Our Top 25 Best Demon Movies of All Time is a great list of movies to watch right now. How many have you seen? Our best demon movie picks include The Exorcist, The Evil Dead, The Last Exorcism, Insidious, Rosemary's Baby, Night of the Demons, Hellraiser, The Possession, Drag Me to Hell, and Deliver Us from Evil to list a few. The demons in these films are both vicious, gory, and some are less intense if you are into that kind of thing. Listed here are classic demon movies, scary demon movies, funny demon movies, erotic demon movies, romantic demon movies, and action-packed demon movies.
You may order these demon films any way you like; this list is to be taken as a whole with the order not taken too strictly.
The films listed below are the best demon films of all time.
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Official Synopsis: When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
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
Official Synopsis: A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.
Tagline: From a dimension beyond the living, a terror to scare you to death.
Cast: James Karen, Craig T. Nelson, Zelda Rubinstein, Allan Graf, Heather O'Rourke, Lou Perryman, Dirk Blocker, Fred Rogers
Official Synopsis: A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
Tagline: Pray for Rosemary's Baby.
Cast: Fritzi Jane Courtney, Elisha Cook Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Phil Leeds, Maurice Evans, Tom Signorelli, William Graeff Jr., Mia Farrow
Official Synopsis: The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.
Cast: Ted Raimi, Greg Nicotero, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Gary Jones, Dan Hicks, Josh Becker
Official Synopsis: A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
Tagline: He's a 20th century guy, trapped in the middle ages.
Cast: Bill Moseley, Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Ian Abercrombie, Sam Raimi, Bridget Hoffman, Patricia Tallman
Official Synopsis: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Joseph Bishara, Millie Wannamaker, Jesse Michael Fullington, Steve Coulter, Felix J. Micklewhite, Vera Farmiga, Christopher Cozort
Official Synopsis: An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.
Tagline: Don't trust the devil
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Craig T. Nelson, Doris McCarthy, Vincent Laresca, John Rothman, Al Cerullo
Official Synopsis: Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.
Tagline: The next true story from the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren
Cast: Javier Botet, Patrick Wilson, Robin Atkin Downes, David Thewlis, Jamie Soricelli, Joseph Bishara, Jesse Michael Fullington, Steve Coulter
Official Synopsis: Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.
Tagline: It will scare you to your very soul.
Cast: Pruitt Taylor Vince, Judith Drake, Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Stocker Fontelieu, George Buck, Murray Bandel, Deacon John Moore
10). The Omen (1976)
Official Synopsis: Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?
Tagline: OUR FINAL WARNING.
Cast: David Warner, Michael Byrne, Burnell Tucker, Bill Reimbold, Nicholas Campbell, Victor Harrington, Don Fellows, Juba Kennerley
11). The Evil Dead (1981)
Official Synopsis: Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
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
Official Synopsis: The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily.
Tagline: It will take what you love most.
Cast: Lin Shaye, Patrick Wilson, Leigh Whannell, Kimberly Ables Jindra, Rose Byrne, J. LaRose, Steve Coulter, Angus Sampson
Official Synopsis: Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.
Tagline: The most terrifying film you will ever experience.
Cast: Bruce Campbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jim McLarty, Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Rupert Degas, Bob Dorian
14). Constantine (2005)
Official Synopsis: Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.
Tagline: Hell wants him. Heaven won't take him. Earth needs him.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Peter Stormare, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Eileen Dietz, Larry Cedar, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton
15). [Rec] (2007)
Official Synopsis: A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
Tagline: One Witness. One Camera
Cast: Javier Botet, Ferran Terraza, Carlos Lasarte, Manuela Velasco, Vicente Gil, Carlos Vicente, María Teresa Ortega, Pablo Rosso
16). Oculus (2013)
Official Synopsis: A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Tagline: You see what it wants you to see.
Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Garrett Ryan, Karen Gillan, Bennett Wayne Dean Sr., Brett Luciana Murray, Jack Teague, Kate Siegel
17). Clown (2014)
Official Synopsis: A loving father finds a clown suit for his son's birthday party, only to realize that it's cursed.
Tagline: The kids aren't alright.
Cast: Peter Stormare, Eli Roth, Graham Reznick, Robert Reynolds, Julia A. Long, Matthew Stefiuk, Laura Allen, John MacDonald
Official Synopsis: A young woman recovers from a demonic possession.
