25 Best Demon Movies to Watch Now!

Top 25 Best Demon Movies

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.

Top 25 Best Demon Movies to Watch Now

  1. 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…

  2. 2). Poltergeist (1982)

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    Poltergeist (1982)

    Official Synopsis: A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the…

    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, Dirk Blocker, Fred Rogers, Joseph Walsh, JoBeth Williams, Robert…

  3. 3). Evil Dead II (1987)

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    Evil Dead II (1987)

    Official Synopsis: Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording of a professor and a book of evil. This unleashes a bunch of evil spirits…

    Tagline: Pleasure.....please

    Cast: Ted Raimi, Greg Nicotero, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Gary Jones, Dan Hicks, Josh Becker, John Peakes, Sol Abrams,…

  4. 4). The Witch (2015)

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    The Witch (2015)

    Official Synopsis: New England, 1630: William and Katherine try to lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the…

    Tagline: A New-England Folktale.

    Cast: Julian Richings, Carrie Eklund, Ralph Ineson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Derek Herd, Michael O'Hare, Jeff Smith, Kate Dickie, Ron G. Young, Brooklyn…

  5. 5). The Babadook (2014)

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    The Babadook (2014)

    Official Synopsis: Amelia, who lost her husband in a car crash on the way to give birth to Samuel, their only child, struggles to cope with her fate as a single mom. Samuel's constant fear of monsters…

    Tagline: If it's in a word. Or it's in a look. You can't get rid of ... The Babadook

    Cast: Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Jacquy Phillips, Jacqy Phillips, Ethan Grabis, Terence Crawford, Sophie Riggs, Tony Mack, Annie Batten,…

  6. 6). Haxan (1922)

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    Haxan (1922)

    Official Synopsis: Part history lesson followed by re-enactments with actors, this film takes depicts the history of witchcraft from its earliest days through to the present day (in this case,1922 or thereabouts). The result is a documentary-like…

    Tagline: Benjamin Christensens stora film.

    Cast: William S. Burroughs, Ib Schønberg, Astrid Holm, Emmy Schønfeld, Maren Pedersen, Frederik Christensen, Clara Pontoppidan, Ella La Cour, Elith Pio,…

  7. 7). The Devil Rides Out (1968)

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    The Devil Rides Out (1968)

    Official Synopsis: In the countryside of England, the Duc de Richleau a.k.a Nicholas welcomes his old friend Rex Van Ryn that has flown to meet him and Simon Aron, who is the son of an old friend…

    Tagline: The beauty of woman... the demon of darkness... the unholy union of "The Devil's Bride"!

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Eddie Powell, Richard Huggett, Charles Gray, John Bown, John Brown, Yemi Goodman Ajibade, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Sarah Lawson,…

  8. 8). 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…

  9. 9). A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    Official Synopsis: On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think…

    Tagline: She is the only one who can stop it... if she fails, no one survives.

    Cast: Johnny Depp, Lin Shaye, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Heather Langenkamp, Joe Unger, David Andrews, John Saxon, Jsu Garcia, Joseph Whipp,…

  10. 10). The Seventh Victim (1943)

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    The Seventh Victim (1943)

    Official Synopsis: When her older sister Jacqueline disappears, Mary Gibson is forced to leave her private school and decides to travel to New York City to look for her. A bit naive and out of her depth,…

    Tagline: SLAVE to SATAN!

    Cast: Ottola Nesmith, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Kim Hunter, Howard M. Mitchell, Patti Brill, Mary Halsey, Wally Brown, Betty Roadman, Edith Conrad,…

  11. 11). 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.…

  12. 12). Black Sunday (1960)

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    Black Sunday (1960)

    Official Synopsis: In the Seventeenth Century, in Maldavia, Princess Asa Vajda and her lover Javutich (Arturo Dominici) are killed by the local population, accused of witchcraft. A mask of Satan is attached to their faces. Princess Asa…

    Tagline: STARE INTO THESE EYES... discover deep within them the unspeakable terrifying secret of BLACK SUNDAY... it will paralyze you with fright!

