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The Pope’s Exorcist: Everything We Know So Far About The Russell Crowe Supernatural Thriller

The rite of exorcism has been around for thousands of years and is practiced by a variety of religions. Since 250 Ad, a special group of Catholic clergy, known as exorcists, has received special training to evict demons from people. Prior to the 1970s, opinions on the practice landed somewhere between faith and superstition, depending […]

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Natasha Lyonne Details Marlon Brando’s Bizarre ‘Scary Movie 2’ Cameo That Was Never Released

The opening of “Scary Movie 2” memorably features Natasha Lyonne in a parody of “The Exorcist.” The comedian appears as a demon-possessed woman who gets a visit from two priests, played by James Wood and Andy Richter. Lyonne reminded fans in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly that Marlon Brando was originally cast in Wood’s […]

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One Of The Scariest Scenes In Hunters Proves That Horror Is Subjective

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition, Ariel explains why this particular scene in “Hunters” is actually terrifying, and Matt provides an outsider’s perspective.)The notion of horror and what scares us is wholly […]

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‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Frankenstein’ Top John Carpenter’s Favorite Halloween Films

Director John Carpenter has directed some of the most iconic horror films of all time. In fact, his 1978 feature “Halloween” is as synonymous with the spooky season as trick or treating. But what movies is Carpenter planning to watch this Halloween?Le Cinema Club, a curated streaming platform that screens one movie a week for […]

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The Medium Review: This Exorcism Movie Will Haunt You To Your Core [Telluride Horror Show 2021]

There’s a point in William Peter Blatty’s incendiary 1971 horror novel “The Exorcist” when Father Karras asks Father Merrin what the purpose of possession might be — if, according to their religion, a demon cannot touch a victim’s will. Merrin considers this question, then thoughtfully replies: “I think the demon’s target is not the possessed; it […]

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Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin review – hit series returns with ho-hum horror

The overly derivative new chapter to the low-budget, high-profit horror franchise struggles to justify its existenceThere’s an odd comfort to the release of a new Paranormal Activity film just in time for Halloween, a prime spot it owned for five years after the Saw franchise released its grip and (temporarily) bled out. The repetitive yet […]

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