The Original Exorcist was banned during the 1980's 'Video Nasty Act', which led to massive hype and an equally massive disspointment once it was re-released in the cinema and eventually re-released on Video.
It's an OK film and it certainly has it's moments but it's very tame compared to modern horrors.
The Exorcist is overhyped and boring as hell in parts, there are many many far scarier movies around, but for it's time in the early 70's it was pretty shocking.
Drillier Killer - Utter Garbage with a soundtrack by unheard of punk bands.
I Spit on your Grave - Story about a woman that gets raped (quite brutally) then seeks revenge on the gang that did it, caused a lot of hype because in one scene she is seen giving a guy a wank in a bath then she reaches over, grabs a knife and chops off his willy! - boring shit, stuff you mother would like.
Cannibal Ferox - Guts and gore galore like every other Cannibal Film, weak story but plenty of blood and fleshy bits
Clockwork Orange - Strange one this, again completely overrated by most people, watchable.
Zombie Flesh Eaters is a classic, good story and creepy as fook, brilliant soundtrack aswell.
Peter Jacksons Bad Taste, Braindamage etc all came out after the video act was relaxed, brilliant independant films
This was probably the 2nd video casette I'd ever rented. I was about 11 and our local newsagent had a video section, they'd rent anything to anyone. I grabbed Evil Dead after having seen the amazing cinema trailers on the tv the year before but I was too young to see it in the cinema, so I paid my £1 to the man behind the desk and he let me rent out The Evil Dead - lol 11 year old renting Evil Dead - no wionder they brought in the Video Nasty Act
To this day I still say it is a work of sheer excellence, cheap as fook but really well executed, an absolute classic
which is the best modern horror film. the reason is bcause me mates want to watch a really scary horror film. we thought exorcist 1973 was scary but turn out it wasnt one of me mates was falling asleep. any modern day horrors that really scare you.