January 24, 2011

Why is Hollywood obsessed with Catholic exorcisms?

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(RNS) For nearly 40 years, Hollywood has been obsessed with the possessed. Since the 1973 blockbuster “The Exorcist” unleashed a head-spinning, pea-soup spewing, foul-mouthed and demon-possessed girl on the American imagination, a host of films featuring exorcisms have hit the silver screen. And why not? To date, “The Exorcist” franchise — two sequels and two […]

  • John Mack

    Why? Melodrama, costumes, grand language, opera accessible to the masses. Appeals to the inner drama queen in us all.