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Nat Segaloff’s book The Exorcist Legacy: 50 Years of Fear celebrates the 50th anniversary of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of director William Friedkin’s horror classic The Exorcist (watch it HERE) – and author Nat Segaloff, who worked as a publicist on the film and also wrote a Friedkin biography, is marking the occasion with his book The Exorcist Legacy: 50 Years of Fear, which is set to reach store shelves on July 25th… but you can pre-order a copy from Amazon at THIS LINK right now!

Here’s the description for The Exorcist Legacy: 50 Years of Fear: Since 1973, The Exorcist and its progeny have scared and inspired half a century of filmgoers. This is the definitive and fascinating story of one of the most influential and successful films in film history. It’s the 50th anniversary release of the original movie. Written by Nat Segaloff, an original publicist for the movie and the acclaimed biographer of its director, with a foreword from John Russo, author and cowriter of the seminal horror film Night of the Living Dead.

On December 26, 1973, The Exorcist was released. It became a legend within days. It was so popular that moviegoers waited in long lines for hours during winter weather. Some audience members were known to faint or vomit. The Exorcist Legacy

tells the story of the cultural phenomenon that is the Exorcist, from its real-life exorcism that took place in Maryland in 1949 to the bestselling novel by William Peter Blatty that inspired the movie, to the many sequels, television series, and homages. Nat Segaloff, biographer of the film’s director, William Friedkin, draws on original interviews with cast, crew, and participants as well as revelations from personal papers to present an intriguing and surprising new view of the making of movie, and its aftermath.Segaloff also examines as never before the keys to the movie’s enduring appeal. Friedkin and Blatty’s goal was far more ambitious than making a scary movie; they aimed to make people “think about the concept of good and evil.”

TheExorcist succeeds, and then some, not just by creating on-screen scares, but by challenging viewers’ deepest personal beliefs–and fears.Segaloff interviewed Ellen Burstyn, Louise Fletcher, and “a host of writers, editors, and movie historians” while compiling this book.

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The Exorcist Legacy? Leave a comment to let us know what you think. I will read this book for certain.

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