ST. LOUIS (KSDk) — Many consider the 1973 film “The Exorcist” the scariest movie of all time. Wednesday is the 40th anniversary of the film’s release.
If the mere thought of the famous flick gives you the chills, consider this: It’s directly based on a true incident that happened in St. Louis.
The real story that inspired the famous book and movie happened in 1949. It began in Maryland, ended in St. Louis, and involved several Jesuits from Saint Louis University.
Father Raymond J. Bishop, S.J. kept a day-by-day account of the exorcism.
Read the diary: Link – PDF File
20-Minute Video Recap of the Movie
Warning: Bad language, sexual references, violence.
Editor’s note: The demon represents the devil. The girl represents the world. The priests represent the Church. The primeval struggle continues – unabated.