In my opinion, this movie is one of the best religious horror movies to date, and one of the scariest horror movies of all time. The story centers around a young girl named Regan who is possessed by the devil. In an attempt to save her daughter's life, the girl's mother enlists the help of two priests to perform an exorcism. Obviously, things don't go as easy as expected, and the results include some awesomely disgusting scenes involving a cross. The movie is based on actual events and some pretty peculiar stuff happened to the people involved in the movie's production.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose:
Jennifer Carpenter is AMAZING in this move. Aside from her believable acting, the actress was able to contort her body into all kinds of creepy positions needed for all of the film's possession scenes. The movie is based on a true story of a priest who is put on trial after a young girl dies during an exorcism. The film includes evidence and recordings of the exorcism and it prompts you to question whether or not the devil is actually real. My guess is YES, he is very real.
The Last Exorcism:
This 2010 psychological horror got a lot of hate from people and I don't think that it necessarily deserved it. The movie, produced by Eli Roth, follows a film crew as they capture pastor Cotton Marcus's (Patrick Fabian) final exorcism. Marcus sets out to prove that all exorcisms are fake until he meets Nell (Ashley Bell) and questions his faith entirely. Although the film did have some plot holes, the performances by Bell, Fabian and Louis Herthum make the movie worthwhile. It was an interesting take on the exorcist-type movie and I actually really enjoyed it.
Tales from the Crypt's Demon Night:
Didn't see anything you like on the list? What religious horror film is your favorite?