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The Exorcist (1973) • Screenplay

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Read and download "The Exorcist" screenplay and script right here, right now. Often referred to "the scariest movie of all time", "The Exorcist" remains as creepy and coarse as it was back in 1973.

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There's more to a script than just words.

"The Exorcist" screenplay is written by William Peter Blatty and based on his novel of the same name. The script version we'd like you to consider is scanned version of his final shooting draft (dated 12.18.1972).

This version also contains a cover-letter/memo from Charles Greenlaw addressed to Warner Bros. executives. Greenlaw was a Warner Bros. full-time salaried Production Manager at the time.

What's "The Exorcist" about?

So glad you asked! Have a look at the movie's logline, and a quote from the screenplay.

When a movie actress begins to suspect that an evil spirit is possessing her young daughter, she calls in two priests to try to exorcise the demon.

The sow is mine! Mine! Keep away from her!

(Possessed) Regan,
PG. 53 : SCENE 121

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Where would movies be today without writers?

William Peter Blatty once said that Georgetown, which is located in northwest Washington, D.C., is the only neighborhood where "The Exorcist" could have been made. Blatty is a Georgetown University alum and often cited the neighborhood's historic architecture and strong Catholic roots as the main reasons why he based "The Exorcist" there.

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