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The Best Horror Movies About the Devil 

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Updated October 31, 2019 14.6k votes 2.3k voters 119.9k views 50 items

It's said that the Devil comes in many forms, and these scary movies about Satan are proof of that. Here's our list of the best horror movies about the Devil, including a wide array of films ranging from cult classics to modern indie favorites.

If you're looking for a modern horror movie about the Devil, you really can't go wrong with Robert Eggers' The Witch. It's a bit of a slow burn, but it's a scary movie about the Devil that really sticks with you long after you've finished watching. Classic horror movies about Satan include Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, both of which are must-watch films if you love scary movies.

What's your favorite horror movie with the Devil in it? We created this interactive poll just so you could let us know, so vote up your favorite Satan horror movies below!

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To the Devil a Daughter ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Christopher Lee, Nastassja Kinski, Honor Blackman

Released: 1976

Directed by: Peter Sykes

To the Devil a Daughter is a 1976 horror film, directed by Peter Sykes and produced by Hammer Film Productions and Terra-Filmkunst. It is based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Wheatley, ...more
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Race with the Devil is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit

Released: 1975

Directed by: Jack Starrett

Race with the Devil is a 1975 occult thriller and action film starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit and Lara Parker. This was the second of three films Fonda and Oates would star in ...more
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The Mephisto Waltz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Jacqueline Bissett, Alan Alda, Barbara Parkins

Released: 1971

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

The Mephisto Waltz is a 1971 American horror film about an occult-murder mystery. It was directed by Paul Wendkos and starred Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, Bradford Dillman and ...more
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The Blood on Satan's Cla... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Linda Hayden, Patrick Wymark, Godfrey James

Released: 1971

Directed by: Piers Haggard

The Blood on Satan's Claw is a 1970 British horror film made by Tigon British Film Productions and directed by Piers Haggard. The film was written by Robert Wynne-Simmons, with additional ...more
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Satan's School for Girls... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Cheryl Ladd, Kate Jackson, Pamela Franklin

Released: 1973

Directed by: David Lowell Rich

A young woman investigating her sister's suicide at a private girls' school finds herself battling a satanic cult.
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Alucarda is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Claudio Brook, David Silva, Manuel Dondé

Released: 1978

Directed by: Juan López Moctezuma

Alucarda is a 1978 Mexican horror film directed by Juan López Moctezuma, and starring Tina Romero in the title role. Often thought to be based on the 1872 novella Carmilla, it revolves ...more
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The Unholy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Ned Beatty, Hal Holbrook, Trevor Howard

Directed by: Camilo Vila

The Unholy is a 1988 horror film directed by Camilo Vila and starring Ben Cross and Ned Beatty. It also features Trevor Howard in his final role.
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Satan's Little Helper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Katheryn Winnick, Amanda Plummer, Stephen Graham

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jeff Lieberman

Satan's Little Helper is a black comedy/horror film directed by Jeff Lieberman. It was filmed around New York City, USA and coastal Maine in 2003 and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in ...more
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Satanic Panic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Rebecca Romijn, Hayley Griffith, Jerry O'Connell

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chelsea Stardust

Satanic Panic is a 2019 comedy horror film directed by Chelsea Stardust. A pizza delivery girl discovers that she has delivered food to a group of high society Satanists, intent on turning her ...more
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The Devil's Rain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
John Travolta, William Shatner, Ernest Borgnine

Released: 1975

Directed by: Robert Fuest

The Devil's Rain is a 1975 low-budget horror film, directed by Robert Fuest. It was one of several B-films in which William Shatner starred in between the original Star Trek television series ...more
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I Trapped the Devil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Chris Sullivan, Jocelin Donahue, AJ Bowen

Released: 2019

Directed by: Josh Lobo

I Trapped the Devil is a 2019 American horror film directed by Josh Lobo. Matt (AJ Bowen) and Karen (Susan Burke) arrive unannounced to their estranged brother Steve's (Scott Poythress) to find ...more
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The Devil's Carnival is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Jessica Lowndes, Alexa Vega, Emilie Autumn

