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The Exorcist

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In Brief: The Asheville Film Society's month of Halloween horrors marches on with the first of two Budget Big Screen presentations — William Friedkin's seminal classic of supernatural religious horror, The Exorcist (1973). It's nearly impossible to overstate the impact of this film on the horror movie landscape, and its influence continues to echo through the genre to this day. While many moviegoers may have seen this one a number of times, nothing compares to the experience of seeing it with an audience — and since It just dethroned The Exorcist as the highest-grossing horror movie of all time, this is a perfect opportunity to come and see why this film held that record for nearly half a century. Trust me, It doesn't come anywhere close to equaling this unparalleled masterpiece of psychological suspense and existential dread. Few films do.
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Genre: Horror
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Lee J. Cobb
Rated: R

The Asheville Film Society is showing The Exorcist on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at The Grail Moviehouse as part of the Budget Big Screen series. Admission is $6 for AFS members and $8 for the general public. Xpress movie critic Scott Douglas will introduce the film.

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