The Kids Are Not Alright: The Exorcist (1973)
Directed by William Friedkin. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow.
A classic horror film that, after nearly 40 years, still has the power to frighten us. Busy single mom and famous actress Chris MacNeil (Burstyn) realizes her daughter may be hosting an uninvited guest in the form of demonic possession – which, you know, is just going to be weird on the first day of school. 122 minutes. Rated R.
When children go bad, the usual suspects in their downfall are rounded up: parents, genetics, family environment, television, video games, the education system. But sometimes the reason a kid goes rogue just can’t be pinned down. Is Junior wreaking havoc because of alien intervention or some evil force – or is it really too many sugary snacks?