Posessions, Demons, Exorcisms, Anti-Christs and Resurrections – Oh My!

I don’t think I need a disclaimer today but just in case:

DISCLAIMER: This blog post was written in good fun. It does not reflect the views of anyone associated with this blog in anyway. In addition, it may contain some adult content and/or biblical mockery that may offend some people. If you are one of those people, read on at your own risk or don’t read on at all. Your choice. We all have choices and I choose to not take everything so seriously just as you, the reader, may choose to skip my Thursday blog posts. I am neither a heathen nor an atheist. As a matter of fact, I was raised in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic School for a number of years. Again, this is all in good fun – and laughing makes us all live a little longer. So if you’re ready to turn that frown upside down, read on.

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I generally come to you on Thursdays to discuss the super-weird things I find in the Bible. Not quite Biblical FanFic but sort of. Today I was thinking of letting you know some of the things that really freaking creep me out about Biblical FanFiction. Since I am mostly auditory but always visual, I’d like to discuss a few movies that give me nightmares – and they all have religious overtones, undertones, themes, plots, characters…you get it. Most, if not all of these, have some basis in reality – if allegations of exorcisms and being taken over by demons are to be believed. Here are my top 7 freakout movies – in no particular order: (I would have gone ten but I don’t think my heart can take it)

1. The Exorcist

We’ve all heard the stories about poor Regan and her demonic possession. I can’t take this movie. I’ll never read the book. Some things just aren’t meant to be discussed.

2. The Seventh Sign

Demi Moore in all her pregnant glory. Too bad the seven signs of the apocalypse are threatening the world. I mean, why would she break the seals?

3. The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Never saw anything but the trailer for this movie. I think I had nightmares for a week.

4. The First Power

When Satan doesn’t want to get his hands dirty he calls on…anyone else to take care of business. He has created the ultimate killer; a man with no conscience, no motive and the constant urge to destroy. Nothing lef tto be said about this freaking creepy movie I saw when I was young. No kid should see this movie – especially when you live across the street from an old Gothic Church, like I did at the time.

5. Stigmata

For real? I can’t. I just can’t.

6. Pet Semetary

Why didn’t they just build a damn fence? And when that kid slices Herman Munster’s achilles….eeek! Kids and pets shouldn’t be resurrected.

7. The Omen

The kid is the anti-Christ? Kids are freaking creepy.

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About Christine Hughes

A few things about me in no particular order: 1. I love the NY Jets (I know, I know...) 2. I love where I live. An hour to NY, Philly and the Jersey shore. 3. I have two boys and they make me laugh hard enough to blow liquids out of my nose. The hubs is funny enough to make me pee my pants. Not that it's ever happened. Of course not. 4. Being a writer is the best job on the planet, and not just because I can wear jammies to work, drink coffee by the gallonful, randomly catch up on my DVR'd shows, troll YouTube, flip on E! News and browse iTunes - all in the name of research. 5. I have some of the best friends in the world - they put up with my inappropriate jokes, foul mouth, strange musings and don't judge me if I drink too much wine on a Tuesday. Just sayin' - a girl needs her friends. 6. Represented by the most fabulous Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary Agency. I fell into it with her - she is perfectly amazeballs. LOVE!

Posted on June 20, 2013, in Bizarro Bible Stories, Movies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. LOL, Christine – most of these are my favorites. As usual though, the books were much better than the movie. I loved the Exorcist. I stole my mother’s copy when I was 12 and read it – she was’t happy when she found out, but it was worth her reprimand. The movie was okay. Stephen King is like a writing god to me – and Pet Semetary is one of his best – although the movie didn’t do the book justice. Book was much much scarier. Same with The Omen – great book, okay movie. The others I didn’t see. I’m not one to put too much belief in demons and possession-maybe that’s why the Exorcist was scary to read, but didn’t scare me – because I didn’t worry about it happening.

  2. I remember Roland Doe in Maryland. I think that’s why it scared people because it was supposedly a true story. Who knows? I’m the paranormal lover and have an open mind but demonic possession just isn’t something on the top of my radar. Reminds me of a case here in CT that was in full swing when I moved here in 1984 from NY.

    http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/demon-murder-trial-sites

    Mr. Johnson stabs Mr. Bono to death. Mr. Johnson’s fiancee’s 11 yr old brother is determined to be possessed by a demon and that he manipulated Mr. Johnson to kill Mr. Bono. A circus followed. Priests, exorcists and paranormal investigators are called in. Mr. Johnson was eventually convicted of manslaughter and went to jail for 5 years. Now years later everyone is suing everyone. Mr. Johnson claims that all his ‘defense witnesses’ told him the story would make him millions and fame like the Amityville Horror. There was a movie 🙂

    Interestingly, a neighbor of mine worked at the kennel but left a few months before the murder. He said it was no secret that Mr. Bono and Mr. Johnson’s fiancee were sleeping together, but I don’t think it was never brought up in court. Crime of passion?

    The kennel is still there, different owners, I drive by it all the time on my way to Danbury 🙂

  3. I was 13 when The Exorcist came out. Though I HATED horror movies, everyone was seeing it, the hype was huge and I wanted to see it. My parents wouldn’t let me, but my mom said, “You can read the book.” Honestly, no to bash her, but as she hadn’t read it I now think…”Nice parenting there mom… :-/”

    It was my first horror novel, and as you may know MUCH more graphic than the movie. The strange thing is, I discovered a love for the genre, reading it didn’t scare me at all. I still don’t like most horror movies, but love the books.

  4. I am more than happy to say that I did not see a single one of these movies.

  5. I’ve seen The Exorcist and read the book, and like Debbie said, the books are usually better. But I had to sleep with the light on because the movie freaked me out! I actually liked Stigmata, and The Omen was also devilish…

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