The Exorcist (1973) Movie Review
The Exorcist 1973 is a horror film that has been termed by many as the scariest film ever watched. The film is about a young girl aged 12 (Regan) who is possessed by demons and start to act strangely producing mysterious noise, and abnormal strength. Her mother is horrified about her daughter’s state of affairs and seeks medical help from physicians led by Dr. Klein whose tests finds nothing physiologically wrong with Regan. The physicians recommended that an exorcism be performed on Regan. Her mother finds Merrin and Karras who attempt to exorcise Regan. At that stage, Merrin dies of heart attack. Karras confronts the Pazuzu demon which attacks him leaving Regan, but Karras quickly throws himself out to evade being compelled by the demon.
The performances in the Exorcist (1973) are in each way suitable to this movie. For instance, Ellen Burstyn, Regan’s mother, rings especially true; I feel her increasing worries particularly when doctors and psychiatrists converse about lesions on the brain and she knows all is not well, that her daughter is experiencing terrible times. Regan, the possessed girl, on her side has visibly been put through suffering in this role, which touches my emotions. Jason Miller, who acts as the young Jesuit, is humiliated, doubting, intelligent.
What I liked about this film are the scaring and scenes that truly depicts the real horror movies. When one first watches the movie, they would definitely be shaken. The Exorcist film has an effect that makes someone shrink down just like “Cries and Whisper’s Film” by Ingmar Bergman. Friedkin’s implications makes us to shrink back from the unswerving emotional experience he is attacking us with. The thrilling effect of The Exorcist is also contributed by the invisible satanic sounds of Ian McKellen. This is in fact the classiest thing in a movie that is scarier than anything one could have imagined.
I view The Exorcist” as one of the best horror films ever produced because it not only outdoes the terror, supernatural, thrilling and horror genres, but it surpasses such serious and ruthless efforts with a retaliation. When it comes to special effects, The Exorcist (1973) is a success. This movie contains terrifying sounds, brutal shocks, and extreme obscenities. Beginning from when Regan is possessed by the most disgusting of satanic demons to when the furniture is flying and the bed is banging and the satanic spirit is welling out. These special effects convince us much by manipulating our feelings. However, at the end of the film, one will still have a feeling that this is, in spite of everything, a cinematic entertainment and not a real life confrontation.