How is the movie The Exorcist scary?

well i heard it was the "scariest movie of all time," and was really hyped to see it. i ended up renting it, and it turned out to be one of the most boring movies i've ever seen. there were a few parts that were funny, but for the whole two hours i was waiting for the part in the movie that scared... show more well i heard it was the "scariest movie of all time," and was really hyped to see it. i ended up renting it, and it turned out to be one of the most boring movies i've ever seen. there were a few parts that were funny, but for the whole two hours i was waiting for the part in the movie that scared everyone.
so my question is what made the exorcist scary for you? i'd just like to hear people's take on it :]
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