‘The Exorcist’ 40th Anniversary

The Exorcist, which remains one of the most powerful, galvanizing, controversial, unsettling, and downright chilling films of all time, celebrates its 40th anniversary today.

Directed by William Friedkin (fresh off a cachet of Academy Awards given to his prior film, The French Connection, including Best Director) and adapted by William Peter Blatty from his own novel, which had been released a few years prior and was a bestseller, The Exorcist remains so many things which elevate it from what on paper sort of reads like a hackneyed Z-budget William Castle/HG Lewis dime store narrative: A young girl gets possessed by a demon, and a priest is called to administer an exorcism, but everyone gets more than they bargained for in the process.

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Geek Gear: ‘Doctor Who’ Mash-Up Shirts
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RIPT Apparel has two designs on sale today that are inspired by Doctor Who: “The Name’s Who” by @wanderingbertart, which is a mash-up with James Bond (at left), and “The Doctor” by BomDesignz, which is a mash-up with The Exorcist (at right).

The shirts went on sale at RIPT today, Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each. Kids sizes are $10 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes). See images on product page for shirt colors. You can also get the design on coasters for $25; iphone (4/4s & 5) cases for $18; prints 18″x24″ for $20 and 24″x32″ for $40; and headphones for $40. If you purchase both designs, you’ll save $1.

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Happy Meals For ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘The Shining,’ ‘Godzilla’ & Other Horror Films
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Remember that adorable Exorcist Crochet Amigurumi Playset, complete with projectile-vomiting Regan MacNeil? Well, if you dug that, here’s something else along those lines: The Exorcist Happy Meal.

Pinterest user Newt Clements mocked up a series of horror-themed Happy Meals – the popular kid’s meal package from McDonald’s fast food eatery. The mock-ups come complete with the expected toy for each property: The Exorcist has the demon-possessed Regan bound to the bed; The Shining has an axe-wielding Jack Torrance; Godzilla has the famed kaiju; and Halloween has the masked killer Michael Myers brandishing his signature knife.

Other “Happy Meals” include those for Psycho, Kill Bill, Aliens, Resident Evil, and more (including some non-horror selections).

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Wait, What? Watching Horror Movies Helps You Lose Weight?
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We as human beings are constantly being fed sales pitches claiming to hold the secret for truly losing weight fast…most often not requiring any exercise whatsoever, while still allowing you to eat whatever the hell you’d like.

Only fools buy into such nonsense, and, whether you’re able to put in the effort or not, anyone with even partial brain function knows that it takes a lot of painfully trying discipline and hard work to lose the weight you feel you need to lose.

Still, for the sake of entertainment, and because it does happen to be All Hallows’ Eve, what if I told you that a new study claims that watching horror movies can in fact help you to drop pounds. Would you listen? or at read on purely out of curiosity? If so, do continue on below now for more information and to see a list of the ten best terrifying movie options for losing weight.

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31 Days Of Horror: The Exorcist / The Omen
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Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, it’s finally October and you know what that means? Breast Cancer Awareness 5Ks? Good guess. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Delicious, but no. Halloween? YES. Horror movies? DOUBLE YES!

Welcome to 31 Days of Horror, where I’ll cover at least two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 62+ scary movies perfect for a cold, dark October night. Be sure to visit Geeks of Doom every day this month for a double-shot of chills and thrills!

“What an excellent day for an exorcism!” Today’s one-two punch of demonic terror features William Friedkin‘s 1973 classic, The Exorcist, and Richard Donner‘s 1976 film, The Omen. The power of Christ compels you… to read!

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