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The Most Terrifying Religious Horror Movies

Updated April 18, 2019 3.6k votes 64 voters139 items

List RulesVote up your favorite religious horror movies.

The best religious horror movies tend to incorporate more than just terrifying demons or draconian religious rituals. They also focus on familial bonds or the horror of sinning. They can also be considered biblical horror movies like The Exorcist or the more recent Conjuring films. There are also films on here like Signs that deal more with questions about faith and less about direct combat with a devil or demon figure. If you like a little action with your scary religious movies be sure to check out End of Days starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. But which of these is the best religious horror film?

You get to help decide with your votes! Vote up your favorite terrifying religious horror films and vote down any you never want to see again so other fans know which ones to watch next.

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    The Exorcist
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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

    The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    The Conjuring
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    The Conjuring

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2013

    Directed byJames Wan

    The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and the first... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    End of Days
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    End of Days

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney

    Released1999

    Directed byPeter Hyams

    End of Days is a 1999 American action fantasy horror thriller film directed by Peter Hyams... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 4
    Carrie
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    Carrie

    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek

    Released1976

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    Deliver Us from Evil
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    Deliver Us from Evil

    Lene, Lasse Rimmer

    Released2009

    Directed byOle Bornedal

    "Ole Bornedal's smart, propulsive thriller Deliver Us from Evil opens on a deserted coastal... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    The Witch
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    The Witch

    Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson

    Released2015

    Directed byRobert Eggers

    The Witch (stylized as The VVitch, subtitled A New-England Folktale) is a 2015 historical... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 7
    The Blackcoat's Daughter
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    The Blackcoat's Daughter

    Emma Roberts, Lucy Boynton

    Directed byOz Perkins

    The Blackcoat's Daughter (also known by its original title February) is a 2015... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    The Nun
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    The Nun

    Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir

    Released2018

    Directed byCorin Hardy

    The Nun is a 2018 American horror film directed by Corin Hardy, and the fifth installment in... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    Fallen
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    Fallen

    Denzel Washington, John Goodman

    Released1998

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

    Fallen is a 1998 American fantasy action film directed by Gregory Hoblit, and starring Denzel... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 10
    The Prophecy II
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    The Prophecy II

    Christopher Walken, Brittany Murphy

    Released1998

    Directed byGreg Spence

    The Prophecy II is a fantasy horror–thriller film and the second motion picture in The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    Legion
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    Legion

    Adrianne Palicki, Dennis Quaid

    Released2010

    Directed byScott Stewart

    Legion is a 2010 American apocalyptic supernatural action film directed by Scott Stewart.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    Apostle
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    Apostle

    Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen

    Released2018

    Directed byGareth Evans

    Apostle is a 2018 period thriller film directed by Gareth Evans. When his sister is kidnapped... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist
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    The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2016

    Directed byJames Wan

    The Conjuring 2 is a 2016 American supernatural horror film, directed by James Wan. It is the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    The Devil's Advocate
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    The Devil's Advocate

    Charlize Theron, Al Pacino

    Released1997

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    The Devil's Advocate is a 1997 American mystery thriller film based on Andrew Neiderman's... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    The Prophecy
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    The Prophecy

    Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Walken

    Released1995

    Directed byGregory Widen

    The Prophecy is a 1995 American fantasy horror-thriller film starring Christopher Walken,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    The Exorcism of Emily Rose
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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter

    Released2005

    Directed byScott Derrickson

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 American courtroom drama horror film directed by Scott... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Carrie
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    Carrie

    Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2013

    Directed byKimberly Peirce

    Carrie is a 2013 American supernatural horror film. It is the third film adaptation of Stephen... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Bless the Child
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    Bless the Child

    Christina Ricci, Kim Basinger

    Released2000

    Directed byChuck Russell

    Bless the Child is a 2000 American horror-thriller film directed by Chuck Russell, starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    The Order
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    The Order

    Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon

    Released2003

    Directed byBrian Helgeland

    The Order, also known as The Sin Eater, is a 2003 mystery horror film written and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    Alucarda
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    Alucarda

    Claudio Brook, David Silva

    Released1978

    Directed byJuan López Moctezuma

    Alucarda is a 1978 Mexican horror film directed by Juan López Moctezuma, and starring Tina... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    Afflicted
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    Afflicted

    Zach Gray, Michel Gill

    Released2013

    Directed byDerek Lee, Clif Prowse

    Afflicted is a 2013 Canadian found footage film that was written and directed by Derek Lee and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 22
    Constantine
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    Constantine

    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves

    Released2005

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    Constantine is a 2005 American supernatural action-thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 23
    American Exorcist
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    American Exorcist

    Bill Moseley, Leanna Billings

    Directed byTony Trov, Johnny Zito

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  • 24
    Annabelle: Creation
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    Annabelle: Creation

    Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

    Annabelle: Creation is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Dracula 2000
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    Dracula 2000

    Gerard Butler, Jeri Ryan

    Released2000

    Directed byPatrick Lussier

    Dracula 2000, also known internationally as Dracula 2001, is a 2000 American action horror... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button