    Cast: Barbara Steele, Joyce Gordon, John Richardson, Bernie Grant, Peter Fernandez, Bret Morrison, Renato Terra, Corinne Orr, Arturo Dominici, Ivo Garrani,…

  13. 13). The Black Cat (1934)

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    The Black Cat (1934)

    Official Synopsis: Honeymooning in Hungary, Joan and Peter Allison share their train compartment with Dr. Vitus Verdegast, a courtly but tragic man who is returning to the remains of the town he defended before becoming a prisoner…

    Tagline: The most imaginative picture yet! (Newspaper ad cut).

    Cast: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Harry Cording, Michael Mark, Paul Panzer, John Carradine, Harry Walker, Egon Brecher, Virginia Ainsworth, Luis Alberni,…

  14. 14). The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist (2016)

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    The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist (2016)

    Official Synopsis: In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to London, England, where single mother Peggy Hodgson believes that something evil is in her home. When Peggy's youngest daughter starts showing signs of demonic possession,…

    Tagline: The next true story from the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren

    Cast: Javier Botet, Patrick Wilson, Robin Atkin Downes, Jamie Soricelli, David Thewlis, Joseph Bishara, Jesse Michael Fullington, Steve Coulter, Vera Farmiga,…

  15. 15). Possession (1981)

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    Possession (1981)

    Official Synopsis: During a secretive business trip away, Mark learns that his wife Anna is growing restless in what he believed was their happy marriage. Upon his return home, he learns from her that she wants a…

    Tagline: She created a monster as her secret lover!

    Cast: Sam Neill, Shaun Lawton, Isabelle Adjani, Barbara Stanek, Ilse Trautschold, Carl Duering, Harry Riebauer, Dragomir Stanojevic, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent,…

  16. 16). The Conqueror Worm (1968)

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    The Conqueror Worm (1968)

    Official Synopsis: England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One…

    Tagline: The Year's Most Violent Film! [UK Theatrical]

    Cast: Robert Russell, Vincent Price, Michael Segal, Maggie Kimberly, Tony Selby, Hira Talfrey, Nicky Henson, Ann Tirard, Michael Beint, Sally Douglas,…

  17. 17). Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

    Official Synopsis: In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The…

    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, Selma Blair, Luke…

  18. 18). Spirits of the Dead (1968)

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    Spirits of the Dead (1968)

    Official Synopsis: Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled, drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his producers fawn over him.…

    Tagline: the ultimate orgy of evil

    Cast: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Vincent Price, Paul Cooper, Dakar, Federico Boido, John Karlsen, Peter Dane, Raniero Dorascenzi, Andrea Esterhazy, Georges…

  19. 19). Angel Heart (1987)

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    Angel Heart (1987)

    Official Synopsis: Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that amongst the period detail and…

    Tagline: It will scare you to your very soul.

    Cast: Pruitt Taylor Vince, Judith Drake, Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Stocker Fontelieu, Deacon John Moore, Mark L. Taylor, Kathleen Wilhoite,…

  20. 20). [Rec] (2007)

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    [Rec] (2007)

    Official Synopsis: "REC" turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building…

    Tagline: One Witness. One Camera

    Cast: Javier Botet, Carlos Lasarte, Ferran Terraza, Manuela Velasco, María Teresa Ortega, Manuel Bronchud, Pablo Rosso, Maria Lanau, Daniel Trinh, Claudia…

  21. 21). The Omen (1976)

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    The Omen (1976)

    Official Synopsis: Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all. They are happily married and he is the US Ambassador to Great Britain, but they want nothing more than to have children. When Katharine has a…


    Cast: David Warner, Michael Byrne, Burnell Tucker, Bill Reimbold, Nicholas Campbell, Guy Standeven, Victor Harrington, Robert Rietty, Don Fellows, Robert MacLeod,…

  22. 22). Army of Darkness (1992)

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    Army of Darkness (1992)

    Official Synopsis: Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into…

    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, Billy Bryan, Josh Becker,…

  23. 23). The Devil's Advocate (1997)

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    The Devil's Advocate (1997)

    Official Synopsis: Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to…

    Tagline: Don't trust the devil

    Cast: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Craig T. Nelson, Chris Bauer, Doris McCarthy, Vincent Laresca, John Rothman, Al Cerullo, Monica…

  24. 24). The Day of the Beast (1995)

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    The Day of the Beast (1995)

    Official Synopsis: After having unexpectedly deciphered the code behind Saint John's cryptic Book of Revelation, the dedicated Father Ángel Berriartúa determined to commit as many sins as possible with the intention to avert the birth of the…

    Tagline: A devilishly dark comedy

    Cast: Santiago Segura, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Francisco Maestre, Álex Angulo, Enrique Villén, Ignacio Carreño, El Gran Wyoming, Juan y Medio, María…

  25. 25). The House of the Devil (2009)

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    The House of the Devil (2009)

    Official Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

    Tagline: Talk on the phone. Finish your homework. Watch T.V. DIE!

