“The Exorcist” is considered one of the best and scariest horror movies ever made. It certainly was when it first was released in 1973. It caught moviegoers completely by surprise and it was something they weren’t ready to experience. A little girl possessed by the Devil. No way! Teenagers of today may not think much of it, but it did garner ten Oscar nominations, taking home two awards. While today’s jaded viewing public may not think too much of it, the film will always be a classic in the genre.
David Gordon Green and the creative team that revived the Halloween franchise is behind the camera to see if they can strike lightning twice with another popular horror franchise. Like before, this story ignores all Exorcist sequels, making this one the new official “Part II”. Angela (Lidya Jewett) and Katherine (Olivia O’Neill) are friends who go into the woods after school and disappear for three days. The girls don’t remember anything that happened during that time, but it is not long before both start behaving very strangely. Seems as if demonic possession is at play here. However, Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), the mother whose daughter went through the same experience as told in the original film is back to help guide the two parents through their ordeal and hopefully get both children back to themselves before it’s too late.