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EW & YOU picked: The Exorcist (1973) A good horror movie will show viewers something they’ve never seen before, then make them wish they’d never seen it in the first place—which is exactly what The Exorcist does. The possessed is a young girl named Regan (Linda Blair), whose status makes her situation all the creepier. Little girls should be sweet and innocent, not evil and dangerous. And her exorcism isn’t fun or amusing — it’s downright disturbing. Although the special effects have aged a bit, The Exorcist remains not just an excellent demon movie but a generally excellent film that challenges audiences’ expectations—and, perhaps more notably, their comfort levels. —Ariana Bacle Read the rest of EW's Demon Quintessentials.
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October 30 2014 — 12:00 AM EDT