Tagline: Demons are a girl's best friend.
Cast: William Sadler, Lou Taylor Pucci, Dan Fogler, Whitney Able, Joel de la Fuente, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Carol Kane, Stella Schnabel
19). Devil (2010)
Official Synopsis: A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.
Tagline: Bad Things Happen For A Reason
Cast: Kimberly Ables Jindra, Joe Cobden, Bokeem Woodbine, Joe Pingue, Joshua Peace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Rhoades, Bojana Novakovic
20). Hellraiser (1987)
Official Synopsis: An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.
Tagline: Still Raising Hell [20th Anniversary Re-Issue]
Cast: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Michael Cassidy, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Oliver Parker, Clare Higgins, Oliver Smith
21). Mirrors (2008)
Official Synopsis: An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Tagline: There Is Evil........On The Other Side
Cast: Greg Nicotero, Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Flemyng, Amy Smart, Ezra Buzzington, Julian Glover, John Shrapnel, Paula Patton
Official Synopsis: Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.
Tagline: Houses don't have memories.
Cast: Margot Kidder, Baxter Harris, James Tolkan, Helen Shaver, Murray Hamilton, Rod Steiger, Elsa Raven, Peter Maloney
Official Synopsis: Mike and Reggie continue to hunt the mysterious Tall Man.
Tagline: If You Don't Get It This Time, He'll Have To Drill It Into Your Head!
Cast: Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kathy Lester, Gloria Lynne Henry, Sarah Scott Davis, John Davis Chandler
24). Insidious (2010)
Official Synopsis: A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.
Tagline: What's in that picture?
Cast: Lin Shaye, Patrick Wilson, Leigh Whannell, Joseph Bishara, Ruben Pla, Rose Byrne, Angus Sampson, J. LaRose
25). Phantasm (1979)
Official Synopsis: A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.
Tagline: If you're looking for horror that's got balls...IT'S FOUND YOU.
Cast: Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kathy Lester, Kenneth V. Jones, Myrtle Scotton, Dac Coscarelli
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26). Annabelle 2 (2017)
Official Synopsis: 12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
Tagline: The next chapter in The Conjuring universe
Cast: Javier Botet, Fred Tatasciore, Joseph Bishara, Miranda Otto, Kerry O'Malley, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Talitha Bateman, Brian Howe
Official Synopsis: A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.
Tagline: Ready for your deadtime story?
Cast: Dick Miller, John Larroquette, William Sadler, CCH Pounder, Billy Zane, Tim DeZarn, Tim De Zarn, Jada Pinkett Smith
Official Synopsis: A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.
Tagline: What happened to Emily?
Cast: Aaron Douglas, Lorena Gale, Kenneth Welsh, Mary Black, Colm Feore, Laura Linney, JR Bourne, Marilyn Norry
Official Synopsis: A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.
Tagline: Every book has a life of its own...
Cast: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Jack Taylor, Emanuel Booz, Joe Sheridan, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner, Catherine Benguigui
30). Silent Hill (2006)
Official Synopsis: A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.
Tagline: Enjoy your stay.
Cast: Kim Coates, Sean Bean, Chris Britton, Radha Mitchell, Jodelle Ferland, Carrie Eklund, Alice Krige, Stephen R. Hart
31). The Entity (1982)
Official Synopsis: Supposedly based partially on a true story, a woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.
Tagline: There is no escape from something you cannot see
Cast: Barbara Hershey, George Coe, Tom Stern, Natasha Ryan, Allan Rich, David Labiosa, Margaret Blye, Curt Lowens
Official Synopsis: Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.
Tagline: They will tear your soul apart. Again.
Cast: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Bradley Lavelle, Michael Cassidy, Nicholas Vince, Kenneth Cranham, Simon Bamford, Angus MacInnes
33). Dust Devil (1992)
Official Synopsis: A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.
Tagline: He's not a serial killer. He's much worse.
Cast: William Hootkins, Zakes Mokae, Richard Stanley, Robert John Burke, Terry Norton, Chelsea Field, Peter Hallr, Marianne Sägebrecht
34). Case 39 (2009)
Official Synopsis: A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.
Tagline: Some cases should never be opened.
