These demon movies you have to see. Our Top 10 Demon Movies include The Rite, The Devil’s Advocate, Paranormal Activity, Fallen, Hellraiser, Devil’s Rock, The Amityville Horror, Drag Me to Hell, Case 39 and The Exorcist. Stars like Linda Blair, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Al Pacinio and many more round out the collective cast.
10. The Rite (2011)
The Rite stars one of my favorite actors, Anthony Hopkins. Hopkins delivers an excellent performance in this duel role. The side of the skeptic is kept in the mix at all times and i loved the eerie mood maintained throughout the horror movie. This felt like a nice companion to The Exorcist. An updated for the modern times and graphically appealing demon movie to watch a few times as replay value is there. The Rite makes good with leaving you questioning yourself about all those demons and angels questions and balancing our modern existence with science. The weirdest scenes are the possession of the pregnant girl and the possession "scary faces" that were created.
The Rite favorite quote: Father Lucas Trevant says "Be careful Michael, choosing not to believe in the devil doesn’t protect you from him."
9. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
The Devil’s Advocate is one of those horror movies that screams crazy as hell. Every last sin in the book is broken and shoved in your face to show you the limits that the devil can push you. Imagine you are unknowingly the devils son and he comes back and hires you on his corporate team and gives every richly desire. Then he comes for his payback. The devil wants you to kill, commit incest and all other types of sick twisted acts of evil. I enjoyed this one a lot and having Al Pacino as the devil is just classic.
Devil says: John Milton who is really the devil delivers a memorable blasphemous lecture, saying, "God likes to watch. He’s a prankster. Think about it. He gives man instincts. He gives you this extraordinary gift, and then what does He do, I swear for His own amusement, His own private, cosmic gag reel, He sets the rules in opposition. It’s the goof of all time. Look but don’t touch. Touch, but don’t taste. Taste, don’t swallow. And while you’re jumpin’ from one foot to the next, what is he doing? He’s laughin’ His sick, f***in’ a** off! He’s a tight-ass! He’s a sad**t! He’s an absentee landlord!" - crazy as hell!
8. Paranormal Activity (2007)
I remember when Paranormal Activity first came out, everyone was so scared by these newly touched on "found video footage." I watched this horror movie thinking this is just another overrated ghost film. Micah was such an a** that you just had to love his character. As we get deeper into the story, we discover that we are not dealing with ghost but in fact a horrific demon entity bent on causing as much harm and evil as it can possibly cause. I do not want to spoil anything but I was left with one question, whatever happened to Micahs’ wife?
Paranormal Activity favorite quote: While Micah is discussing demons, Micah says "Basically, they’re these malevolent evil spirits that only exist to cause pain and commit evil for their own amusement. It’s pretty creepy- I mean, they stalk people for years, like decades, and sometimes they’re really intelligent in the way they do things to freak you out."
7. Fallen (1998)
Denzel Washington starred in a demon film and yes it was good. The Fallen is about a demon who can jump into any body by just touching them. This opens up all types of possibilities and hopelessness for Denzel. Denzel sets himself to fight an evil entity as old as mankind. The evil fallen angel known as Azazel maybe a body jumper by touch but when the host dies, he is denied no host.
Fallen favorite quote: Azazel the fallen angel announces his presence by singing, "Time is on my side." This is from a Rolling Stones song. (Yes, the demon has got taste.)
6. Hellraiser (1987)
Hellraiser has to be one of the most gory movies of all time. I mean full on body mutilations and bloody deaths galore. Clive Barker was nuts when he came out with this one. Demons from Hell unleashed upon the earth and the first thoughts on their minds are to kill everything and anything in sight. These devils manipulate you into doing evil deeds then once their soul has been corrupted to the dark, they claim your soul. Pinhead is the leader and he loves making humans suffer and relishes in it.
Pinhead says: "No tears, please. It’s a waste of good suffering," says the lead Cenobite, who is more popularly known as Pinhead.
5. Devil’s Rock (2011)
The Devil’s Rock is one of the new horror movies of 2011 and is one of the best of the year. Everyone knows Hitler was deep in the occult and searched desperately for artifacts of power. Super weapons were also on his mind and he wanted to control something of unrivaled power. Set upon a fort surrounded by water, the grimoire which is a textbook of magic was used to summon a lessor demon. This entity wreaks havoc on all of the N*zi soldiers save the summoner and loves to eat the fresh flesh of the soldiers. I loved the back story, setting and the pace of this horror flick. Surprisingly great movie considering that the cast is less then a handful but still shines.
4. The Amityville Horror (1979)
Amityville horror is a great movie that makes you think, "What if the house is haunted by something worse?" Newly weds by their dream house which is just within range of their budget. Various murders were committed in the house but it is okay since the real estate agent forgot to mention it. When the couple moves in they start to experience strange occurrences and after consulting a psychic they thrust in the right direction. The house sits on top a gate to hell and it must be closed. The feeling of foreboding never decreases.
The Amityville Horror favorite quote: While Carolyn is possessed, she says "Find the well… it’s the passage… to hell! COVER IT!"
3. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Drag Me to Hell was so funny and is written and directed by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead). An old woman gets evicted from her home and holds the loan officer responsible. The loan officer has a supernatural curse put on her and this hex is vile. She seeks out a seer for help to get rid of the curse and demons ensue. We even have the joy of seeing a demon possessed goat. Filled with death scenes that are over the top and gory.
Drag Me to Hell favorite quote: "You tricked me, you black-hearted who-o-o-o-o-ore! You b-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-itch!" says the possessed goat. I mean really, a possessed goat.
2. Case 39 (2010)
Case 39 was totally under rated and deserved a little more shine. We have a kind woman who works in cases of domestic abuse towards children. She has 38 cases currently that she is working on when she gets Case 39. She visits the family and gets a weird feeling from the parents. The child calls her and she finds the family about to do terrible things to her. The parents get committed to prison and psyche wards. The child is then adopted but weird things start to happen. People start dying and when she visits the father. She gets the chiller dialogue below… creepy. This scary movie tries to touch on the realism of horrors committed to children and then entangles you in a great plot involving demons.
Case 39 has a great quote: Edward Sullivan says "They say when you’re born you’re given your eternal soul. The part of you that lives on, lives again. Whatever evil she is, didn’t come from us. It was already there. From the moment she came into being, she brought something with her. Something older, destructive. Soul of a demon."
1. The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist is my all time favorite horror movie as well so of course it would be the best demon horror movie. Everyone knows the iconic peas soup and spinning head scenes that is just why The Exorcist is such a classic horror movie. I saw the updated version where the little girl comes walking down the stairs upside down truly demonic and sinister like a proper demon. A head of the times and still loved today. After the result of demonic possession, a priest is called in to perform an exorcism on the little girl. The results as many of us know, are alarming and reminds us that evil forces are more then just fairy tales to keep little children in church.
Demon from The Exorcist says: "What an excellent day for an exorcism," says the demon to the priest. Demons love to mess with your head in every way possible.
These demon movies are in my opinion the best horror movies. Hard to only choose ten but I tried to make a well rounded out list without repeating what is already out there. For a great scare, you need to see a good demon film!
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