Washington, DC: Scary Stairway From "The Exorcist"Father Karras fell down head first in the 1970s horror film, but you can take one step at a time.
Visitor Tips and News About Scary Stairway From "The Exorcist"
The stairs are NOT on Prospect as noted in other comments. When facing the front of the building at 3600 M Street NW, go around the the left side of the building toward the back. This building is where M street turns into Canal Road, which would be at the end of 36th if it went through.[Sarah, 08/25/2011]
Located along Prospect Street Northwest in Georgetown, situated between 3600 Prospect St (a large brick building) and a gas station near the Key Bridge. This tall staircase was used for two death scenes in the film "The Exorcist."[Dustin M Pardue, 06/24/2010]
The long, narrow staircase that holds the legend that someone "mysteriously fell down" during the filming of The Exorcist is at the end of M street in Georgetown, DC. There is a gas station there now. It is not so much the mecca of the aging punk squatter scene anymore, but tourists do still come to take pictures.[John Shea, 11/10/1998]
The steps that Father Karras and another character were flung down by the Devil in The Exorcist. "William Peter Blatty, author of the book and screenplay, once lived at 3618 Prospect Street. Due to their creepy and theatrical nature, the steps used to be locally known as "The Hitchcock Steps."