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12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled pries
MPAA Rating R
Release Date 1973-12-26
Runtime 122 minutes
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queer-giraffe shared a tip "Mesmerizing & nuanced slow burn dread. One of the GOAT horror films."
jonathan_kent_6341 shared a tip "One of my favorite horror movies!"
arleisha_strauder shared a tip "Classic"
abs shared a tip "Do you love it do you hate it what do you think of this classic movie ? 🍿"
psychobabblellc shared a tip "Holds up well! Religious-horror fans must see!"
jennifer_8975 shared a tip "By today’s standards the special effects seem lame, but the music and lighting still make this frightening."
trina_karban shared a tip "Ohh brother."
hymtheria shared a tip "One of the best and most beloved horror movies of all time. What a great film from start to finish, a true masterpiece!"
mary_dean-varney shared a tip "This is my all time favorite horror movie!"
linda_sherrin shared a tip "I usually do not like horror..Linda Blair was known for this one scene in movie.. she is possessed by the devil.."
melanies_muses shared a tip "Classic!"
mlhawkins shared a tip "Oldie but goodie!"
christopher_shaner shared a tip "Holds up extremely well for being a nearly 50 year old movie. Acting, music, and definitely the effects are all great."
mysticvenom shared a tip "I believe this is the best and true beginning of like 'exorcism movies', along with the first Amityville movie."
Joker2E shared a tip "In my mid 40s and still...the only movie I won't watch alone."
diana_suber shared a tip "Read the book too."
gabrielle_patterson shared a tip "My all time favorite horror movie!"
Peace_love_vdubb shared a tip "The book was much much more disturbing than the movie, but, it's still a top 10 horror classic"
pierre-andr_sirard shared a tip "This is the best drama ever."
edyta_maziarz-mierzejewski shared a tip "The best horror movie ever!"
laura_powers_1185 shared a tip "It's terrifying, it's very good, and I can never ever watch it again."
mally_1274 shared a tip "This is probably the best horror movie ever made there could be an argument made for Halloween but I think this is better￼"
jason_cox_6229 shared a tip "Classic horror movie. Must see if you are interested in the genra."
jimmy_tucker_492 shared a tip "Hot take, I like it but its not as scary as everyone makes it out to be IMO"
natalie_hamilton shared a tip "Still can hold its own against new horror."
michael_wisor shared a tip "It's still scary almost 50 years later, even with the advancements in special effects since then."
vic_gallagher shared a tip "May the power of Christ compel you 😈😈😈￼"
bridgette_razzo shared a tip "Sickest and scariest movie ever made!!"
jessica_werner shared a tip "The only horror film I like"
lauren_schulte_2850 shared a tip "Yea it’s good"
taylor_washington_718 shared a tip "First time seeing this film was in my lit and horror film class. The storyline is impeccable along with a stellar cast￼"
alex_walton_7176 shared a tip "Terrifying movie!"
connie_schroth shared a tip "Creepy and disturbing"
neozombie shared a tip "I didn't like this movie but it's sorta funny"
elizabeth_george_6972 shared a tip "A classic. Very scary in its’ day and still scary now!"
matthew_swinson shared a tip "Classic"
gloria_rivera_2896 shared a tip "A classic is alway fun to watch loved it the first time and every time I watch it."
maevelasair shared a tip "I was 13 when I saw this. Terrified me. Once was enough for me."
sierra_spencer_5333 shared a tip "Honestly, with the writing, pacing, acting and special effects, it’s no wonder this one is such a horror icon."
lena_aragon shared a tip "Saw this when I was 13, my favorite movie of all time"
dakota_boutilier shared a tip "I honestly just love the whole movie. I wouldn’t be able to pick a single favourite part."
NeonGreen shared a tip "Amazing special effects and continues to age so well!!"
mehrnush_ti shared a tip "absolute classic horror, in its rawest form. scary as hell"
cirrus_macleod shared a tip "HBO Max 1/1"
drinking_bleach_kee shared a tip "It was so good, left you on the edge of your seat!"
dani_dodson shared a tip "One of my classic favorite horror films!"
JulioCarRosales shared a tip "A classic"
rachel_poy shared a tip "Devil movies are the scariest horror flicks.#peasoup"
theresa_domingo shared a tip "Agreed to some people who mentioned that this is a classic and still scares me to this day."
phantomrix shared a tip "it's amazingly scary and happened irl around my area"
elizabeth_bravo_8505 shared a tip "Love this movie and it was good! I wasn’t scared, I actually thought it was funny."
jj_moeder shared a tip "I love anything religiously horror."
teresa_lewis_2948 shared a tip "Scary as hell."
caden_8090 shared a tip "Cause it's amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who likes paranormal topics"
denise_taylor_5348 shared a tip "First saw it as a child and it scared me too death."
mar_harrison shared a tip "Creepy, and thrilling!"
christina_peterson_2150 shared a tip "Love this movie"
roxas_rivers shared a tip "I can see why it’s so influential. Not for those with a weak stomach."
rachel_g_5290 shared a tip "It’s amazing but it really is 💯 terrifying. Not for the weak at heart"
ben_desoto shared a tip "Scariest movie ever?"
christina_smith_2226 shared a tip "Scared the literal **** out of me"
mollie_lawson shared a tip "Old School Horror….a touch of scary and then a touch of Nostalgia. Definitely not kid friendly."
stephanie_schelm shared a tip "One of my favorite horror movies ever. The way it’s shot it’s 🤌👌"