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City Commemorates Georgetown’s Exorcist Steps on October 30

Photo courtesy Andrew Huff.

Horror film junkies can celebrate Halloween early this weekend by attending the commemoration of the famed Exorcist steps in Georgetown. At 4 PM on October 30, head to the top of the creepy stone steps, where the film’s director, William Friedkin, will greet fans and sign one item per person. At the bottom of the steps at 6 PM, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, screenwriter William Peter Blatty, Andrew Huff, and councilmember Jack Evans will join Friedkin for a plaque unveiling ceremony.

Located at the corner of Prospect and 36th Streets Northwest, the steep outdoor staircase has 97 stone steps and led to the demise of several characters in the 1973 film.

But if you think the Exorcist was just a horror movie, you should really read Washingtonian’s story on Blatty, published in the magazine’s October issue.