    Cast: Dee Wallace, Joseph Oliveira, AJ Bowen, Graham Reznick, Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Heather Robb, John Speredakos, Michael Vincent, Mary Woronov,…

Good Movies Worth Mentioning

  1. 26). A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

    Official Synopsis: Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same…

    Tagline: Freddy's just around the corner...

  2. 27). The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

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    The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

    Official Synopsis: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising events begin…

    Tagline: Evil lives within you.

  3. 28). Oculus (2013)

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    Oculus (2013)

    Official Synopsis: The twenty-one-year-old Timothy "Tim" Allen Russell is discharged from a mental institution by his psychiatric Dr. Shawn Graham completely healed from a childhood trauma where his father purportedly tortured and killed his mother before being…

    Tagline: You see what it wants you to see.

  4. 29). Evil Dead Remake (2013)

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    Evil Dead Remake (2013)

    Official Synopsis: Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession…

    Tagline: The most terrifying film you will ever experience.

  5. 30). Phantasm (1979)

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    Phantasm (1979)

    Official Synopsis: Mike, a young teenage boy who has just lost his parents, afraid to lose his brother follow him to a funeral, where Mike witnesses the Tall Man lifting a coffin on his own. Mike decides…

    Tagline: If you're looking for horror that's got balls...IT'S FOUND YOU.

  6. 31). Drag Me to Hell (2009)

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    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.

  7. 32). New Nightmare (1994)

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    Official Synopsis: It's nearing the 10th Anniversary of the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and one of the stars, Heather Langenkamp is being scared by a voice on a phone, sounding very similar to the film's…

    Tagline: Dieses mal nützt es nichts wenn du wach bleibst. (This Time, staying awake won't save You)

  8. 33). The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

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    Official Synopsis: The evil Prince Prospero is riding through the Catania village when he sees that the peasants are dying of Red Death plague. Prospero asks to burn down the village and he is offended by the…

    Tagline: LOOK INTO THIS FACE - SHUDDER... at the blood-stained dance of the Red Death! TREMBLE... to the hideous tortures of the catacombs of Kali! GASP... at the sacrifice of the innocent virgin to the vengeance of Baal!

  9. 34). Ava's Possessions (2015)

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    Official Synopsis: Ava Dobkins is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month, she is forced to attend a Spirit Possession Anonymous support group. As Ava struggles to reconnect with her friends, get her…

    Tagline: Demons are a girl's best friend.

  10. 35). The Church (1989)

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    Official Synopsis: A church is built during medieval times on top of a pile of dead bodies that were considered possessed. Hundreds of years later a young librarian unleashes the evil within, by removing a rock in…

    Tagline: It will make you squirm.

  11. 36). This Is the End (2013)

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    Official Synopsis: All Jay Baruchel expected coming to LA was a fun time with Seth Rogen with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at James Franco's housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and…

    Tagline: Ending Summer 2013

  12. 37). Race with the Devil (1975)

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    Official Synopsis: Frank and Roger and their wives take off for Colorado in a recreational vehicle, looking forward to some skiing and dirt biking. While camping en route, they witness a Satanic ritual sacrifice, but the local…

    Tagline: Peter Fonda and Warren Oates are burning their bridges and a lot of rubber... on the deadliest stretch of road in the country!

  13. 38). The City of the Dead (1960)

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    Official Synopsis: A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England. Her professor recommends that she spend time in a small village named Whitewood. He originally came from…

    Tagline: This key will answer your questions to these screaming mysteries...(next to a skeleton hand holding a key)

  14. 39). Paranormal Activity (2007)

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    Official Synopsis: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the…

    Tagline: What Happens When You Sleep?

  15. 40). Annabelle 2 (2017)

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    Official Synopsis: The manufacturer of dolls Samuel Mullins is a happy family man with his wife Esther and their daughter Bee, who dies after being hit by a car. Twelve years later, Samuel and his wife, Esther,…

    Tagline: The next chapter in The Conjuring universe.

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