Demons (not yet seen)

by Pantstrovich | created - 05 Nov 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Work in progress (like all of my lists).

No straight up possession movies.

Interpreting "demons" as denizens of a punishment-based underworld/hell dimension. Satan included.

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1. Dante's Inferno (1911)

68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

Votes: 1,941

3. Eerie Tales (1919)

112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A demon, a reaper, and the ghost of a prostitute read gothic short stories and act them out.

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Anita Berber, Conrad Veidt, Reinhold Schünzel, Hugo Döblin

Votes: 395

4. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

65 Metascore

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger, Andrew Garfield

Votes: 139,226 | Gross: $7.69M

5. Dante's Inferno (1924)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

The tactics of a vicious slumlord and greedy businessman finally drive a distraught man to commit suicide. The businessman is tried for murder and executed, and is afterward taken by demons... See full summary »

Director: Henry Otto | Stars: Ralph Lewis, Winifred Landis, William Scott, Pauline Starke

Votes: 86 | Gross: $0.26M

6. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

33 Metascore

After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history.

Director: Peter Cornwell | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Elias Koteas, Kyle Gallner

Votes: 56,800 | Gross: $55.39M

7. Night of the Demons (2009)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A group of kids go to a Halloween party, only to have to face down a group of demons.

Director: Adam Gierasch | Stars: Tatyana Kanavka, Michael Arata, Shannon Elizabeth, Linnea Quigley

Votes: 6,733

8. Asylum of Satan (1972)

PG | 80 min | Horror

A young woman is brought to an asylum to receive special treatment from a mysterious doctor. Dr. Spector does more than just run the hospital -- he offers his patients as sacrifices to ... See full summary »

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Charles Kissinger, Carla Borelli, Nick Jolley, Louis Bandy

Votes: 351

9. The Church (1989)

R | 102 min | Horror

An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 12th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Barbara Cupisti

Votes: 6,015

10. Hammer House of Horror (1980)

54 min | Horror

This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts, and other supernatural wonders.

Stars: Nicholas Ball, Anna Calder-Marshall, Christopher Cazenove, Peter Cushing

Votes: 1,287

11. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Horror

A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.

Director: John Newland | Stars: Kim Darby, Jim Hutton, Barbara Anderson, William Demarest

Votes: 3,028

12. Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror

A successful author moves to a small town after suffering a mental breakdown and is tormented by demons and werewolves.

Directors: John Hough, Clive Turner | Stars: Romy Windsor, Michael T. Weiss, Antony Hamilton, Susanne Severeid

Votes: 2,318

13. Viy (1967)

77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Directors: Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov | Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin, Nikolay Kutuzov

Votes: 4,770

14. The Devil's Nightmare (1971)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror

Six of seven tourists in a east European castle overnight are victims of a helper of the devil. Is Satan willing to spare their souls?

Director: Jean Brismée | Stars: Erika Blanc, Jean Servais, Daniel Emilfork, Lucien Raimbourg

Votes: 1,493

15. Something Evil (1972 TV Movie)

Unrated | 73 min | Horror

A young couple moves into a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. What they don't know is that there is an unseen presence in the house, and that it wants to take possession of the wife.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Darren McGavin, Sandy Dennis, Ralph Bellamy, Jeff Corey

Votes: 1,306

16. Spectre (1977 TV Movie)

Unrated | 98 min | Horror

Renowned criminologist and occult investigator William Sebastian recruits his old friend Dr. Hamilton to aid him in his current case. Anitra Cyon, the sister of prominent British ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Robert Culp, Gig Young, John Hurt, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 445

17. The Evil (1978)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

A doctor buys a Civil War era dilapidated mansion, and hires a few friends to fix it up, but the mansion hides a deadly secret.

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Andrew Prine, Cassie Yates

Votes: 1,691

18. Night of the Howling Beast (1975)

R | 87 min | Adventure, Horror

Waldemar, the renowned adventurer, joins an expedition to find the Yeti in the Himalayas. While hiking the mountains, he's captured by two cannibalistic demon nymphets guarding a remote ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Iglesias | Stars: Paul Naschy, Mercedes Molina, Silvia Solar, Gil Vidal

Votes: 529

19. The Unholy (1988)

R | 102 min | Horror

A priest battles a demon that kills sinners in the act of sinning.

