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The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
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it was amazing

What a fantastic and scary but fascinating book. The film with Linda Blair and Max Von Sydow was so far ahead of its time. I was just a young boy when the film was released and remember that there was heaps of controversy at the time. Ambulances and police were rushing to theatres because people were fainting and screaming with hysteria. In some extreme cases priests were called. I know that the film was back in theatres a while ago and my partner and I went to see it again with our nephew and niece. They were both in their twenties back then and I recall them laughing all the way through the film. I guess times and tastes have changed. The book is great and the original film too, whatever the younger generation may think. The new TV series is good though, I must admit. I think it stars Ben Daniels as the priest.🐯👍
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message 1: by SONALI (new)

SONALI i have seen the movie Mr. leo and its pretty scary i say :)

Mackey One of my all time favorites - book and movie! Great review!

Jeremy Less Great book! Enjoyed the sequel “Legion” too

Amberlee I'm reading this one right now :)

message 5: by Roman (new)

Roman Kurys Ooo! a classic. That book is as scary today still as it ever was.

Luvtoread Great review Leo! Definitely an all time favorite of mine as well, both the book and movie!

message 7: by Leo (new) - rated it 5 stars

Leo . The version we took our nephew and niece to see was an unedited version. The scene when Linda Blaire comes down the stairs arched over backwards on all fours...They called it the Tarantula. It was as deemed to scary for viewers in the original movie and the scene was deleted.🐯👍

message 8: by Leo (new) - rated it 5 stars

Leo . Too scary! Bloody Kindle! Lol!

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