– Who doesn’t love a crazed Bill Paxton killing people and claiming he’s doing God’s work? The film is actually very engaging and even creepy. I feel like I should have more to say about it but frankly, it’s a film that just needs to be seen, because a whole lot of discussion could delve into spoiler territory.
4. The Mist
– I know that Stephen King’s The Mist probably doesn’t fall into anything involving the devil, but considering that the entire film carries a tone that one could read as a biblical reading, and a character that is a religious freak that wants to sacrifice a child to the monsters to appease God, I think it more than deserves to be high on the list. All that and the insanely depressing ending, made this one of my favorites of 2007.
3. Drag Me To Hell
– Sam Raimi’s return to horror was a triumphant one. It carried so many of his trademark gross out gags, and wisecracking characters. It has a ton of jump scares, but I didn’t mind because it kept me on edge. I sure as hell can’t wait to see him do some more work in the genre.
– I absolutely love Seven. It is one of my all-time favorite movies, but with a list about the best religiously tinged horror flicks, it doesn’t exactly fit into the horror genre, therefore I couldn’t in good conscience put it over my final choice. I included it because it deals with the seven deadly sins, and the subject matter falls in line with that of the horror genre. Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey are all just spectacular all the way through.
1. The Exorcist
– I walked into a room where people were watching The Exorcist at a young age, it was during the pea soup vomit scene, and I stood there in a stunned and terrified silence. For years, that scene, the head spinning scene, the crucifix scene and the voice of Regan when she’s possessed, haunted me for years. I watched it again when I was older and it didn’t scare me like it did back then, but it is still a great film. In my opinion it deserves to go down as one of the most terrifying movies ever made.