- The Exorcist: Believer could feature scenes that rival the iconic moments from the original, with impactful and astounding stunts that could potentially trump what people remember from 50 years ago.
- The sequel aims to challenge the scare factor of the original through its possession makeup, disconcerting looks, and special effects that rival the classic.
- Director David Gordon Green, known for his successful remakes of Halloween, and stunt coordinator Ashley Rae Trisler bring their seasoned talent to The Exorcist: Believer, promising to deliver on their bold goal to surpass aspects of the original.
The Exorcist: Believer has stunts that could top scenes from the original. Releasing 50 years after The Exorcist’s 1973 debut, this David Gordon Green-directed remake follows the families of two girls who must undergo exorcism after becoming possessed. The Exorcist: Believer cast includes Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Nettles, Ann Dowd, Leslie Odom Jr., Olivia O’Neill, and Lidya Jewett, and is set for release on October 6.
As per Total Film (via Games Radar), The Exorcist: Believer will feature scenes that ramp up the stunt work from the original movie. According to stunt coordinator Ashley Rae Trisler, the scenes could rival 1973’s The Exorcist. Check out Trisler’s full quote below:
“[There are] some impactful and astounding scenes that could potentially trump what people remember from 50 years ago.”
Could The Exorcist: Believer Trump the Original?
The Exorcist made a significant scare when it came out 50 years ago and continues to affect audiences today. Iconic scenes, including Regan’s bed shaking and her eerie spider walk down her family’s staircase, are still haunting and cement The Exorcist as one of the most classic horror films of all time. Such pivotal moments make The Exorcist both ahead of its time and hard to beat.
Based on glimpses from The Exorcist: Believer trailer, it will attempt to challenge the original’s scare factor. The sequel has also gotten attention recently for its possession makeup, which presents a disconcerting look that rivals the original. Between its makeup, stunt work, and special effects, The Exorcist: Believer does have the potential to make updates to the original movie, even if it has big shoes to fill.
In terms of reboots of beloved horror classics, The Exorcist: Believer is in great hands. Director Green previously stepped in for the 2018 remake of Halloween along with its sequels Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, proving his capacity to reshape coveted content. Trisler has also been a stunt collaborator with Green, working on the stunt team for both Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. With this seasoned talent taking the wheel, The Exorcist: Believer has the potential to deliver on their bold promises to “trump” aspects of the original.