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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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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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. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were American paranormal investigators and ...more

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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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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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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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The Prophecy is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Rite is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
1511022764987 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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Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Devil is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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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End of Days is listed (or ranked) 15 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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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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Needful Things is listed (or ranked) 17 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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The Exorcist III is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Haxan: Witchcraft Through the ... is listed (or ranked) 19 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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To the Devil a Daughter is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Exorcist: The Beginning is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Devil Rides Out is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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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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The Mephisto Waltz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Jacqueline Bissett, Alan Alda, Barbara Parkins 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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Race with the Devil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit 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 Blood on Satan's Claw is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Linda Hayden, Patrick Wymark, Godfrey James 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) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Cheryl Ladd, Kate Jackson, Pamela Franklin A young woman investigating her sister's suicide at a private girls' school finds herself battling a satanic cult.

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The Unholy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Ned Beatty, Hal Holbrook, Trevor Howard 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) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Katheryn Winnick, Amanda Plummer, Stephen Graham 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 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Jeffrey Combs, James Russo, Angus Scrimm 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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The Devil's Rain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
John Travolta, William Shatner, Ernest Borgnine 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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The Crow: Wicked Prayer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tara Reid, Edward Furlong 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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Alucarda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Claudio Brook, David Silva, Manuel Dondé 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 Devil's Carnival is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
The Devil's Carnival Jessica Lowndes, Alexa Vega, Emilie Autumn 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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I Drink Your Blood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Bhaskar, Jadine Wong, Lynn Lowry 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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The Devil and Max Devlin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Bill Cosby, Elliott Gould, Lillian Müller 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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All the Colors of the Dark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Edwige Fenech, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Luciano Pigozzi 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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Satan's Whip is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Satan's Whip Chris Benker, Jennifer Malloy, Sarah Huling 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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The Brotherhood of Satan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Strother Martin, L. Q. Jones, Ahna Capri 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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Evilspeak is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Clint Howard, R. G. Armstrong, Haywood Nelson 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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Crazy as Hell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Lizzie Boo added Sinbad, John C. McGinley, Ronny Cox 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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The Sorrows of Satan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Adolphe Menjou, Ricardo Cortez, Lya De Putti 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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Don't Deliver Us from Evil is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Don't Deliver Us from Evil Michel Robin, Véronique Silver, Bernard Dhéran 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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Jaws of Satan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies About the Devil
Jaws of Satan Christina Applegate, Norman Lloyd, Fritz Weaver