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rhett
10-12-2007, 08:53 PM
In a way every horror film is religious in that they deal with Biblical concerns like temptation, resurrection (there goes Michael again!) and faith. Yet there's an even more specific set of horror that confronts religious devotion head on. THE EXORCIST is the most famous, but there are tons. This list is by no means conclusive - there's room for plenty of others, but I've tried to make it as good of a sample of the types of religious flicks out there. What's your favorite?

SaviniFan
10-12-2007, 09:07 PM
I chose other.

Evilspeak. Sure it's a Carrie rip-off, but it is fun and when the deaths happen the grue isn't spared. I can watch it more than any on the list.

Agent Z
10-12-2007, 09:17 PM
Frailty, although The Wicker Man (1973) is not far behind.

onebyone
10-12-2007, 09:23 PM
I have to go with Other: Frailty myself as well. The Exorcist would be my second favorite.

If we are going with most FUN though, I would have to cast my vote for Evilspeak or The Wicker Man remake.

satans-sadists
10-12-2007, 09:23 PM
The Wicker Man (1973) for me. Rosemary's Baby is very close.

Anthropophagus
10-12-2007, 09:25 PM
The Exorcist is probably my favorite film. Deadly Blessing is an underrated gem despite a disapointing climax, it needs a region 1 dvd release.

allmessedup
10-12-2007, 09:40 PM
That's one of my most wanted releases.

I have to go with the obvious vote, THE EXORCIST, just because the movie's story centers on religion and the idea of belief.

dwatts
10-12-2007, 09:45 PM
Rosemary's Baby, I think. I zaw The reaping recently, and think it's quite good - but it's too new to a "best" - let time put a layer of dust on it first.

Mok
10-12-2007, 09:47 PM
Exocist is obviously the best but I almost went for other and picked The Prophecy with Chris Walken.

Spit
10-12-2007, 09:55 PM
I went with Rosemary's Baby. Something about Mia Farrow always kinda creeps me out, and i think its because of this film.

BoredSeal
10-12-2007, 09:56 PM
I would add Carpenter´s Prince of Darkness :)

Workshed
10-12-2007, 10:03 PM
The religious aspect to Rosemary's Baby fascinates me, moreso than the rest. "Year One!" is a chant that sticks with me, and that satanic sex scene is shocking.

Frailty is also good stuff, and of course, The Exorcist is one of my favorite horror films. Wicker Man has a great religion! "Come, say 'How-do...'"

I'll add that the religious twist in Dracula 2000 made a so-so film into a so-so film with a really cool idea for me.

Spitfire
10-12-2007, 10:50 PM
I went with The Omen.

indiephantom
10-12-2007, 10:52 PM
Tough call. Can't really decide between THE EXORCIST and ROSEMARY'S BABY. I voted for the latter, just because I've watched it more often and it doesn't get mentioned quite as often. Truly creepy film.

Stige
10-12-2007, 11:11 PM
cant choose between the exorcist and rosemary's baby

allmessedup
10-12-2007, 11:42 PM
Totally forgot about ROSEMARY'S BABY....I agree, hard to pick between it and THE EXORCIST. There's a lot going on in both movies beyond just scaring the audience, but both of them do a pretty good job of that too.

maskull
10-12-2007, 11:50 PM
Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil

speanroc
10-12-2007, 11:50 PM
Magdelena, Possessed by the Devil (magdalena vom teufel besessen,devil's female)

Luna
10-12-2007, 11:59 PM
I went with Rosemary's Baby but it was a tough choice between that and The Wicker Man.

rhett
10-13-2007, 12:03 AM
Whoops on FRAILTY, that needs to be on for sure. I'll add THE PROPHECY, EVILSPEAK and PRINCE OF DARKNESS too.

othervoice1
10-13-2007, 03:22 AM
I gotta go with the exorcist since its one of the few movies that ever really freaked me out when I watched it

Conal Cochran
10-13-2007, 05:06 AM
I vote for Rosemary's baby. But I like Exorcist III, Prince of Darkness and Dark Waters (mario baino) a lot too.

JW77
10-13-2007, 05:24 AM
Wicker Man is my favorite film of those on the list.

But I don't really consider it to be a horror film.

Hell, I want to live on Summerisle.

Shock Waves
10-13-2007, 05:40 AM
I went with Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. I also feel Alice Sweet Alice has some religious overtones and is suitably creepy.

RyanPC
10-13-2007, 05:41 AM
The Wicker Man, followed very closely by Rosemary's Baby (which I had the opportunity to see on the big screen last Sunday -- it was a-m-a-z-i-n-g!), The Omen and The Exorcist.

