THE EXORCIST + AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION

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Showings

Castro Theatre Fri, May 24 7:15 PM
Castro Theatre Fri, May 24 9:40 PM

Description

FRIDAY MAY 24 DOUBLE FEATURE
THE EXORCIST 7:15
A young girl demonically possessed sets the stage for this raw, deadly serious and intelligent look at both the spiritual and sociological aspects of faith. As directed by William Friedkin, this bone-chilling masterpiece brought horror to another level via its expert cast and a meticulous attention to detail. Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Max Von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb and Linda Blair star; William Peter Blatty adapted the Oscar-winning screenplay from his novel. (1973, 132 min - Director’s cut, DCP)

+ AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION 9:40
Arguably the best of the AMITYVILLE HORROR trilogy, THE POSSESSION is the prequel to the first movie, following an abusive father (Burt Young) and his brood as they move into their new Long Island home. Almost immediately, the toxic dysfunction of the family’s domestic life serves as conduit for the spiritual evil of the house. Young’s teen son (Jack Magner) seems to bear the brunt of his father’s brutality and the otherworldly influences, and the relatively unknown cast adds to the disturbingly realistic ambience. This is not your usual Hollywood horror outing! -New Beverly Cinema (1982, 104 min, 35mm)