The Exorcist

40th Anniversary Edition

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Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062094378

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying. Two years after its publication, The Exorcist was, of course, turned into a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On opening day of the film, lines of the novel’s fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events; CBS’s Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark. Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is “just a story.” Published here in this beautiful fortieth anniversary edition, it remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers.

The Exorcist

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Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061007226

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The phenomenal bestseller that inspired the classic motion picture--newly re-released in a version you've never seen before!

The Exorcist

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Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552166774

Category: Demoniac possession

Page: 377

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"Father Damien Karras: 'Where is Regan?' egan MacNeil: 'In here. With us.' The terror begins unobtrusively. Noises in the attic. In the child's room, an odd smell, the displacement of furniture, an icy chill. At first, easy explanations are offered. Then frightening changes begin to appear in eleven-year-old Regan. Medical tests fail to shed any light on her symptoms, but it is as if a different personality has invaded her body. Father Damien Karras, a Jesuit priest, is called in. Is it possible that a demonic presence has possessed the child? Exorcism seems to be the only answer... First published in 1971, The Exorcist became a literary phenomenon and inspired one of the most shocking films ever made. Now the novel has been revised and expanded by the author and includes a chilling new episode."

Jesus the Exorcist

A Contribution to the Study of the Historical Jesus

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Author: Graham H. Twelftree

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610970608

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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That the synoptic writers believed that Jesus cast out demons and that such a role figured prominently in the Synoptics' portrait of him can scarcely be denied. And yet, only scant scholarly attention has been focused on Jesus' role as exorcist. Even less consideration has been given to the significance of Jesus as exorcist for understanding the historical Jesus. Now, in a provocative and insightful study, Graham Twelftree helps New Testament scholars move beyond such myopia. Twelftree examines exorcists and exorcism in first-century Palestine, assesses the New Testament accounts of demons and their demise, and explores the implications and significance of the fact that Jesus was indeed an exorcist. The volume appeared originally in the noted German series Wissenschaftliche Unteruchmungen zum Neuen Testament.

The Exorcist

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Author: Mark Kermode

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0851709672

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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Inspired by an alleged real case of demonic possession in 1949,The Exorcistbecame an international phenomenon. A blockbusting adaptation of a best-selling novel, it was praised as deeply spiritual by the Catholic Church while being picketed by the Festival of Light and branded satanic by the evangelist Billy Graham. Banned on video in the UK for fifteen years, the film still retains an extraordinary power to shock and startle. The second edition of Mark Kermode'sExorcistvolume has now been updated and expanded; its publication completes a journey of discovery begun by the author in 1997. The new edition documents the deletion and recovery of key scenes that have now been re-integrated into the film to createThe Exorcist: The Verson You've Never Seen.Candid interviews with director William Friedkin and writer/producer William Peter Blatty reveal the behind-the-scenes battles which took place during the production. In addition, exclusive stills reveal the truth about the legendary subliminal images allegedly lurking within the celluloid.

The Exorcist

Studies in the Horror Film

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Author: Danel Olson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933618968

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 516

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Massive new book on The Exorcist covers every aspect of production, with essays, interviews, and essays on all the sequels.

William Peter Blatty on "The Exorcist"

From Novel to Screen

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Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466834803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

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Scenes you never saw, dialog you never heard, the true story by the man who started it all. Includes the Academy Award winning screenplay. The original controversial ending of the novel. Many exclusive photos never published before. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

LEGION

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Author: WILLIAM PETER BLATTY

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Exorcist Diary

The True Story

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Author: Raymond Bishop,Christopher Booth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692536698

Category:

Page: 64

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What intrigued me about this diary was that "The Exorcist" was by far the scariest horror movies of all time based on true events. The actual case involved a boy not a girl as portrayed in the movie. We went to St. Louis to find out the truth and uncover the real diary and we did just that. Documented by 14 priests this diary chronicles the horrific story of "The Exorcist" and a boy possessed by the devil. For the first time read the unedited diary of the boy's possession and exorcism. Learn the facts and truth about one of the most darkest supernatural cases known to man.

The Exorcist

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Author: Bob McCabe

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780711975095

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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Published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the filmâs release, this book explores the shocking truths and myths that surround the film.

Diabolical Possession and the Case Behind the Exorcist

An Overview of Scientific Research with Interviews with Witnesses and Experts

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Author: Sergio A. Rueda

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476673845

Category: Medical

Page: 265

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"Reexamining the purported 1949 exorcism of a 13-year old boy in Mount Ranier, Maryland the author explores the subject of demonic possession in the light of science. Eyewitness accounts, unpublished photos and never before seen documents from the archives of Rhine Research Foundation provide fresh perspective on events that inspired the novel, and later the film, The Exorcist"--

