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I gave The Exorcist (theatrical cut) another chance last night after about 10-15 years.

I still think it’s overrated and not scary.

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ChainsawAsh said:

I gave The Exorcist (theatrical cut) another chance last night after about 10-15 years.

I still think it’s overrated and not scary.

I tend to agree to an extent, though my opinion of the film has increased tremendously over the years. I think Exorcist III is the superior entry in the series, weak ending notwithstanding, and grossly underrated.

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I only saw The Exorcist for the first time earlier this year, but I can say that to my memory, it’s the only movie that has legitimately disturbed me. Being religious probably has some affect on how I reacted to it, but I don’t see how anyone can say it isn’t an effective film.

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I don’t see how anyone can say it isn’t an effective film.

I totally agree. As far as “scary”… I dunno. I’m a 38 year old man. Monsters aren’t real and the movie’s not gonna jump out n’ grab me. But seeing the horror happen to innocent people and through the eyes of a helpless, unbelieving mother… I just don’t see how anybody can say it’s not an effective movie. A horrifying story well told and well executed.

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Don’t get me wrong, it’s a well made film. It isn’t bad by any means. But I certainly don’t think it’s the best horror movie ever made by a long shot.

It’s much more effective as a character study of a religious man having a crisis of faith and being forced to literally confront it head-on.

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I think The Exorcist could’ve benefited from some subtlety. We could’ve done without Regan’s head doing a 360, for instance.

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But have you seen it 167 times?

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ChainsawAsh said:

It’s much more effective as a character study of a religious man having a crisis of faith and being forced to literally confront it head-on.

Perhaps this is why I like it so much. Horror movies have never really been something that have ‘scared’ me, so I always have a hard time judging that aspect of them. But The Exorcist is one of the best horror films beyond the scares, which makes it one of my favorites. Probably why I usually gravitate to something like Jaws as my all time favorite horror movie.

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I don’t really appreciate jump scares in horror movies that much. It’s hard to articulate what makes a horror film “scary” to me, and it’s probably different with each one.

For example, I love John Carpenter’s The Thing because the atmosphere of claustrophobia, isolation, and paranoia is so pervasive that it becomes legitimately terrifying, and the few jump scares in the movie actually feel earned. That is probably my gold standard for horror, but I also like some slasher movies for very different reasons - usually suspense and thrills, even if they’re not really scary.

I guess the story and character development of The Exorcist were excellent for me, but the atmosphere didn’t creep into me the way it does in the similarly-constructed horror movies I’ve enjoyed, and it seems like that was the primary “horror” part of it.

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