Introducing THE SYNCHRONIZER: A new sub-blog to Behind The Exorcist which will cover the many sequels, prequels, rip-offs, parodies, and other content relating to the Exorcist franchise.
16 October, 2014 • 13 notes
This comes as The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology box set is released on Blu-ray, containing all the sequels and prequels for the very first time in high-definition along with both versions of the original classic.
As per usual, Behind The Exorcist will continue to bring you posts solely focused on William Peter Blatty’s original story.
"Come fly the teeth of the wind…"
Linda Blair screen tests the prosthetic chest piece created by make-up artist Dick Smith on the set of The Exorcist.
16 October, 2014 • 120 notes
Images from make-up artist Dick Smith’s copy of The Exorcist script with continuity Polaroids attached to their corresponding scenes. These shots in particular show the progression of Linda Blair’s demonic make-up as the fresh, bloody cuts become a pattern of gangrenous sores.
7 October, 2014 • 330 notes
Director William Friedkin talks William O’Malley and Jason Miller through a rehearsal on location at Georgetown University.
25 September, 2014 • 27 notes
"So on the one hand we’ve got a witchcraft kind of murder and on the other hand a black mass type desecration in the church…"
20 September, 2014 • 43 notes
William Friedkin directs Linda Blair in a deleted scene from The Exorcist, in which Regan hears “funny noises” in her bedroom whilst looking for a dress. This is the first of two similar scenes cut from the original workprint of the film which author, screenwriter and producer William Peter Blatty preferred over the theatrical cut.
14 August, 2014 • 50 notes
Director William Friedkin chats with actor Jason Miller and Rev. Thomas Bermingham (who served as both actor and technical adviser) on the set of The Exorcist.
13 August, 2014 • 42 notes
For this scene, shot on location at The Tombs bar & restaurant in Georgetown, Friedkin and cinematographer Owen Roizman took inspiration from Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, using lighting on the actors similar to that of Rembrandt’s famous portraits.
January 08, 1974: Waiting for hours in below freezing temperatures, Toronto moviegoers line up in record numbers to see The Exorcist at the University Theatre on Bloor St.
10 August, 2014 • 1,417 notes