Exorcist Stars, EP Warn 'Evil Is Acting Out in the Real World' — Watch Video

Kimberly Roots

Don’t let Geena Davis’ warm smile and gentle tone in this exclusive Exorcist first look video fool you: Fox’s upcoming adaptation of the classic horror movie is pee-yer-pants, sleep-with-the-light-on scary.

As the Oscar winner explains in the clip, her new series exists in the same universe as William Peter Blatty’s novel and the subsequent film adaptation, a place “where there is a chance that evil and the devil and demons exist and are bubbling under the surface and ready to jump up and take over people who are vulnerable to it.”

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Davis, as well as co-stars Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels and executive producer/writer Jeremy Slater, also tease the “psychological thriller” aspect of the creep-fest — but you may get distracted by the flaming human appendages, possessed children and kamikaze birds that fill the screen.

The Exorcist premieres Friday, Sept. 23, at 9/8c. Press PLAY on the video above for a hellish first glimpse.

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