The Devil and Father Amorth trailer

Decades after terrifying audiences with The Exorcist, director William Friedkin goes to Rome to document real exorcisms in the documentary, The Devil and Father Amorth.

William Friedkin, director of the 1973 classic film The Exorcist, is dealing with the devil again but don’t expect more twisting heads, levitating beds or spurts of green vomit. That was fiction. This time, it’s the real thing with no special effects but it is nonetheless harrowing.

The 1973 film was based on William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel of the same title. A work of fiction, it was inspired by a newspaper article Blatty had read when he was a student at Georgetown University in Washington.

In the 1973 movie, Linda Blair plays a 12-year-old girl who is possessed and some of the contortions of her face and body have become the stuff of cinematic history.

Watch the trailer here.

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