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13 Days of Horror: Five Freaky Facts About "The Exorcist"

22 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

With Halloween right around the corner, we're counting down the days by posting five fun or freaky facts about our favorite fright flicks. Today's featured film is "The Exorcist."1. The film is considered cursed. Ellen Burstyn was permanently injured during filming, stars Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros both died before the movie was even released and a fire destroyed most of the set. A film-goer seeing the movie also broke his jaw after fainting ... and sued Warner Bros., claiming the flick made him pass out.2. While everyone knows Regan's vomit is made from pea soup, did you know it's specifically Andersen's brand? The filmmakers reportedly tried using Campbell's but didn't like how it looked.3. The flick was the first horror movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. It lost to "The Sting," but won Best Adapted Screenplay. Since then, "Silence of the Lambs" is the only »

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William Friedkin on New Technology, the 'Exorcist' Curse, and the McConnaissance

25 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Without really trying, William Friedkin has been on the cutting edge for nearly half a century.

He won Best Picture and Best Director for "The French Connection" (1971), followed it up with the scariest movie of all time (1973's "The Exorcist"), and followed that up with "Sorcerer" (1977), a movie so far ahead of its time that only in recent years has it been acknowledged as an overlooked masterpiece. (A newly-restored print of the allegorical adventure tale, released this week on Blu-ray, should help burnish the film's reputation.)

At 78, Friedkin continues to stay ahead of the pack. In his most recent movie, "Killer Joe" (2011), he cast Matthew McConaughey in an unlikely role as a corrupt cop/hitman, thus helping launch the "McConnaissance" that changed the actor's image and led to his recent Oscar victory for "Dallas Buyers Club." For his upcoming projects, he's thrilled to be working in digital and scoffs at »

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Giveaway – Win Wonderwall on Blu-ray

8 April 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

George Harrison created the soundtrack and Oasis cemented it in popular culture. Now Wonderwall is to be released on DVD and for the first time on Blu-Ray on April 14th with extensive hi-definition restoration. This all-new print has been the subject of extensive work by the Pinewood Studios film restoration team and features the original theatrical version of the film as well as the more recent director’s cut that features music from the original Wonderwall Abbey Road session never included in the original release. To celebrate its arrival, we’ve got 3 copies to give away courtesy of the lovely people at Fabulous Films and Fremantle Media Enterprises. Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter

It’s London in the swinging 60s, a reclusive professor (Jack MacGowran) becomes infatuated with beautiful model Penny Lane (Jane Birkin), the girlfriend of a Svengali-like photographer (Iain Quarrier). The professor »

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