The horror community was rocked by recent news that a reboot of The Exorcist is in the works at Morgan Creek. Initial response has been catastrophic (of course). Now if you ask me, every movie about demonic possession made since 1973 is, essentially, a remake of The Exorcist–but that’s an opinion best explored elsewhere.
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In a reaction that is becoming more and more commonplace (despite little proof of effectiveness), horror fans have launched a petition on Change.org requesting plans for an Exorcist remake be cast out immediately! It reads:
The Exorcist is William Friedkin’s masterpiece. It’s a horror classic and one of the scariest movies ever made if not the scariest. The original movie was made in the seventies and is still relevant today.
The Exorcist is one of the few movies that did not age, that remained for many of us the reference inspiring many other feature films and filmmakers.
We, horror fans, moviegoers, cinephiles, movie buffs do not want or need a remake and this petition is to stop the greedy Hollywood machine for remaking The Exorcist as we all already know that a remake will never equal the original.
Stop spending millions in remaking great movies and hire people who can create new original stories instead.
If you agree, feel free to add your name to the petition, HERE.
One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd — levitating, speaking in tongues — her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.
The Exorcist is directed by William Friedkin from a screenplay written by William Peter Blatty who wrote the novel.
Are you a fan of The Exorcist? What do you think about plans for a remake in 2021? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.