So we have all heard of the Exorcist movie, the original horror that scared the shizz out of everyone who dared to buy that cinema ticket. But there is a lot more that happened behind the scenes. So much, that is thought that the movie itself is cursed. But does anyone remember the dummy used in the film?? The scenes where the possessed girl would spin her head 180 degrees? Well, it has surfaced and something seems to have been following it all these years…
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The Latest Haunted Object !!!
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This is easily the world’s freakiest haunted object, even Robert the Doll can’t knock this creepy ass creation. But it has just come to light that it is haunted!
The Dummy used effectively as Regan’s body double during a few of her possession scenes comes with a few crazy features of its own, the most insane being that its head spins 180 degrees! Imagine walking in on that happening.
The Moving Museum NYC now plays host to the cursed dummy, we have not heard anything from them yet. The Instagrammer Profenex had this to say “I swear, lights would go out. Things would fall off the shelf, tools turned on automatically. Weird voices at night with no one there. Seriously weird stuff, no joke.” The Instagrammer played host to the dummy when he was hired to do some restoration work on her, but I’m guessing the attachment that comes with this doll went unmentioned.
The Dummy is one to watch for sure, but this prop was one the least weird parts of the Exorcism phenomena that swept the world…
The Cursed Movie
Ever since Prorenfx took to Instagram to tell the world of the horror that still lingers around the Exorcist movie dummy. A lot of people forward about their experiences with the movie. The Regan Doll is a strong contender for the world’s most haunted object but there are stories circulating the movie itself!! The cast, the first screening, and even the location where it was all filmed! Was creating a movie of this calibre for the first time too risky and did it perhaps invite something evil into the world?? Let’s find out.
A rare behind the scenes photo, image via No Film School
First of all, you have to remember that this insane ass film was all based on true events. William Blatty first wrote the novel in 1971 titled The Exorcist and it was all based on the real exorcism of a boy known as Roland Doe. Multiple Catholic Priests from the Georgetown University Hospital performed actual exorcisms on the young boy but had to stop every time as the young boy would somehow, free himself from the restraints every time, he would then proceed to rip out the bed springs from his mattress and slash at the priests. This happened a few times.
The boy Roland Doe was in fact, an invented persona and the boy was changed to a girl in the film in order to protect his identity. Roland went on to live a happy and normal life with absolutely no memory of this incident. He actually retired from NASA decades later.
William Blatty after he first wrote the novel, image via Den of Geek
Another of the strange incidents that surrounded this movie was when the entire set caught fire. The actual Director William Friedkin, blamed the incident on a large creature with wings and talons. The crew was unharmed and the cause of the fire was never discovered. But, Regan’s room remained the only room unharmed… WTF.
Whilst filming, the actress Ellen bursten, who played Regan’s mother, was injured during the possession when she is thrown to the floor. That scene was actually used in the movie and the scream following is real. The injury still affects her today.
There is a good chance that any movie that takes over a year to film has had some bad luck, The Exorcist had a few deaths instead… The actors Jack Macgowran and Vasiliki Maliaros both died post-production. There characters died in the movie aswell which only makes it stranger. Other actors including Linda Blair and Max Von Sydow’s lost family members on the first day of filming!
During filming the son of Jason miller who played father miller almost lost his son in a motorcycle accident.
Whilst filming one of the possession scenes, Linda was thrown out of bed and a piece of the rigging broke, injuring her back. After the film’s initial release Linda received countless death threats so the studio was forced to hire bodyguards to protect her 24/7.
Before that, however, in 1987, the actress Mercedes McCambridge who played the voice of Pazuzu, was most affected by the film. Her son murdered his wife and son whilst he was on set, before taking his own life…
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All of these horrible things that happened around the movie will never be forgotten. Many still believe the film to be cursed and that playing it was an invitation for demonic possession. When it was released it was quickly banned from every middle eastern country apart from Lebanon, with the re-release also being banned in Lebanon.
During the first showing of the Exorcism in Rome, the audience had to fight their way through thunder and heavy rain to get inside. Then just before the movie was about to start they all claimed to hear a demonic screech come from outside the cinema door.
At a showing in America, a woman passed out and broke her jaw as she fell… Warner bros were sued countless times by the time the movie was eventually taken from cinemas…
There was way too many strange occurrences surrounding this movie to ignore. Was it all just hysteria following the original horror, or did this daring picture truly invite something darker than anything else into the cinema with us…