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Year
1973
Runtime
122 min.
Director
William Friedkin
Genre
Horror
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
241,395
Checks
64,074
Favs
2,941
Dislikes
447
Favs/checks
4.6% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. Angellike's avatar

    Angellike

    It took me awhile to get around (work up the courage) to watching this, in part due to the comments of Rigters and thatisquisito.

    The suspense was the best/worst thing about it, it was like when you are playing a video game (like Resident Evil), the ominous music plays when there's zombies around and stops when you've killed them all. In this however, not only was the soundtrack was chilling but not clues where to be had.

    My knowledge of what was commonplace during the 70's is limited, but my guess is that some/most of the content was quite shocking, and still is to some extent. Some things become comical if you're in the wrong mindset, but for the most part the suspense eats away at you.
    4 years 10 months ago
  2. DukeJules's avatar

    DukeJules

    This classic has a very strong atmosphere and some very memorable scenes. 6 years 7 months ago
  3. Starlight-'s avatar

    Starlight-

    Traumatized me for good. 6 years 9 months ago
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  5. This movie ranks #19 in MovieSense 101
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  6. This movie ranks #38 in 1970s
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  14. This movie ranks #214 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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