‘The Exorcist’ director William Friedkin experimented with pigs and bees for the iconic demonic soundtrack in his Oscar-winning film

As far as the horror genre goes, few films have had as terrifying an impact on audiences as 1973’s. The exorcist. Directed by the late prolific filmmaker William Friedkin, the story follows a young girl who shows signs of demonic possession, which unleashes a series of chilling and terrifying events. Until date, The exorcist is considered a cult classic among horror films throughout Hollywood.

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A still out The exorcist directed by William Friedkin

A major reason for the impact the film made was a result of the eerie soundtrack that perfectly matched the ethos of the story. In an exclusive and revealing post-release interview, director William Friedkin elaborated on his unique research and process that ultimately led to the film’s chilling background score.

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