The Exorcist: Believer – Trailer Talk

The Exorcist: Believer - Trailer Talk

The Exorcist: Believer – Trailer Talk

After Fox cancelled the show in 2017, it was assumed that the iconic ‘The Exorcist’ franchise would be laid to rest. But that’s not the case as horror powerhouse Blumhouse have gained the rights of yet another horror classic next to ‘Halloween’. 

‘The Exorcist: Believer’ sees two girls become possessed after disappearing in the woods for three days. In a desperate attempt to save them, someone is recruited, who is all too familiar with this scenario: Chris McNeil (Ellen Burstyn), the mother of Regan (Linda Blair) from the 1973 film.

Just like the ‘Halloween’ trilogy from a few years ago, ‘The Exorcist: Believer’ will ignore all the previous entries aside from the original. And, with this being directed and co-written by David Gordon Green (Blumhouse Halloween Trilogy), I have hopes that this entry will bring something new to the possession subgenre. But I also have concerns: with this being a sequel to an iconic horror film in a genre that has done all the cliches, I do fear that ‘The Exorcist: Believer’ won’t live up to any expectations that fans may have. 

With this being 50 years after the original, the trailer for ‘The Exorcist: Believer’ has all the cliches and scares that is to be expected from the possession subgenre by now. While the original introduced those elements, they are utilized in nearly every film of this type now, so there is the worry that this will be buried and forgotten. But, with David Gordon Green directing and co-writing, there is hope for ‘The Exorcist: Believer’ yet. 

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