Demonic Horror Films, Ranked

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1.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ 10/10 ” - solmaquina
 
2.
The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ 8.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
3.
Curse of the Demon (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell. (95 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - solmaquina
 
4.
Hellraiser (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
“ 7.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
5.
[Rec] 2 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building. (85 mins.)
“ 7.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
6.
Sinister (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s. (110 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - solmaquina
 
7.
Evil Dead (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. (91 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
“ 7/10 ” - solmaquina
 
8.
This Is the End (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the Biblical Apocalypse. (107 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - solmaquina
 
9.
Häxan (1922 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. (91 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - solmaquina
 
10.
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit. (134 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ 7/10 ” - solmaquina
 
11.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ 6.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
12.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ 6.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
13.
Sinister 2 (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death. (97 mins.)
Director: Ciarán Foy
“ 6.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
14.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ 6/10 ” - solmaquina
 
15.
The Babadook (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. (93 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Kent
“ 6/10 ” - solmaquina
 
16.
Clown (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A loving father finds a clown suit for his son's birthday party, only to realize that it's cursed. (100 mins.)
Director: Jon Watts
“ 6/10 ” - solmaquina
 
17.
[REC] 3: Genesis (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A couple's wedding day turns horrific as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. (80 mins.)
Director: Paco Plaza
“ 5.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
18.
[REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
An ill-fated television reporter is rescued and sent on a voyage across the ocean, but she is followed by the deadly virus that has plagued her and numerous others. (95 mins.)
“ 5.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
19.
V/H/S (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for. (116 mins.)
“ 5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
20.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
When a young man becomes the target of a malevolent entity, he must uncover its true intentions before it takes complete control of him. (84 mins.)
“ 5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
21.
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem. (91 mins.)
Director: Tod Williams
“ 5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
22.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. (86 mins.)
Director: Oren Peli
“ 5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
23.
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home. (83 mins.)
“ 4.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
24.
Demons 2 (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down. (88 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
“ 4/10 ” - solmaquina
 
25.
Demons (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons. (88 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
“ 4/10 ” - solmaquina
 
26.
The Church (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 12th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth. (102 mins.)
Director: Michele Soavi
“ 4/10 ” - solmaquina
 
27.
The Exorcist III (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A police lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased 'Gemini' serial killer, lead him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward. (110 mins.)
“ 3.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
28.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl. (119 mins.)
“ 3.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
29.
Mirrors (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home. (110 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ 2.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
30.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan. (88 mins.)
Director: Gregory Plotkin
“ 2.5/10 ” - solmaquina
 
31.
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in. (88 mins.)
“ 2/10 ” - solmaquina
 
32.
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
A teenage girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist. (118 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ 1.5/10 ” - solmaquina