test / 05 September 2023

THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER Theatrical Release Moves Forward A Week

That’s right, Universal Pictures are bringing David Gordon Green‘s THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER forward a week in Australian Cinemas to October 5.

Exactly 50 years ago this spring, the most terrifying horror film in history landed on screens, shocking audiences around the world. Now, on Thursday, October 12, a new chapter begins.

From Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green, who shattered the status quo with their resurrection of the Halloween franchise, comes THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER.

Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Tony winner and Oscar-nominee Leslie Odom, Jr., HAMILTON) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett, GOOD GIRLS) on his own.

But when Angela and her friend Katherine (newcomer Olivia Marcum), disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.

For the first time since the 1973 film, Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn reprises her iconic role as Chris MacNeil, an actress who has been forever altered by what happened to her daughter Regan five decades before.

The film also stars Emmy winner Ann Dowd (HEREDITARY) as Victor and Angela’s neighbor, and Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles (THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES) and two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (BLOODLINE) as the parents of Katherine, Angela’s friend.

When THE EXORCIST, based on the best-selling book by William Peter Blatty, was released, it changed the culture forever, obliterating box office records and earning 10 Academy Award-nominations, becoming the first horror film ever nominated for Best Picture.

THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER is directed by David Gordon Green (HALLOWEEN TRILOGY) from a screenplay by Peter Sattler (CAMP X_RAY) and David Gordon Green, from a story by Scott Teems (HALLOWEEN KILLS), Danny McBride (HALLOWEEN TRILOGY) and David Gordon Green, based on characters created by William Peter Blatty.

In Cinemas October 5