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The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' (1998)

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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Kermode ...
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Herself - 'Chris MacNeil'
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Himself - 'Fr. Dyer' (as Fr. William O'Malley)
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Himself - 'Fr. Merrin'
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Herself - 'Regan MacNeil'
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Himself - Author & Producer
Thomas Bermingham ...
Himself - Technical Advisor (as Fr. Thomas Bermingham)
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Himself - 'Damien Karras'
Terence A. Donnelly ...
Himself - Assistant Director (as Terence Donnelly)
Bill Malley ...
Himself - Production Designer
Joe Hyams ...
Himself - Publicist
Marcel Vercoutere ...
Himself - Special Effects
Owen Roizman ...
Himself - Director of Photography
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Himself - Make-Up Artist
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A behind-the-scenes retrospective made for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the classic horror film, The Exorcist. Includes interviews with Linda Blair and the other stars of the film, along with commentary from the director and writer on some of the deeper meanings behind the elements they used to terrify their audiences. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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(at around 38 mins) Director William Friedkin is talking about creating fake breath. For a few frames, a puff of breath appears above the fingers of his right hand. See more »

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Mark Kermode: Twenty-five years ago, an extraordinary movie changed the face of modern cinema. I was eleven years old when "The Exorcist" opened in America on Boxing Day, 1973. And I can remember like yesterday the amazing reaction it caused. You couldn't open a newspaper or turn on the television without coming across some account of audiences queuing all night 'round the block just to see the film, only to dash out of the theaters, some of them straight into the nearest church.
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Scarier than the film.
4 June 2000 | by (Lisburn N.Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is a well made documentary about the Exorcist. The contributions of all the cast and crew make for a fascinating watch.

Unlike the film, the real life events describing the deaths and bizarre events during filming were genuinely disturbing, helped by the cleverly chosen clips and deleted scenes.

However, I was disappointed that Mercedes McCambridge's contribution was deleted from the video release.

If you liked the film, watch this documentary, you'll view it in a far different light.


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