Is 'The Exorcist' the most frightening film ever made? | The Tylt
Time and time again, William Friedkin’s 1973 demonic possession film "The Exorcist" is ranked as the most terrifying movie ever. It was the first horror film nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and Entertainment Weekly claims it "remains unparalleled as a terrifying and disturbing cinematic experience." But is is it truly the most frightening film of all time? 😱
Is 'The Exorcist' the most frightening film ever made?
"The Exorcist" is one of those rare horror films to cross over into the mainstream, grossing more than $441 million worldwide. When it was released in 1973, it was a smash hit that absolutely terrified audiences—and made some moviegoers physically ill. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won two.
Creepy subliminal images, a soundtrack designed to disturb viewers, and a story based on real-life events created a horror masterpiece that's still being studied in film schools.
But some people just don't think it's all that scary.
First time watching The Exorcist (1980's original) and the scariest part so far is the mothers haircut 💇🏼🙅🏼— Grant May (@gmay886) October 21, 2016
Despite huge advances made in special effects over the decades, horror aficionados still rate this 44-year-old film as the greatest of all time.
Sure, "The Exorcist" is scary, but some film critics argue vintage classics such as "Psycho," "The Omen, "or "The Shining" are more scary. Others cite modern horror gems like "Let The Right One In" and "The Ring" as equally if not more terrifying.
unpopular opinion: the omen is way scarier than the exorcist— 🎃 gory amos 🎃 (@knifesex) October 3, 2017
Still, even the details from the making of the movie are enough to make your hair stand on end...😱