Update Post: November 30, 2023 6:08 pm
Just in case you haven’t had your fill of hellish horror today, here’s a sinister new trailer for The Exorcist: Believer. This is the first film in a reboot trilogy coming from Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green. These films will continue the story that started with the original 1973 film as it sees the return of Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil, ”an actress who has been forever altered by what happened to her daughter Regan five decades before.” In fact, in the trailer she finds herself confronting her daughter Reagan’s demon.
This next chapter of the story tells the terrifying tale of the demonic possession of two young girls who become possessed at the same time. It looks like this is going to deliver some spine-chilling terror that horror fans are going to love.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom, Jr.; One Night in Miami, Hamilton) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett, Good Girls) on his own.
But when Angela and her friend Katherine (Olivia Marcum), 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.
The film also stars Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Hereditary) as Victor and Angela’s neighbor, and Jennifer Nettles (Harriet, The Righteous Gemstones) and Norbert Leo Butz (Fosse/Verdon, Bloodline) as the parents of Katherine, Angela’s friend.
When The Exorcist, based on the best-selling book by William Peter Blatty, was released, “it changed the culture forever, obliterating box office records and earning 10 Academy Award® nominations, becoming the first horror film ever nominated for Best Picture.”
David Gordon Green wrote the screenplay with Peter Sattler (Camp X-Ray). The story comes from Scott Teems (Halloween Kills), Danny McBride (Halloween Trilogy) and Green, based on characters created by William Peter Blatty.
Exactly 50 years ago this fall, the most terrifying horror film in history landed on screens, shocking audiences around the world. Now, on Friday, October 13th, a new chapter begins.