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"To put it simply, The Exorcist is a film that set back the cause of mental health by decades. Having done several tours of state mental hospitals in the past ten years, nothing offends me more than the absolute garbage in this film where everyone screams at the young priest that he is wrong simply because he is using his head rather than an ambiguous tome of lunacy as his guidance. And let's not ignore the fact that, in reality, Satan is the hero of the Old Testament. Don't think so? What would you do if some absolute jerk where you happen to work made himself out to be omnipresent and omnipotent, and threatened to destroy you the minute you got out of line (ie you didn't brownnose adequately). Speaking as probably the only rational man who is going to comment on this atrocity of a film, I would quietly pretend to worship him, then kick his miserable butt at the first opportunity. Which is exactly what Satan did in the Old Testament.
"As for the film itself, now that I've discussed the mentality behind it, I am just going to say this much: this film offends me as a human being, as a mental patient, and as a writer who is expected to check his facts at least somewhat properly. The fact that this film is hailed as a classic just goes to show how weak the Christian disease has made humanity."
"To really get scared from watching this film, you have to believe that there is in fact an antiChrist. That alone will keep you shivering throughout the length of this film. It's about this invincible creature who drives to death all who try to destroy him or his evil. I think that's what he really does in real life. I think he's alive. I also have a strong belief that he is going to come out next year 1999. I also know his whereabouts. His identity is .... AHHHH PLEASE NO. By the way great performance by Gregory Peck. Great music and direction. Also, great sequels."
"Not very scary, but I'm hardened to just about anything. The rape scene is really cool and dramatic. My favorite part is the end. I don't like when John Cassavetes's character makes fun of Elisha Cook's character. That's mean and unnecessary and Elisha Cook seems really sweet and nice and he's one of my favorite actors. Other than that, it's a good movie."
the movie I love Ruth Gordon as Minnie. She is THE actress of
the 60's. But also Mia Farrow as Rosemary is a reason to love
that film! Sometimes you're asking yourself how somebody can be
so pretty but then, in the middle of the film, she scares you
- so skinny!"