Known as the “real” story behind the novel and Hollywood movie The Exorcist, the tale of fourteen year-old Roland Doe is one of the most notorious stories of demonic possession. In fact, Roland Doe is not his real name; it is a pseudonym assigned to him by the Catholic church in order to preserve the boy’s privacy. In the late 1940s, Doe’s aunt encouraged him to use a Ouija board, and many speculate that after her death the boy attempted to contact his aunt with the Ouija board, an act which opened the door for the demons who wished to possess him.
The possession started with strange sounds, like dripping water, that no one could place. Eventually, religious artifacts began to quake and fly off the walls, and unexplained footsteps and scratching noises could be heard around the home. Scratches began to appear on the boy’s body, including words that seemed to have been carved into his flesh by unseen claws. The boy spoke in tongues in a guttural voice and levitated in the air, with his body contorted in pain.
His family brought in a Catholic priest, who determined that the boy was possessed by evil spirits and needed an exorcism. The exorcism ritual was performed over thirty times, with the boy injuring the priest many times throughout. When, at last, the rite was successful, the entire hospital heard Doe’s cries of bestial anguish and reported a horrible sulfuric odor hanging in the air.
So im 12 chapters into Uninvited and i have discovered that there is a guy in the book named Matt. For real. Im starting to really question if all of HU is going to show up at some point later on. I mean, we already got Danny, now theres Matt. Hahahah this makes me laugh. Oh please let me seek out the other guys before this story ends~ cx
This is a guest post for Silent London by Ben Smith. When Kevin Brownlow was in LA in the 1960s, interviewing cinema veterans for his unrivalled history of the Hollywood silent era, The Parade’s Gone By, there was one important figure who declined to be interviewed, Frances Marion. Brownlow admits he would have pursued her much more vigorously if he had only known then what he does now. At that…
I tell myself I have to smoke tobacco. Just
to fill the holes in my days. The
hopes and desires, the lack of logic in my brain. Proudly
watching and criticizing human behavior. Children,
without fear of the future, without fear of failure, without fear of life. Sometimes
I want to be a brat. A
fucking innocent kid.
like to manage the multitude of thoughts in my mind. My
life or society’s? Right or wrong? Love or hate? I
know if my happiness is artificial or unrealistic, chemical
or truthful I
don’t want to know.
like to create a snapshot of love. The
filthy corners, wrinkled, folded but wise. And
like a Hollywood director, put this novel into action. A
film without smudging. Beautiful
and well scripted.
me that she is really there. Tell
me that her floral dress is wrinkled. His
smile is accessible. His
eyes could eat at your heart. Under
the sweetness of summer evenings. Make
them dance till death.
that happiness is not artificial. It
does not happen. I
no longer love her. That
his blank stare is that of invisible death. You
will not tell me what is reality and what is fantasy. I
know my heart.
brain is broken. My
thoughts are contradictory. Some
speak of Black and Blue, I’m talking about Green and Blue. It’s
not a choice in which I make myself. This
is a heart choice. A
a complex theory between adulthood and the complexity of the child. These
last words were: “There are no rules in love.” So
fuck off with your standards and guidelines. When
I finish this fucking cigarette. It
will fill this disgusting ashtray. A
vessel of a cold mood. Stale
So I saw a trailer for pride and prejudice and zombies in theaters and everyone was laughing like “what is this nonsense” and I was sitting there wiping tears away from my eyes how did someone write something so atrocious and other people actually approved of it??? And thought it was a good idea???? Published it???? Jane Austen does not deserve this??? Hollywood ruining classic novels: a thrilling saga
Feel like dancing? James Johnson loved Manhattan. He loved Juilliard. Most of all he loved shedding all the tiresome, uncool parental pressure, but not his monthly allowance, which he supplemented with a hefty income dealing pot and coke to his like-minded artistic classmates. His best customers tended to be kids enrolled in the music division, pianists particularly, their intensive practice…
ABC - Deadpool won’t be released for another few days, but expect to see Ryan Reynolds suit up as the superhero again. The Hollywood Reporter says a sequel is already planned. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote Deadpool, will be back for the follow-up. Deadpool hits theaters Friday…
Ken Watanabe has been diagnosed with early-stage stomach cancer, forcing him to delay his return to Broadway’s The King and I, his rep tells People magazine. The 56-year-old Japanese actor has undergone endoscopic surgery and is recovering in a Japan hospital. The Oscar-nominated actor, who debuted inThe King and I last year, had been set to return to the production from March 1 to April 17. His film credits include The Last Samurai, Inception and Batman Begins…
Johnny Depp will star in The Invisible Man, an adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel, The Hollywood Reporternotes. It was previously turned into a film in 1933. The original focused on a scientist who becomes invisible, a feat that turns him into a murderer…
Keira Knightley is in talks to appear in Collateral Beauty, a drama that will star Will Smith, Helen Mirrenand Ed Norton, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Smith will play an advertising exec who experiences a personal tragedy. His colleagues come up with a plan to help him deal with depression; it works, “but not in a way that anyone imagined.”…
A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday dismissed Janice Dickinson’s defamation claim against Bill Cosby’s former lawyer in a lawsuit she filed, but not a defamation claim against the comedian. Attorney Martin Singer is no longer involved in the model’s lawsuit. Dickinson has alleged that Cosby drugged and raped her in a Lake Tahoe, California, hotel room in 1982. She’s suing him for defamation, claiming that he’s branded her a liar…
Alethea McGrath, the actress who played Jedi Temple librarian Jocasta Nu in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, has died. Her relatives confirmed the news to the long-running Star Wars fan siteRebelScum.com, noting the actress was 96…
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to produce ‘The Sandcastle Empire’.
The Oscar nominated star will adapt the post-apocalyptic Young Adult novel 'The Sandcastle Empire’ through his Appian Way productions, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The novel, written by Kayla Olson, is set in 2049 when the Earth is in turmoil due to climate change and overpopulation and a radical faction known as the Wolfpack overthrows the government.
'The Sandcastle Empire’ features heroine Eden, who discovers she is the key to bringing down the faction.
Leonardo is a passionate environmentalist and gave a speech at the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Awards in Davos, Switzerland, last month where he announced a $15 million donation from his foundation to environmental projects.
He said: “We simply cannot allow the corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries to determine the future of humanity.
"Those entities with a financial interest in preserving this destructive system have denied, and even covered-up the evidence of our changing climate. Enough is enough. You know better. The world knows better. History will place the blame for this devastation squarely at their feet.
"Our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong. Twenty years ago, we described this problem as an addiction. Today, we possess the means to end this reliance.
"Generosity is the key to our future. With that I am pleased to announce today over $15 million in new commitments from LDF to fast-track cutting edge sustainability and conservation projects around the world.”
The people make a place and Hollywood to your surprise isn’t just the famous. Hollywood is:
the romance novel author who’s never been in love trying to find some inspiration. Find out what else you’ve been over looking here.
“Just take a breath,” said Shamari, dipping a hand into her Prada bag, her entire arm like a dowser’s wand dragged toward a source of water. There appeared an expression of almost religious fervor as she found what she sought in its capacious depths. After a moment she withdrew her hand and produced, with a flourish, a shining tube of lipstick and proffered it; “This should look good on you.…
The United Nations and a broad coalition of its totalitarian-minded member governments are increasingly demanding that a global regulatory regime be imposed over the Internet, with supposed concerns about “terrorism” becoming just the most recent argument advanced to support the controversial scheme. In a massive report released this week, the UN claimed a planetary agreement on surveillance, data retention, and more would be needed for “terror” purposes.