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This is one doll that won't play nice with the Cabbage Patch Kids. Regan MacNeil's possessed state from William Friedkin's The Exorcist is captured with menace and glee in Mezco's new addition to their popular Living Dead Dolls line.
The Exorcist burst onto the cinematic scene in 1973 and quickly cemented its place in film history as the 1st horror film nominated for an Academy Award. The film tells the terrifying story of the demonic possession of a young girl and her Mother's attempts to win back her child through an exorcism conducted by two priests.
Now The Living Dead Dolls welcome the tormented youth into their family with a new doll that is sure to make heads spin. Based on the groundbreaking FX used in the film to portray demonic possession, The Living Dead Dolls have created an all-new »
- Derek Anderson
The Exorcist has assumed a new form on Fox, where Jeremy Slater’s small-screen iteration was recently granted a season-two renewal. But William Friedkin, the director of the feature adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s book, has far from washed his hands of the whole thing. In fact, he recently helmed a documentary about exorcism titled The Devil And Father Amorth, in which he visited with a Vatican-approved exorcist. Friedkin shot Father Gabriel Amorth’s demon-battling work for the project, and now that film could soon make its way to a greater audience. Deadline reports that The Devil and Father Amorth has been picked up by Ld Entertainment, who is eyeing a release with co-producers ICM Partners.
Of the news, Friedkin said, “I never stopped being fascinated by the nature of good and evil and the possibility of demonic possession. The opportunity for me to witness and film an ...
- Danette Chavez
Things have been pretty quiet from “The Exorcist” director William Friedkin lately, and six years have passed since his nasty, underrated “Killer Joe.” A slew of projects have been lined up during that time — “The Winter Of Frankie Machine,” a TV series based on “To Live And Die In L.A.,” a TV series based on “Killer Joe,” and a Mae West biopic starring Bette Midler — but nothing has come to pass.
Continue reading William Friedkin Returns To Exorcism With Documentary ‘The Devil And Father Amorth’ at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Some demons take longer to exorcise than others. That would appear to be the case with “The Exorcist” itself, as William Friedkin is set to make a documentary about his classic horror movie more than 40 years after it was first released (and, according to reports, scared some moviegoers out of the theater and into the hospital).
“The Devil and Father Amorth” will look at Friedkin’s film in relation to actual exorcisms, specifically those carried out by Father Gabriele Amorth, Aka the “Dean of Exorcists.” Friedkin was present for one such event, later writing about it for Vanity Fair: “I’ve never stopped being fascinated by the nature of good and evil, and the possibility of demonic possession. The opportunity for me to witness and film an actual exorcism came about, more »
- Michael Nordine
It’s been over 43 years since “The Exorcist” first frightened theatergoers and Oscar voters alike, yet director William Friedkin is still taken by the subject. So much so, that he’s filmed a documentary about a real-life exorcism, entitled “The Devil and Father Amorth.”
Ld Entertainment announced Friday that it has acquired worldwide rights to the doc.
‘The Exorcist’ Renewed for Season 2 at Fox
The feature follows Father Gabriele Amorth as he performs his ninth exorcism on a woman from Italy whose behavioral changes cannot be helped by psychiatry. Friedkin’s project will also compare 2017’s modern exorcism techniques to those illustrated in the 1973 original film.
“I’ve never stopped being fascinated by the nature of good and evil, and the possibility of demonic possession,” said Friedkin in a statement. “The opportunity for me to witness and film an actual exorcism came about, more than four decades after I made ‘The Exorcist, »
- JD Knapp
William Friedkin documentary chronicles actual exorcism.
The documentary explores how Friedkin’s 1973 classic The Exorcist compares to an actual exorcism.
In the more than 40 years since the release of his acclaimed horror film, Friedkin was fascinated how close he came to reality in the depiction of events in his film.
The filmmaker received permission to attend and film Father Gabriele Amorth’s ninth exorcism on an Italian woman who had been experiencing troubling fits. The documentary is in post.
