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February 3, 2004 9:14 AM   Subscribe

The Exorcist Experience: U.S. soldier pops The Exorcist into his portable DVD player and discovers that he's right there, where the opening scenes were filmed. Now the Army (and movie director William Friedkin) plan to back an Exorcist-themed tourist attraction. Admission will be $2 or $5 with a kabob lunch.
posted by Holden (14 comments total)

 
let the disneyfication begin?
posted by shoepal at 9:41 AM on February 3, 2004


And, due to a little refrigeration problem at the kebab restaurant, patrons will later get to play "Linda Blair Karaoke".

But their barf won't project nearly as far as Megan's, and it won't be quite so day-glo green.
posted by troutfishing at 9:57 AM on February 3, 2004


Great! Let's introduce some more superstition into the region! That's exactly what the developing world needs! All hail the fundamentalist conquerors!
posted by interrobang at 10:04 AM on February 3, 2004


Admission will be $2 or $5 with a kabob lunch.

What, no pea soup?
posted by jonmc at 10:12 AM on February 3, 2004


This war will pay for itself, yet!
posted by jon_kill at 10:13 AM on February 3, 2004


Maybe the US could declare all of Iraq to be a theme park and then start charging admission to the Iraqis.

They could call in Disney, for the actual management. The mouse is ruthless.
posted by troutfishing at 10:20 AM on February 3, 2004


you know, I would love to visit Iraq and Iran if they were safe. Exorcist-land seems corny, but both places could probably make a great deal of money on tourism.
posted by whatnot at 10:29 AM on February 3, 2004


But their barf won't project nearly as far as Megan's

Actually, the character's name was Regan--when I saw the movie during Reagan's 80s, I always got a kick out of that.
posted by jpoulos at 10:57 AM on February 3, 2004


Any tourism to increase the understanding of both the citizens of these countries and foreign visitors of the importance of these lands to the history of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and earlier still to the time of Sumer, Ur, Akkad, and Babylon, is a blessing.
posted by linux at 11:00 AM on February 3, 2004


Great! Let's introduce some more superstition into the region! That's exactly what the developing world needs! All hail the fundamentalist conquerors!

Well firstly exorcisms IIRC are a catholic thing and we know catholics dont fit into the xtian fundamentalist world. Secondly its only useful as a tourist spot if you have seen the movie. Thirdly *ITS A MOVIE* its not real. If you think demons and exorcisms are real perhaps you wanna send a letter to the pope.

Now take off your damned tin foil hat. geez.
posted by MrLint at 11:19 AM on February 3, 2004


and we know catholics don't fit into the xtian fundamentalist world

Oh? If there can be Muslim fundamentalists, then there sure as heck can be Catholic ones!

You know if they made it a package deal they could add in the stairs in Georgetown, DC where the movie ends too!
posted by Pollomacho at 12:01 PM on February 3, 2004


Making a theme park of a 30-year old movie?
Yeah, that'll catch on quick...

"Quick, perform the special ritual to appease the invisible man in the sky!"
posted by spazzm at 2:56 PM on February 3, 2004


My Mother Sucks Cock in Hell and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt.
posted by Hildago at 5:24 PM on February 3, 2004


*cheers rimshot*
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:37 PM on February 3, 2004


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