Slaughterhouse start their ‘Winter of Despair’ season with a 50th anniversary screening of The Exorcist. William Friedkin, who bade farewell to us this summer, directed this classic which became the first horror film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Many of The Exorcist‘s cast and crew members believed the set was cursed. After a number of eerie incidents on the New York City set, including a studio fire Friedkin regularly brought in a priest, Father King, to bless the cast, crew, and set. By the end of the film’s production, nine people associated with its making had passed away.
A Q&A follows it with director Kate Dolan (You Are Not My Mother), comedian Peter McGann and Aran from the ClassHorrorCast.