The Exorcist (1973)
Adapted from a novel by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist is not just a movie; its an experience full of shocking imagery, cringe-worthy scenes, and symbolic characterization. One of the main messages that I took away from the film was the contradictory battle between good and evil in which both sides seem to win and lose simultaneously.
Here is one of the papers I wrote regarding narrative style in The Exorcist. Avoid reading it before seeing the film unless you do not mind spoilers. Narrative Perversity in The Exorcist
One small semi-spoiler here: the most frightening moment for me had nothing to do with demons or spirits in the film. Surprisingly, I actually always have to look away when Regan, the twelve year old girl has to get some medical procedures done in a doctor’s office. Without giving too much away, you will surely know what I am talking about as soon as you see it…