Textual Analysis of The Excorsist

This is a very popular psychological horror movie directed by William Friedkin. It is a story of an exorcism is which is based loosely on actual events.  It is about a girl called Regan who starts acting odd levitating, speaking in tongues and her worried mother then seeks medical help, only to find nothing which could cure her. A local priest, however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert to help with the difficult job.

The title sequence has many different micro features and in the video I state what the micro feature is and review the effect it has on the viewer so I can gain an understanding of how I can use the same micro features for my own piece and create the same or similar effect.

I think it’s important to see what other good horror movies do so we can learn how and what they do in order to create a good horror sequence. It also allows us to copy their techniques so we can create the same effects and improve our own sequences.


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