The Problem with Prequels: The Beginning and Dominion

It’s no secret that the Exorcist series of movies were plagued with bad luck and controversy; however, no other movie in that series was probably as plagued as the planned prequel that would explore Father Lankester Merrin’s experiences with the demon Pazuzu in Africa.  According to Mark Kermode, writing for The Guardian back in 2004,…

The Bonkers Exorcist II: The Heretic

To use the words of my partner, this movie is just bonkers. Continuing the reporting of our initial thoughts on the Feminist Tensions in Exorcism Cinema, we come to the sequel to the horror blockbuster that started it all, The Exorcist.  Coming out four years after the blockbuster that supposedly scared audiences into sickness and shock, Exorcist…

The Exorcist: The One That Started It All

As part of this project on Feminist Tensions in Exorcism Cinema, we decided to watch the movies.  All of the movies, if we can get our hands on them.  We wanted to know if there were any patterns in what they were representing.  As we watched each movie, we liveblogged our experience.  Using Facebook or…