William Peter Blatty looks like a member of the Hell’s Angeles; Linda Blair releases high pitched giggles that are both funny and unnerving; Ellen Burstyn discusses chaos in a theater; Jason Miller looks like a deer in headlights; Max von Sydow is almost forgotten: These are the highlights from a televised Exorcist Cast Reunion that took place on Good Morning America back on May 23rd, 1984.
At the time, The Exorcist was just over a decade old, but it had already carved an infamous spot in cinematic history. This rare video recently emerged on YouTube and should be considered a must-watch for fans of the seminal novel and horror movie. Not only is it a unique window into the cultural impact the film continued to exert in the 1980s, it’s a rare time capsule of a bygone era. Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
It’s only 10-minutes, so give it a whirl!
Official Synopsis: From May of 1984, here is a reunion of some of the cast of the 1973 blockbuster “The Exorcist.” Taped from Good Morning America.
Official Synopsis: 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.