horror movies and TV The Best Demonic Possession Movies  

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List Rules Movies with a character who is possessed by a demon.

There’s nothing more horrifying than watching a movie about a person who’s possessed by a demon. What is it about the thought of demons, supernatural visitations, darkness, and evil that fascinates to human beings so much? We must love it, as there are tons of wildly successful films where characters are possessed by demons.
 
Who doesn’t remember scenes from movies like these that forever haunt us every time we walk into a dark alley or a creepy haunted house? Supernatural movies are usually even scarier than normal horror flicks because they reach an even deeper part of the soul. This list features some of the scariest films in the horror industry! Watch these at your own risk!
 
This list features the best demonic possession movies, including: The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Cloth, The Shining, Constantine, The Rite, Prince of Darkness, Paranormal Activity, Night of the Demons, The Amityville Horror, Demons, and The Evil Dead.

Get in touch with your inner demon and vote up your favorite demonic possession film or add one you love that isn't on the list.
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The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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dee123 added Insidious Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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dee123 added Sinister Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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The Amityville Horror James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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The Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
dee123 added Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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Cole Hersey added Evil Dead Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez

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Constantine Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

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The Possession Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matisyahu

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The Rite Anthony Hopkins, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Rutger Hauer

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ChrisRobarchek added Annabelle Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis, Brian Howe

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Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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Fallen Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland

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dee123 added Devil Zoie Palmer, Caroline Dhavernas, Logan Marshall-Green

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ChrisRobarchek added Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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sdsd added From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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The Babadook Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Adam Morgan

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The Last Exorcism Ashley Bell, Elton LeBlanc, Iris Bahr

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Night of the Demons Linnea Quigley, Cathy Podewell, Amelia Kinkade

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Paranormal Activity 2 Molly Ephraim, Sprague Grayden, Katie Featherston

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dee123 added The Reaping Idris Elba, Hilary Swank, AnnaSophia Robb

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Session 9 Josh Lucas, David Caruso, 피터 뮬란

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JimBowman added Amityville II: The Possession Burt Young, Diane Franklin, Moses Gunn

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Kyle Parker Lewis added Possession Sam Neill, Isabelle Adjani, Heinz Bennent

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Incarnate Mark Henry, Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten

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The Exorcist III Samuel L. Jackson, George C. Scott, Brad Dourif

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Prince of Darkness Alice Cooper, Donald Pleasence, Peter Jason

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Exorcist: The Beginning Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy

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This Is the End Emma Watson, James Franco, Channing Tatum

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Demons Lamberto Bava, Michele Soavi, Urbano Barberini

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dee123 added Bless the Child Christina Ricci, Kim Basinger, Ian Holm

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Burnt Offerings Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

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dee123 added Audrey Rose Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, John Hillerman

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Curse of Chucky Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Jordan Gavaris

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Exorcist II: The Heretic James Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow

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rm12020771 added Demonstone R. Lee Ermey, Jan-Michael Vincent, Peter Brown

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The Convent Kelly Mantle, Coolio, Adrienne Barbeau

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Demons 2 Asia Argento, Nancy Brilli, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni

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A Haunted House Marlon Wayans, Nick Swardson, David Koechner

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dee123 added My Soul to Take Danai Gurira, Frank Grillo, Max Thieriot

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Kyle Parker Lewis added The Shrine Cindy Sampson, Aaron Ashmore, Monica Bugajski

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The Last Exorcism Part II Spencer Treat Clark, Muse Watson, Julia Garner

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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Mary Beth Hurt

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The Exorcist Chronicles Natasha Leggero, Michael Roemer, Sebastian Feldman

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dee123 added Shock Lamberto Bava, Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner

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Sinister Visions Toke Lars Bjarke, Kim Sønderholm, Pamela Ricardo