It's a pretty sweet deal that Mick Garris has with FEARnet, being able to chat with some of the preeminent directors in the horror genre on his "Post Mortem" web series, and his next guest is no exception. How about a sneak peek at Garris' interview with the one and only William Friedkin?
And another notch has been added to the horror genre's ever growing belt of credibility! The Library of Congress has added the best and most frightening tale of demonic possession to their official National Film Registry.
The team of William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin proved to be one hell of a combination when they came together to give the world one of the most frightening films ever made in The Exorcist.
Much like the Star Wars trilogy "special editions", does anybody actually prefer The Exorcist "The Version You've Never Seen" to the theatrical cut? William Friedkin thinks so as it's become the definitive edition of the film in his mind.
Other than Fox's Alien box set our most looked forward to Blu-ray release of the year is without question Warner Brothers' high definition treatment of The Exorcist. The set is just stacked from top to bottom, and if you need any more convincing, then dig on the following trailer.
Along with Fox's Blu-ray release of the Alien box set and Universal's Blu-ray release of Psycho, there's only one other Blu-ray release this year that has our blood boiling like holy water on the skin of a demon - Warner Brothers' Blu-ray edition of The Exorcist. We've got all the details for what is to be the mother of all Exorcist releases!
Well ... I suppose its better than a remake. During an interview in the latest issue of Cemetery Dance magazine with William Peter Blatty, the author dropped some interesting things on fans and readers.
If there's one thing I hate, it's when directors 'revisit' their films YEARS after having made them and begin to tinker with their material. Let's not even mention George Lucas, but instead Walter Hill (what the hell did you do to The Warriors, goddammit!) and William Friedkin (sir, your new French Connection Blu-ray transfer is an abomination). These guys have come very close to destroying films of theirs once heralded as masterpieces. And what's worse?