The famous 'pea soup vomiting' scene in actuality did cause Linda Blair to vomit. At the the time she hated vegetables so much that when she tasted the soup she actually threw up.
....but why pea soup? i like pea soup, just thought it's an odd choice.
That face appears during Father Damien Karras' dream about his mother. He's wracked with guilt after having his mother committed to an asylum. In his dream his mother is in the distance walking up the stairs out of a subway entrance, and Damien starts to walk towards her. She continues to rise out of the entrance, and he hurries his pace. She's completely out of the subway entrance, and then that face is flashed for about half a second. His mother turns around and walks back down the subway entrance, and Karras awakes with a start.
Later, during the exorcism, the devil mind f*cks Damien. The room becomes almost blindingly overlit, and the devil, appearing as his mother on Regan's bed, all strapped down in the restraints that were placed on Regan says, "Dimi, why you do this? Why you do this to me, Dimi? Please Dimi, I'm afraid."
"You are not my mother!!!"
That is one of the most powerful aspects of the movie, a character who knew the deepest mental and emotional weakness of his adversary, and devastatingly exploited it against him.
snood wrote:Yeah, Merry - I think you're on to something there, because I certainly don't "believe in" vampires and werewolves, but the better-made films of that genre have given me dozens of chills.
Werewolves give me the creeps (childhood trauma), but vampires don't. I wonder how I will react to man-eating zombie sheep in Black Sheep (2006).
Sheep just aren't very scary though are they?