Jul 112015


The power of Christ compels you to watch Destination America this October, as the people behind Ghost Asylum will perform a live exorcism on TV.

The twist here though is that it won’t be a person being cleaned, but instead a house. And not just any house, it will be the house that inspired one of the greatest horror films of all time, The Exorcist.

EW reported the news earlier this week:

Destination America will air the first live televised exorcism in the U.S. with the upcoming special Exorcism: Live!

Starring psychic medium Chip Coffey and the cast of Ghost Asylum (perhaps better known as the Tennessee Wraith Chasers), the special will focus on their investigation of the house that inspired the Exorcist novel and film in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri.

This is not the first time that an exorcism has been televised — in 1971, NBC aired the first-ever televised exorcism. However, this is the first time that an exorcism will be performed on the house itself, and the first time it will be broadcast live. This exorcism in particular will take place 66 years after one of several were performed on Roland Doe in 1949 at the St. Louis house.

Exorcism: Live! will air this October live from the house.

Matt Wavish

Matt WavishA keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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