A lot scary horror films have been made so far and it’s not easy to choose the best from it. Some of them are extremely creepy and bloody while some of them are highly disturbing. Here, we are going to look at three must watch horror movies based on spiritual/demonic possessions.
The Exorcist is directed by William Friedkin was released in the year 1973. The movie is adapted from William Peter Blatty’s novel of the same name and he was also the producer of the movie. The movie tells the story of a 12-year-old girl named Regan being possessed by a demon after playing with an Ouija Board. She starts to behave strangely and abnormally. After a series of events, things gets worse and only an exorcism could save Regan. The amazing screenplay by William Peter Blatty and the brilliant direction of William Friedkin make The Exorcist a master class in the horror genre. Another highlight of the movie is the exceptional performance of the 12-year-old girl (Linda Blair). The Exorcist is really scary and refreshing one. A must watch a horror film before you die.
The Conjuring is directed by James Wan and was released in the year 2013. The movie is inspired from the real-life case files of demonologists Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren. The movie showcases the mysterious incidents that happened to the Perron Family in the year 1971. The Warrens is portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. James Wan is a director who knows very well how to build tension and keep the audience on edge. He uses available props and make-ups to the maximum and uses minimal CGI effects. Still, the output delivered is outstanding. His scares are real and not forced. The movie started off with a slow pace and at the right time, it gained momentum. There are a lot of moments in the film which will make you scream like anything. With The Conjuring, James Wan became the most prominent and promising horror genre director of this generation.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is directed by Scott Derrickson and was released in the year 2005. The movie is adapted from the real life exorcism of Anneliese Michel that happened in the year 1975. Emily Rose is a young girl from a small farm town and she moves to the city to attend college as she gets a scholarship. After a few days, she starts to experience strange things in her dorm room. After a series of events, she gets hospitalized and the Doctors diagnosed her with epilepsy. But none of the medications could cure her. Upon her father’s request, her classmate Jason takes her back to her home. Later, her family members find out that she is possessed by demons. The main positive factor of the movie is the performance of Jennifer Carpenter as Emily Rose. Her expressions are enough to give you scares. The exorcism portions are well executed and are really horrifying. There are only few horror movies in which the performance of lead cast is enough to give you scare and The Exorcism of Emily Rose is one of those.