For many horror fans like myself, I thoroughly enjoy movies based around exorcisms and demons. With an array of demonic, possession and exorcism movies to choose from, in no particular order I list 6, 6, 6 I mean my six favorite movies based around the devil.
If someone can tell you that you have money within a bag that they can’t see through, they are either a magician, or possessed by a demon. The Rite, based on true events directed and starring Anthony Hopkins is a great exorcism ride. Or Rite. Creepy kids who know things the devil tells them, freaky pregnant women and a Priest that takes a turn for the worse. You do not speak to it. It is the devil. Choosing not to believe in the devil doesn’t protect you from him. Lickety split.
THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE-
The well-known true story exorcism film based on Anneliese Michel that was one of the first to do the twisted, stretched open mouth scary face thing. Directed by Scott Derrickson, The Exorcism of Emily Rose exorcism in the barn is one of my personal favorites. The black eyes, repetitive 1,2,3,4,5,6 and revealing of the six demons that dwell within sent goosebumps up my arm the first time I watched it. Jennifer Carpenter did an amazing job in playing the possessed role. Anyone that can speak five different languages straight off the tongue with no lessons, is probably Lucifer, the Devil in the flesh!
Possible the daddy of all exorcism movies. The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin and written by William Peter Blatty, made the biggest impact on its audience to date. The puke gargling, crudely mouthed young lady Regan Macneil, played by Linda Blair, taught us how not to treat your mother. The exorcism was a legendary cinematic venture that graphically portrayed an epic struggle between human life and a demonic force. It provided inspiration and paved the way for a number of exorcist movies to come. While catering to nightmares for many of those who saw it. If your child interrupts your evening shindig in their need for the bathroom, run, just run!
THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE
Shot as a documentary and set in the mid 70’s, The Atticus Insitute is about scientists who are fascinated by paranormal activity, including E.S.P, and psychokinesis. Despite witnessing several noteworthy cases, nothing could have prepared Dr. West and his colleagues for Judith. Deceiving the U.S Government all while making them believe they were in charge. How many noses does a monkey have?
REC 2 is a mind-bender movie that makes you believe something in the first, but twists its head on you in the second to help you experience the evil that is truly happening. Scarier kids and dirty mouthed children, REC 2 had some great Priest Vs Demon action. Zombies are bad enough, but demonic zombies are a whole new blood game. When trapped in a building, never go up, go down. Unless you’re Spider-man.
THE DEVIL INSIDE-
Twisted, back breaking young women who like to hang out in basements and cause havoc at hospitals, and a christening gone very, very bad. One of the few exorcisms in The Devil Inside gave to us. Crazy mother Maria Rossi was brilliantly portrayed by Suzan Crowley, had the ability to speak multiple languages, sing nursery rhymes with her kid and teach the priests flying lessons at the same time. He says to say thank you.