The Exorcist Movies Ranked Worst To Best

Oct 4, 2023, 11:24 AM IST

The Exorcist Movies Ranked Worst To Best

Kshitij Rawat

The Exorcist franchise is a well-known horror series of films and a TV series that revolves around the theme of demonic possession and the battle between good and evil. It explores various aspects of the demonic lore and the exorcist characters. While the quality varies, the original Exorcist movie remains the centrepiece of the series and a seminal work in the horror genre. Before you watch The Exorcist: Believer, here is a ranking of the franchise from worst to best.

Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

 A widely panned sequel marked by a convoluted plot and bizarre imagery, following a psychiatrist's investigation into a demon-possessed girl.

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

A troubled prequel filled with production issues, offering a lukewarm exploration of the demon's origins and Father Merrin's early encounters with evil.

Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

A more faithful alternative to Exorcist: The Beginning, this prequel delves into the same material but with improved storytelling.

Exorcist III (1990)

A direct sequel to the original film, known for its psychological horror elements and unsettling atmosphere.

The Exorcist TV Series (2016-2017)

A television series that attempts to expand the story, receiving mixed reviews from viewers and critics alike.

The Exorcist (1973)

The iconic original film that set the standard for the possession subgenre, known for its enduring impact on horror cinema. It has aged remarkably well.