'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 Last Exorcism
Based on 31 critics

A deceitful cleric (Patrick Fabian) must summon faith when he finds real evil at a Louisiana farm. Read More

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Based on 32 critics

A lawyer (Laura Linney) defends a priest (Tom Wilkinson) who performed a fatal exorcism. Read More

Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist
Based on 16 critics

A former priest (Stellan Skarsgard) fights demonic possession in Kenya. Read More

The Exorcist
Based on 24 critics

An actress calls upon priests to try to end the demonic possession of her 12-year-old daughter. Read More

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