Skip to main content

The Exorcist

R| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues -- her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.

Cast: Ellen Burstyn , Linda Blair , Max von Sydow , Lee J. Cobb , Kitty Winn , Jack MacGowran , Jason Miller , Reverend William O'Malley

Director: William Friedkin

Genres: Horror

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Exorcist (1973)

Release Date: December 26th, 1973|2 hr. 2 min.

watch now

featured news

view all news

William Friedkin on New Technology, the 'Exorcist' Curse, and the McConnaissance

Posted by
Gary Susman on April 25, 2014

Without really trying, William Friedkin has been on the cutting edge for nearly half a century. He won Best Picture and Best Director for "The French Connection" (1971), followed it up with the sca...

'The Exorcist': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Terrifying Horror Classic

Posted by
Gary Susman on December 26, 2013

Everett "The Exorcist," released 40 years ago this week (on December 26, 1973), is widely regarded as the scariest movie ever made, but after four decades, two sequels, two prequels, and countless s...

'The Exorcist' Author William Blatty Didn't Mean to Scare Us

Posted by
Jenni Miller on October 8, 2013

Exorcist By most accounts, "The Exorcist" is one of the most pants-peeingly scary movies in history. However, William Blatty, who wrote the screenplay and the novel it was based on, would like to ...

25 Things You Didn't Know About Exorcism Movies

Posted by
Gary Susman on January 5, 2012

Like body-swiping demons, exorcism movies simply refuse to go away. The latest one to take possession of the multiplex is 'The Devil Inside,' which premieres this Friday, and which is just one of...

similar movies

  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

  • The Omen (1976)

  • Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

  • The Rite (2011)

  • The Exorcist III (1990)

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings