Scandinavian director Renny Harlin tasted the curse of The Exorcist while he was shooting prequel EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING after he was hit by a car.

Harlin was just two weeks into filming when he was crushed in a car accident - but he used the horrific incident to add to the tension in the film.

He says, "It added a scary element to the whole shooting that I was either in a wheelchair or on crutches."

23/08/2004 08:26