This horror franchise, spawned from the William Peter Blatty novel and iconic film that followed, chronicles the eternal struggle between good and evil, as detectives and men of the cloth do battle with supernatural demons.
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The Exorcist (TV Show, 2016 - 2017)
Synopsis: Two very different men tackle a family's horrifying case of demonic possession.
Number of Seasons: 0
Critics Consensus: While director Schrader's attempt at a literate, internal exposition on evil temptations and human sin is admirable, this prequel suffers from hit-and-miss psychological tension, poor visual effects, and weak writing -- an overambitious failure of a horror movie.
Starring: Stellan Skarsgard, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar
Director: Paul Schrader
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Critics Consensus: A mediocre, gory horror film, nowhere near the quality of the 1973 original.
The Exorcist III (1990)
Critics Consensus: The Exorcist III is a talky, literary sequel with some scary moments that rival anything from the original.
Starring: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif
Director: William Peter Blatty
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Critics Consensus: Hokey mystical effects, lousy plotting, and worse acting directly tarnishes the first's chilling legacy.
Starring: Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher
Director: John Boorman
The Exorcist (1973)
Critics Consensus: The Exorcist rides its supernatural theme to magical effect, with remarkable special effects and an eerie atmosphere, resulting in one of the scariest films of all time.
Starring: Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow
Director: William Friedkin