Rejected score for The Exorcist is both brilliant AND terrifying!

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It’s long been rumored that Friedkin‘s contempt for Lalo Schifrin‘s original score for “The Exorcist” was so vehement that the celebrated director actually tossed it out the widow in full view of the shocked composer. Schifrin, who wrote the haunting music that accompanied the infamous “banned” trailer that had audiences vomiting in the theater aisles, has related the story to enough reliable sources that the once-rumored piece of lore has now become trivia canon of the film and its fans. So, what exactly DOES the music that inspired so much hatred in the film’s director actually sound like? Well, we’ll let you be the judge…listen below.

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Ash Hamilton is not only the owner of, but also one of its major contributors. A long time horror movie enthusiast, Ash has lent his personality to radio and television and continues to support his favorite genre through his writing and art. He also loves beef jerky and puppies... and low-grade street-quality hallucinogens.

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