Tag: William Peter Blatty

Vulgar Display of Power Pt 6 (The Devil and Father Amorth, 2017)

Father Amorath was one of the Vatican’s most prominent Exorcists, in fact, he was the Exorcist in Chief.  William Friedkin, the director of the original the Exorcist presents one of his final exorcisms in the film. Friedkin notes that at the time of the…

Vulgar Display of Power Pt 3 (The Exorcist III, 1990)

The Exorcist III (originally titled the Exorcist III: Legion) came thirteen years after the Heretic.  It may have seemed like a pointless act to revisit the long dormant franchise. But the screenwriter of the first film (and author of the book upon which it…

Vulgar Display of Power Pt 1 (The Exorcist, 1973)

It is hard to come into the Exorcist without preconceived notions. The stories of people vomiting or running out of the theater in terror may even set some people up for disappointment. On an archeological dig Father Merrin discovers some rare and mysterious artifacts. …