Top 10 Most Terrifying Movie Demons

From the first time I watched Pazuzu in The Exorcist (1973), I was hooked on that scary. Here are the Top 10 Most terrifying Movie Demons to plague movies. These films are great horror films in turn because of these demons. Mentioned movie demons in this list include Cenobites from Clive Barker‘s Hellraiser franchise, the Annabelle Demon Doll from The Conjuring (2013), the Christmas demon Krampus from Krampus (2015), and Bughuul from Sinister (2012) to name a few. Of course being a huge Freddy Krueger fan, I have to mention that I would have added Wes Craven‘s dream demon to the list. Please go easy on Hellboy and the Balrog as WatchMojo was looking to open the list a bit to include additional movie genres.


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Top 10 Most Terrifying Movie Demons

  1. 10). The Conjuring (2013)

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    The Conjuring (2013)

    Official Synopsis: In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal…

    Cast: Patrick Wilson, Joseph Bishara, Steve Coulter, Millie Wannamaker, Jesse Michael Fullington, Vera Farmiga, Christopher Cozort, Shannon Kook, Sterling Jerins, Felix…

  2. 9). Krampus (2015)

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    Krampus (2015)

    Official Synopsis: When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus:…

    Tagline: You don't want to be on his list.

    Cast: Seth Green, David Koechner, Mark Atkin, Hong Chin, Toni Collette, Ivy George, Byron Schepen, Luke Hawker, Conchata Ferrell, Adam Scott,…

  3. 8). Hellboy (2004)

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    Hellboy (2004)

    Official Synopsis: In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a…

    Tagline: From the Dark Side to Our Side

    Cast: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Brian Steele, John Hurt, Corey Johnson, David Hyde Pierce, Jeffrey Tambor, Bob Sherman, Brian Caspe, Santiago…

  4. 7). Hellraiser (1987)

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    Hellraiser (1987)

    Official Synopsis: Clive Barker's feature directing debut graphically depicts the tale of a man and wife who move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former…

    Tagline: Still Raising Hell [20th Anniversary Re-Issue]

    Cast: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Michael Cassidy, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Clare Higgins, Oliver Smith, Robert Hines, Andrew Robinson, Oliver Parker,…

  5. 6). Sinister (2012)

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    Sinister (2012)

    Official Synopsis: True-crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves himself and his family into a house where a horrific crime took place earlier, but his family doesn't know. He begins researching the crime so that he can write a…

    Tagline: Once you see him, nothing can save you.

    Cast: Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vincent Hogarth, Chester the Chihuahua, James Ransone, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, Michael Hall D'Addario, Clare…

  6. 5). The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Official Synopsis: An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the…

    Tagline: The Legend Comes to Life

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Peter Jackson, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis, Jed Brophy, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean,…

  7. 4). Drag Me to Hell (2009)

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    Drag Me to Hell (2009)

    Official Synopsis: Christine Brown is a loans officer at a bank but is worried about her lot in life. She's in competition with a competent colleague for an assistant manager position and isn't too sure about her…

    Tagline: Christine Brown has a good job, a great boyfriend, and a bright future. But in three days, she's going to hell.

    Cast: Ted Raimi, Scott Spiegel, Justin Long, Sam Raimi, Paul Edney, Bridget Hoffman, Octavia Spencer, Alexis Cruz, Bojana Novakovic, John Paxton,…

  8. 3). The Evil Dead (1981)

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    The Evil Dead (1981)

    Official Synopsis: Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read…

    Tagline: They got up on the wrong side of the grave.

    Cast: Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Josh Becker, Bob Dorian, Ellen Sandweiss, Ivan Raimi, Bill Vincent, Robert G.…

  9. 2). Insidious (2010)

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    Insidious (2010)

    Official Synopsis: A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more…

    Tagline: What's in that picture?

    Cast: Lin Shaye, Patrick Wilson, Leigh Whannell, Joseph Bishara, Ruben Pla, Rose Byrne, Angus Sampson, J. LaRose, Ty Simpkins, Darell M.…

  10. 1). The Exorcist (1973)

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    The Exorcist (1973)

    Official Synopsis: A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while…

    Tagline: The movie you've been waiting for...without the wait.

    Cast: Max von Sydow, Eileen Dietz, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, John Mahon, Ellen Burstyn, Donna Mitchell, Kitty Winn, Rudolf Schündler, Rudolf…