80-year-old American filmmaker, William Friedkin, famed director of The Exorcist, claims he was invited to the Vatican to film a real life exorcism and he says he will “never be the same.”
Friedkin says he was invited earlier this month by the chief exorcist in Rome to record an actual exorcism which, he says “few people have ever seen and which nobody has ever photographed.”
Though he claims he believes whole heartedly in the case of the 14 year boy in which his horror classic was based on, he says he was taken aback at how close the ceremony was to the exorcism depicted in his 1973 film and that he believes possession by the devil is real.
He adds “I don’t think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing. I am not talking about some cult, I am talking about an exorcism by the Catholic Church in Rome.”