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Top 10 religious horror films

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This week, The Rite, starring Anthony Hopkins, gets released to theaters, and Kevin Smith’s long awaited horror-comedy Red State will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. There’s big money to be found in horror films, and ironically, religion has provided a great deal of source material for the genre. It’s not hard to imagine why, with fights between angels and demons, plagues, vengeful gods, and people rising from the dead (and let’s not go into the similarities between communion and vampirism). Where some find inspiration, others find the darkness. So while we wait for these two new offerings in this holy genre, let me offer these films as the best of the religious horror phenomenon...

10: Demon Knight (1995)

Tales from the Crypt brings us a twist on the Holy Grail legend. William Sadler plays a drifter who is being chased by a demon (Billy Zane
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