_pi_
10-13-2007, 06:06 AM
Of these films, The Exorcist is obviously the best of the bunch. John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness, however, is the film I most revisit.

Other good titles in there too - Frailty, The Exorcism of Emily Rose (I really think that film was painfully underrated) and ... Well, not much else worthwhile on that list. The original Wicker Man film is an amusing oddity, if nothing else. The new one, from what I've heard, is even more amusing.

Maybe missing on that list is a film called The Rapture, starring the one and only Mimi Rogers (how can you not adore that woman? Agent Diana Fowly? She-Devil.com!). I don't think it's "horror" per se, but it has its creepy moments. And it's really good.

Luna
10-13-2007, 06:36 AM
Hell, I want to live on Summerisle.Ha, you're not the only one. I'd totally pick up and move there if it were at all possible. :D

rhett
10-13-2007, 06:53 AM
Hell, I want to live on Summerisle.Ha, you're not the only one. I'd totally pick up and move there if it were at all possible. :D
YOU BITCHES!!!!!

Luna
10-13-2007, 07:00 AM
Okay, I'd like to live there as long as I'm not kicked or punched in the face by some dude in a bear suit. Although, releasing the bees would be exhilarating...

rhett
10-13-2007, 07:02 AM
Okay, I'd like to live there as long as I'm not kicked or punched in the face by some dude in a bear suit. Although, releasing the bees would be exhilarating...
Don't even think about bringing your bicycle.

thrashard76
10-13-2007, 07:23 AM
The Exorcist

fattyjoe37
10-13-2007, 07:52 AM
Easily The Exorcist. But I'm also a big fan of the original Wicker Man, The Prophecy, and the original Omen.

DopeChamberX
10-13-2007, 07:58 AM
Love a lot of these movies and it be very easy to pick one of those, but I have to go with Prom Night IV. The movie is a total blast, IMO, which is a nice contrast to all the heavy handed-ness that usually comes along with the religious theme.

Katatonia
10-13-2007, 09:44 AM
The Wicker Man!

...with The Exorcist and The Omen not far behind.

bigdaddyhorse
10-13-2007, 08:36 PM
Frailty for me. Prince of Darkness is close behind (probably first on a different day) and the Prohecy is in the running. Exorcist is the most overrated movie ever.

DVD Connoisseur
10-13-2007, 09:21 PM
The Exorcist receives my vote. Still chilling today...

philxus
10-13-2007, 09:30 PM
:evil: The Exorcist :evil:

MorallySound
10-13-2007, 09:43 PM
Rosemary's Baby.

HoldenMcNeil
10-13-2007, 10:19 PM
I went with the Omen. That one sequence with that huge plate of glass still gets to me with how out of nowhere it is. One of my all time favorites.

WhatTHEhell19
10-13-2007, 10:20 PM
I went with The Wicker Man, because I loves me that movie. I wish I could have voted for more though because there are quite a few on that list that I enjoy.

DrHerbertWest
10-14-2007, 08:16 AM
The Omen still creeps me out.

Gore Lunatic
10-15-2007, 12:02 PM
The Exorcist

Mortis
10-15-2007, 09:53 PM
There are a lot of good choices, but I went with The Exorcist. It's freaked me out ever since I was a kid.

Ash J. Williams
10-15-2007, 10:03 PM
The Wicker Man, yo.

Jamm
10-15-2007, 11:29 PM
The original Wicker Man, of course.

spawningblue
10-16-2007, 02:40 AM
I went with the Exorcist, but you can't go wrong with a lot of the movies on that list.

Crystal Plumage
10-16-2007, 10:34 PM
Not into religious stuff but La Setta is the one I'm thinking of.

Mazurka Macabre
10-18-2007, 03:33 AM
I have this awful tendency to love movies based on their potential rather than the "final product". So I voted The Wicker Man (1973) rather than Rosemary's Baby.

Rosemary's Baby (which I had the opportunity to see on the big screen last Sunday -- it was a-m-a-z-i-n-g!)
I was going to go, but didn't. I'm such a freakin' dunce! I think I will see one of the next two, though. Maybe the Italian vampire film.

Frailty is quite possibly the most hilarious movie I've ever seen, and I am surprised to see so many people listing it as their favorite. My sister and I were watching it with not a drop of alcohol in our systems, and by the end we were literally in tears. :lol:

RyanPC
10-18-2007, 03:39 AM
I was going to go, but didn't. I'm such a freakin' dunce! I think I will see one of the next two, though. Maybe the Italian vampire film.

I'm definitely going to see Peeping Tom this Sunday (I've never seen it before), but I think I will skip Planet of the Vampires because I thought it was dull.