On this date in 1973, THE EXORCIST -- a film that has spawned generations of nightmares -- opened around the country in theaters. Rumors soon spread of people fainting, vomiting in the aisles and of ambulances rushing people to the hospital. Whatever the truth, the film created a wave of interest in the occult in America.
As most of our discerning readers know, the film (and original book) was actually based on the true story of an exorcism that took place in St. Louis in 1949. Author Troy Taylor previously released THE DEVIL CAME TO ST. LOUIS in 2006, but a NEW, updated and revised edition of the book will be released in January 2014!