Halloween director David Gordon Green is now reviving another icon horror film in The Exorcist: Believer, it’s a direct sequel to the original 1973 horror The Exorcist.
The Exorcist generated an intense and unprecedented public reaction when it was released in 1973. It became a cultural phenomenon, and its impact on audiences was significant. Many viewers were genuinely shocked and terrified by the film’s graphic and disturbing scenes of demonic possession and exorcism. People reportedly fainted, vomited, or left the theaters in fear.
The official synopsis for the new film reads, Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom Jr.) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett) on his own, but when Angela and her friend Katherine (Olivia O’Neill), disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn).
Watch the trailer for The Exorcist: Believer
The Exorcist: Believer will be released in theaters October 6.