National Film Registry Claims Another Horror Classic

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Going into the vault for preservation

William Friedkin’s 1973 The Exorcist is one of the 25 films added today to the Nation Film Registry.

It joins The Empire Strikes Back, The Pink Panther, Saturday Night Fever and others – see the full list here.

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington selected from sundry nominees that met a certain criteria. The films had to be 10 years old and “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

The registry began in 1989 and will preserve original copies of the selected films.

The Thing from Another World, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Psycho and Alien are just a few of the genre titles that have already made the registry. Check out the full list!.

Source: Shock Till You Drop