Exorcising the past: ‘Legion’ (1983)

In this series, I look back at past entries in the "Exorcist" saga as we await word of the renewal or cancellation of the Fox TV series that continues the movie saga into modern day.

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Exorcising the past: ‘The Exorcist’ novel (1971)

In this series, I look back at past entries in the "Exorcist" saga as we await word of the renewal or cancellation of the Fox TV series that continues the movie saga into modern day.

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First episode impressions: ‘The Exorcist’

It's hard to imagine what new ground can be broken in the "Exorcist" universe, which has spawned five movies and two William Peter Blatty novels. But creator Jeremy Slater, who penned last year's solid horror movie "The Lazarus Effect," is giving it a shot anyway with a TV series version of "The Exorcist" (9 p.m. Fridays on Fox). While there's no sign after one episode of what that new ground will be, the pilot itself is enjoyable for what it is.

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