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Film Review: ‘Incarnate’

1 December 2016 11:56 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it comes to movies about demonic possession, the devil isn’t the only thing that’s in the details. It helps a lot if the filmmakers take a few intriguing detours while covering familiar territory, and it helps even more if you have a first-rate actor who’s totally committed to the lead role. (Sorry: Richard Burton’s hambone turn in “Exorcist II: The Heretic” doesn’t really count.) “Incarnate,” the latest offering from the Blumhouse house of horrors, offers a relatively fresh take on standard-issue exorcism-melodrama tropes, along with a performance by Aaron Eckhart that is more than persuasive enough to encourage the investment of a rooting interest. It may sound like damning with faint praise, but this briskly paced potboiler is better than it has any right to be.

Eckhart plays Dr. Seth Ember, a scruffy, wheelchair-bound expeller of unclean spirits who insists that he performs “evictions, »

- Joe Leydon

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Blu-ray Review: The Exorcist III Collector’s Edition

7 November 2016 12:47 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Despite having a reputation as one of the greatest horror movies ever made, William Friedkin’s The Exorcist was never really able to find its footing as a franchise, despite the best efforts of Hollywood executives to make it happen. Each of the three sequels in the series experienced major post-production woes: Exorcist II: The Heretic was recut by director John Boorman after its premiere. Paul Schrader’s Exorcist sequel, intended to be the fourth film in the franchise, was so poorly received by studio execs that it was largely reshot and recut with director Renny Harlin at the helm, released in 2004 as Exorcist: The Beginning. Schrader’s own version came out one year later as Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist, making what I think is the first (and only?) time in history that two completely different versions of the same movie were released in theaters. Neither was a success. »

- Patrick Bromley

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Phantasm: Remastered, The Exorcist III, and More Movies Coming to Shudder in November

2 November 2016 4:46 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Halloween may be over, but horror reigns supreme all year long on Shudder. The streaming service's November titles include Phantasm: Remastered, The Exorcist III, Penance, Happy Birthday to Me, Therapy, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, and many more must-watch movies.

Press Release: As many a horror fan is wont to say, Halloween is an all-year endeavor. And though Samhain has ended, you could say Shudder is just getting started. Following our premiere of the stellar miniseries Beyond The Walls, we’re all too excited to be the exclusive home of Phantasm: Remastered (joined by Phantasm III and IV). Headed by Jj Abrams and Bad Robot, this brand new restoration of Don Coscarelli’s American independent horror classic is the best you’ve ever seen it. Vividly rediscover the surreal journey of Mike, Jody and Reggie, up against the unknowable forces of The Tall Man, his extradimensional dwarves and the sphere. »

- Derek Anderson

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'The power of Christ compels you': a pop culture guide to the perfect exorcism

28 October 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The TV adaptation of The Exorcist has brought demon banishment to the small screen, but how does it add up compared to its forebears?

It began when William Peter Blatty read about a case of possession in the paper. He wrote a novel that director William Friedkin couldn’t put down. Friedkin could not explain the things that he experienced while researching the paranormal for his adaptation of The Exorcist (oh, and the set was supposedly cursed), and upon seeing it for the first time, audiences screamed, fainted and fled from the theater. The film’s tragic hero, Father Karras (Jason Miller), enlists Max von Sydow’s Father Merrin to exorcise a troubled girl who has done unspeakable things with a crucifix. In doing so, these priests face down gallons of pea soup and incomprehensible darkness.

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- Priscilla Page

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October 25th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Lights Out, The Exorcist III, Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection

24 October 2016 6:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For this final Tuesday in October (and the last day of home entertainment releases prior to Halloween), horror fans have a bunch of great new Blu-rays and DVDs coming out just in time for everyone’s favorite holiday. Scream Factory has given The Exorcist III an HD overhaul (including the original Director’s Cut of the sequel), which is something no genre lover will want to miss out on experiencing. Arrow Video is also keeping busy on October 25th with the release of their impressive 17-disc box set celebrating trailblazing filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis, and the recent supernatural thriller Lights Out is making its way to Blu-ray and DVD as well.

Cult film enthusiasts are undoubtedly going to be busy this Tuesday, with Severin Films releasing a 2K version of Burial Ground, Blue Underground showing Lucio Fulci’s Manhattan Baby some love this week, and Vinegar Syndrome giving »

- Heather Wixson

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Contest: Win The Exorcist III Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

24 October 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On October 25th, Scream Factory will give horror fans an early Halloween treat with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of The Exorcist III, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) copy of The Exorcist III Collector's Edition Blu-ray.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Exorcist III Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on October 30th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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From the Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from Scream Factory on October 25th, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Exorcist III Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

22 October 2016 10:56 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On October 25th, Scream Factory will give horror fans an early Halloween treat with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of The Exorcist III, and we have high-def clips and a trailer that teases the film's 2K transfer.

From the Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from Scream Factory on October 25th, 2016, in a partnership with Morgan Creek Productions. The must-have set boasts the first ever home entertainment release of the director’s cut, a brand-new, alternate version of The Exorcist III, reflecting William Peter Blatty’s original vision of his novel Legion.

