The Demonising of the Demon Pazuzu
Revisiting the demon from The Exorcist
I saw The Exorcist when I was in my mid-teens. Despite the by-then outdated special effects of pea soup vomit and rotating heads, it left me terrified. I was convinced the devil had me in mind as his next possession target.
The demon who possessed 12-year-old Regan MacNeil was called Pazuzu. He was based on a god…