Episode 4: Captain Howdy’s Pea Soup Party – The Exorcist (1973)

Our 4th episode (and 2nd episode in isolation) sees us tackling one of the most talked about movies in horror history – William Friedkin’s The Exorcist from 1973.

Among other things we discuss the real life inspiration behind the story – a documented exorcism from 1949. This led William Peter Blatty to write the fantastic novel that the movie was based on, as well as the screenplay for the film itself. Blatty sadly passed away in 2017 but he leaves a legacy that will live forever with this story, as well as the follow up novel Legion in 1983 which he then adapted into the movie The Exorcist III (1990), which we will definitely be talking about in a future podcast.

We also talk through many behind the scenes stories, the cast, the themes and intricacies of the plot and the fact that some people to this day believe the movie to be ‘cursed’.

Listen on Apple Podcasts here or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also stream it directly here.

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