List of occult themed movies

recommended by Occult-Study.org

updated 30.08.2017

 

Occult-Study is offering a list of cinematographic recommendations from the beginnings of cinema (silent era) to the present, from B-Movies to cinematographic masterpieces, from the classical movies with exorcists and satanists to movies about jewish mysticism and Thelema.

The list is about movies with occult themes or a tint to the occult. As we are doing with our website, we will not promote subjects such as: spiritism, haunted houses and ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, zombies, conspiracy theories etc.

Since I haven’t found a better way to present them, I shall list them in chronological order of apparition.

 

Enjoy!

 

Dante’s Inferno/L`Inferno (1911) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0002130/?ref_=fn_al_tt_6

The Golem/Der Golem (1915) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004026/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

The Golem/Der Golem (1920) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011237/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Haxan (1922) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013257/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Faust (1926) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016847/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Seventh Victim (1943) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036341/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Weird Woman (1944) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037453/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047114/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Curse of the Demon/Night of the Demon (1957) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050766/?ref_=nv_sr_4

The Devil’s Eye/Djavulens oga (1960) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053772/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3

Black Sunday (1960) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054067/

Burn, Witch, Burn/Night of the Eagle (1962) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056279/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Witchcraft (1964) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058753/

The Masque of the Red Death (1964) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058333/

The Witches (1966) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060307/

Doctor Faustus (1967) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062898/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063522/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Devil Rides Out (1968) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062885/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Satanist (1968) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416207/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Witchfinder General (1968) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063285/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Invocation of my Demon Brother (1969) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064493/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Bloody Judge (1970) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064727/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Cry of the Banshee (1970) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065597/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Witches’ Hammer/Kladivo na carodejnice (1970) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064546/

Mark of the Devil (1970) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065491/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Dunwich Horror (1970) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065669/

Simon, King of the Witches (1971) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067757/

Don’t Deliver us from Evil/Mais ne nous deliverez pas du mal (1971) –

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066040/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

The Devils (1971) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066993/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066863/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066849/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Blood Sabbath (1972) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068289/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Witching/Necromancy (1972) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068994/

Virgin Witch (1972) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069464/

The Mephisto Waltz (1972) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067419/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

All the colors of the dark/Tutti I colori del buio (1972) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069390/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Master and the Margaret (1972) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068894/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4

Lucifer Rising (1972) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066019/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Demons (1973) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068522/?ref_=nv_sr_2

The Wicker Man (1973) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070917/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Exorcist (1973) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070047/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Race with the Devil (1975) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073600/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Devil’s Rain (1975) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072869/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Satanico Pandemonium (1975) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070636/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

To the Devil… A Daughter (1976) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075334/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby (1976) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074815/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Omen 1: The Birthmark (1976) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075005/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Exorcist 2: The Heretic (1977) –  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076009/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076312/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Omen 2: Damien (1978) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077394/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Satan’s Blood (1978) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075999/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_23

Alucarda (1978) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075666/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

Malabimba (1979) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079512/

The Omen 3: The Final Conflict (1981) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082377/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Entity (1982) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082334/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Angel Heart (1987) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092563/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Witches of Eastwick (1987) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094332/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Spellbinder (1988) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096152/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Paganini Horror (1989) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095812/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Exorcist 3: Legion (1990) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099528/?ref_=fn_al_tt_

The Omen 4: The Awakening (1991) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102585/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Master and the Margarita (1994) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110476/?ref_=fn_al_tt_6

Faust/Lekce Faust (1994) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109781/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Dark Angel: The Ascent (1994) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109542/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Prophecy (1995) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114194/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Craft (1996) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115963/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Little Witches (1996) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116897/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Devil’s Advocate (1997) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118971/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Prophecy 2 (1998) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118643/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

The Ninth Gate (1999) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142688/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Stigmata (1999) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145531/?ref_=nv_sr_1

End of Days (1999) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0146675/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120663/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Dogma (1999) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120655/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Gift (2000) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0219699/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Bless the Child (2000) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0163983/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Lost Souls (2000) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0160484/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (2000) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183678/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

The Exorcist 4: The Beginning (2004) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204313/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Prophecy 4: Uprising (2005) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365658/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

The Prophecy 5: Forsaken (2005) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439771/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

The Skeleton Key (2005) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397101/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Exorcist 5: Dominion (2005) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449086/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0404032/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Constantine (2005) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360486/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Chemical Wedding (2008) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974536/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Antichrist (2009) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0870984/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Dorian Gray (2009) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235124/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Rite (2011) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1161864/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Season of the Witch (2011) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479997/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3

Rosemary’s Baby (2014) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3087752/?ref_=nv_sr_2

The Witch (2015) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4263482/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2548418/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Zohar Secret (2015) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3355014/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Shelley (2016) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5013688/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

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An impressive quantity of movies with “satanic” thematic between 1970’s and 1980’s can be easily observed. This is due to a predominant artistic trend of that period. Between the end of the 1960’s and culminating with what the world called “satanic panic” (end of the 80’s and beginning of the 90’s) there has been an explosion of literary material, but also other important social movements. We can say that the 60’s represented a satanic renaissance, a rebirth, beginning with the foundation of Church of Satan (1966) which attracted a lot of celebrities (among them being Marilyn Monroe, who is said to have been in an affair the C.o.S. founder, Anton LaVey) and influenced movies (at the foundation of C.o.S., Anton LaVey declared that the year 1966 is the “Year One”, Anno Satanas, or the beginning of the era of Satan. The same declaration can be heard in the 1968 classic movie Rosemary’s Baby). In 1968 is the release of The Satanic Mass, an audio material of C.o.S., which has been followed by the controversial Satanic Bible, written by Anton LaVey and published in 1969.

The beginning of the 70’s is also dominated by Church of Satan, which appears in a documentary entitled Satanis (1970). LaVey collaborated with movie director and occultist Kenneth Anger at the movie Invocation of the Demon Brother (1969) but also with movie director Robert Fuest at the movie The Devil’s Rain (1975), the debut film of actor John Travolta. Another important organization was Temple of Set, founded in 1975, but also the organization Order of Nine Angles, founded in the same period but developed at the beginning of the 80’s.

We can talk about the same influence in the music industry, which can be clearly found at bands such as Coven (founded at the end of the 1960s), Black Sabbath (1968) and Black Widow (1969) and later, between 1970s and 1980s about thousands of bands, most important probably being Iron Maiden (1975), Venom (1979), Mercyful Fate (1981), Slayer (1981) and others.

The same thing can be said about occult literature, which can be presented chronologically as such: The Meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald Gardner (1959), Le Diable. Erotologie de Satan by Roland Villeneuve (1963), Satanic Cult by Gerhard Zacharias (1964), The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish (1967), Weird Ways Of Witchcraft by Dr. Leo L. Martello (1969), Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey (1969), Satanic Rituals by Anton LaVey (1972) and Messa Niger by Aubrey Melech (1986).

Therefore, at a cultural level, we can say that this period was a time of glory for Satanism and thus, a great influence in cinema.

For more information about the influence of Satanism in Cinema I recommend The Satanic Screen by Nikolas Schreck and Satanica Sexualis by Candice Black.