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Old 02-22-07, 05:39 PM
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Any good Occult horror movies?

I like those heady satanic-cult-is-in-on-it type of movies. Love Rosemary's Baby and my dad suggested Race With the Devil..which I actually enjoyed. Eye of the Devil another one I really liked that I caught on TCM but its not on dvd sadly. Just wondering if anyone has any other suggestions?
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The Omen
Damian The Omen 2
The Exorcist
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The Wicker Man (The original; the remake is skippable.)
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Devil's Rain (maybe not good)

The Devil Rides Out (Hammer)

Blood on Satan's Claw
Old 02-23-07, 11:13 AM
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Thanks for the help guys! Already seen most of the "typical" ones out there. I'm looking for the not so obvious ones. But anything you got let me know. A group of us are trying to compile as many as we can
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So you're looking for movies that deal specifically with cults (Satanic or other evil force), not movies that deal with the occult (which would include nearly every supernatural themed movie).

Wicker Man and The Devil Rides Out have been mentioned and are both favorites of mine. Some others (hopefully some of these are new to you):

The Sentinel (1977 version; has a Rosemary's Baby vibe, with a great cast of character actors)
The Seventh Victim (brilliant Val Lewton movie)
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (if you can find it)
The Brotherhood of Satan (rather overlooked, but quite good - and a lot better than much of the 70s Satan-themed movies that are better known)
The Believers (an overlooked, but very solid, 80s movie)
The Nameless (the Spanish Los Sin Nombre)
The Perfume of the Lady in Black (not a giallo, but an excellent - and at times shocking - cult horror movie)
The Short Night of Glass Dolls (another movie often mistaken for a giallo - challenging, but very well done)
Dagon (have to throw a Lovecraft cult in there)

That's all I have time to type now. But there are lots more.
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Thank you very much senor brainee
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To The Devil A Daughter
God Told Me To
Curse of the Demon
Horror Hotel
The Devil Rides Out
The Ninth Gate
Old 02-24-07, 07:06 PM
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Horror Hotel is a good one. I also thought of:

The Sect (1991 Michele Soavi movie)
The Witches (1966 Hammer Horror)
The Day of the Beast (1995 Alex de la Iglesia movie that cries out for a R1 release; more on the comedic side)

The Servants of Twilight fits the bill, though I didn't think it was a particularly good movie. Still, one of the better Koontz adaptations. Book was better, but the movie (a made-for-tv job) is faithful. Kept the great ending:

Spoiler:
The whole story seems generic: occult group chases innocent family trying to kill their child (because they think he's Satan). The cult is stopped, and it seems like a happy ending. Until we find out the kid really is Satan, and the cultists were probably doing the right thing.
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Would Angel Heart count? The same goes for Lair of the White Worm, In the Mouth of Madness, Lord of Illusions and The Howling. But after re-reading your post those prolly won't fit what you looking for. ^^
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The Burbs

The Clopecks were a satanic family. They even got Ray to start chanting and once THEY...got in there...it's over pal.
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I have The Ninth Gate and In the Mouth of Madness both of which I love. I recently re-watched Lair of the White worm which was silly good fun but not really what I was looking for.
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Originally Posted by crystalrubi
I have The Ninth Gate and In the Mouth of Madness both of which I love. I recently re-watched Lair of the White worm which was silly good fun but not really what I was looking for.
I agree. The Ninth Gate is one of my favorite movies. Check out the book, pretty decent.
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One word - COVEN.
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Originally Posted by Bobby Shalom
One word - COVEN.
You mean the one from American Movie? lol
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Originally Posted by crystalrubi
You mean the one from American Movie? lol
Just be sure to pronounce it right: COE (rhymes with hoe) - ven
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The Ninth Gate

IMDB takes the fun out of it.
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