In “The Exorcist,” a chilling supernatural thriller directed by William Friedkin, the tranquil facade of Georgetown, Washington, D.C., is shattered when an ancient evil descends upon an unsuspecting family. The gripping tale follows the harrowing experiences of Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn) and her daughter Regan (Linda Blair).
As Chris grapples with the inexplicable changes in Regan’s behavior, a string of terrifying events leads her to believe that her daughter is possessed by a malevolent force. Desperate for answers, she seeks the help of Father Damien Karras (Jason Miller), a conflicted priest struggling with his own faith. Together, they embark on a treacherous journey to confront the demonic presence that has taken hold of Regan.
“The Exorcist” explores themes of faith, doubt, and the battle between good and evil as it builds tension and terrorizes audiences with shocking scenes of possession and exorcism. The film’s iconic moments and haunting soundtrack have left an indelible mark on the horror genre, making it a timeless classic that continues to terrify and captivate viewers to this day.
Exactly five decades later, on the ominous date of Friday, October 13, a new chapter unfolds. From the acclaimed production house Blumhouse and visionary director David Gordon Green, the team behind the groundbreaking revival of the Halloween franchise, comes “The Exorcist: Believer.”
Victor Fielding (portrayed by Tony winner and Oscar® nominee Leslie Odom, Jr.), who lost his pregnant wife in a devastating Haitian earthquake twelve years ago, has been raising their daughter, Angela (played by Lidya Jewett of Good Girls), on his own. However, when Angela and her friend Katherine (newcomer Olivia Marcum) mysteriously vanish in the woods, only to return days later with no recollection of their ordeal, a sinister chain of events is set in motion.
Victor is compelled to confront an unimaginable evil, pushing him to seek help from the only person who has faced such horrors before: Chris MacNeil, portrayed once again by Oscar® winner Ellen Burstyn. Chris, forever changed by the events involving her daughter Regan half a century ago, returns to the screen.
The film also features Emmy winner Ann Dowd, Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles, and two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz in pivotal roles. “The Exorcist: Believer” promises to reignite the terror that made its predecessor a cultural phenomenon, reimagining the legacy for a new generation.
Directed by David Gordon Green and written by Peter Sattler, Scott Teems, Danny McBride, and David Gordon Green, this production carries the weight of its iconic source material, promising to leave a lasting mark on the horror genre. Get ready for a spine-tingling experience when Universal Pictures presents “The Exorcist: Believer,” a Blumhouse/Morgan Creek Entertainment production in association with Rough House Pictures.