Director William Friedkin originally intended to have hawks flying around the statue of Pazuzu to give the scenes in Iraq a more ominous look. Four trained hawks were brought over from England but would not fly in the scorching temperatures. Friedkin then, thinking it may attract vultures, placed lamb carcasses around the statue, which did nothing but spark rumours amongst the natives of a “strange American offering sacrifices to a demon.”

Director William Friedkin originally intended to have hawks flying around the statue of Pazuzu to give the scenes in Iraq a more ominous look. Four trained hawks were brought over from England but would not fly in the scorching temperatures. Friedkin then, thinking it may attract vultures, placed lamb carcasses around the statue, which did nothing but spark rumours amongst the natives of a “strange American offering sacrifices to a demon.”

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