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Imagine Seeing The Exorcist 40 Years Ago

Tuesday, Oct, 15 2013

Roughly 2 weeks away from Halloween but let's face it, October is all about Halloween. AMC has started their annual Fear Fest programming, giving you great horror movies like Friday the 13th, Halloween, and my personal favorite The Exorcist.

This year is the 40th anniversary of The Exorcist. 40 years! And it's still scarin' the crap outta people. Can you imagine seeing that movie in theaters 40 years ago? I know I would have puked up Pea Soup and I don't even like Pea Soup.

Last Tuesday, The 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray of The Exorcist released and of course I picked it up. It's amazing reading the back story of The Exorcist. William Peter Blatty was recently interviewed by The Los Angeles Times, he wrote the story and released it as a novel in 1971. What people don't realize is, quoting Blatty, "The novel was dead on arrival." It took an appearance on The Dick Cavett Show, where Blatty talked about the novel for 45 minutes on national TV. He was only slotted for a short minute interview at the end of the show but things started happening with the previous guests. One too tipsy to go on TV. One guest up and leaving after the first commercial break. After the interview,  the book rose to #1 on the New York Times Best-Seller list, it ended up being made into a movie in 1973 and well, the rest is history.

Do yourself a favor and watch The Exorcist this Halloween. If you've never seen it before, I'd suggest not watching it alone.

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6 pack @ 5

Monday, Oct, 14 2013

The 6 pack @ 5 for Monday October 14th was from Chris F. from Charles City. Chris has won an exclusive Rock 108 t-shirt, a 6 pack of passes to the Heart of Darkness, and a case of Dr. Pepper. His 6 pack featured:

Red Hot Chili Peppers-Give It Away
Alter Bridge-Isolation
Rob Zombie-We're An American Band
Papa Roach-Burn
Disturbed-The Animal
Breaking Benjamin-I Will Not Bow

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6 pack @ 5 10/10/13

Thursday, Oct, 10 2013

The winner of the 6 pack @ 5 for Thursday October 10th was Jeffrey M. of Parkersburg. Jeffrey won an exclusive Rock 108 t-shirt, a 6 pack of passes to the Heart of Darkness, and a case of Dr. Pepper. His 6 pack featured:

Tool-Sober
Three Days Grace-Chalk Outline
Staind-Not Again
Puddle of Mudd-Blurry
Nickelback-Animals
Linkin Park-Given Up

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6 pack @ 5 10/9/10

Thursday, Oct, 10 2013

The winner of the 6 pack @ 5 on October 9th was Mikey Frondel. Mikey has won an exclusive Rock 108 t-shirt, a 6 pack of passes to the Heart of Darkness and a case of Dr. Pepper. Mikey's 6 pack featured:

A Perfect Circle-The Noose
Alice In Chains-No Excuses
Five Finger Death Punch-The Bleeding
Disturbed-Prayer
Hurt-Falls Apart
Nirvana-The Man Who Sold The World

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6 pack @ 5 10/8/13

Tuesday, Oct, 8 2013

The 6 pack @ 5 winner for Tuesday October 8th was Joe S. from Cedar Rapids. Joe won an exclusive Rock 108 t-shirt, a 6 pack of passes to the Heart of Darkness, and a case of Dr. Pepper. Joe's 6 pack featured:

Rise Against-Savior
A Perfect Circle-The Noose
Linkin Park-New Divide
In This Moment-Blood
Crossfade-Cold
Volbeat-A Warrior's Call

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