The Exorcist Steps are perhaps the most notorious steps ever seen in a Hollywood production. The long narrow flight that was featured in the classic horror film "The Exorcist," is a popular destination for people visiting Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.. Two major characters in the film died by plummeting down The Exorcist Stairs, which had to be lined with a full half inch of rubber for padding the stuntmen who made the fall. The steps were not constructed specifically for the film, and remain a part of the University to this day. If you have the inclination, you too can take the long walk down these imposing, narrow and dark steps.
Even now, more than 30 years after the movie terrorized audiences, The Exorcist Steps remain part of a legacy of film making as well as of the University. Each Halloween, Georgetown celebrates its most infamous piece of architecture by showing The Exorcist in a nearby building. Afterwards, attendees are invited to take a tour of the grounds where the movie was filmed, including The Exorcist Steps. The steps are open to the public all the time, so if you're in town and want to test your ability to withstand terror, reminisce and make your way (safely) down the steps, you're always welcome.