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In 1973 Hell came home and invaded the body of a young girl. This is the story of a movie and its makers. It's a tale of dark and light, of loss and love. A story of faith and fury, of causes and curses, of horrors real and imagined, of unbridled ego and brute force filmmaking. It's the movie critics called "religious pornography" and "occultist claptrap." The movie that left audiences...hysterical. Decades later, it remains perhaps the most frightening movie we will ever see. From Wondery, this is a seven-part deep dive inspired by the story behind an unforgettable, classic movie. This is...Inside The Exorcist.

Inside The Exorcist Wondery

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    • 4.6, 1.8K Ratings

In 1973 Hell came home and invaded the body of a young girl. This is the story of a movie and its makers. It's a tale of dark and light, of loss and love. A story of faith and fury, of causes and curses, of horrors real and imagined, of unbridled ego and brute force filmmaking. It's the movie critics called "religious pornography" and "occultist claptrap." The movie that left audiences...hysterical. Decades later, it remains perhaps the most frightening movie we will ever see. From Wondery, this is a seven-part deep dive inspired by the story behind an unforgettable, classic movie. This is...Inside The Exorcist.

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    Wondery Presents Blood Ties Season 2

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    Blood Ties is a scripted audio drama starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, Dominic Monaghan, Amy Landecker, and Wayne Knight.  

    After the sudden death of Michael and Eleonore Richland’s billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust them into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. 

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    • 11 min
    The Exorcist’s Legacy with Final Destination’s Jeffrey Reddick

    The Exorcist’s Legacy with Final Destination’s Jeffrey Reddick

    In this bonus episode, series creator Mark Ramsey talks with producer and writer Jeffrey Reddick, who is best known as the creator of the Final Destination movie franchise. What is the legacy of The Exorcist? How is it shaping today’s horror films? What makes the movie - even today - so powerful?

    • 28 min
    Inside The Exorcist: Behind the Scenes

    Inside The Exorcist: Behind the Scenes

    Why The Exorcist? Why tell the story of the film and its makers in podcast form? And why choose a fresh audio graphic-novel storytelling approach? Those are just a few of the questions answered in this “behind the scenes” look at the making of one of the hottest podcasts of the year. Series creator and narrator Mark Ramsey talks with the show’s amazing sound designer Jeff Schmidt. Don’t miss the discussion about the secret “Easter egg” hidden in the audio that was only recently discovered by a Russian fan, or the inspiration for the chilling ending (hint: It is a movie, but it’s not The Exorcist).

    • 44 min
    Introducing Inside Psycho

    Introducing Inside Psycho

    From the creators of Inside The Exorcist, Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery, comes this magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock amid a deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. The film now is among the greatest thrillers in movie history--but it nearly didn't happen!

    • 7 min
    Redemption

    Redemption

    Too much success too young - William Friedkin is warned by legendary auteur Orson Welles. Friedkin’s production company passes on a little movie called Star Wars so he can make his passion project which is eclipsed by its shadow. The film industry turns its back on him, but his love story teaches him a valuable lesson. Meanwhile, Jason Miller dies, William Peter Blatty’s son speaks to him after death, and Linda Blair battles obstacles to save the lives of sheltered dogs. This, as the demon comes home to Iraq, and we answer the question: Whatever happened to the haunted boy?

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    • 27 min
    The Rapture

    The Rapture

    The Exorcist opens - with no credit for the voice of the demon, Mercedes McCambridge - and she’s furious. Audiences break down the doors to see the movie. Hysteria ensues: Vomiting, fainting, heart attacks, and more. The prominent critics...hated it. Rev. Billy Graham said “the devil is in every frame of that film.” Pressure was building to stiff the movie at awards time, despite its popularity. Linda Blair was shattered. But despite the lack of industry support, William Friedkin was now wildly famous and could do anything. Or could he?

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    Thank you to our sponsors:

    Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

mypetbbb ,

Exorcist

What a great podcast, absolutely loved it! I was in college in Rome in 1974. I remember hearing stories about the crucifix on top of a church being hit by lightening when a theatre in Rome planned to show the movie. This podcast brought back so many memories!!

sassysyrup ,

The idea is good

This podcast isn’t horrible by any means. I enjoy a narrative style of podcast and this had a lot of facts about the movie that I didn’t know at all. It just jumps around a lot and has a few scenes that don’t seem relevant to the overall story. The sound effects are a good touch and made it spooky to drive to but they are so much louder than the narration. Seriously be ready to turn your volume down.

The Butcht ,

What is the purpose here!

Had some really good facts about the making of the movie, however it’s seemed to be woven in with way to much fiction. Are we trying to tell a fictional story or tell the real story. The very end of the podcast was pretty disappointing and seems pretty deceptive.

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