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'The Exorcist' heading for London's West End at Halloween

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"The Exorcist" book cover. (William Peter Blatty/MGN)

Classic horror novel and movie "The Exorcist" is set to hit the stage in London's West End.

A theatrical version of author William Peter Blatty’s bestseller will open at the Phoenix Theatre in October, just before Halloween - the spookiest night of the year.

Blatty's novel was released four decades ago and it was adapted for the big screen in 1973.

No one under the age of 18 will be granted admission to the theater to see the show, about a young girl possessed by a demon.

Sean Mathias will direct the production, which debuted at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in England last year.

"The Exorcist" is also a cult TV series in the U.S. The first season starred Geena Davis as a socialite fighting the devil. The show will return without Davis as a regular later this year.