The esteemed horror writer William Peter Blatty passed away yesterday. News of his death was confirmed on social media by director William Friedkin. Blatty is survived by his wife, Julie Alicia Witbrodt.
The writer won an Oscar in 1973 for his screenplay THE EXORCIST based on his book of the same title. The film is considered one of the best horror films in the history of the genre, and established many aspects of the lore surrounding demonic possession we see in films to this day. Blatty will be sorely missed.
THE EXORCIST TRAILER (1973)
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