Originally published in 1971, the exorcist is now a major televisio. Inspired by a true story of a childs demonic possession in the 1940s, william peter blatty created. William peter blattys groundbreaking novel caused many waves at the time of its. William peter blatty and william friedikin did not want to have anything to do with the project. William peter blattys original novel is based on a true story that happened. In 1971, william peter blatty told the spinechilling story of a little girl who. Twinkle, twinkle killer kane trauma by blatty, william peter oshaughnessy, p. Renny harlin, john boorman, paul schrader and even novelist of the original book, william peter blatty, wrote the screenplay and directed the third film of the series before the two prequels were made. Aug 19, 2015 explore acable0002s board the exorcist ii. Pdf the exorcist book by william peter blatty free. Originally published in 1971, the exorcist is now a major television series on fox.
Recovered and released in 2016 under its original title, this is. Novelist william peter blatty based his bestseller on the last known catholicsanctioned exorcism in the united states. The exorcist is an iconic horror film, but some aspects of the movie will only make sense if you read the novel by william peter blatty. The book details the demonic possession of elevenyearold regan macneil, the daughter of a famous actress, and the two priests who attempt to exorcise the demon. The novel veers away substantially from the real case, but it introduced the horrors of demonic possession and exorcism to a mass audience. The exorcist is based on the novel of the same name by william peter blatty. The first edition of the novel was published in 1971, and was written by william peter blatty. William peter blatty, william peter blatty, eliana shaskan, harperaudio. The exorcist steelbook includes digital copy bluray. Free download or read online the exorcist pdf epub book. It spent fiftyseven weeks on the new york times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. The exorcist william peter blatty audiobook english.
According to new research, blatty had based his work of fiction on the actual 1949 exorcism of a young boy from cottage city, md. The exorcist is a 1971 horror novel by american writer william peter blatty. William peter blatty january 7, 1928 january 12, 2017 was an american writer and filmmaker best known for his 1971 novel the exorcist and for the academy awardwinning screenplay of its film adaptation. After the success of the exorcist, blatty reworked twinkle, twinkle, killer kane. William peter blatty was born in 1928 in new york city. The exorcist 1973 is the sensational, shocking horror story about devil possession and the subsequent exorcism of the demonic spirits from a young, innocent girl of a divorced family. Blatty derived the character from assyrian and babylonian mythology, where pazuzu was considered the king of the demons of the wind, and the son of the god hanbi. Which is a perk you get when william peter blatty, who wrote the book and film of the first and also the book legion which this is loosely based on, is directing the film. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. What we essentially wanted to do with the sequel was to redo the first movie. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named regan, played by 14yearold linda blair. The exorcist william peter blatty audiobook english unabridged. William peter blatty born january 7, 1928 is an american writer and filmmaker. William peter blatty was an american writer and filmmaker.
The body farm creepypasta by brian martinez performed by jason hill full 10part story duration. Pazuzu is the main antagonist and demon of the exorcist horror novels and film series, created by william peter blatty. See more ideas about the exorcist, heretic, exorcist ii the heretic. Author of the exorcist says dead son communicates with him. Waiting for the conclusion of a happy event that is desired i take the opportunity to read. Find the perfect the exorcist 1973 linda blair stock photo.
According to the films coproducer richard lederer, exorcist ii was conceived as a relatively lowbudget affair. The exorcist author and screenwriter william peter blatty 10272011. He wrote the novel the exorcist 1971 and the subsequent screenplay version for which he won an academy award. William peter blatty s the exorcist new 40 years after his novel was published, the exorcist author, screenwriter and producer returns to where it all began.
He also wrote and directed the sequel the exorcist iii. Blatty, author of the exorcist, came to washington last week on a promotional tour for his latest book. Born and raised in new york city, blatty received his bachelors degree in english from the georgetown university in 1950, and his masters degree in english literature from. To this day the exorcist stands as one of the most horrifying movies ever made, a legendary cinematic venture that graphically portrays an epic struggle between human lives and demonic forces. It spent fiftyseven weeks on the new york times bestseller list. Blattys novel about a girl possessed by a demon created the theological horror genre, became a hit movie and destroyed its authors hopes. The book was the focus of a court case over its exclusion from the the new york times best seller list. Author william peter blattys complete list of books and series in order, with the latest. The first time i had heard of something called the exorcist was on late night television when the author, william peter blatty, was a guest on the tonight show. William peter blatty january 7, 1928 january 12, 2017 was an american writer and filmmaker best known for his 1971 novel the exorcist and for the.
The main characters of this horror, fiction story are lankester merrin, pazuzu. The exorcist complete anthology bluray 2015 region a. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 385 pages and is available in mass market paperback format. William peter blattys directors cut of the exorcist iii which was thought to be lost. If you create a free account and sign in, you will be able to customize what is displayed. Legion is a 1983 horror novel by william peter blatty, a sequel to the exorcist. Writer william peter blatty once read an article in the newspaper while he was in college about a peculiar things happening to a young boy and his family. The exorcist was notable for being one of the biggest boxoffice successes and one of the first blockbusters. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon. In 1949, the parents of the boy deemed it necessary to contact the catholic church and seek out an exorcism for their son. Adapted from william peter blattys bestselling 1971 novel of the same name, the film was released by warner brothers on december 26, 1973 and immediately played to. The image of the demonic regan became iconic among horror fans and the novel was a huge bestseller, remaining on the new york times. First stop is a cabinguest house in the hills of encino, california, where blatty wrote the novel.560 796 928 1355 1435 236 389 147 1283 867 828 1402 224 1031 779 740 1506 1239 531 281 276 401 1307 267 1031 1164 602 1332 902 951 616 965 1197 100 402