William Peter Blatty – Exorcist writer dies

Undoubtedly William Peter Blatty will be best known / remembered for writing the novel and the screenplay The Exorcist (1973). The Exorcist went on to become one of talked about horror films in cinema history.  It was directed by William Friedkin who also directed other classics such as The French Connection.

He died aged 89 on 12th January 2017.

Born 7th January 1928 in New York City, William Peter Blatty went on to become a writer of novels and screenplays.

Although a successful writer William Peter Blatty went behind the camera directing The Ninth Configuration (1980) starring Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson and Jason Miller. We in fact recently reviewed the newly released Blu-ray version and recommend taking a look.

He also returned to The Exorcist film series by directing The Exorcist III in 1990.

William Peter Blatty Novels

Here are just some of his novels:

  • The Exorcist
  • The Ninth Configuration
  • Legion
  • Demons Five
  • Elsewhere
  • Dimiter
  • Crazy

Back to films, take a look at the movie trailer for The Exorcist (1973)

Outstanding / Classic supernatural horror

or how about the movie trailer for The Ninth Configuration

A couple of outstanding entries in the world of cinema/film.