“I’ve never stopped being fascinated by the nature of good and evil, and the possibility of demonic possession,” Friedkin said. “The opportunity for me to witness and film an actual exorcism came about, more than four decades after I made The Exorcist, completely by accident.”
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Can you possibly think of a better person to bring us a tale of demonic possession other than William Friedkin? The man forever changed the landscape with The Exorcist, and hopefully he’ll be able to do it again with The… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
William “Billy” Friedkin’s documentary about exorcism, The Devil and Father Amorth, which has him witnessing first-hand the work of the Vatican’s in-house exorcist, was acquired by Ld Entertainment who will work with ICM Partners to enter into partnerships to distribute the film worldwide. Friedkin, of course, directed the screen adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist in 1973 which had moviegoers lining up around the block to see it. The documentary looks at… »
Stock up on holy water and get ready for more intense exorcisms on the small screen, because Fox has renewed The Exorcist for a second season.
The news of The Exorcist's renewal is confirmed by EW, who report that the second season will feature "a new chapter of the iconic franchise."
Based on William Peter Blatty's novel of the same name (which in turn was adapted for the big screen by William Friedkin in 1973), The Exorcist TV series is overseen by showrunner Jeremy Slater. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details.
Season 1 synopsis: "Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, The Exorcist returns as a TV series.
- Derek Anderson
Fox has renewed “The Exorcist” for a second season, the network announced on Friday, with Season 2 set to open a new terrifying chapter in the iconic horror franchise. Based on the 1973 classic William Friedkin film of the same name, the hour-long drama stars Geena Davis, Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Hannah Kasulka, Brianne Howey, Kurt Egyiawan and Alan Ruck. From 20th Century Fox Television, “The Exorcist” counts Jeremy Slater, Rolin Jones, Rupert Wyatt, Roy Lee, James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall as executive producers. Also Read: How ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW Rank in Ratings Just Before Upfronts Shows that have previously been. »
- Ryan Gajewski
Fox has given a second season renewal to its well received but modestly rated drama series The Exorcist. The possession series, toplined by Geena Davis, Ben Daniels and Alfonso Herrera based on William Peter Blatty's bestseller and the classic 1973 movie, has a soft freshman ratings run though held steady. It averaged a modest 1.2 adults 18-49 rating (Live+7). The Exorcist is liked creatively by the network. The pitch for next season was well received, and the genre… »
As you’ve probably gathered by now, all of us here on Bloody Disgusting were Huge fans of the first season of Fox’s “The Exorcist,” which proved to be exceptional television that all horror fans should’ve been watching. A new beast that smartly tied into William Friedkin’s classic film, the Jeremy Slater-created series won us over […] »
- John Squires
Originally titled Lake Alice, this unassuming horror film is actually the latest in a long line of seasonal slashers set at that most festive of times… Christmas.
Lake Tomahawk – from former actor turned director Ben Milliken (Newcastle, Blue Crush 2) – follows Ryan Emerson (Schmidt) who, while meeting his girlfriend Sarah’s (Tudor) family for the first time, must prove his intentions and win the approval of her father, Greg (O’Brien), while he masks his jealousy for Sarah’s ex-fling, Tyler (Eaton). As the Thomas family settles in, things start to happen around the cabin; strange footprints by the windows, noises from outside, and a bitter animosity from the locals, including the law enforcement. As a blizzard descends on Lake Alice so does the evil… »
- Phil Wheat
Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to Ben Milliken’s holiday slasher mystery Lake Alice, which stars Brando Eaton (Dexter), Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist), Peter O’Brien (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Caroline Tudor (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), Brad Schmidt (House of Lies), Laura Niemi (Jobs) and Michael Shamus Wiles (Breaking Bad). Check out the poster, trailer and synopsis here…
Lake Alice follows Ryan Emerson (Schmidt) who, while meeting his girlfriend Sarah’s (Tudor) family for the first time, must prove his intentions and win the approval of her father, Greg (O’Brien), while he masks his jealousy for Sarah’s ex-fling, Tyler (Eaton). As the Thomas family settles in, things start to happen around the cabin; strange footprints by the windows, noises from outside, and a bitter animosity from the locals, including the law enforcement. As a blizzard descends on Lake Alice, so does the evil from behind the camera, »
- Gary Collinson
The latest rad comic villains to join Funko's Dorbz line are Carnage and Anti-Venom. Continue reading to learn when they will be available in Walmart stores. Also in today's Horror Highlights are release details for Residue and Lake Alice.
