Monday, September 12, 2011

The Exorcist... Remake?

I accidentally watched The Exorcist over the weekend. I was programming the DVR and the brilliant opening sequence caught my eye. Before I knew it, I was clutching the couch, unable to move or turn it off. To this day, it remains a powerful, well made film (even without the crazy "spider walk" scene that was originally cut, then re-added to a blue-ray edition in a slightly different version). It was reported in April that Warner Bros is remaking the film for an October 2013 release. However, in a 2009 interview, the original novel's author, William Peter Blatty, revealed that an Exorcist mini-series was on the way. Remakes rarely get it right, but it's interesting to see how the material would be presented today. In the meantime, you MUST check out this STUNNING commercial that pays homage to the film and perfectly captures how a horror film should be made.