The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist was banned in the UK from the early 1980’s until 1999; I got hold of a video back in the late 1980’s which was in pretty bad condition and to be honest gave the film some edginess a nice clean print never. The thing about The Exorcist is its not everyone’s cup of tea, and to be fair I fall into that category. I got very in with the idea of the movie, but to be fair I never really enjoyed it. However that being said I know a lot of people are made very uncomfortable by it and that’s why its on my list.
In Washington a young girl finds a Ouija board and promptly begins to play with it, whether on not the incident is related or not shortly after Reagan’s attitude begins to change, suddenly she becomes very sick, her behavior unpredictable and its only a matter of time before unpredictable turns to something a lot more menacing. Having become possessed by a demon, Father Karras and Father Merrin must exorcise this demon, but what casualties will they encounter along the way.
The Exorcist is good in a lot of ways, consider its 37 year vintage, and it still continues to shock to this day, while the majority of the movie is very slow, the final 30 minutes are a rollercoaster ride you’ll never forget.
“Do you know what she did? You’re C*****g daughter!”
Damien: Omen II (1978)
I saw the Omen movies in the wrong order, and caught the second before the first, but let me tell you this has remained one of my favorite movies of all time.
As the movie begins Damien is living with his Aunt and Uncle, having been a “victim” of something unpleasant earlier. But Damian is reaching an important age and his school teacher at the military academy he attends needs to tell him about his potential. But he is not the only one to know about Damien, and as many friends and family tell the careers of Damien the truth they are met with a prompt, and violent end.
While I’d not recommend watching the movies out of order if you have never seen them before, If you have, why not fish this out for some great entertainment.
A character from the previous movie becomes imprisoned in a tomb.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Launching on an incredibly low budget, and with one of the first heavy dosage online campaigns The Blair Witch ensures its place as one of the scariest movies of the last millennium. Everyone spoke about it, and for some time a lot of people believed it was real.
Three film students head off to Burkittesville in search of a rumored local ghost from a long time ago, having gone missing while searching for the ghost, some time later their film is discovered in the ruins of an old building. The Blair Witch Project plays out the last days of the film students, to a horrifying conclusion.
The camera falls over.