The undead biker classic about suicidal post-Mod moto-enthusiasts has earned its cult reputation. In the middle of its very British mayhem, stands George Sanders, who killed himself after starring in the movie. Sanders plays a butler named Shadwell who is probably Satan. We like to think he is, anyway. Sanders brings gravitas and class to the movie and his Devil is misleadingly kind, hiding his true agenda.
The butler did it again! In this haunting Mario Bava classic, a pre-Kojak Telly Savalas plays Leandro, the manservant in a family mansion full of dangerous eccentrics. And if the lollipop-popping Savalas may not be THE Devil, but he's certainly A Devil, a wraith that pretends to serve but is in fact moving the cast members around in a fever-dream chess game. One of Bava's best and Savalas is at his most sinister...
Typically atmospheric Spanish creeper directed by Leon Klimovsky and written by and starring the legendary Paul Naschy. While the movie deals with a serial killer and his zombified female victims, one delirious stretch sees Naschy playing Satan and, although he's essayed the role elsewhere, this is his greatest riff on The Devil. Look at that photo...chilling.
Richard Crenna and Andrew Prine topline this insane haunted house shocker that sees Victor Buono's dapper, bearded and cloven hooved Satan trapped in the basement. The film is goofy fun but Buono's Devil is unforgettable.
Alan Parker's mesmerizing horror/noir sees '50s private eye Mickey Rourke hired by a mysterious client named Louis Cyphre to find a crooner named Johnny Favorite. "Louis Cyphre. Lucifer. Even your name is a dime store joke...". Robert De Niro channels the look of his pal Martin Scorsese to essay one of the screen's most terrifying incarnations of Satan in one of the greatest horror films ever made.
Director Taylor Hackford's entertaining thriller keeps its horror on the sidelines as it tells the tale of a defense lawyer (Keanu Reeves) who gets sucked into a parasitic firm headed by Al Pacino's charming but malevolent "John Milton". But Pacino is of course The Devil and his "Hoo-Haw!" screaming style is put to perfect use, especially during the fiery climax.
Francis Lawrence's adaptation of the Hellblazer comics sees Keanu Reeves once more running afoul of Satan. His Constantine is a supernatural detective who battles theological evil everywhere he goes and meets The Devil himself in the form of the great Peter Stormare. Stormare's Satan is blanched and red eyed,like a junkie and shifts around in an ill fitting white suit. Brilliant.
Say what you will about the Nicolas Cage-starring Ghost Rider sequel (we rather liked it) but there's no denying how great Ciaran Hinds is as The Devil. Hinds' Satan is a blustery, frustrated patriarch, a novel portrait of old Scratch...