‘The Ex­or­cist’ will scare again

Los Angeles Times - - Calendar - — Geoff Boucher

“The Ex­or­cist,” re­ferred to by many film pun­dits as the scari­est movie ever made, will screen at more than 450 the­aters na­tion­wide Thurs­day night as part of a pro­mo­tion for next week’s Blu-ray re­lease of “The Ex­or­cist Ex­tended Di­rec­tor’s Cut.”

The in-theater pro­gram­ming, pre­sented by Warner Bros. Home Video and Fathom Pro­duc­tions, will also fea­ture rare on-set footage and in­ter­views with di­rec­tor Wil­liam Fried­kin, writer Wil­liam Peter Blatty and ac­tress Linda Blair.

Adapted from Blatty’s 1971 novel, “The Ex­or­cist” also starred Max von Sy­dow, Ellen Burstyn and Ja­son Miller. It earned 10 Academy Award nom­i­na­tions.

Check www.Fath­omEvents.com to find par­tic­i­pat­ing the­aters.

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