30+ Rare Photos From the Making of “The Exorcist” (1973)

The Exorcist is one of the most iconic and groundbreaking horror films. It was not just the scariest film of the 1970s but one of the highest grossing films of all time.

They say that The Exorcist in 1973 was so gory for that time that the theaters actually provided people with vomit bags and paramedics assistance when needed. The film was based on a true story of the demonic possession and exorcism of a boy, who was given a pseudonym “Roland Doe” or “Robbie Mannheim” in order to hide his real identity.

To tell the story, William Peter Blatty wrote the book “The Exorcist” where he changed the characters and wove a bone chilling story. The book was later made into a film by William Friedkin. The rest is history.

Everyone from the cast and crew of this film claimed that they felt the darkness surrounding them and it was definitely difficult for them to deal with the unexplained incidents that took place while making the film. Below are some of the amazing photos of the making of the film giving us a glimpse of what was going on behind the cameras.