“No,” my father said. “You’re not driving my car to see that crap. And you certainly can’t take Matt. He's too little to see a movie like that.”
As you probably know, The Exorcist was one of the most controversial films at the time, a terrifying thriller about demonic possession that included scenes of violence so graphic that people were running from the theaters. 60 Minutes did a special segment about the Exorcist phenomenon, showing footage of young people cowering in the lobbies, weeping, and shaking from the film’s disturbing imagery.