The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] also features a new 2K transfer from the inter-positive, and over 4 hours of special features. Highlights from the special features include a new audio commentary with writer/director William Peter Blatty, and new interviews with producer Carter DeHaven, »

- Derek Anderson

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Interview: Director Rupert Wyatt on Bringing The Exorcist to TV

23 September 2016 3:59 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tonight, Fox debuts their brand new series The Exorcist, which brings William Peter Blatty’s iconic novel to television for the first time ever. Daily Dead had the opportunity to chat with The Exorcist’s pilot director and executive producer Rupert Wyatt about his experiences bringing this new chapter of terror to network television.

Wyatt, no stranger to handling iconic properties (he also helmed Rise of the Planet of the Apes) discussed his approach to the inaugural episode, how the story mimics some of the political issues the city of Chicago is facing these days, assembling the cast members, and more.

Obviously, this isn't the same story as the original, but could you discuss how you approached Blatty’s novel and decided how that would translate into a modern television series?

Rupert Wyatt: Well, the inspiration was all right there in the William Peter Blatty novel. What Jeremy [Slater], the creator of the show, »

- Heather Wixson

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Review: ‘The Exorcist’ Sequel Series Is Plagued By The Demons Of Network Television

22 September 2016 4:36 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

 

“What a wonderful day for an exorcism.”

… if only it were a wonderful day for the newest horror series possessing our DVRs.

Hesitation over Fox’s "The Exorcist" has run rampant among horror fans since the network ordered a pilot back in January. And even the casting of Oscar-winner Geena Davis couldn’t prevent speculation that a for-network-television adaption of William Peter Blatty’s novel of the same name wouldn’t be able to scare audiences anywhere near the vomit-inducing 1973 film, also of the same name.

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Jason Marshall)

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The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition]” October 25 from Scream Factory

18 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

The Exorcist III [Collector’S Edition] Available On Blu-ray October 25, 2016   Los Angeles, CA – William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from Scream Factory on October 25th, 2016, in a partnership with Morgan Creek Productions. The must-have set …

The post The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition]” October 25 from Scream Factory first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net - Official News Site »

- Horrornews.net

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The Exorcist Season 1 Review

16 September 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One episode was provided prior to broadcast.

The path of the TV adaptation of The Exorcist is fraught with peril, and not just because of demons. The small screen is currently awash in horror and horror adaptations. American Horror Story leads the pack, of course, but there’s also the Scream series, Scream Queens, Bates Motel, the much-binged Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, The Strain…need I go on?

The Exorcist has the unenviable challenge of acknowledging its origins while simultaneously providing enough scares and plot alterations to hold the attention of an audience currently living in the new heyday of horror. While some shows have succeeded in transcending their big screen origins (Bates Motel), others have not (the short-lived Omen spinoff Damien). So the question is: does The Exorcist succeed?

The answer is…sort of.

The Exorcist updates William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel and William Friedkin’s iconic 1973 film, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Exorcist Stars, Ep Warn 'Evil Is Acting Out in the Real World' — Watch Video

15 September 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Don’t let Geena Davis’ warm smile and gentle tone in this exclusive Exorcist first look video fool you: Fox’s upcoming adaptation of the classic horror movie is pee-yer-pants, sleep-with-the-light-on scary.

As the Oscar winner explains in the clip, her new series exists in the same universe as William Peter Blatty’s novel and the subsequent film adaptation, a place “where there is a chance that evil and the devil and demons exist and are bubbling under the surface and ready to jump up and take over people who are vulnerable to it.”

RelatedThe Exorcist Review: What the Hell? »

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Scream Factory Reveals Final ‘Exorcist III” Blu-Ray Details

14 September 2016 7:29 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

In my mind, I have always found Exorcist III not only scarier than the original film. Ever since I saw the film on home video in the 90’s, I think the film becomes even more haunting as I get older. Later, I heard that Blatty, the author of The Exorcist and the writer/director of Exorcist III, had to re-shoot an ending that included an exorcism which was mandated by the studio. For years, a “director’s cut” has been on the whispers of genre fans worldwide. Late last year, I found a tasty morsel of information that this rumored “director’s cut” was happening. Bigger genre sites picked it up immediately after our little site was the first to dig up the info from the source, TheNinthConfiguration.com, some credited us to finding the info and bringing it to the attention of many, most of the sites didn’t attribute us. »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Rejoice! Scream Factory Unleashes a Legion in the form of The Exorcist III: Collector’S Edition; Hitting Churches and Shelves This October!

13 September 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Look, I’m ready for the stoning to begin, so I’ll just say it: I love The Exorcist III. Not in a “hey, I dig that movie” kind of way. More like a”It’s better than the first film” kind of way, so this news could get someone pregnant if they were nearby me right now.  It seems as if the gang at Scream Factory have it out for me, with their Amazing releases of Brian de Palma’s Raising Cain, John Carpenter’s The Thing and now this bad boy. I’m having to see a therapist just to explain how every single film I adore is getting the Collector’s Edition treatment from the Shout Factory off-shoot, and my therapy bills are getting high.

