'The Exorcist'Since its release in 1973, audiences have cringed in fear as they witnessed William Friedkin's horror classic, 'The Exorcist', based on the novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty. What makes the exorcism movies both frightening and more alluring than other horror films, is that there is no excessive gore or carnage, but the transformation of an innocent child (usually female) to a demonically possessed soul. The unknown and unpredictable powers of the devil make these films instant blockbusters and will live you clinging to the edge of your seat, biting your nails in terror or both.

Here are the top 5 scariest scenes from Exorcism movies:
The Exorcist Movie Poster
The Exorcist
Based on 20 critics

One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual... Read More

The Exorcism of Emily Rose Movie Poster
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Based on 32 critics

The Rev. Moore (Tom Wilkinson) is prosecuted for the wrongful death of a girl thought to be demonically... Read More

Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Movie Poster
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist
Based on 16 critics

Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin... Read More

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The Last Exorcism
Based on 31 critics

After years of gulling the faithful, cleric Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) feels remorse and decides... Read More

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