The Exorcist (Compact Disc)

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Robert Glenister and Ian McDiarmid star in a gripping BBC Radio dramatization of William Peter Blatty's classic horror novel. Summoned to a case of apparent possession, Father Karras is at first skeptical, then horrified. The victim -a 12-year-old girl named Regan - seems to be controlled by a malign supernatural force that makes her swear, blaspheme, scream in agony, and perform appalling acts. Attempting to find a rational explanation for the girl's behaviour, Karras tries to talk to Regan, only to find himself locking horns with the demon inside her head. Its many voices mock him, tormenting him with his weakness, doubts, and buried guilt. With his faith in God and humanity tested to the limit, Karras turns to the ultimate solution: exorcism. The film version of The Exorcist is widely considered to be one of the most terrifying movies ever made. This new, full-cast radio drama is just as chilling, suspenseful, and shocking, while also retaining the depth and psychological complexity of Blatty's original novel. Adapted by Sony Award-winning dramatist Robert Forrest, it stars Robert Glenister as Karras, Alexandra Mathie as the Demon, and Ian McDiarmid as Merrin.

About the Author

William Peter Blatty is an American writer and filmmaker. The Exorcist, written in 1971, is his most well-known novel; he also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation, for which he won an Academy Award, and wrote and directed the sequel, The Exorcist III. His most recent works include the novels Elsewhere (2009), Dimiter (2010), and Crazy (2010). Blatty's upcoming publications include The Exorcist For The 21st Century, featuring "an original and never before published adaptation for a new miniseries of Blatty's classic novel," and a non-fiction book that is "part funny memoir and part proof of life after death," entitled Finding Peter: A Wild Ride In Search Of The Soul.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781785291074
ISBN-10: 1785291076
Publisher: BBC Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2015
Pages: 1
Language: English

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