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William Peter Blatty: A Retrospective

by Benjamín Harguindey

Writer and film director William Peter Blatty – best known as the author of The Exorcist (1973) – passed away on the night of Thursday 12th at the age of 89, reported his friend… 670 more words


William Peter Blatty Passed as I Read His Book

This past week I began reading Legion by William Peter Blatty. I had reread The Exorcist a month or two ago, found the Detective Kinderman character fascinating, so I ordered the… 1,027 more words


William Peter Blatty - Rest in Peace

Thursday, we have lost the author of one of the greatest horror novels of all time, William Peter Blatty. If you’ve never read the actual novel of… 386 more words

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'Exorcist' Author William Peter Blatty Has Died

William Peter Blatty, the novelist and filmmaker best known for The Exorcist, died Thursday in Maryland. He was 89.

The New York City native was the author of several acclaimed novels (including… 236 more words


R.I.P. The Exorcist writer William Peter Blatty has died at 89

Photo by Everett Collection; Blatty pictured center

William Peter Blatty, the novelist and screenwriter responsible for changing the way Hollywood looked at horror with his work on 1973’s… 215 more words


William Peter Blatty Dies: 'Exorcist' Author Was 89

Writer and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, author of the famed 1971 novel The Exorcist that he helped turn into one of the most iconic supernatural horror films of all time, died Thursday at age 89. 143 more words

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William Peter Blatty, Author of 'The Exorcist,' Dies at 89

William Peter Blatty, the novelist and Oscar-winning screenwriter most famous for landmark horror film “The Exorcist” as well as the director of two films, “The Ninth Configuration” and “The Exorcist III,” died Thursday in Bethesda, Maryland. 752 more words

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