Picks and Pans Review: Scariest Movie

updated 03/05/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/05/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

In The Exorcist (1973), Linda Blair, at left and floating above with Max Von Sydow and Jason Miller, made everyone enjoy being terrified. That the film inspired so many ugly gore-horror imitations was an unhappy spin-off.

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