Released: 2012

Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman

The Devil's Carnival is a 2012 musical horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman starring Sean Patrick Flannery, Briana Evigan, Jessica Lowndes, Paul Sorvino, Emilie Autumn and Terrance ...more
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The Crow: Wicked Prayer ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tara Reid, Edward Furlong

Released: 2005

Directed by: Lance Mungia

The Crow: Wicked Prayer is a 2005 American supernatural action film directed by Lance Mungia and inspired by Norman Partridge's novel of the same title. It is the fourth and final film of The ...more
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Satanic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Jeffrey Combs, James Russo, Angus Scrimm

Released: 2006

Directed by: Dan Golden

Satanic is a 2006 American horror film directed by Dan Golden starring Annie Sorell, Jeffrey Combs, Angus Scrimm and James Russo.
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Luz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Luana Velis, Johannes Benecke, Jan Bluthardt

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tilman Singer

Luz is a 2018 German horror film directed by Tilman Singer. A young cab driver, Luz (Luana Velis), shows up dazed at a police station as she is being pursued by a demonic entity.
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The Devil and Max Devlin... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Bill Cosby, Elliott Gould, Lillian Müller

Released: 1981

Directed by: Steven Hilliard Stern

The Devil and Max Devlin is a 1981 film produced by Walt Disney Productions, directed by Steven Hilliard Stern and starring Elliott Gould, Bill Cosby and Susan Anspach. The film was considered ...more
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I Drink Your Blood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Bhaskar, Jadine Wong, Lynn Lowry

Released: 1970

Directed by: David E. Durston

I Drink Your Blood is a cult horror film originally released in 1970. The film was written and directed by David E. Durston, produced by Jerry Gross, and starred Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury and Lynn ...more
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All the Colors of the Da... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Edwige Fenech, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Luciano Pigozzi

Released: 1972

Directed by: Sergio Martino

All the Colors of the Dark is a 1972 Italian giallo film directed by Sergio Martino. The film was also released under the alternate titles Day of the Maniac and They're Coming to Get You!.
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The Brotherhood of Satan... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Strother Martin, L. Q. Jones, Ahna Capri

Released: 1971

Directed by: Bernard McEveety

The Brotherhood of Satan is a 1971 low-budget horror film written, produced and starring L. Q. Jones It was directed by Bernard McEveety and also stars Strother Martin.
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Satan's Whip is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Chris Benker, Jennifer Malloy, Sarah Huling

Released: 2006

There exists a religious brotherhood dedicated to battling the forces of evil. Claude wants nothing more than to join this order. To prove his worth, he must find a missing priest. With his ...more
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Evilspeak is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Clint Howard, R. G. Armstrong, Haywood Nelson

Released: 1981

Directed by: Eric Weston

Evilspeak is a 1981 American horror film written by Eric Weston and Joseph Garofalo and directed by Weston. The movie was one of the infamous "Video Nasties" banned in the United
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Don't Deliver Us from Ev... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Don't Deliver Us from Evil Michel Robin, Véronique Silver, Bernard Dhéran

Released: 1971

Directed by: Joël Séria

Don't Deliver Us from Evil is a 1971 French film directed by Joël Séria. It is loosely based on the Parker–Hulme murder case of 1954.
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The Sorrows of Satan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Adolphe Menjou, Ricardo Cortez, Lya De Putti

Released: 1926

Directed by: D. W. Griffith

The Sorrows of Satan is a silent film by D. W. Griffith based on the novel The Sorrows of Satan by Marie Corelli. At this point in his career Griffith had given up his independent filmmaker ...more
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Crazy as Hell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Lizzie Boo added Sinbad, John C. McGinley, Ronny Cox

Released: 2002

Directed by: Eriq La Salle

Crazy as Hell, released in 2002, is a horror suspense film that is based on the 1982 novel by Jeremy Leven and follows Dr. Ty Adams, an aggressive and overconfident psychiatrist who is producing ...more
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Jaws of Satan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Jaws of Satan Christina Applegate, Norman Lloyd, Fritz Weaver

Released: 1981

Directed by: Bob Claver