He Published an Autobiography, 3 Nonfiction Works, 11 Other Novels, and Lots of Screenplays!
Busy man. And we all thought he was only responsible for the iconic film (I mean the book), THE EXORCIST.
Make no mistake: William Peter Blatty was way ahead of his time, publishing the disturbing novel back in 1971 and then getting it optioned for film in one of the biggest horror films we'd ever remember seeing. He even worked very closely with the director on the movie, ensuring it received its proper treatment.
There are some things you don't even know about the man that might blow you away, though. Three facts, actually. Just don't spin your head and vomit over it. Or you might get exorcised.
- William Peter Blatty Has a REALLY STRANGE Connection to THE PINK PANTHER -- Want to know what I mean? Check it out right here.
- He Even Wrote a Book About a Character Will Smith Played in a Movie! -- No joke. The story is right here for you to read.
- Lastly, Blatty Had SO MUCH MORE to Do With THE EXORCIST Than Just One Book and a Film -- We automatically think he had nothing to do with the two following sequels. Guess what: we were wrong.
Surprising, Right? He Was an Auteur. He Was Much More Than a 'Horror Author'.
Definitely something to always remember him by.
Thank you for the terror, Blatty. The twisting head. The spider-walk on the stairs. The shears cutting the head off in the hospital. We have a TV show to commemorate you, but nothing ultimately will compare.