We always love a good horror movie Easter egg, and it looks like big time horror fan Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus) managed to work at least one into his upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Admittedly, we were too blown away by the other visuals to even notice, but many fans spotted a little nod to The Exorcist in the epic Comic Con trailer!
At the 1:50 mark in the trailer, the evil Pazuzu statue appears!
Pazuzu is of course the demonic force that possesses young Regan in the film, and we see Pazuzu depicted in the form of a statue early on when Father Merrin encounters it during a dig in Iraq. The statue in Godzilla: King of the Monsters looks to be an exact replica.
How cool is that?!
So…There’s a a fucking Pazuzu statue in the Godzilla trailer. Could just be coincidence, but c’mon, it was an Exorcist reference. pic.twitter.com/N4MmwizXh0
— John Morrow (@SuperJohnny25) July 23, 2018