Silent J’s review:
The special effects are spectacular for it's time. The eerie, moody atmosphere is chilling and the suspense is built up well enough that you can find yourself scared shitless many times during the film. The excellent and creepy performance from Linda Blair is much of the reason why this film is so iconic, but you also get fantastic performances from Max Von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, and Jason Miller. Shocking, powerful, and a defining landmark in the horror genre. In fact, it's a masterpiece that establishes horror at it's very best.