American Exorcism

Expelling Demons in the Land of Plenty

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Author: Michael W. Cuneo

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767911412

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A guided tour through the burgeoning business of exorcism and the darker side of American life. There is no other religious ritual more fascinating, or more disturbing, than exorcism. This is particularly true in America today, where the ancient rite has a surprisingly strong hold on our imagination, and on our popular entertainment industry. We’ve all heard of exorcism, seen the movies and read the books, but few of us have ever experienced it firsthand. Conducted by exorcists officially appointed by Catholic archdioceses and by maverick priests sidestepping Church sanctions, by evangelical ministers and Episcopal charismatics, exorcism is alive and well in the new millennium. Oprah, Diane Sawyer, and Barbara Walters have featured exorcists on their shows. The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Time, and other publications have charted the proliferation of exorcisms across the United States. Last year, the Archdiocese of Chicago appointed its first full-time exorcist in its 160-year history; in New York, four priests have officially investigated about forty cases of suspected possession every year since 1995. American Exorcism is an inside look at this burgeoning phenomenon, written with objectivity, insight, and just the right touch of irony. Michael W. Cuneo attended more than fifty exorcisms and interviewed many of the participants–both the exorcists who performed the rituals and the people from all walks of life who believed they were possessed by the devil. He brings vividly to life the ceremonies themselves, conjuring up memories of Linda Blair’s astonishing performance in the 1973 movie The Exorcist and other bizarre (and sometimes stomach-churning) images. Cuneo dissects, as well, the arguments of such well-known exorcism advocates as Malachi Martin, author of the controversial Hostage to the Devil, self-help guru M. Scott Peck, and self-professed demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren of Amityville Horror fame. As he explores this netherworld of American life, Cuneo reflects on the meaning of exorcism in the twenty-first century and on the relationship between religious ritual and popular culture. Touching on such provocative topics as the “satanic panics” of the 1980s, repressed memory, and ritual abuse, American Exorcism is a remarkably revealing, consistently entertaining work of cultural commentary. From the Hardcover edition.

Legion

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Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429993623

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the author of The Exorcist -- Legion, a classic tale of horror, is back in print! A young boy is found horribly murdered in a mock crucifixion. Is the murderer the elderly woman who witnessed the crime? A neurologist who can no longer bear the pain life inflicts on its victims? A psychiatrist with a macabre sense of humor and a guilty secret? A mysterious mental patient, locked in silent isolation? Lieutenant Kinderman follows a bewildering trail that links all these people, confronting a new enigma at every turn even as more murders surface. Why does each victim suffer the same dreadful mutilations? Why are two of the victims priests? Is there a connection between these crimes and another series of murders that took place twelve years ago—and supposedly ended with the death of the killer? Legion is a novel of breathtaking energy and suspense. But more than this, it is an extraordinary journey into the uncharted depths of the human mind and the most agonizing questions of the human condition. The answers are revealed in a climax so stunning that it could only have been written by the author of The Exorcist—William Peter Blatty. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Rite

The Making of a Modern Day Exorcist

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Author: Matt Baglio

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847377416

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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In 2005 a Vatican-run university opened its doors to priests from around the world, running a course for would-be exorcists. Looking for a story, Rome-based investigative journalist Matt Baglio attended the class, and there met Father Gary Thomas - a Californian priest who had been chosen to attend by his bishop. Father Gary was concerned that many of the 'possessed' were in reality suffering from psychological disorders best left to the care of doctors. How and why his view changed is the subject of this book. We follow Father Gary's year-long training with a senior exorcist as he is transformed from a doubter into a believer. Baglio gained unprecedented access to this world, including participating in exorcisms and culminating with Fr. Gary's own fearsome confrontation with the Devil. Woven into his story is the fascinating history of exorcism, its rites and rituals, and the ways and reasons that people become possessed. Matt Baglio speaks to psychologists and detectives, as well as Vatican clergy, to wrinkle out the truth about this most Gothic of subjects. THE RITE is proof that the truth about demonic possession is not only stranger than fiction, but far more chilling.

The Bride & the Exorcist Knight

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Author: Keiko Ishihara

Publisher: Seven Seas

ISBN: 9781642750089

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 180

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MONSTER-IN-LAW! Anne has spent her whole life being menaced by demons, but things have gotten a little easier since 12-year-old exorcist Haru Vellman took her in. Now Anne must face her scariest foe yet...Haru’s family! Dorothea, the head of the Vellman clan, sets down a challenge for Anne: if Anne can exorcise a demon that’s been lurking in a nearby convent, Dorothea will approve of Haru and Anne’s engagement. However, since men aren’t allowed inside the convent walls, Anne will have to do it alone, without Haru’s help...

B. P. R. D. Hell on Earth

The Exorcist

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Author: Mike Mignola,Cameron Stewart,Chris Roberson

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 150670011X

Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Page: 144

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Cameron Stewart (Fight Club 2, Batgirl) writes and draws the two-arc story following Ashley Strode from agent-in-training to fully-fledged exorcist. BPRD field agent Ashley Strode attempts to purge a demon from a 100-year-old exorcist, utilizing a deadly rite that sends both of them into a spiritual hell. When she returns, her commitment to fighting the forces of evil in the world leads her to a rural town where a demon-worshipping cult is believed to be kidnapping children. Collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism #1-2 and B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #140-142.

Confrontation with Evil

An In-Depth Review of the 1949 Possession that Inspired The Exorcist

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Author: Steven A. LaChance

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738751928

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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Known as the 1949 St. Louis Exorcism, the story of possessed child Roland Doe was immortalized in the groundbreaking novel and film The Exorcist. Much has been written about the case, but the truth has been shrouded in secrecy . . . until now. Join Steven A. LaChance, as he shares the shocking evidence for how a family’s grief over the death of a sister progressed into a full-blown demonic possession. While the conventional story is that Roland Doe brought the demonic infestation upon himself, LaChance convincingly suggests an alternative interpretation, and provides new insights into the nature of possession itself. The events of 1949 culminated in grueling exorcism rites, but the story doesn’t end there as LaChance guides readers through the stunning aftermath that forever changed the Catholic church and the city of St. Louis.

My Best Friend's Exorcism

A Novel

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Author: Grady Hendrix

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594748632

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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This ENHANCED DIGITAL EDITION features TONS of TOTALLY AWESOME ’80s bonus materials—including Satanic Panic educational pamphlets, a do-it-yourself exorcism cheat sheet, a Spotify playlist of awesome 80's tunes, animated cover artwork, and much more! An unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist that blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?