I have always been a fan of horror films, ever since I was in middle school. So when my friends and I decided to get together and watch the old film The Exorcist, I didn't even think twice about it.
Little did I know that the film would scare the living crap out of me and cause me to sleep in my parents' bed for three months at the mature age of 14. Now looking back on it, I am aware that I was the ultimate cockblock (sorry, Mom and Dad).
It's over 10 years later, and I know I can stomach a lot more now that I'm nearly t25 years of age. I am incredibly ecstatic to ring in Halloween this year by watching Destination America's newest show titled Exorcism: Live! on October 31st.
Paranormal investigators known as the Tennessee Wraith Chasers (Ghost Asylum) and psychic medium Chip Coffey are set to explore the famous St. Louis home in which a young Roland Doe experienced possession in 1949. This is the exact case that inspired William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist, which then paved the way for the infamous film that will still occasionally send a shiver down my spine.
A really interesting feature is the live feed showing various rooms around the house available on the Destination America's website, which will track and record any mysterious entities that may be seen wandering the halls and rooms of the house.
I personally wish that we could witness a person being exorcized live on television, but since the focus is on finding the demons residing in the home that inspired so much fear, I suppose I'll have to make due.
I suppose if I really feel like staying up for a week straight, I can always watch The Exorcist again. Except this time, I don't with my parents, who can protect me from any demons that may be lurking in the depths of my tiny apartment.