New “Exorcist” Sequel Prompts Extreme Viewer Reactions – From Pants-Wetting to

I. The Anticipation of “The Exorcist: Believer”

The release of “The Exorcist: Believer” in cinemas on October 6, 2023, marked one of the most highly anticipated films of the 2023 Halloween season.

As a direct sequel to the iconic 1973 original, known for its terrifying impact on audiences, expectations were sky-high for the supernatural horror.

II. A Petrifying Experience for Some

While some viewers found “The Exorcist: Believer” to be a genuinely hair-raising experience, others were left profoundly shaken.

Tweets poured in, with descriptions like, “I just s**t my pants mid-movie,” and “made me wanna scream cry and vomit all at once.”

Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn’s return to her iconic role added to the anticipation.

III. Scares and Sleepless Nights

The horror was so intense for some that they struggled to sleep after watching the film. One viewer confessed, “I couldn’t sleep last night,” while another described it as “the craziest s**t I have ever seen.”

For one moviegoer, the anticipation was so intense that they even prepared by wearing an adult nappy.

IV. Disappointment and Boredom

On the flip side, “The Exorcist: Believer” failed to live up to the expectations of some viewers.

It was branded “dull,” “not scary,” and even “s**t.” Some found it “juiceless” and described the characters as weak. For these viewers, the horror element was sorely lacking.

V. Comedy or Slumber

Interestingly, a few viewers found the film so un-scary that it had the unintended effect of comedy. One audience member even found it funny.

On the other end of the spectrum, some viewers found the film so dull that it caused them to nod off during the screening.

VI. The Polarizing Effect of “The Exorcist: Believer”

“The Exorcist: Believer” has undoubtedly polarized its audience, with some experiencing extreme fear and others grappling with boredom.

The film’s legacy as a direct sequel to a horror classic only intensifies the debate around its effectiveness.

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