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Ugh, what is this feeling >-< oh yes it's called envy! i want to read them!!
They did WHAT!? let's check it out Fountain
Same here! my parents would let me watch every horror movie with 2 exceptions, The exorcist and Cannibal Holocaust. I'm glad they didn't let me watch the latter, still haven't. knowing of certain scenes being real, i would be very pissed off.
With The Exorcist I experienced this Hype effect when everyone tells you something is extremely good, great, awesome! and once you see it is not as good as you thought it would be coz your expectations were unrealistically high, let's say the movie was 10/10 but my expectations were 20/10. Still i think it was i great movie and i understand the hype.
Also, i was born in 1990 and i didn't watch that film till i was a teenager sooo by that time i already saw a lot of horror films...i was more prepared . Probably watching that film back when it was released would have been a different experience. Even then, i loved it.
By the way For a 1973 it has extremely good special effects, it really aged well!!
I've heard young people say that they thought The Exorcist was actually funny, something I never could've imagined when I saw it as a kid. But it's become such a pop-culture thing now that all the groundbreaking scenes have lost their juice. The vomiting, the head-spinning, the levitation, the masturbation scene, and on and on and on... it's all been spoiled by virtue of losing its context in most cases. Even if you haven't seen the movie, most people have seen those scenes. It's really a shame, it was something special.
Have any of you seen Legion: Exorcist 3? Brad Dourif is phenomenal in that film. He has some of the best dialogue ever, on par with Hannibal Lecter in The Silence Of The Lambs.
I'll never watch Cannibal Holocaust because of the infamous turtle scene, it's a no-go forever. :thumbdown: