The Dissolve

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“The kids I grew up with were so confident that Satan is “a defeated foe” that they could watch every exorcism movie and walk away feeling like informed soldiers in the war against perdition. The Exorcist has always messed with my head, though, because it depicts with uncanny matter-of-factness what so many of the people around me believe to be true. ”

Noel Murray, a lifetime Southerner, reflects on the Bible Belt’s love/hate relationship with “devil movies” like The Exorcist. 

The kids I grew up with were so confident that Satan is “a defeated foe” that they could watch every exorcism movie and walk away feeling like informed soldiers in the war against perdition. The Exorcist has always messed with my head, though, because it depicts with uncanny matter-of-factness what so many of the people around me believe to be true. ”

Noel Murray, a lifetime Southerner, reflects on the Bible Belt’s love/hate relationship with “devil movies” like The Exorcist. 

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