In the off chance that you haven't seen William Friedkin's 1973 horror film 'The Exorcist', we won't spoil it for you. But let's just say the immense flight of outdoor, concrete stairs that appear in the film's final scenes aren't exactly used for morning workouts. Based on the book by William Peter Blatty about a DC-area family whose heads are sent spinning by a bout of demonic possession, the 97 stairs located just off of Georgetown University's campus in northwest DC -- as well as the MacNeil House, which sits at the top of them -- serve as the backdrop for a film that remains one of the most frightening of all time.
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