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Resurrected 1970s Cinema: Sorcerer

“Sorcerer” is the movie that derailed the career of the Oscar winning director of “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist” William Friedkin. It is a remake of the French film classic “The Wages Of Fear” but it bombed upon it’s initial release in 1977 and received mostly negative reviews when it opened a couple of weeks after “Star Wars”. 253 more words

Bruno Cremer

The Exorcist (1973)

As the title suggests, and as Carol Clover helpfully points out, the film is about the priest, Father Kerras, more than it is about Regan, the 12 year old girl who is possessed by a low-level demon. 626 more words


The Exorcist (1973)

There’s nothing quite like a twelve year old girl vomiting all over a priest. William Friedkin’s 1973 horror classic The Exorcist. The film shocked audiences all over the country and even other parts of the world with its controversial and taboo-breaking content (i.e. 282 more words


Father Karras in The Exorcist

The Exorcist (1973) is a film chronicling the possession of a young girl, and the psychological journey of the priest who performs her exorcism. After seeing the film for about the dozenth time, and reading Carol Clover’s chapter detailing this and other occult films in… 290 more words

The Exorcist

The Exorcist, for the time it was made, and the effects is probably one of the scariest films ever made. A possession film in more ways than one, it does things that were way ahead of its time. 348 more words

Psychological Horror

Killer Joe (2012)

Every now and then I’ll get a message from Andy that simply says “You must see *insert film title*”. Admittedly, the majority of the films he recommends I will not have heard of; and this affords me the opportunity to enjoy a somewhat unique viewing experience: knowing literally nothing about the film going into it. 505 more words


THURSDAY: Bees -- What’s with the Buzz?

10 April 2014

Ms. Bee, why do you buzz?

First, mechanics. When the bee flaps its small wings with amazing speed, it creates a gust of wind. 657 more words