The Exorcist, based on the 1973 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty; is without doubt the greatest horror movie ever made, it was ahead of its time when it was released back in 1973 setting the benchmark in which for others to follow in terms of chilling atmosphere, lighting and the story behind it all the forces of Good Vs. the forces of Evil!
Not only a horror movie it possesses a psychological element to it in the form of the demonic possession of a little girl, and seeing her character gradually change from a typical girl getting into mischief and being loved by everyone before turning into a Chess Pawn of the Dissolute One
But without the first-rate performances of Linda Blair as the Satanic Regan McNeill, Ellen Burstyn as the doting Mother who sees her daughter deteriorate and change before her very eyes and being unable to do what all parents wish to do and help there children in their hour of need through forces that she can not control.
Jason Miller as Father Karras who has many exertions to deal with apart from the pending confrontation with Regan McNell such as the loss of his Mother and the sentiment of guilt he feels that he couldn't help her as a result he questions his faith.
Max Von Sydow as the matured Father Merrin who has always known that he must one day participate in one last Battle against his arch Nemesis who is positioned itself within the innocent Regan McNeill.
Last and no means least is the vocal talents of Mercedes McCambridge, who without her contribution behind the Demonic persona of Regan McNeill's character wouldn't have been as so effective. What a Voice!!!!!
This version; the directors cut includes 11 minutes of additional material which were deleted from its original 1973 release including the now infamous spider walk.
This film is one for the ages and symbolises two things that are certain in this world 'Good' and 'Evil'. An Excellent film TEN OUT OF TEN!!!!!