Well, it would seem that the long-awaited Director’s Cut of the film (which is rumored to be much closer to Blatty’s novel, »

- Jerry Smith

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Full Release Details for The Exorcist III Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

13 September 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory will make this Halloween season one to remember with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III, featuring a 2K scan of the inter-positive and new interviews with the cast and crew:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from Scream Factory on October 25th, 2016, in a partnership with Morgan Creek Productions. The must-have set boasts the first ever home entertainment release of the director’s cut, a brand-new, alternate version of The Exorcist III, reflecting William Peter Blatty’s original vision of his novel Legion.

The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] also features a new 2K transfer from the inter-positive, and over 4 hours of special features. Highlights from the special features include a new audio commentary with writer/director William Peter Blatty, and new interviews with producer Carter DeHaven, »

- Derek Anderson

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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Dramas of 2016

7 September 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Queen Sugar

September 6, 2016 on Own

What Is It? Ava DuVernay has teamed with Oprah for this series about a family reunited by tragedy in Louisiana, and she’s brought with her an entirely female director roster (a first).

I’ll Like It If I Like… Stories set in the South, stories that feature strong female characters and stories that aren’t afraid of taking on big issues head-on.

Why Should I Care? “Queen Sugar” has its flaws, but there’s some rich filmmaking on display and there’s potential for growth with these characters.

Read More: ‘Queen Sugar’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Own Series is Frustratingly Familiar

Quarry

September 9, 2016 on Cinemax

What Is It? Based on the novels by Max Allan Collins, “Quarry” tells the story of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green), a Marine who returns home to Memphis after serving in Vietnam. Conway finds that his war has yet to end, »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Dramas of 2016

7 September 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Queen Sugar

September 6, 2016 on Own

What Is It? Ava DuVernay has teamed with Oprah for this series about a family reunited by tragedy in Louisiana, and she’s brought with her an entirely female director roster (a first).

I’ll Like It If I Like… Stories set in the South, stories that feature strong female characters and stories that aren’t afraid of taking on big issues head-on.

Why Should I Care? “Queen Sugar” has its flaws, but there’s some rich filmmaking on display and there’s potential for growth with these characters.

Read More: ‘Queen Sugar’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Own Series is Frustratingly Familiar

Quarry

September 9, 2016 on Cinemax

What Is It? Based on the novels by Max Allan Collins, “Quarry” tells the story of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green), a Marine who returns home to Memphis after serving in Vietnam. Conway finds that his war has yet to end, »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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Best TV to Watch in September: 'The Exorcist,' 'Atlanta' and More

6 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The TV calendar resets itself this month, with networks getting their dependable properties out of mothballs and shining up their brand-new programming for a grand debut. As students sullenly trudge back into classes, TV starts to get good again, following a long, blistering summer with a cavalcade of series premieres from well-pedigreed creators. While some of cable's edgiest returning programming turns up the sex and violence once again, budding visionaries such as hip-hop polymath Donald Glover, Selma director Ava DuVernay, and frequent Louis C.K. collaborator Pamela Adlon all get their »

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"The Exorcist" TV Series - New Footage

5 September 2016 9:51 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from the new horror TV series "The Exorcist", based on the novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, starring Geena Davis ("The Fly") as 'Angela Rance', with David Hewlett as the voice of 'the demon', premiering September 29, 2016 on Fox:

Blatty published 'The Exorcist' in 1971, then won an Oscar writing the adapted screenplay for director William Friedkin's 1973 feature of the same name.

"The book details the demonic possession of a twelve-year-old girl, the daughter of a famous actress, and the 'Jesuit' psychiatrist priest who attempts to exorcise the demon..."

Cast also includes Alfonso Herrera as 'Father Tomas', Ben Daniels as 'Father Marcus',Brianne Howey as 'Katherine Rance', a former ballet dancer, Hannah Kasulka as 'Casey Rance', Kurt Egyiawan as 'Brother Bennett', Alan Ruck as 'Henry Rance', Giu Carol as 'Paloma' and Lynn Gerbec as the 'Lacrosse Coach'.

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- Michael Stevens

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Interview with Geena Davis and Executive Producer Jeremy Slater on The Exorcist

29 July 2016 10:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As part of of 2016 San Diego Comic-Con coverage, david j. moore chats with Geena Davis and Jeremy Slater about The Exorcist TV series…

Designed as a continuation of the original film adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist, Fox’s TV series The Exorcist takes the mythos in a bold new direction, while honoring the original film, directed by William Friedkin. In this interview, conducted at San Diego Comic Con, Academy Award-winning star Geena Davis discusses her role in the series, while executive producer Jeremy Slater dishes on the fact that the series is most definitely not a reboot or a remake.

Geena, you’ve done some horror movies in the past; I consider Beetlejuice a horror movie, and of course there’s Cronenberg’s The Fly. Those movies have lasted the test of time. Now you’re in The Exorcist, so there’s been a long gap of no horror for you. »

- Amie Cranswick

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