Wednesday, October 31, 2007

All Hallow's Week Post 7: Devils

31 October . . . HALLOWEEN

But this is not the end. Halloween is merely All Hallow's EVE, so we'll get one more post in tomorrow for bad measure.

Which reminds me: my aunt really hates Halloween. Ever since I was a child, she rolled her eyes and tsk-ed at my mother for letting us dress up, trick or treat, and deface God's perfect pumpkins. My aunt and her husband continue to tag-team to be more self-righteous and more judgmental of others' values, beliefs, and sources of entertainment, and it has bothered me for a long, long time.

So, in honour of today, that Evilest of All Days in my aunt's eyes, I give you, my Five Favourite Devil-related Horror Movies.

1. The Omen (1976)
2. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
3. Constantine (2005)
4. The Devil's Advocate (1997)
5. Ghost Rider (2007)?

Here's tyranist's list:

1. The Omen
2. Stigmata
3. The Ninth Gate
4. Rosemary's Baby
5. The Devil's Advocate

I think I need to seek out more movies that qualify, if only so I can create a better list someday. I have to admit I never saw The Devils or The Devil Rides Out, or even To The Devil A Daughter, which should use some remedying.

This was difficult because I didn't know specifically where to draw the line. I considered putting down The Stand and Storm of the Century, because I liked both of those Stephen King miniseries (and honestly, because they came up when I did a search using "devil" as a keyword). But The Stand's villain is Randall Flagg, who may be a demon, but isn't the devil, and while "SOTC" has a more Biblical villain, he's still not THE devil, per se, and I felt I had to leave it off.

And Demon Knight was initially on my list, but that too, is a demon and not the devil, darn it.

Disturbing to me was that Ghostbusters came up on that "devil" search. That just makes me sad.

Rish "It's All For You" Outfield

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