Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"The Excorcist" House Today

For horror movie fanatics, the 1973 classic "The Exorcist" still has people running for the doors as it did almost 40 years ago and still regarded as one of the scariest movies ever made.

We have found the Google Earth map locations of the actual house as it sits today along with the famous stairwell leading down to M Street where characters Burke Dennings and Father Karras died.

Click here to see the front of "The Exorcist" house at 3600 Prospect St NW, Georgetown D.C. You can make out the front gate now made of wood (original was rot iron) and you can still see the doorway entrance on the side of the house. This is the excact location of the famous shot for the movie poster.

Click here to see the staircase from the top looking down to M Street below.

Click here to see the bottom of the stairs (as they look today) where Father Karras dies after telling the demon to take him. He then commits suicide by jumping out the window. But by looking at the actual location photos you can see it's much to far to jump from the window and land on the stairs. In the movie the film makers created a false wall to convey the proximity of the house to the "Exorcist" stairwell.

With a little bit of research the house was pinpointed fairly easily. In the beginning of the movie Chris MacNeil, Regan's mother (Regan played by Linda Blair) can be seen stopping at an intersection on 36 St which is near the actual house on Prospect St. Also a shot looking over the Francis Scott Key Bridge zooms in from across the river to the actual location of the house.

Today there is an Exxon gas station parking lot at the bottom where the stairwell pops out on to M St.

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