Now to the film many people consider one of the scariest films ever made. It is none other than "The Exorcist." What makes the movie great is it's idea: possession by the devil. Pretty scary stuff if you ask me. What also makes it great is its technical advancements in make up and trick photography. The make up surrounding the young girls face, played by Linda Blair, is so shocking and revolting its just down right ingenious. And one of the great known facts of the film is its special effects from the infamous pea soup to them turning the bedroom, where the girl was exorcised, into a walk-in refrigerator just to get the effect of cold breath (Do remember this was long before the days of computer graphics). But what many of us remember as well is a taxi cab pulling up, a man getting out of the car and hearing the main theme, which to this day gives me chills. Lets face it, the man was walking into hell and he knew it. The movies main theme comes from another well known piece of music already composed and well known. Its title is Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield. Take a listen and see if it rings a bell.
Besides having certain scenes that are scary, it has had its great moments to be parodied quite well. In the 2001 parody film Scary Movie 2, some of its well known scenes get quite a few laughs and with Andy Richter and JAMES WOODS as priests, it cant much funnier than that. Take a watch and laugh.
Blog by Brad Richardson. Here are some comments and thoughts about everyday observations and events that are going on in the world. Music will alternate every month, this will not be the same theme throughout my blog, unless I find one that I like and it suits well.