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William Peter Blatty

'Exorcist' Author Receives Vatican Response On Georgetown Petition

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

William Peter Blatty, author of "The Exorcist" and alumnus of Georgetown University, has received a response from the Vatican on a petition he submitt...

'The Exorcist' Is Still Terrifying 40 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

"What an excellent day for an exorcism." Forty years ago, the movie that is often still hailed as the scariest of all time hit theaters. "The Exorcist...

'Exorcist' Author Attacks Georgetown University

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.08.2013 | College

Georgetown University, the oldest Jesuit and Catholic college in the United States, no longer deserves to call itself a Catholic institution, a celebr...

'The Exorcist' Will Be Adapted For A New Series

Vulture | Posted 07.24.2012 | TV

What an excellent day for an exorcism! Nearly 40 years after "The Exorcist" became the first horror movie ever to be nominated for the Best Picture Os...

'Exorcist' Author To Sue Georgetown University In Catholic Court

Posted 05.18.2012 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) The author who turned Georgetown University into a horror scene in "The Exorcist" plans to sue the sch...

What Scares Writer Of 'The Exorcist'?

Posted 12.03.2011 | Books

The book "The Exorcist", famously made into a movie in 1973, came out 40 years ago. To celebrate this anniversary, the author William Peter Blatty...

Test Your Knowledge of Literature's Greatest Bed Bug Infestations

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

In this short tale of mystery and imagination, a man is bitten by a strange gold bug, which leads to the discovery of a cryptograph revealing the location of Captain Kidd's treasure.

A Quiet Little Thriller

William Friedkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Friedkin

It has now been 27 years since Exorcist author William Blatty published a new novel, so as the director of the film derived from that novel, I chose to interview him about it.