The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist

The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist (1998)

Twenty-five years ago, an extraordinary movie changed the face of modern cinema.

  • Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 1998-06-13
  • User Rating: 7.175/10 from 20 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 14min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBC
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Nick Freand Jones
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A behind-the-scenes retrospective made for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the classic horror film, The Exorcist. Includes interviews with Linda Blair and the other stars of the film, along with commentary from the director and writer on some of the deeper meanings behind the elements they used to terrify their audiences, and previously unreleased footage including make-up tests and deleted scenes.


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  • Mark Kermode

    as Himself - Presenter
  • Ellen Burstyn

    as Herself - 'Chris MacNeil'
  • William O'Malley

    as Himself - 'Fr. Dyer'
  • William Friedkin

    as Himself
  • Max von Sydow

    as Himself - 'Fr. Merrin'
  • Linda Blair

    as Herself - 'Regan MacNeil'
  • William Peter Blatty

    as Himself
  • Thomas Bermingham

    as Himself
  • Jason Miller

    as Himself - 'Damien Karras'
  • Terence A. Donnelly

    as Himself
  • Bill Malley

    as Himself
  • Joe Hyams

    as Himself
  • Marcel Vercoutere

    as Himself
  • Owen Roizman

    as Himself
  • Dick Smith

    as Himself
  • Chris Newman

    as Himself
  • Bud S. Smith

    as Himself
  • Robert Knudson

    as Himself
  • Ron Nagle

    as Himself
Crew William Friedkin Thanks
Crew William Peter Blatty Thanks
Writing Mark Kermode Writer
Art Bob Cummings Production Design
Directing Nick Freand Jones Director
Production Nick Freand Jones Producer
Editing Jan Deas Editor
Crew Linda Gordon Thanks
Crew Nicki Martin Thanks