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Captain Howdy Exorcist T-Shirt
Captain Howdy Exorcist T-Shirt

Captain Howdy Exorcist T-Shirt

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In the novel and film "The Exorcist" the name "Captain Howdy" is what young Regan MacNeil uses to describethe demonic presence during the early stages of her possession. It is first thought by both her mother and thevarious doctors who treat her to be an imaginary friend. While showing her mother how to use a Ouija board sheexplains that she (Regan) makes the questions and he (Captain Howdy) does the answers. Later, underhypnosis, a psychiatrist asks Regan if the person inside of her is "Captain Howdy", to which she responds thatshe doesn't know. When he later directs his questions directly at the "person inside of Regan", she suddenly turnsinto the demon and attacks the doctor.

In the novel it is suggested that there may be a psychological factor in her use of that particular name, since herrecently divorced father's name is Howard. It's also suggested through the various drawings that Regan makesthat the demon Pazuzu has appeared to her in dreams. We learn that the demon inhabiting Regan actually has aname, Pazuzu and an actual cultural history.


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