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Comic-Con: Fox Holding "Surprise" Exorcisms for 'The Exorcist'

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Can it get any weirder? "Flash Exorcisms"?  WTF!  Predictive programming again... or just harmless promotion?

JULY 22, 2016 11:46am PT by Sydney Bucksbaum

Comic-Con: Fox Holding "Surprise" Exorcisms for 'The Exorcist' 

Fox's 'The Exorcist' Sydney Bucksbaum/THR

The network is staging exorcisms around Comic-Con to promote 'The Exorcist' reboot, and THR was on hand for the first one.

If you're on the ground at Comic-Con, keep an eye out for random exorcisms in addition to all the creative cosplay.

Fox is staging "surprise" exorcisms in downtown San Diego to promote the network's upcoming reboot of The Exorcist. The Hollywood Reporter witnessed the first exorcism of the weekend outside of the Hard Rock hotel across from the Convention Center on Friday morning.

When the exorcism began, no one near the commotion really knew what was happening. A space was cleared on the sidewalk, and two seemingly random Con attendees, a guy and a girl, walked through it. The guy collapsed onto the ground out of nowhere, and he puked while his body was twitching and contorting in alarming ways. His friend freaked out and didn't know what to do. Then, two priests stepped in to save the “possessed” guy in the staged flash exorcism. While it was shocking at first, by the end of the stunt everyone knew it was all for fun and the "possessed" person had been in on the ruse from the very start.

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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/comic-con-fox-holding-surprise-913540

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This is stupid and potentially dangerous. I sense a recurrence of the Satanic Panic of the past.
Kids believing and behaving like they're possessed and adults being accused of abuse they didn't commit.
People seeing Satan around every corner just adds to the fear and tension our media pumps out on the hour.

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