Director: Camilo Vila | Stars: Ben Cross, Hal Holbrook, Ruben Rabasa, Nicole Fortier

Votes: 1,379 | Gross: $6.34M

20. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Penda's Fen (1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

Through a series of real and imagined encounters with angels, demons, and England's pagan past, a pastor's son begins to question his religion and politics, and comes to terms with his sexuality.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Spencer Banks, John Atkinson, Georgine Anderson, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 338

21. Constantine (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A man struggling with his faith who is haunted by the sins of his past is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

Stars: Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford, Angélica Celaya

Votes: 45,791

22. Une nuit sur le mont chauve (1933)

8 min | Animation, Short

Mussorgsky's composition is the soundtrack for this pin-screen animated take on night and wild things. A scarecrow blows down, clouds move by quickly. Beings take shape; a town appears, ... See full summary »

Directors: Alexander Alexeieff, Claire Parker

Votes: 657

23. The Girl and the Devil (1944)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

Karin (Gunn Wallgren) is a young servant girl on a Swedish farm with a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality; her better side enjoys all the human emotions of love, kindness and romance, while the ... See full summary »

Director: Hampe Faustman | Stars: Kolbjörn Knudsen, Ingrid Borthen, Hilda Borgström, Elsa Widborg

Votes: 48

24. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

30 Metascore

Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Remy Sweeney

Votes: 31,819 | Gross: $41.82M

25. Demonitron: The Sixth Dimension (2010)

4 min | Short, Horror

A fake trailer for a movie about demons who use a woman to open the gates to Demonitron, the sixth dimension.

Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell | Stars: Samuel Brisson, Christophe Carenco, Simon Chénier, Maxime Dumesnil

Votes: 64

26. The Demon Lover (1976)

R | 83 min | Horror

A group of teenagers hanging around a cemetery get involved with a satanic priest who calls up a demon from hell.

Directors: Donald G. Jackson, Jerry Younkins | Stars: Christmas Robbins, Val Mayerik, Gunnar Hansen, Tom Hutton

Votes: 226

27. Soul of the Demon (1991 Video)

78 min | Horror

As a lark before a party on Halloween, two teenagers dig up a gargoyle statue. However, they unleash a murderous demon.

Director: Charles Lang | Stars: Sky Daniel, Garry Godfrey, Harold Allen, John Bonito

Votes: 76

28. Superstition 2 (1989)

93 min | Horror

A young girl and her brother take some friends on trip to check out a house the pair has just inherited. What they don't know is that the house is haunted by demons and the ghost of a woman... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Capone | Stars: Amy Adams, Pierre Agostino, Jeff Bankert, Ian Bannen

Votes: 165

29. Ceremony (1994)

R | 74 min | Horror

The Ceremony must be performed or evil will rule the Earth.

Director: Joe Castro | Stars: Emilie Talbot, Forrest J. Ackerman, Amy Rohren, Mahbub Shansab

Votes: 111

30. Põrgupõhja uus Vanapagan (1964)

94 min | Drama

The way Saint Peter explains it to the Devil who's knocking on Heaven's door to collect his share of souls: there will be no more souls, as God has come to doubt if humans are really meant ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Kromanov, Jüri Müür | Stars: Elmar Salulaht, Ants Eskola, Astrid Lepa, Leida Rammo

Votes: 92

31. The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

R | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Alan Alda's character is a music journalist whose career as a piano player came to an end when his debut concert received undeservedly scathing reviews.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 2,057

32. Belladonna of Sadness (1973)

Unrated | 86 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

70 Metascore

An evil feudal lord rapes a village girl on her wedding night and proceeds to ruin her and her husband's lives. After she's eventually banished from her village, the girl makes a pact with the devil to gain magical ability and take revenge.

