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How can I watch the exorcist?

Asked by Moxy (179 points ) October 12th, 2009

I have watched the 2nd and 3rd movies of the exorcist by Alphred Hitchcock. I tried to watch the first one in the series but everytime the girl starts talking in that horrible voice when she is possessed I turn the DVD off straight away. Please tell me how I can watch it right through till the end and how can I watch it when hearing that scary voice? I have had nightmares ever since I seen it but cant get over the movie. Everyone else that has seen it tells me the story but I tell them not to tell me about it because I havent seen it right through yet. Please help me I know I should watch it but I am very sensitive and get frightened alot. Sorry.I want to watch it. Should I turn the volumn off when that voice comes on and just read the subtitles instead of getting scared?

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wenn's avatar

when the girl starts talking in that voice, tell her to f*ck off in an angry tone.

but i dunno, it is just a movie, you have to convince yourself of that. you can try the subtitle thing. then watch it multiple times, each time increase the volume a little bit, and eventually you will get bored of it and wont care about the voice anymore.

jlm11f's avatar

Imitate her voice a few times in front of the mirror. Make a joke out of it. A possible side effect of this might be that you don’t enjoy the “scariness” of the movie though. I am unable to watch scary movies without cracking up. I just find it all so hilarious.

FutureMemory's avatar

Remind yourself it’s just a movie. Works every time.

poofandmook's avatar

Alfred Hitchcock did an Exorcist series?

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@poofandmook Alfred Hitchcock never had the budget to do the Exorcist series. It was directed by William Friedkin and based on the novel by William Peter Blatty and released by Warner Brothers.

poofandmook's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra: That’s what I thought… I was confused when the OP said she watched Alfred Hitchcock’s Exorcist. WPB’s Exorcist is my favorite horror movie.

markyy's avatar

Why would you want to watch something that apparently scares the crap out of you? Do you hate yourself that much? Try watching it on mute and turn on the subtitles.

EmpressPixie's avatar

When she’s about to talk, hit the mute button. Turn on subtitles for muted moments only. Or get a print out of what she says that you can read.

Oh! Then come back and ask a very thoughtful question about it so we can all discuss it. It’s one of my favorite movies to talk about, especially in pop culture contexts.

Saturated_Brain's avatar

I hate horror movies. Hate hate HATE them.

CMaz's avatar

Have someone duct tape you to a chair.
Head taped down so you cant move your head.
Eyelids taped open.

A nice pot of pea soup cooking on the stove.

THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@Saturated_Brain how do you feel about psychological horror movies, you know, the ones WITHOUT gallons of pig guts thrown at the camera for no other reason than the gratuitious splatter factor?

PretentiousArtist's avatar

It’s just a movie
If you’re still scared, then you’re better off with “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”.
And Alfred Hitchcock had nothing to do with this movie.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Let someone else hold the remote.

rangerr's avatar

She does herself with a crucifix.. how scary can she really be?

DominicX's avatar

I still haven’t seen it, but that’s because my mom scared me out of seeing it by describing how she was traumatized by it (she saw it when it first came out in 1973 when she was 15).

The book I’m writing for NaNoWriMo is scary enough; I got scared writing the outline for it yesterday… :P

Saturated_Brain's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra Oh those aren’t so bad. At least they’re intelligent in some way.

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