The next stop on our Top 25 Halloween Outdoor Movies
list is The Exorcist
, the 1973 classic horror movie that is adapted from William Peter Blatty's novel of the same name, and based on the exorcism case of Robbie Mannheim. The Exorcist
was financially and critically successful, and garnered ten Academy Award nominations (including best picture), with a total of 3 actual wins. Director Martin Scorsese even placed the film on his list of top 11 scariest films of all time! The Exorcist
is the perfect horror flick for your Halloween outdoor movie event, especially if you want to really scare your friends and family. The film is not suitable for young children, both for its violent content and profanity, and the fact that it is genuinely scary. Here is the original trailer for the film:
tells the story of Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), an actress in Georgetown, Washington D.C., and the strange behavior of her 12 year old daughter Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair). Her behaviors include seizures, unnatural powers such as levitation and great strength, and cursing and blaspheming in the voice of a male demon. As Chris is worried about Regan, she takes her to a doctor, who initially suspects the activity is caused by a brain lesion.
But after a number of tests, she is found to be okay, and the physician recommends that Regan see a psychiatrist. But after the psychiatrist is assaulted, and the director to Chris's film is murdered outside their apartment, the doctor finally recommends an exorcism, claiming that if Regan's behavior is psychosomatic, she'll respond to it positively.
continues in a frightening narrative of demonic possession, superstitious rites, and a flurry of truly scary events. Many cite this film as being the scariest they have ever seen. Watching The Exorcist
as an outdoor movie near the woods would certainly heighten the scare factor! Backyard cinema has never been this scary!
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If anyone has screened The Exorcist
as an outdoor movie, please share your story by posting to the comments section below! Until next time, happy haunting!