“The Exorcist” was Based on an Actual DC-Area Exorcism. Here’s what REALLY Happened



Did you know that The Exorcist, one of the most famous horror movies of all time, was based on a real DC-area exorcism? The 1949 exorcism allegedly took place in Prince Georges County, Maryland, and inspired The Exorcist author and producer William Peter Blatty while he was a student at Georgetown University. But some of the details in this famous case of demonic possession don’t add up. Discover the not-so-true story of the ‘real’ supernatural event that inspired the 1973 movie The Exorcist.

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