As with climax of the story, Father Damian Karras and Father Merrin help this evil out to Reagan, for the evil was in with herself. But unfortunately the two was never succeeded, Father Merrin dies of heart failure and Father Karras shouts at the demon to enter himself. After this, the priest immediately throws himself outside of Regan's bedroom window in order to stop the spirit from continuing its cycle in possession.
The Exorcist was nominated for a total of 10 Academy Awards in 1973. At the 46th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, it won two statuettes.
Academy Award for Sound
Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay
Best Actress for Ellen Burstyn
Best Supporting Actor for Jason Miller
Best Supporting Actress for Linda Blair
Best Director for William Friedkin
Best Film Editing
Best Art Direction
Saturn Award Best Horror Film of 1973.
Entertainment Weekly voted it the scariest film ever made
American Film Institute rated the film in #3 out of the most thrilling movies. The film was right behind Jaws and Psycho.
Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments rated the film #3, right behind Alien and Jaws.