The Exorcism Will Terror Audiences Forever

The United States Library of Congress announced twenty-five new additions to their ever-growing list of culturally significant films as selected by the National Film Preservation Board. Included in the tally of legendary films, that range from the sci-fi space opera STAR WARS to the comedy classic AIRPLANE!, is William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST. Dubbed the scariest movie of all time by Entertainment Weekly and Movies.com THE EXORCIST stars Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, and Max von Sydow and was nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress.

Undeniably one of the most influential horror films of all time, THE EXORCIST joins other great horror films preserved in the National Film Registry including Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), and Freaks (1932).

The Complete List of the 2010 Inductees:

1. Airplane! – Released in 1980
2. All the President’s Men – Released in 1976
3. The Bargain – Released in 1914
4. Cry of Jazz – Released in 1959
5. Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB – Released in 1967
6. The Empire Strikes Back – Released in 1980
7. The Exorcist – Released in 1973
8. The Front Page – Released in 1931
9. Grey Gardens – Released in 1976
10. I Am Joaquin – Released in 1969
11. It’s a Gift – Released in 1934
12. Let There Be Light – Released in 1946
13. Lonesome – Released in 1928
14. Make Way for Tomorrow – Released in 1937
15. Malcom X – Released in 1992
16. McCabe and Mrs. Miller – Released in 1971
17. Newark Athlete – Released in 1891
18. Our Lady of the Sphere – Released in 1969
19. The Pink Panther – Released in 1964
20. Preservation of Sign Language – Released in 1913
21. Saturday Night Fever – Released in 1977
22. Study of a River – Released in 1996
23. Tarantella – Released in 1940
24. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Released in 1945
25. A Trip Down Main Street – Released in 1906

Source: http://www.horrorsociety.com/

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