Max von Sydow’s “odd upbringing” led to roles as Jesus and the devil

By Steve Newton Back in 1993 I covered the Vancouver-area filming of the Stephen King-based horror flick Needful Things for Fangoria. The movie ended up being crap, but I did get to interview everybody's favourite exorcist, Max von Sydow, so that was cool.  Not many actors have the wide-ranging talent it takes to play both … Continue reading Max von Sydow’s “odd upbringing” led to roles as Jesus and the devil

Horror review: The Last Exorcism

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 25, 2010 Thirty-seven years after The Exorcist, the makers of The Last Exorcism decided to meld William Friedkin’s classic shocker with the low-budget 1999 blockbuster The Blair Witch Project. The result is a fairly absorbing pseudo-documentary demonic-possession flick with all the bodily contortions and jittery camerawork you’d expect. Patrick Fabian stars as Cotton Marcus, … Continue reading Horror review: The Last Exorcism