Re: Even Black Sabbath was terrified by the Exorcist... thoughts?
Posted by: Dr Nick ()
Date: June 21, 2013 12:07AM

I heard a story that Black Sabbath got invited to hang out with some "satanists" in the US, felt uncomfortable, and when it was their turn they sang a few bars of "always look on the bright side of life" and scarpered.

The Exorcist - I only saw it quite recently (uncut) for the first time. There was certainly some disturbing stuff, but what got me most was that they made Linda Blair do these things, like the crucifix thing! And the crab-walk was very odd.
It does look dated, but these days we either get excess gore, which doesn't scare so much as gross out (Hostel anyone?), or crappy hand-held camara stuff for the effect. Blair Witch was a neat idea, but enough!

A lot of classic horror was done on the cheap, by a newbie with a clever idea or twist. As soon as Hollywood gets involved something is lost. Maybe with the exception of the first Scream movie, which was clever.
Halloween, The Hills Have Eyes, Texas Chainsaw, Evil Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser, Suspiria, Phantasm, etc etc all were low budget, all have their on unique feel, and all scared the crap out of legions off teenagers.
And some have been re-done with big budgets, never as well.

Don't get me wrong, some bigger budget scary movies are great (The Shining for one, The Omen), but there's something about having a great idea, and using your wits to bring it to life.

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