The Exorcist was directed by William Friedkin and was based on the novel by William Peter Blatty. It starred Linda Blair as Regan MacNeil, a young girl who was possessed by the demon Pazuzu.
We recently ranked The Exorcist as #2 in our Top 25 Horror Movies of All Time list, saying “bottom line: It is the best horror movie about the consequences of belief ever made.”
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In 2016, The Exorcist was made into a television show for Fox, but it was cancelled after just two seasons. It’s average of 1.32 million viewers made it Fox’s lowest-rated show of the year.
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