Ellen Burstyn returns to the legendary horror franchise 50 years later in the eerie ‘Exorcist: Believer’ trailer

Ellen Burstyn, the beloved actor who starred in the groundbreaking 1973 horror film “The Exorcist,” has returned to the nightmare-inducing franchise for the first time since its debut 50 years ago in the franchise’s next installment, “The Exorcist: Believer.”

The Oscar-winner made her onscreen return in the film’s first trailer on Wednesday, reprising her iconic role of Chris MacNeil, an actress who is forever haunted by her daughter Regan’s (Linda Blair) possession as seen in the original movie.

“Have you ever seen anything like this?” Leslie Odom Jr. – who stars in “Believer” as a widower trying to save his possessed daughter (Lidya Jewett) and her friend (Olivia Marcum) – asks “Handmaid’s Tale” actor Ann Dowd in the trailer.