People love to watch horror movies, getting scared, and talking about all the spooky stuff. But do you know that all the films are not the result of the creativity only; there are some movies which are inspired by the real-life exorcism movies. If you haven’t seen these real-life exorcism movies then here is your guide to them. The following are the top 5 exorcism horror movies of all time.
1. THE EXORCIST (1973)
Storyline – The film traces the story of two priests, who tries to exorcise a demon that has possessed a 12-year-old girl. This movie is the most horrifying movie of all time and almost every exorcism movie is inspired by it.
True event- the movie is inspired by a real-life event of an exorcism performed on a 13-year-old boy in Mount Rainier. This news was published in many newspapers back then and the details of the family were not disclosed in order to protect their privacy. But after many years of research, it was found that exorcise was conducted in St. Louis. There is some evidence which points toward the fact, that the boy’s behavior was not as terrifying, abnormal or supernatural as was portrayed in the movie. Another remarkable difference between the movie and the real-life event is that no priest died in the process of exorcism.
2. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Storyline- In this film, a priest is trialed for the death of a woman, on which he performed an exorcism. The story is told through the flashbacks to the past and present events, which raises hype and suspense.
True event- the film is based upon the life of a 16-year-old German girl, Anneliese Michel. She suffered from symptoms of demonic possession and did self-abuse, starvation, demonic vision until 1975. Two priests performed an exorcism over for 10 months and exorcise about 100 demons from it.
3. The Haunting In Connecticut (2009)
Storyline – To stay near the doctor for the caring of their ill son, Matt, the Campbell family moves to Connecticut. There, they become the target of a mortuary haunter. The horror depicted in this movie was appreciated by a lot of people.
True event- The movie is loosely based upon the real-life story of AL and Carmen Snedeker who lived in the former funeral parlor for many years.
4. The Rite (2011)
Storyline – The story follows the life a priest’s experience in training of exorcism while in Rome.
True event- It was based upon the experience of the father Gary Thomas who was gone for training in Rome with a veteran clergy of the practice.
5. The Devil Inside (2012)
Storyline – The story follows the life of an Italian woman who becomes involved in the series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly did cold blood murdered of three priests who did her own exorcism.
True event- inspired by several real-life exorcism events