William Friedkin revealed the sacred rite is even more terrifying in reality after he filmed one as part of his latest documentary The Devil and Father Amorth
By Guy Birchall 4th September 2017, From The Sun UK
William Friedkin shot the the iconic horror flick back in 1973 but had never seen the genuine article until he embarked on his latest project.
In his documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth” the director follows the Vatican’s resident exorcist for the Diocese of Rome.
The movie was screened at the Venice Film Festival where the 82-year-old American director told of his experiences with the Catholic priest.
Speaking to Variety, the Oscar winner said of watching Father Gabriele Amorth perform the sacred rite on a woman: “It was terrifying. I went from being afraid of what could happen to feeling a great deal of empathy with this woman’s pain and suffering, which is obvious in the film.”
He added that he had to shoot the exorcism by himself with no crew and no lights as part of the conditions laid out by the priest. Read the rest of this at the Sun