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Ayala Malls Cinemas unleashes 50th Anniversary Director’s Cut of The Exorcist for Thrill Fest

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Ready for Halloween? To jump-start the spook-tacular season, Ayala Malls Cinemas has exclusively brought back The Exorcist to theaters for its 50th anniversary, featuring a remastered director’s cut with additional terrifying visuals. The Exorcist: 50th Anniversary Director’s Cut officially opened this year’s “AMC Thrill Fest,” a month-long Halloween special by Ayala Malls Cinemas.

This year’s Thrill Fest gives horror fans a chance to see cult favorites from the genre on the big screen.  The classic horror movie The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin and starring Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Ellen Burstyn, and Linda Blair, made history as the first horror film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, winning Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound. 

When a charming 12-year-old girl takes on the characteristics and voices of others, doctors say there is nothing they can do. As people begin to die, the girl’s mother realizes her daughter has been possessed by the devil, and that her daughter’s only possible hope lies with two priests and the ancient rite of demonic exorcism.  This re-release of the iconic movie is also a tribute to the late William, who passed away last August 07 at age 87.


An elevated horror experience awaits movie fans at Ayala Malls Cinemas with William’s Extended Director’s Cut which is sourced from the original 1973 cut camera negative with newly restored and remastered picture and sound – removing dirt, scratches, and other defects while maintaining the film’s original creative integrity. Ayala Malls Cinemas continues to offer the moviegoing audience a whole new thrilling experience by bringing back the film that shocked audiences around the world when it was released 50 years ago which redefined and forever changed the horror genre.

Shortly after the re-release of The Exorcist, director David Gordon Green’s The Exorcist: Believer will hit cinemas on October 04 which is also a part of the AMC Thrill Fest. The film is a direct sequel to the 1973 original and will see Ellen reprise her role as Regan’s tormented mother, Chris MacNeil. The film will also star Leslie Odom Jr. and Ann Dowd.

These classics are best seen in theaters, with a crowd of fellow horror movie fans. At Ayala Malls Cinemas, horror enthusiasts can enjoy the experience with state-of-the-art features, including 4DX theaters with magical motion seats for a fully immersive movie experience.

With the classics on screen, Ayala Malls Cinemas fully complements this year’s Halloween adventure with their lobbies designed to capture those funny and spooky moments after watching the movies. 

The galore of Halloween treats continues with Thrill Fest’s lineup of must-see thrillers that include The Forbidden Play (October 11), Target (October 18), Beetlejuice (October 25), and Five Nights at Freddy’s (November 01).

The Forbidden Play is a Japanese supernatural film about a son trying to resurrect her mother after a tragic death but has awakened something evil.

Target is a Korean thriller with a star-studded cast that includes K-drama’s favorites – Shin Hye-Sun (Mr. Queen), Kim Sung Kyun (Moving), Lim Chul-Soo (Crash Landing on You), Lee Joo-Young (School Nurse Files), and Kang Tae-Oh (Extraordinary Attorney Woo). The film takes action when a woman buys a defective washing machine and leaves angry comments on the shop’s website. Soon enough, strange things start to happen to her.

The original Beetlejuice celebrates its 35th anniversary so get ready to turn on the juice and see what shakes loose as  Ayala Malls Cinemas brings the remastered version on the big screen.

The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, Five Nights at Freddy’s follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through. Prepare yourselves for a game of hide and seek, ride and die as Freddy’s house of horror comes to life at Ayala Malls Cinemas.

Ayala Malls Cinemas continues to treat its patrons this Halloween season with a free movie ticket to those who have watched five out of the six movies in the Thrill Fest lineup.

Watch all these thriller flicks from September 27 to November 01, only at Ayala Malls Cinemas.

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