Date: 18th January 2001
Religious groups in South Africa are threatening to boycott cinemas - because they're planning to show horror flick THE EXORCIST.
Church representative RON STEEL has urged people not to watch the 1973 cult classic as it deals with demonic possession - and it is the church's view that demonic powers can be stronger than Christians'.
The film, which is scheduled for screening from this Friday (19JAN01) tells the story of how a demon possesses a young girl, and her subsequent savage exorcism by a priest. (CPT/WNWCAN/PDD)