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10. Paul Bateson Was In The Exorcist
Bateson was convicted of the 1977 murder of film industry reporter, Adam Verrill. He had lured Verrill back to his apartment after a night on the town and then brutally stabbed him to death after having sex with him.
He was subsequently convicted after being unable to keep his mouth shut. However, Bateson had a deeper history what led back to him actually appearing in 70s cult classic, The Exorcist.
A radiographer by trade, Bateson was given the chance to be part of the film when director William Friedkin and his crew descended on NYU Medical Centre back in 1972. Keen to get a real feel for his scenes, Friedkin allowed Bateson to be a part of the scene, even giving him a small speaking part throughout.
It's hard to make any links between this scene and Bateson's behaviour later in life but it's certainly unsurprising, given the so-called curse the film had on a number of its crew members.