Funko's Carnage and Anti-Venom Dorbz: From Funko: "Carnage and Anti-Venom are the latest Marvel Dorbz heading to Walmart!
Available at Walmart in mid-May!"
Dorbz: Marvel - Carnage
Dorbz: Marvel - Anti-Venom
Residue iTunes and VOD Release Details & Trailer: "Private investigator Luke Harding (James Clayton) reads a book of sinister origins owned by seedy crime lord Mr. Fairweather (Matt Frewer). Unbeknownst to Luke, the book is a much sought-after supernatural artifact and Fairweather's greatest rival, the enigmatic Mr. Lamont (William B. Davis), pursues Luke with his henchmen (Costas Mandylor, Michael Matic). While the criminal underworld is desperate to retrieve the book and harness its power for their own dark agendas, it's »
- Tamika Jones
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 »
Just one week after Robert Englund revealed his favorite Freddy Krueger kill of all time, another retro blast from the past has surfaced from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. A rare, unedited interview was unearthed from the set of the 1987 horror sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, where Robert Englund gives an interview to HBO while in full costume and staying in character as Freddy Krueger. The video is quite hilarious, with Freddy Krueger talking about a variety of topics such as the underlings who do his bidding for him, while giving beauty tips to the ladies and even giving driving directions to the now-iconic house on 1428 Elm Street.
This eight-minute video first surfaced on YouTube in 2013, but it was rediscovered recently by iHorror, which comes just a few months after Dream Warriors celebrated is 30th Anniversary. The video is promoting the release of this horror sequel in theaters, »
During Star Wars Celebration on Friday, Mark Hamill had some very interesting comments regarding the amount of screen time for Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, mentioning that he would have introduced the classic character much earlier as well as offering up a suggestion that would have upped the emotional ante of one of the blockbuster’s most emotional moments.
Speaking to Fandango on the red carpet of Star Wars Celebration, Hamill said that by introducing Luke earlier the character and Princess Leia could have been a part of Han Solo’s death sequence, stating that “We’re too late to save him, but (are) witnesses” and that it would “carry so much emotional resonance into the next film” if he and Leia were there alongside “two characters that have known him, what, 20 minutes?”
See Also: Mark Hamill on the end of the Jedi and whether Luke »
- Robert Kojder
Sometimes, TV horror is the perfect medium for a particular kind of story. Perhaps a story that doesn’t rely on effects or sensationalism to affect the viewer; a tale that works in a simple, straightforward way, dealing with all too common emotions experienced by the regular teenage mind. To wit, Summer of Fear (1978) Aka Stranger in Our House, a chiller directed by the late legend Wes Craven based on the bestselling Ya novel of the same name by Lois Duncan (I Know What You Did Last Summer). It’s a breezy thrill ride that also shows Craven could successfully work in the mainstream.
Originally airing Halloween night on NBC under the Stranger title as one of their The Big Event titles, its toughest competition was ABC’s Three’s Company/Taxi/Starsky and Hutch dynamo. But no worries, if you needed a horror fix on Halloween night, this is what you were watching. »
- Scott Drebit
The folks at Bad Lip Reading have secured a very special guest for their latest video, as Mark Hamill channels his best Harrison Ford to lend his voice to Han Solo in the Bad Lip Reading of Star Wars: The Force Awakens; check it out here…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day »
- Gary Collinson
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