Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival presents: The Exorcist: Extended Director’s Cut
William Friedkin | 1973 / 2000 | USA | Cert 18 | 132 mins
Belief in evil. Belief that evil can be cast out. From these two strands of faith, author William Peter Blatty and director William Friedkin wove The Exorcist, the frightening and realistic story of an innocent girl inhabited by a malevolent entity. This is the terrifying tale of her mother’s frantic resolve to save her and two priests – one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith – joined in battling ultimate evil.
Winner of 1973 Oscars® for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound Mixing, The Exorcist remains one of the most shocking and gripping movies in the history of cinema and is a regular feature on lists of the scariest movies ever made.
This new digital cinema print was created from restored picture and audio elements under the supervision of Friedkin.
Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair
Winner, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound, Academy Awards 1974, Nominated Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Academy Awards 1974
“If movies are, among other things, opportunities for escapism, then The Exorcist is one of the most powerful ever made.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“There is nothing dated about The Exorcist, which remains an effective excursion into demonic possession more than a quarter of a century after it was first unveiled to the public.” – James Berardinelli, ReelViews
THE EXORCIST: EXTENDED DIRECTOR’S CUT is rated 18. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers)
The film will be preceded by a short film by claymation filmmaker Lee Hardcastle.
Standard Tickets: £7
HIC Members & Students: £6
Festival Pass: £32 (£28 for HIC Members and Students)
New Horror Pass (all events at 6:30pm): £22 (£18 for HIC Members & Students)
Classic Horror Pass (all events at 8:30pm): £22 (£18 for HIC Members & Students)
Day Pass (both 6:30pm and 8:30pm film): £12 (£10 for HIC Members & Students)
Note: Tickets to Cult Cinema Sunday: Halloween Mystery Movie are not included in Dead of Night Passes and must be purchased separately.
Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office online or at the cinema, Tickets available via Hull Box Office online, over the phone or on the door on the night of the screening.
Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.
Doors to the screening room will open around 10-15 minutes before the performance starts. Please note – this screening will not feature any adverts or trailers.
8.30pm: Introduction by festival team, Lee Hardcastle short film, main feature, The Exorcist: Extended Director’s Cut
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