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Hellooooouuuu Everybody

Natasja here with the theme for his month…….yes one of the best themes I think : HORROR. And this theme fits perfectly for this month coinciding with Halloween.

How creepy does it have to be???

When I think about horror in the movie theme, the first film that pops-up is The Exorcist. I think most of us have seen that movie, but for those who haven’t I want to give you some information about it. And although this is the one I would like to share with you, there are definitely loads of other Horror/Thriller movies to choose from.

The Exorcist

The Exorcist is an American horror movie that was released in 1973.

The scenario is based on a book written by William Peter Blatty and was directed by William Friedkin. The novel is inspired by a true story, thought by some to be an authentic possesion. The film went on to become one of the most succesful movies of all times, with worldwide revenues of 440.000.000 dollars

When twelve-year-old Regan MacNeil (played by Linda Blair) begins to engage in bizarre behavior, her mother (Ellen Burstyn) turns to the medical community for help. After many possibilities have been exhausted, only one solution remains: an exorcism.

A possessed twelve-year-old Regan MacNeil

I will not tell you more about the content of this film, but what i can say is that this film has made quite an impression on me and I think it is still very creepy these days. What is striking is the thoughtful increase of tension. The ominous prologue suggests extensive mythology that was never explored further throughout the film.

Yet it provides The Exorcist with authenticity, which makes the viewer almost believe in it. It didn’t just impress me. Even before the movie was released, seeing the original trailer, (which was immediately banned) made a huge impact on me.

Her mother turns to the medical community for help.
The doctors, thinking that Regan’s aberrations are mostly psychological in origin, recommend an exorcism be performed.

About The Trailer

After about 30 seconds, the trailer features bright, flashy images of, among other things, a close-up of the face of the demon and the possessed Regan, simultaneously with ominous music. This led some to immediately leave the cinemas in panic. Some people even had to throw up through the trailer. And others were reported to having had a stroke or passed out due to a heart attack, among other incidents.

Lalo Schifrin, who wrote the ominous music, told to a magazine that it was one of his most unpleasant experiences in his life. Nowadays, there are a lot of horror movies, that I think can’t compare to The Exorcist….especially for a movie from that era.

Regan speaks backward, in different voices.

Original And Follow-Ups

There are also a lot movies with several parts where the story is being continued. Unfortunately that does not always add to the original film. For example the series SAW: the first 3 parts were good, after these I felt that the tension was really gone.

Some of you know that i’m a big fan of Quentin Tarantino’s movies, and From Dusk Till Dawn is also one of my favorites.

So, Are You Scared Yet????

Now it is up to you to show your inner horror thoughts which are movie related.

Are you joining our month’s theme? Use the hashtags: #SiPgoesTT_horror and #Sipgoestt to share your ideas with us.

I’m looking forward to your creations!

Hugs, Natasja

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