Film #29 of the Halloween 31
The character development in the film is very good. The first hour and a half or so is mainly development, with the last half hour being the actual action. The last half hour is very intense, but I would call it more creepy than scary. The first part is a bit slow, but never loses your interest because of its relevance to the story.
The cinematography of the film is very good. It does heighten the suspense, as does the score. The practical effects also hold up surprisingly well. The make-up for the possessed form of Reagan look really creepy, and the effects for some of the occurrences, like the shaking bed, are impressive.
So overall, "The Exorcist" is a very-well made film, but not the scariest horror movie ever made. If you can get past the profanity, it is worth watching.
Big Tuna's Rating: A-
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.