Monday, October 18, 2010

Veddy Scarry.....The Exorcist Radio Ad-1974

With halloween coming up, I thought I'd dig my favorite Halloween spot out from 1974. This was a national radio spot on a syndicated show called "The Superrock Special" hosted by Don Imus, likely an episode of a long forgotten radio series the radio legend did in his days at NBC. It's not a bad show, but the commericals are probably the most interesting thing on the reel of tape these days.

Personally, this spot still scares the hell out of me. Voiced by what it seems to be actor Percy Rodriguez (who also did the "jaws" trailers a year later) his haunting delivery alone sets the mood that only gets more dark and intense by the screams of Mercedes Mccambridge.

The funny thing is, I finally saw the movie 10 years ago and didn't think it was really scary at all, almost a comedy given some of the lines the devil in Regan gets to say. The radio spot all too frightening....shame the movie wasn't for me.

From 1974, Warner Bros. Pictures
The Exorcist
:60 sec


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