One of the classic horror movie themes is demonic possession. Exorcisms and hauntings are a horror movie fan’s favorites, with some of the best movies using these techniques to appeal to the audience. Possessions certainly have their own charm. It makes the movie all the more scary and keeps the viewers glued to their seats. If you love movies on demonic possessions, you cannot miss these classics:
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The 2005 American courtroom drama horror film by Scott Derrickson is loosely based the story of Anneliese Michel and follows a self-proclaimed agnostic, who acts as the defense counsel representing a parish priest accused of negligent homicide for performing an exorcism.
The 1973 American supernatural horror film by William Friedkin is inspired by the 1949 exorcism case of the 12-year-old Roland Doe. A horror classic, this film features Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb, and Mercedes McCambridge.
Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, this 1980 British-American psychological horror film by Stanley Kubrick delivers some exceptional performances by Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers.
The 2013 American supernatural horror film by James Wan was later made into a series with three spin-off movies. It is based on the accounts of Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were American paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of haunting.
Another classic by James Wan that was later made into a series, this one starred Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. The story centers on a couple whose son enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for demonic ghosts in an astral dimension.