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'The Exorcist' has possessed the horror genre for 50 years

The horror film "The Exorcist" showing at the Warner Rendezvous cinema in the West End of London, UK, March 14, 1974. The film was directed by William Friedkin from a book by William Peter Blatty. (Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The horror film "The Exorcist" showing at the Warner Rendezvous cinema in the West End of London, UK, March 14, 1974. The film was directed by William Friedkin from a book by William Peter Blatty. (Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The 1973 horror movie classic “The Exorcist” turns 50 years old this year.

Host Scott Tong discusses its enduring impact with author Nat Segaloff.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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