A demon lives in this house. Or at least one did in 1973 when the movie the Exorcist was filmed in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington.
The Exorcist was a huge hit. Not so much a horror story as a theological thriller. But when we look at the house where the exterior scenes were shot, it’s nowhere near the famous stairs the main character fell down. So, the crew built an extension of the house so the bedroom window would be within easy leaping distance for the soon-to-be late priest, Fr. Karris.
The house has changed a bit since filming. A solid fence keeps the curious away. And the lamp post that was in the movie poster is gone. If it was ever here at all, it could have been placed there just for the movie.
The house is worth almost $4 million, so you’d have to work for the devil to afford it. Which in Washington is more common than you’d think.