The Exorcist: Believer Is Coming To Peacock If You Need Something To Put You To Sleep

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Peacock is expanding its horror collection with the addition of ‘The Exorcist: Believer,’ the latest sequel to the 1973 horror classic. However, for fans of the original, this new installment might not live up to expectations.

The Exorcist: Believer – A Sequel That Falls Short

‘The Exorcist: Believer’ attempts to revive the legacy of the original film but struggles to capture its essence. Despite the return of Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil and the addition of Leslie Odom Jr., the film fails to deliver the same level of suspense and terror that made the original a genre-defining masterpiece. David Gordon Green, known for his recent work on the Halloween series, directs this sequel, which differs significantly from its predecessors in terms of narrative and execution.

The film’s reception has been lukewarm at best, with a disappointing score of 39 on Metacritic. This rating reflects a consensus that ‘The Exorcist: Believer’ misses the mark, failing to resonate with both critics and audiences alike. I personally fell asleep while watching this one, and it’s a shame because I was truly excited to see it.

Available on Peacock: Viewer Discretion Advised

For those still interested in checking out the film, Peacock offers streaming access starting at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT on Dec. 1. (WOW! It’s December already?!) The platform provides two subscription options: the ad-supported Premium plan at $6 per month and the mostly ad-free Premium Plus at $12 per month. It’s worth noting that the free tier of Peacock does not provide access to this movie.

If you’re hesitant about subscribing to Peacock just for this film, rental and purchase options are available on platforms like Amazon and Vudu, typically for $20 to $30. However, given the film’s lackluster reception, viewers might want to consider these options carefully.

Apart from ‘The Exorcist: Believer,’ Peacock hosts a variety of other films in the Exorcist franchise, though not the original 1973 film. The service also features the 2023 horror movie ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s,’ which might be a more satisfying choice for horror fans.

While the addition of ‘The Exorcist: Believer’ to Peacock’s lineup might initially seem exciting, the film unfortunately doesn’t live up to the high standards set by its iconic predecessor. For die-hard fans of the original, this sequel may be more of a curiosity than a must-watch. As always, viewer discretion is advised.

Have you seen this one yet? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments!

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