The 1971 book “The Exorcist” by William Peter Blatty and the film it inspired in 1973 shocked American audiences. There were reports of people leaving the theaters due to fear, and even fainting during screenings. What might have added to the shock was the notice that the film and book were inspired by real events. The exorcism case that inspired the book and subsequent film took place in St. Louis. Join Missouri State Museum educator Lucas Schwartze for this program to explore what is known about one of the most famous instances of exorcism in America.
Doors of the Lohman Building classroom will open at 6:30 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Convenient parking is available in the lot next to the Lohman Building.