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31 Days of Halloween – Day 26 – The Exorcist (1973)

If Martyrs is one of the most extreme horror movies ever, The Exorcist is one of the scariest. Linda Blair was 14 years old when she played Regan, the girl possessed by a demon, and her performance is extraordinary and ultra disturbing.

It’s got many legendary scenes, including the crucifix, spider walk and projectile vomiting and is absolutely terrifying. It’s also really well made and special kudos goes to Jason Miller as Father Damien Karras – he is fantastic.

YOUR MOTHER SUCKS…: It’s too rude to say

GORE RATING: 1/5

SCARES: 5/5

DISTURBIA: 5/5

TOTAL HALLOWEEN VIEWING RATING: 10/10

Watch it for: It’s one of THE seminal horror movies

Watch out for: There’s so many scary bits. The final day of the exorcism is realllly heavy

31 Days of Halloween – Day 3 – The Possession (2012)

A surprisingly good watch, The Possession is about a young girl called Em (Natasha Calis) who picks up a mysterious, old wooden box at a yard sale which – naturally – contains a rather nasty malicious spirit in it called a dybbuk. The dybbuk needs a host and when Em opens the box, it possesses her. Her family start to notice a drastic change in her behaviour, including swarming insects, attitude problems and making her Mum’s new boyfriend’s teeth fall out in one go. Eugh.

Act 3 is the exorcism itself, which is actually pretty terrifying. Comparisons can be made to the movie being a contemporary version of The Exorcist – that stands – and The Possession is a fun, spooky, noncommital view for this pumpkintastic season.

DOES HER HEAD SPIN? Nahhhhh

GORE RATING: 1/5

SCARES: 2/5

DISTURBIA: 1/5

TOTAL HALLOWEEN VIEWING RATING: 6/10

Watch it for: A solid possession/exorcism flick

Watch out for: The sinister MRI 

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