Cast: Andrew Airlie, Dalias Blake, Colin Lawrence, Mary Black, Jodelle Ferland, Callum Keith Rennie, Ian McShane, Dee Jay Jackson
Official Synopsis: New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.
Tagline: You haven't seen true evil
Cast: Raiden Integra, Lauro Chartrand, Eric Bana, Chris Coy, Sebastian La Cause, Lulu Wilson, Alexander Jameson, Sean Nelson
36). Sinister (2012)
Official Synopsis: Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.
Tagline: Once you see him, nothing can save you.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vincent Hogarth, Chester the Chihuahua, James Ransone, Nicholas King, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson
37). The Rite (2011)
Official Synopsis: An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.
Tagline: You can only defeat it when you believe.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Toby Jones, Alice Braga, Don Kress, Rutger Hauer, Chris Marquette, Torrey DeVitto, Colin O'Donoghue
Official Synopsis: While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the Biblical Apocalypse.
Tagline: Ending Summer 2013
Cast: David Jensen, Douglas M. Griffin, Joseph Uzzell, Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson, Edward J. Clare, Michelle DeVito, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen
Official Synopsis: In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.
Tagline: It Runs In The Family
Cast: Maria Olsen, Katie Featherston, Brian Boland, Hallie Foote, Jessica Tyler Brown, Chloe Csengery, Meredith Eaton, Bonita Friedericy
40). Phantasm II (1988)
Official Synopsis: Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work.
Tagline: Now, the horrifying truth is about to be revealed...and all it took was a little digging.
Cast: Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Phil Fondacaro, A. Michael Baldwin, Ed Gale, James Le Gros, Troy Fromin, J. Patrick McNamara
Official Synopsis: The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.
Tagline: Spectacular special effects and excellent ensemble acting.
Cast: Robert Lesser, Corey Burton, Noble Craig, James Karen, Craig T. Nelson, Zelda Rubinstein, Whit Hertford, Heather O'Rourke
Official Synopsis: Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day,two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler's forces away from Normandy, discover a N*zi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.
Tagline: War is a Bitch
Cast: Craig Hall, Luke Hawker, Geraldine Brophy, Matthew Sunderland, Karlos Drinkwater, Jessica Grace Smith, Gina Varela, Jonathan King
Official Synopsis: A married couple lose their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation...
Cast: Francisco Barreiro, Barbara Perrin Rivemar, Laura Caro, Alan Martinez, Michele Garcia, David Arturo Cabezud, Enrique Saint-Martin, Michele Estrada
Official Synopsis: Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.
Tagline: Angela is having a party, Jason and Freddy are too scared to come. But You'll have a hell of a time.
Cast: Linnea Quigley, James W. Quinn, Amelia Kinkade, Donnie Jeffcoat, Allison Barron, Philip Tanzini, Marie Denn, Jill Terashita
Official Synopsis: After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.
Tagline: What Happens When You Sleep?
Cast: Katie Featherston, Randy McDowell, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong, Ashley Palmer, Crystal Cartwright, James Piper
Official Synopsis: The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.
Tagline: Saving the world is a hell of a job
Cast: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Brian Steele, John Hurt, Jeffrey Tambor, Santiago Segura, John Alexander, Guillermo del Toro
Official Synopsis: High school students throw a Halloween party in a mansion haunted by a young demon.
Tagline: No one leaves this party. Ever.
Cast: James W. Quinn, Amelia Kinkade, Robert Jayne, Rod McCary, Rick Peters, Zoe Trilling, Darin Heames, Christine Taylor
48). Annabelle (2014)
Official Synopsis: A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.
Tagline: Before The Conjuring, There Was Annabelle.
Cast: Joseph Bishara, Kerry O'Malley, Michael Laren, Annabelle Wallis, Ivar Brogger, Morganna Bridgers, Morganna May, Eric Ladin
49). Demon (2015)
Official Synopsis: A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.
Cast: Katarzyna Herman, Filip Plawiak, Ireneusz Koziol, Marek Sawicki, Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska, Andrzej Grabowski, Tomasz Schuchardt
Official Synopsis: A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
Tagline: This is how you die
Cast: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Joseph Bishara, Steve Coulter, Angus Sampson, Michael Reid MacKay, Garrett Ryan, Adrian Sparks
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