The Exorcist: Everything You Didn't Know | SYFY WIRE

WATCH: Everything you didn't know about The Exorcist

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Dec 26, 2018, 1:15 PM EST

It's kinda hard to imagine a major studio releasing one of the most provocative, gut-wrenching, and inspiring (yes, inspiring!) horror films in the history of cinema just one day after St. Nick bounded down the chimney with gifts and good cheer aplenty, but that's precisely what Warner Bros. did 24 hours after Christmas arrived in 1973 with The Exorcist.


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Today, December 26, marks the 45th anniversary of director William Friedkin's masterful theological thriller and as you nurse your holiday hangover, SYFY WIRE is saluting this all-time classic with a faithful journey into the evil depths of The Exorcist. We're presenting a captivating chalice full of intriguing tidbits and trivia about the production and just how William Peter Blatty's shocking novel made it to the silver screen, projectile pea soup and all.

Watch our video, then tell us your memories of first experiencing the head-twisting terror of The Exorcist in the comments below. The power of SYFY WIRE compels you!