Exorcist Brings Tears And Fears

The spooky season is here and thriving at Concord University. October has given many mascots from the horror genre, those mascots can include Dracula, The Wolfman and finally The Creature of Black Lagoon. However, the field of horror has changed over the years and has even taken on real life supernatural experiences like Exorcism. Exorcism is an act performed by priests which involved the cleansing of evil spirits from possessing the body. Exorcism has been a theme in horror movies ever since the movie The Exorcist premiered on December 26th, 1973. 

The Exorcist is widely praised for its amazing cinematography and deep themes in the movie. Not to mention the movie shows a realistic showing of how an exorcism is performed. Ellen Burstyn plays the character Chris MacNeil who is looking for someone to help save her daughter, Reagan from possession. Flash forward to October 6th, 2023, saw the release of The Exorcist: Believer which was made by Blumhouse Productions. This movie is supposed to serve as sequel to the original and as of typing this article, sequels are in development and plan to release in the next couple of years.

When asked about the film Concord Student, Ross Cline said this:

Ross Cline

This movie follows two families both different from one another, one of them has faith in their religion while the other renounces their religion after his wife died. Both families have kids whether they have three kids or just one who refuses to listen to them. The only thing that brings them together is one crucial event where their daughters go missing for 3 days. The families manage to find their daughters only for them to act weird whether they harm family members or themselves. The families conclude their daughters are possessed and need an exorcism before it is too late. To perform the exorcism, they need help, and that help is in the form of Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn). 

When news broke out about this movie being the true sequel of the original movie fans were excited about this. I asked Ross Cline if he would see this film sometime soon and he had this to say:

Ross Cline

This film was incredibly good with the storytelling between the characters as well as cinematography capturing the brutal moments of the film. The only real problem with the movie was the ending as well as the development of the two children before they are possessed. I do recommend your check out The Exorcist: Believer and see what you think for yourself. 

by Kaleb Watson

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