Director: Eiichi Yamamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Katsuyuki Itô, Aiko Nagayama, Shigako Shimegi

Votes: 2,966 | Gross: $0.11M

33. Poor Devil (1973 TV Movie)

73 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A young down on his luck resident of Hell (Sammy Davis, Jr.) is given a chance to redeem himself by signing up a down on his luck retail accountant to sell his soul to Lucifer.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Christopher Lee, Jack Klugman, Adam West

Votes: 120

34. The Devil and Daniel Mouse (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When a young female mouse makes a deal with the devil to become a rock star and learns the price, her boyfriend has to help her avoid damnation.

Director: Clive Smith | Stars: Chris Wiggins, Annabel Kershaw, Martin Lavut, Jim Henshaw

Votes: 209

35. The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Max, a dead corrupt businessman, makes a Faustian pact with Satan's henchman to drive three people to Hell in exchange for longer life. Soon Max realizes that there still may be good in him.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Elliott Gould, Bill Cosby, Susan Anspach, Adam Rich

Votes: 1,058 | Gross: $16.00M

36. Oh, God! You Devil (1984)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy

49 Metascore

George Burns returns as God, and as Satan. They battle over the soul of a young rock star who is willing to sell his soul to the devil.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 2,154 | Gross: $21.54M

37. Give the Devil His Due (1985)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Petr's greedy stepmother steals everything from her stepson. Meanwhile, Petr meets two daughters of a local duke. He falls in love with one of them, but she is very proud and Petr means ... See full summary »

Director: Hynek Bocan | Stars: Vladimír Dlouhý, Ondrej Vetchý, Jana Dítetová, Josef Kemr

Votes: 885

38. Crossroads (1986)

R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

55 Metascore

Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton

Votes: 12,966 | Gross: $5.84M

39. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

67 Metascore

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 57,009 | Gross: $63.77M

40. The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Toxie finds he has nothing to do as a superhero, as he has ridden his city of evil. He decides to go to work for a major corporation, which he discovers may be the evilest of all his adversaries.

Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Ron Fazio, Phoebe Legere, John Altamura, Rick Collins

Votes: 3,976 | Gross: $0.36M

41. We Are Not Angels (1992)

98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Angel and the devil fight for the soul of a Belgrade playboy who made a young girl pregnant.

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic | Stars: Nikola Kojo, Milena Pavlovic, Branka Katic, Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic

Votes: 7,395

42. Lesson Faust (1994)

97 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An ordinary man is lured into a strange puppet theatre by a map and finds himself embroiled in a production of the Faustian legend.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kraus, Vladimír Kudla, Antonin Zacpal

Votes: 3,243

43. The Day of the Beast (1995)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Bent on committing as many sins as possible to avert the birth of the beast, a Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult. Now, he must become an unrelenting sinner. Is there still hope?

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura, Terele Pávez

Votes: 15,874 | Gross: $0.02M

44. The Devil Went Down to Georgia (1996 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Music

Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" covered and put to animation.

Director: Mike Johnson | Stars: Les Claypool, Mark Haggard, Brian Kehoe

Votes: 135

45. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: H-E Double Hockey Sticks (1999)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Griffelkin, a young devil-in-training is sent to the surface of Earth to steal the soul of Dave, a hot shot pro-hockey player aspiring to be the youngest man to win the Stanley Cup.

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Will Friedle, Matthew Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Shawn Pyfrom

Votes: 866

46. Bedazzled (1967)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A hapless loser sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven wishes, but has trouble winning over the girl of his dreams.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron, Raquel Welch

Votes: 7,845

47. Faust (2000)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A man sells his soul to the devil in order to gain superpowers and avenge the brutal death of his girlfriend. When he realizes that the price is the soul of his new love interest, he turns on the devil.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Mark Frost, Isabel Brook, Jennifer Rope, Jeffrey Combs

Votes: 3,472

48. Fausto 5.0 (2001)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

On his way to a medical convention, Dr Fausto runs into a man who claims the Doctor removed his stomach eight years ago in a surgical operation. Against all odds, he is still alive. The man... See full summary »

Directors: Àlex Ollé, Isidro Ortiz, Carlus Padrissa | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Eduard Fernández, Najwa Nimri, Rakel González-Huedo

Votes: 1,392

49. Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki (2001 TV Movie)

91 min | Musical, Comedy, Fantasy