‘The Exorcist’ Recap 1×02: The Centipede Human


Part of the original Exorcist’s mass appeal was its zeitgeist aspect– it takes places in Washington, D.C. and features a young girl, Regan, exhibiting taboo sexual behavior and disrespecting her parents, compelled by some unseen force. At one point early on Regan, in a kind of half-possessed state, tells an astronaut he’s going to die in space, then pisses on the carpet in front of him– Kennedy’s dream of extreme progress and achievements doomed and urinated upon abruptly.

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