Of all of the horror movies consistently on 'Best Horror Movies Ever' lists, The Exorcist is perhaps the most consistent of them all. Despite — or maybe because of — its set beleaguered by bad luck, The Exorcist was loved by horrors fans the world over.
It's pretty ambitious, then, for Fox to do what they're about to do with the franchise: Fox has ordered an Exorcist TV series. That's a lot to live up to!
Fox's The Exorcist will take William Peter Blatty's original 1971 novel as a guideline for the new series about two guys who take on a demon. The show is described thusly (via EW):
A propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.
No word yet on whether Regan or the MacNeil family will be written into the action, but it'll be important for Fox's new Exorcist to pay loving horror homage without dismembering the original, chewing it up and spewing it out in a shower of thick green vomit.
The movie-turned-TV-show formula seems to be de rigueur for horror franchises looking for a modern twist on a classic while avoiding the regular remake route; The Mist, Friday the 13th, The Devil’s Advocate and Resident Evil are all in talks for a swish TV adaption, and The Omen spin-off, Damien, airs on A&E March 7.
How do you guys feel about horror movies coming to TV? A decent number of horror movies-turned-TV shows have been well received...
Scream: The TV Series
Original Movie: Scream (1996)
IMDB rating: 7.2/10
Original Movie: Psycho (1960)
IMDB rating: 8.1/10
Ash vs. Evil Dead
Original Movie: The Evil Dead (1981)
IMDB rating: 8.9
'The Exorcist' is dearly loved by horror fans; can Fox possess the airwaves or will their demon remake be cast out?