RIP William Peter Blatty, Author of The Exorcist

Without the book, there’d be no movie. And without the man—and his lingering memory of an article about a case of real-life demonic possession—there’d be no book. William Peter Blatty, author of the 1971 best-seller The Exorcist that became the influential 1973 horror movie classic, has died at age 89.

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Source: io9