Nothing signifies a rousing shindig like the distinct sound of splattering vomit, especially when it’s a Halloween party based on infamous horror film The Exorcist!


The Exorcist is one of the greatest horror films of all time, and this project recreates the iconic moment when the demonically possessed little girl intentionally projectile vomits onto the priest who is attempting to purge her of the evil presence. By simply outfitting a creepy doll with a battery-operated submersible pump, you and your party guests can fill your cups with green punch that the possessed doll appears to be vomiting into an ordinary punch bowl.

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Go ahead and exercise the demons at your next Halloween soirée until all the demon juice is gone!

Project Steps

Gather the Materials

There are three main ingredients to this project: a doll, a submersible pump or siphon, and a punch bowl.

The possessed girl played by Linda Blair in The Excorcist is supposed to be 12 years old, so I tried to find a doll that looked closer to that age. This meant that I had to drill a hole in the doll’s mouth and the back of the head to thread in the vinyl tubing from the pump. So, if your doll doesn’t already have holes in the mouth and head, then make sure that the head is hollow and can been easily drilled through.

I chose to use a submersible pump that I took from a battery-operated fountain so that the doll could sit on a table without having to be plugged into an electrical outlet.

A siphon pump is a potentially quicker and easier way to make this project work. The only difference is that the punch needs to be pumped from a vessel that is placed above the doll’s mouth. In this case the doll could be set up so that it “vomits” into a punch bowl or cup one at a time.

Drill Holes in the Doll Head

Find the most discreet location on the head to insert the vinyl tubing, I chose a spot on the back of the head that would be covered by the doll’s hair. You may want to tap a nail into the plastic first to make a hole to drill into.

When making the hole in the mouth, try to drill through the bottom lip to make the hole less noticeable.

Insert the Vinyl Tubing

This might be the trickiest part of the whole project. Make sure the holes you’ve made from the tubing are big enough for it to easily squeeze through. If you have trouble getting your tubing through both holes in the head, then try pushing a piece of wire through the holes first, and then thread the tubing over the wire.

Check the Pump Connections

I chose to add a piece of tubing to my pump so that it wouldn’t have to be in the punch bowl and could be concealed, along with the batteries, behind the doll. For this to work, you just have to get the liquid into the pump when you turn it on. I just used a hot glue gun to attach the tubing to the pump and give it an air-tight seal.

Give the Doll a Demonic Makeover

I tried to copy Linda Blair’s makeup in the vomiting scene from The Exorcist. I used a comb to get rid of the doll’s curls, and oil pastels to add color to the face, but painting the eyes white was the key to getting that demonic possession look.

Position the Doll

The doll should be positioned with its head a least slightly over the brim of the punch bowl so that the punch will pour back into the bowl. To do this, I simply tied the doll’s arms and legs to the bowl with white gauze and secured it with medical tape, similar to the way Linda Blair’s character in The Exorcist is tied to the bed.

Mix the Punch

After doing a little bit of research on green cocktails that might work best for this particular beverage-dispensing method, I came to the conclusion that a Midori Sour might be best concoction for this project. Note that drinks which are too thick, syrupy, or carbonated might not work well with the submersible pump.

There was a Midori Sour recipe right on the bottle of Midori that I bought, but you may have to experiment to find the mix that works best. It’s basically one part Midori to 2 parts Sweet and Sour Mix to 1 part lemon juice or lemon-lime soda.


Fill up your punch bowl, turn on your pump, and let the green times roll!