Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 304: Thu Oct 31

The Exorcist (Friedkin, 1973): Castle Cinema, 9pm

The Cine-Real film club (which specialises in 16mm screenings) have come up with an ideal Halloween entertainment, a double-bill of Friday the 13th and The Exorcist (the latter also being shown on Sunday November 3rd). You can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
'Doubtless this tale of spirit possession in Georgetown packs a punch, but so does wood alcohol,” wrote Reader critic Don Druker in an earlier review of this. I wouldn't be quite so dismissive: as a key visual source for Mel Gibson's depiction of evil in The Passion of the Christ, as well as an early indication of how seriously pulp can be taken when religious faith is involved, this 1973 horror thriller is highly instructive as well as unnerving. William Friedkin, directing William Peter Blatty's adaptation of his own novel, aims for the jugular, privileging sensation over sense and such showbiz standbys as vomit and obscenity over plodding exposition.' 
Jonathan Rosenbaum 

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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