Thursday, April 5, 2012

E is for . . .

demon inside
Image courtesy: Melinda Tabor

Continuing yesterday's spooky theme, I choose exorcism. Demons come out!

According to Wikipedia, there was “a 750% increase in the number of exorcisms performed between the early 1960s and the mid-1970s" because of media attention. I'm guessing the exceptional novel, The Exorcist (1971), and the film (1973) helped spread interest. Click here to read about the case that inspired William Peter Blatty.

Another famous exorcism involved a German Catholic woman named Anneliese Michel in 1976. Unfortunately she didn't survive, but her story inspired The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Eerie.

Today's "Name That Famous Product":



If thinking about demons has brought you down, this product might get you back to your happy place.

The answer to yesterday's famous product: Disney

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13 comments:

  1. Wow scary! And i didn't know that about the post below either, so creepy!

    Nikki – inspire nordic

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  2. Ooooh! Books like this are what sucked me into reading, though I've never been one for religious interpretations... still. I love stories about possession and all that.

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  3. i have always been interested in this subject

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  4. Eddy's Ice Cream?

    For some reason, I didn't see the Exorcist until 20 years after its release. It wasn't as effective since so many movies have since ripped off the idea.

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  5. Oh I hate evil beings, thank you for keeping this post short lol, I don't know if I would have survived! :)

    Universal Gibberish

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  6. I saw the Exorcist but not the Emily Rose one. I've had my fill.

    Edie's Ice Cream?

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  7. I was going to say ice cream too.

    I saw the Exorcist once. Freaked the heck out of me. I can't do horror!

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  8. I love the Exorcism of Emily Rose...that movie was amazing. Great post and happy A-Z blogging!

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  9. Nice to meet you and I hope you're enjoying the Challenge!

    KarenG
    A to Z Challenge Host

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  10. I'd know my edy's ice cream anywhere. :)

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