The Exorcist

Question: What is Chris McNeal's assistant listening to on the radio when Father Merrit arrives?

Question: As far as I can tell, Damian visits his mother at her apartment and says she can't stay here on her own, but she says no, she's not leaving her home. Then we see the mother in hospital. But then Damian is told that his mother died in her home and wasn't found for a couple of days. But she was in hospital, wasn't she?

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Chosen answer: She was in a hospital but that does not mean she died there. She was likely discharged and, refusing to go into any type of assisted living situation, was sent home, where she later died. A person, unless declared legally incompetent, cannot be forced to go into a facility. Due to insurance regulations, a person can only stay in a hospital as long as they are being actively treated for a medical condition. Once their condition reaches a certain level, they are discharged-either to a rehab center, a nursing facility, or to their own home.

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Question: Was "caption howdy" the demon? Or did Regen make him up, the way some kids do?

Chosen answer: The implication is that Captain Howdy was the name the demon gave itself while communicating with Regen prior to its possession of her.

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Question: What was in the attic if there weren't any rats making the noises?

Chosen answer: It was the demon moving objects around. This is seen later as well when object in Regan's bedroom are manipulated.

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Question: What did Pazuzu (when possessing Regan) mean when he told Damien that performing an exorcism would bring them closer together?

Chosen answer: Pazuzu is secure in its position and does not believe it can be exorcised, so it is a taunt to Damien, who is in the midst of a deep crisis of faith, that the attempt at exorcism will fail and send Damien further down the path of darkness.

Question: Who put the cross under Regan's pillow? It couldn't be the demon.

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Chosen answer: Burke Dennings, that's why he was murdered.

Question: Who puts the 3 horns sticking out of the statue of Mary in the church? And what is it supposed to resemble?

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Chosen answer: Regan did (as the demon). It was just meant to be a desecration.

New this month Answer: The desecration in the church added grotesque, pointed breasts and a pointed penis to a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, smeared with red paint to resemble blood. Lieutenant William Kinde later realised that these grisly appendages were made of sculpting clay and paint of the same type that Regan used in her artwork.

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Question: What happened to the movie that Chris was shooting. It just disappears from the script after Burke Dennings dies?

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Chosen answer: It's never explained. Presumably shooting was suspended during her daughter's "illness," or they were able to continue filming around her absence.

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Regan MacNeil: You're going to die up there.

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Near the beginning of the movie, the old priest is in Northern Iraq and you can see the shadow of a microphone on his hat.

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In the scene where Regan's mother is supernaturally blasted away from the bedside, she is being yanked by the crew by a length of rope. After dozens of takes director William Friedkin was still unhappy with the look of the shot and ordered the crew to haul her more fiercely. The scream in the shot that made the cut was of genuine pain and required no dubbing for effect.

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