The Exorcist as a Modern Film

The Exorcist exhibited multiple modern aesthetics as this horror film defined its time and genre. It aimed to truly frighten its audiences and keep them on the edge of their seat. There are many disruptions throughout the film as it jumps between the main story and smaller stories. The main character struggles to find himself and challenges his beliefs, reflecting on himself and his actions in the end. Audiences who did not enjoy the adrenaline rush caused by this film found it to be too horrific for theaters. Not only were audiences disturbed by the film’s contents, but also the way the film was put together.


2 thoughts on “The Exorcist as a Modern Film

  1. Nice post! When I was around seven years old when I first saw it. It has very memorable characters, music, and scenes. I vividly remeber the priest arriving to in the dead of night. Almost everyone knows “The Power of Christ Compels you.” I remember watching a documentary stating that people were actually vomiting in the theater due to the horror. The film is truly a horror classic. It wasn’t as scary as Jaws or Nightmare on Elm Street to me. The only reason I thought this film was scary due to my dad telling me it was a true story.


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