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The Exorcist steps made an official Washington D.C. tourist attraction

Tourists regularly visit Washington, D.C. to pose for photos with the spooky stone steps from The Exorcist. This spot served as the location for — spoiler alert! — the death of Father Karras (Jason Miller) in the film. Now the city officially recognized The Exorcist Steps as a tourist attraction.

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'The Exorcist': 10 creepy details from the scariest movie ever made

It’s Halloween, and some might say: “What an excellent day for an exorcism …”

It has been nearly 40 years since The Exorcist started terrifying moviegoers, and despite countless imitators and special-effects advancements made over that time, the 1973 film remains unparalleled as a terrifying and disturbing cinematic experience.

Stories from how it was made are almost as unsettling.

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William Friedkin set for French Connection 45th anniversary screening

William Friedkin is reconnecting with the film that won him an Oscar. The director will attend a 45th anniversary screening of the acclaimed police thriller The French Connection and participate in a post-show discussion, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday.

Christopher McQuarrie (screenwriter of The Usual Suspects) will moderate the conversation with Friedkin, to be held Oct. 7 at the academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

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