“THE EXORCIST,” according to film expert Simon Weaving, has been called the scariest movie ever made and was the first horror film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
Now, marking the 40th Anniversary of the film, Blair will be in Canberra during late November for a screening of “The Exorcist.” She’ll introduce the film and talk about its making and the influence it had on her career in an extended Q&A after the film.
The screening launches “Monster Fest” in Canberra, a 12-hour horror film extravaganza playing at CIT’s Woden Campus on November 30 from 3pm. Fans will have the opportunity to see the latest cult films from around the world, including “Big Ass Spider”, “Kiss Of The Damned”, “Hatchet3” and the Canadian zombie film, “Antisocial”.
“Monster Fest” director Neil Foley said the festival was thrilled to welcome Blair to Australia. “‘The Exorcist’ has had a phenomenal impact on popular culture and kick—started a new wave of horror films in the 1970s,” he said.
“The Exorcist” at Greater Union, Manuka, 8.30pm, Saturday, November 23, part of “Monster Fest” in Canberra, at CIT’s Woden Campus, November 30 from 3pm, bookings to monsterfest.net.au