The Exorcist continues causing chills in many people around the world, and this list of photos will help you to understand what was really going on behing cameras and how was evertyhing done, baceuse it’s only a movie after all, and these behind the scenes photos are the prove of it.
Enjoy watching how all the actors and the crew did all the magic work.
Linda Blair was Regan, the possessed girl
Nowadays this movie continues to be one of the most watched horror movies from all generations. Time passes and people of all ages continue dying of fear each time they see this horrific movie.
The special effects are AMAZING!
First of all, a Mexican, named Gonzálo Gavira, is behind the special effects of this film. It was him who gave life to that memorable scene in which Regan (the character of Linda Blair), it'spossessed by the demon "Pazuzu" and gives a 360 ° turn with her head.
The written novel was a total failure
The book "The Exorcist" was released in 1971, and it was a complete failure. However, in a stroke of luck, Blatty, author of the book, was invited to the talk show "The Dick Cavett Show", where, thanks to the absence of other guests, he had more time to talk about his novel. A few weeks later, the book was at the top of the Best-Sellers list.
The film didn't promise to be a success
Before the novel became a success, no producer wanted to accept Blatty's script to make a film. After joining the Best Seller list, John Calley, an American film studio executive and producer, became interested in the project and bought the rights.
Based on a real story horror movies
The story took the real case of a 13-year-old boy from Maryland, who in 1949 was subject of 30 exorcisms to free him from a demon that was possessing him. The church gave it the pseudonym of "Roland Perez".
Stanley Kubrick was going to produce the film but he didn't want to
Stanley Kubrick was a film director, scriptwriter, producer and American photographer. Considered by many, as one of the most influential filmmakers of the 20th century, he would've tripled the success of the movie.