The movie The Exorcist is considered one of the scariest films of all time, and it is based on a true story. William Peter Blatty wrote the book about a young boy who endured possession near St. Louis and eventually just outside of Washington, D.C. Eventually, through the constant prayer and sacrifice of a priest and the intervention of an Archangel, he was freed.
- The Actual 1949 Diary of the Priest Who Inspired the 1973 Film: The Exorcist
- “Priest Frees Mt. Rainier Boy Reported Held in Devil’s Grip,” The Washington Post, August 20, 1949
- The St. Louis exorcism of 1949: the real-life inspiration for ‘The Exorcist’ | Post-Dispatch Archives | stltoday.com
- Roland Doe And The Chilling True Story Of The Exorcist
- The Horrifying True Story Behind THE EXORCIST: The Possession of Ronald Hunkeler – The 13th Floor
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