How did the demon possess Regain in the first place in the Exorcist?
February 14, 2008 8:35 PM Subscribe
Why did Regan get possessed in the Exorcist?
posted by visual mechanic to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I saw this terrifying but excellent film for the first time last night. But I didn't really understand why exactly Regan got possessed in the first place. I know the statue was discovered in Iraq, and there was that relic that Father Merrin found. But how did these things affect a little girl in Georgetown? (If that's what happened.)
It was kind of traumatic, so I don't want to watch it again. Nor do I really want to read the novel, for the same reason. But I NEED to know if there was some reasoning for how the demon got access to this American girl across the world.
(Yes I know this is kind of a waste of a question, but it's killing me and I can't find the answer anywhere.)