Yes, it sounds like a cliche, but 'The Exorcist' is not heralded by many as 'the scariest movie ever made' without good reason. Recently, horror flicks of the last few years such as 'Hereditary' and 'Veronica' have been thrust in our faces with the tagline 'This generation's 'The Exorcist''. It's safe to say that William Friedkin's 1973 possession movie about the trials and tests of faith has a reputation that strides before it. And, of course, film is subjective. What some find scary, others don't, and that's ok. Yet, rather than flounder in comparison to today's contenders, 'The Exorcist' still holds up.
With the current situation going on in the world, it's easy to find yourself wallowing in a seemingly bottomless pit of boredom. For me, one of the best ways to quell it is by immersing myself in a movie for an hour or two. Sure, puzzles are great, but once you've done them once it's never quite the same. If you consider yourself a bit of a movie connoisseur then you probably feel like you've seen everything celluloid has to offer, but there are a whole myriad of movies that have been long-lost to mainstream just waiting for you. Not only that, but the further you go back, the larger the variety cinema has in store.