Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies About the Devil  

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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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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair
The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. The book, inspired by the 1949 ...more

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423 143
The Omen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner
The Omen is a 1976 British/American supernatural horror film directed by Richard Donner. The film stars Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Spencer Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick ...more

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482 184
The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King
The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and the first installment in the Conjuring series. Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) are ...more

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375 125
Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes
Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia ...more

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373 167
The Devil's Advocate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves
The Devil's Advocate is a 1997 American mystery thriller film based on Andrew Neiderman's novel of the same name. It is directed by Taylor Hackford and stars Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, and ...more

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345 171
The Witch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
The Witch (stylized as The VVitch, subtitled A New-England Folktale) is a 2015 historical period supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his directorial debut and stars ...more

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334 165
Constantine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf
Constantine is a 2005 American supernatural action-thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence as his feature film directorial debut, starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, with Rachel Weisz, ...more

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280 135
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 American courtroom drama horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson. The film is loosely based on the story of ...more

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291 172
The Ninth Gate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin
The Ninth Gate is a 1999 French-Spanish-American thriller film directed, produced, and co-written by Roman Polanski. The film is loosely based upon Arturo Pérez-Reverte's 1993 novel The ...more

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171 84
The Rite is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
robert.felber added Anthony Hopkins, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Rutger Hauer
The Rite is a 2011 American supernatural thriller film directed by Mikael Håfström and written by Michael Petroni. It is loosely based on Matt Baglio's book The Rite: The Making of a ...more

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209 123
The Prophecy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Walken, Virginia Madsen
The Prophecy is a 1995 American fantasy horror-thriller film starring Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz, and Viggo Mortensen. It was written and directed by Gregory ...more

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220 166
Devil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Zoie Palmer, Caroline Dhavernas, Logan Marshall-Green
Devil is a 2010 American supernatural horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Brian Nelson based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars Chris Messina, Logan ...more

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231 178
Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson
Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American horror film co-written and directed by Sam Raimi. The plot, written with his brother Ivan, focuses on loan officer Christine Brown, who reluctantly, under ...more

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165 118
Angel Heart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet
Angel Heart is a 1987 American horror mystery film written and directed by Alan Parker, and starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, and Lisa Bonet. The film, adapted from the novel Falling Angel ...more

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129 107
Needful Things is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Ed Harris, Max von Sydow, Bonnie Bedelia
Needful Things is a 1993 horror film and an adaptation of Stephen King's 1991 novel Needful Things. The film was directed by Fraser C. Heston. It stars Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia ...more

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127 110
Prince of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Alice Cooper, Donald Pleasence, Peter Jason
Prince of Darkness is a 1987 American supernatural horror film directed, written and scored by John Carpenter. The film is the second installment in what Carpenter calls his "Apocalypse ...more

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127 115
The Exorcist III is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Samuel L. Jackson, George C. Scott, Brad Dourif
The Exorcist III is a 1989 American supernatural horror film written and directed by William Peter Blatty. It is the third installment of The Exorcist series and a film adaptation of Blatty's ...more

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140 146
End of Days is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney, Renee Olstead
End of Days is a 1999 American action fantasy horror thriller film directed by Peter Hyams starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak, Rod Steiger, CCH Pounder, ...more

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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Akeem Masha added Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez
This film is a 2013 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Fede Alvarez. It is the fourth installment of the franchise, serving as both a reboot, a remake and as a loose ...more

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93 111
Exorcist: The Beginning is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy
Exorcist: The Beginning is a 2004 prequel to the 1973 film The Exorcist. It is the fourth installment of The Exorcist series. It was adapted by William Wisher Jr., Caleb Carr, and Alexi Hawley ...more

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77 89
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
William S. Burroughs, Benjamin Christensen, Elith Pio
This silent docu-horror masterpiece is a study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness led to the hysteria of witch-hunts.

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Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
bhittt added Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff
Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, the Graham family's peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their ...more

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65 78
Black Sunday is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Arturo Dominici
Black Sunday is a 1960 Italian gothic horror film directed by Mario Bava, from a screenplay by Ennio de Concini, Mario Serandrei and Marcello Coscia. The film stars Barbara Steele, John ...more

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65 81
To the Devil a Daughter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Christopher Lee, Nastassja Kinski, Honor Blackman
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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The Devil Rides Out is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Christopher Lee, Paul Eddington, Patrick Mower
The Devil Rides Out, known as The Devil's Bride in the United States, is a 1968 British horror film, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Dennis Wheatley. It was written by Richard ...more