In a surprising turn of events, horror mogul Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, confessed to being spooked not by ghosts or goblins, but by pop sensation Taylor Swift. Blum’s studio, celebrated for chilling audiences with hits like Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and the revamped Halloween trilogy, unexpectedly found itself yielding to the allure of Swift’s massive fanbase.
Blum originally intended for his forthcoming film, The Exorcist: Believer, to premiere alongside Swift’s concert movie of The Eras Tour. Envisioning a unique double feature, which he whimsically named Exorswift online, Blum soon retreated from the idea, opting to launch his horror sequel a week prior to Swift’s film instead.
Swift’s concert film not only offered a financial boon to theater chains nationwide but also inadvertently caused filmmakers like Blum, who had slated releases for October 13, to reschedule. Swift’s film chronicles her unprecedented The Eras Tour, capturing its record-setting moments.
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Directed by David Gordon Green, The Exorcist: Believer stars up-and-coming actresses Lidya Jewett and Olivia O’Neill, depicting their harrowing experiences with sinister entities. The movie also features Leslie Odom Jr. as the father of Jewett’s character, with Ann Dowd appearing as a nurse. Fans of the original will be thrilled with the return of Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn, reprising her role as Chris MacNeil for the first time since the iconic 1973 film directed by William Friedkin.
Audiences can expect The Exorcist: Believer to hit theatres on October 6, followed by the debut of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour on October 13. Source
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