Inside The Exorcist

By Wondery

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 Oct 16, 2018


In 1973 Hell came home and invaded the body of a young girl. This is the story of a movie and its makers. It's a tale of dark and light, of loss and love. A story of faith and fury, of causes and curses, of horrors real and imagined, of unbridled ego and brute force filmmaking. It's the movie critics called "religious pornography" and "occultist claptrap." The movie that left audiences...hysterical. Decades later, it remains perhaps the most frightening movie we will ever see. From Wondery, this is a seven-part deep dive inspired by the story behind an unforgettable, classic movie. This is...Inside The Exorcist.

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Jul 01, 2020
Wondery Presents: Murder in Hollywoodland

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Jun 17, 2020
Introducing Hope in Darkness

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May 27, 2020
Introducing American History Tellers

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Apr 22, 2020
Introducing Fighting Coronavirus

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Apr 07, 2020
Introducing Joe Exotic: Tiger King

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Mar 24, 2020
Introducing The Dating Game Killer

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Jan 29, 2020
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Oct 15, 2019
Introducing The Lead: Your New Daily Sports Fix

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Aug 29, 2019
Introducing Sean Carroll's Mindscape
Aug 05, 2019
BONUS: Talking Star Wars with George Lucas Biographer Brian Jay Jones | E8
Jul 18, 2019
Goodbyes | E7
Jul 16, 2019
Star Wars Will Be a Bomb | E6
Jul 14, 2019
Days and Nights of the Force | E5
Jul 11, 2019
I am Princess Leia! | E4
Jul 09, 2019
Bleeding on the Page | E3
Jul 07, 2019
Dreams of Star Wars | E2
Jul 04, 2019
Two Suns Setting | E1
Jul 02, 2019
Introducing Inside Star Wars
May 29, 2019
Hear All of Inside Star Wars Now! | E6
May 23, 2019
Introducing Sports Wars
Apr 17, 2019
Introducing Over My Dead Body | E5
Feb 12, 2019
People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia, Part 2 | E4
Nov 15, 2018
People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia, Part 1 | E3
Nov 15, 2018
Introducing People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia
Nov 13, 2018
Interview with JAWS Co-Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb | E8
Aug 30, 2018
The Kraken Sleepeth | E7
Aug 28, 2018
Get the Actors Off the Boat! | E6
Aug 23, 2018
The Shark Isn’t Working | E5
Aug 21, 2018
The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Thing | E4
Aug 16, 2018
Duel | E3
Aug 14, 2018
Breaking In | E2
Aug 09, 2018
Becoming Spielberg | E1
Aug 07, 2018
The Exorcist’s Legacy with Final Destination’s Jeffrey Reddick
Dec 21, 2017
Inside The Exorcist: Behind the Scenes
Dec 14, 2017
She Wouldn’t Even Harm a Fly | E6
Nov 28, 2017
Shock and Awe | E5
Nov 23, 2017
Men Do Kill Nude Women You Know | E4
Nov 21, 2017
Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge | E1
Nov 16, 2017
Time to Shoot | E3
Nov 16, 2017
Bloch and Hitchcock | E2
Nov 14, 2017
The Butcher of Plainfield | E1
Nov 09, 2017
Introducing Inside Psycho
Nov 07, 2017
Redemption | E7
Nov 02, 2017
The Rapture | E6
Oct 31, 2017
The Power of Christ Compels You | E5
Oct 31, 2017
Tomb of the Demon | E4
Oct 24, 2017
Jesus Weeps Blood | E3
Oct 17, 2017
The Snares of the Devil | E2
Oct 10, 2017
The Haunted Boy | E1
Oct 10, 2017
Introducing Inside The Exorcist
Sep 22, 2017