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Posted on Oct 19, 2014

How Well Do You Know "The Exorcist"?

How well do you know this classic horror film?

  1. 1. In what city does the film take place?

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    Washington, D.C.!

    Chris and Regan reside in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

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  2. 2. What is the last name of the family in the film?

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    MacNeil!

    Single mother Chris McNeil and her daughter, Regan McNeil.

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  3. 3. Where are the real-life "Exorcist steps" located?

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    Washington, D.C.!

    The Exorcist steps are steps located at the corner of Prospect St. NW and 36th St. NW, leading down to M St. NW in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

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  4. 4. What innocuous but unsettling comment does Regan make that is, at first, ignored by her mother?

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    "My bed was shaking."

    A phone call awakens Chris, who then finds Regan in bed with her. Asking her why she's there, Regan mumbles, "My bed was shaking. I can't get to sleep."

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  5. 5. What is the demon's name?

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    Pazuzu!

    Pazuzu is often depicted as a combination of animal and human parts and has the body of a man, the head of a lion or dog, eagle-like taloned feet, two pairs of wings, a scorpion's tail, and a serpentine penis. Father Karras had battled the demon before, and uncovered a statue of Pazuzu during the beginning of the film.

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  6. 6. What name does Regan give to the demon?

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    Captain Howdy!

    While playing with the Ouija board, the planchette pulls away from Chris. She remarks that Regan must not want her to play, but Regan insists that Captain Howdy is the one who doesn't want to cooperate. Chris:" Who's Captain Howdy?" Regan: "You know, I make the questions and he does the answers."

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  7. 7. Which child star did director William Friedkin reject for the role of Regan for being "too young?"

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    Brooke Shields!

    Brooke was just 7 years old at the time of filming. It would be another 5 years before she filmed the controversial "Pretty Baby," and 7 years until she found massive success (and, again, controversy) with "The Blue Lagoon."

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  8. 8. Which "M*A*S*H" star was offered a role in the film?

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    Alan Alda!

    Alan Alda was offered a starring role in the film, but ultimately turned it down because he did not care for William Peter Blatty's book.

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  9. 9. In what country was the opening archaeological dig scene ACTUALLY filmed?

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    Iraq!

    In both the novel and film, Father Merrin is digging in Iraq. The scene was shot -- true to the source -- on location in ancient Nineveh in Hatra, Iraq.

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  10. 10. What is Chris's profession?

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    Actress!

    Chris is a famous actress living (temporarily) in D.C. while filming a movie, "Crash Course."

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  11. 11. Which of the following events happened upon the initial theatrical release of the film?

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    Paramedics!

    Upon its initial theatrical release the film affected many audiences so strongly that at many theaters, paramedics were called to treat people who fainted and others who went into hysterics.

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  12. 12. "The Exorcist" was the first horror film to be nominated for which Academy Award category?

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    Best Picture!

    1973 marked the first time a horror film was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. The genre would not claim a win until 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs." Notable horror nominations in the past included Best Director for Alfred Hitchcock for 1960's "Psycho," Best Actor nomination (and win) for Frederic March in 1932's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," and Best Supporting Actress nomination for Angela Lansbury in 1945's "The Picture of Dorian Gray."

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  13. 13. How old was actor Max von Sydow during the filming of "The Exorcist"?

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    44 Years Old!

    In order to make Max von Sydow appear much older than his then-age of 44, makeup maestro Dick Smith applied generous amounts of stipple to von Sydow's forehead, eyes and neck. His facial skin was then manually stretched as liquid latex was applied. When the latex dried, his taut skin was then released causing the film of rubber to corrugate. This daily makeup procedure lasted three hours and was apparently the cause of much anguish for von Sydow.

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  14. 14. Why does Father Damien Karras suffer a crisis of faith?

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    His elderly mother dies!

    Father Karras is consumed by guilt and depression when his mother dies, and confesses to have lost his faith in God.

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  15. 15. What abruptly ends Chris's dinner party?

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    Regan silently staggers into the room and says, "You're gonna die up there," before urinating on the carpet.

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  16. 16. Which brand of pea soup was actually used for the infamous pea soup scene?

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    Andersen's!

    According to the crew, the pea soup that Regan vomits all over Father Karras was Andersen's brand pea soup. They tried Campbell's but didn't like the "effect."

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  17. 17. What words appear scratched on Regan's torso, seemingly from the inside?

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  18. 18. How many people die in the film?

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    Three!

    Burke Denning (Chris's film director) dies after falling from Regan's bedroom window. Father Merrin dies (off-camera) of an apparent heart attack, and Father Karras dies as well after flinging himself from Regan's bedroom window.

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