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Old 04-01-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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Favorite depiction of the Satan / Devil

Here's something different.

What is your favorite depiction of the Satan / Devil in a movie?

Obviously horror movies first, but it could be any genre of movie. Animation too. What actor really brought the goods? What seemed "real", if at all to you? Hell even funny, if that's where you want to go.


My favorite would be Viggo Mortensen depiction of the devil in the movie The Prophecy (1995) Something about that performance was uber creepy. Regardless if you believe in or not, it was imo the most "realistic" (if you will) portrayal of the satan. Just Viggo's delivering of the line "I love you more than Jesus!" alone was incredible. Not just that one line, but all of his dialog was very powerful and scary imo.

Love to hear what everyone's favs are.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:38 PM   #2
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I always thought Victor Bueno in The Evil with Richard Crenna was creepy, but also over the top hilarious.
The climax to that film is so random and weird.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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Here's something different.

What is your favorite depiction of the Satan / Devil in a movie?

Obviously horror movies first, but it could be any genre of movie. Animation too. What actor really brought the goods? What seemed "real", if at all to you? Hell even funny, if that's where you want to go.


My favorite would be Viggo Mortensen depiction of the devil in the movie The Prophecy (1995) Something about that performance was uber creepy. Regardless if you believe in or not, it was imo the most "realistic" (if you will) portrayal of the satan. Just Viggo's delivering of the line "I love you more than Jesus!" alone was incredible. Not just that one line, but all of his dialog was very powerful and scary imo.

Love to hear what everyone's favs are.
You got mine, Viggo as Satan in Prophecy was awesome. My favorite line was "How I loved listening to your sweet prayers every night. And then you'd jump in your bed, so afraid I was under there. And I was!", just chilling. Too bad he didn't come back for parts 2 and 3.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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I really liked how John Glover played the devil ("the" satan?) in the short-lived 90's tv show Brimstone. I haven't seen it since it aired, and I'm sure that, like many nostalgiac shows/movies, it would be a collosal disappointment were I to see it today, but my memory of it was that it was really good, and that Glover was great as the devil.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:26 PM   #6
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George Burns in Oh God You Devil. Also the director in Haxan. Danny Elfman in Forbidden Zone? I know... The car in THE CAR!
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:00 PM   #8
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Does Tim Curry in Legend count? It damn well should...
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #9
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Does Tim Curry in Legend count? It damn well should...
Yes, that would definitely count. Good choice.


I thought of another one that I liked.

Max von Sydow in Needful Things (1993) Just how he turned that whole town against each other, all the while being so approachable and trusting.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #10
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Hell yeah, he was the best thing about that movie.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:57 PM   #11
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To be more serious (well, more serious than Satan being the bottom in a homosexual relationship with Saddam Hussein), how about Telly Savalas in Lisa and the Devil?
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:42 PM   #12
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Max von Sydow in Needful Things (1993) Just how he turned that whole town against each other, all the while being so approachable and trusting.
He'd be my 2nd.

This might not count for most, but I don't think I've ever seen this more potently than in something like Carrie where people have the powers funneled through them.


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how about Telly Savalas in Lisa and the Devil?
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:29 PM   #13
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Tim Curry, Legend. Always has been and always will be my favorite depiction of the devil.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:37 PM   #14
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Definitely Tim Curry in Legend. That makeup, wow. What an impression he leaves.

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Old 04-01-2013, 10:48 PM   #15
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Tim Curry is great, but Rob Bottin deserves a huge chuck of the credit as well.

Jack Nicholson in Witches of Eastwick anybody?
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