years, I understand that people consider it a horror »

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William Peter Blatty, Author of ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 89

13 January 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

William Peter Blatty, author of “The Exorcist,” died last night at the age of 89, according to close friend and “Exorcist” director William Friedkin.

Blatty first rose to prominence with his 1971 novel “The Exorcist,” about the demonic possession of a 12-year-old girl and the two priests who attempt to exorcise the demon. He later adapted the book into the script for the 1973 film, directed by William Friedkin. “The Exorcist” was a huge critical and commercial success. It was nominated for ten Oscars, with Blatty winning an award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Blatty began his writing career in earnest in the mid-1960s with a series of comic novels — “Which Way to Mecca, Jack?,” “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home,” “I, Billy Shakespeare,” etc. — but his first foray into film was his collaboration with director Blake Edwards. His first major screenplay »

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