The Exorcist: Believer 2023 Movie Review
William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist is violent, disturbing, and polarizing – which is exactly what makes it such an interesting part of film history and pop culture. Based on the novel of the same name, the 1973 film has been met with both controversy and critical acclaim and has garnered a cult following of fans over the years.
And now, nearly five decades since the original flick first shocked audiences with its terrifying premise, stomach-churning imagery, and boundary-pushing performances, David Gordon Green, who directed the most recent three Halloween films, is revisiting the pulp fiction horror story in The Exorcist: Believer.
Inspired by the upcoming sequel to “The Exorcist,” “The Exorcist: Believer” house at Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios Hollywood acts as a living trailer for the movie of the same name. Two missing girls have been found with no memory of what happened to them. But wherever they went, the ultimate evil has returned with them. Enter the most terrifying scenes from the new Blumhouse film.
This house was one of our least favorite this season. When it comes to houses at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida, this was the most similar. You see parents searching for their missing daughters, the girls in a barn, and a crazy scene with them in the hospital.
There are lots of red lights, devil jump scares, creepy repetitive chanting, and, worst of all, a horrible smell. The smell is so bad, it was hard to get through. If that’s the kind of stuff you enjoy, go for it, but we won’t be back to “The Exorcist: Believer.”
Finding a horror film these days that doesn’t have a remake is a challenge. After the recent Evil Dead Rise, for example, there are two more new editions in the coming months: Nosferatu , which Robert Eggers ( The Northman ) took on, and The Exorcist: Confession by David Gordon Green, whose new Halloween trilogy was hardly impressive from the great horror classics.
Even if the expectations are at a moderate level, the trailer still hits the right notes – literally. The iconic musical theme from William Friedkin’s original is unpacked again, although the images could probably do without it. The question is justified: Does this film, especially in 2023, even need its classic template when there are enough other devilries (demons and ghosts can also be used in an emergency) in the (cinema) world? Nevertheless, the trailer easily arouses curiosity with its somewhat successful theatricality. So that’s saying something.
We’ll find out from October 12, 2023 , when the film hits German cinemas, whether we’re just getting a moderate modification of the original or whether The Exorcist: Confession is partially reinvented and is a horror spectacle that’s really worth seeing .