Top 5 Signs You Might Be Possessed By A Demon

Top 5 Signs You Might Be Possessed By A Demon

October 24, 2019 94 By William Hollis


Demonic possessions are all the rage, especially
when it comes to horror cinema – and since the early days of film making – they’ve
served as a stark warning and reminder of the cultural propensity for an underworld
influence. We can learn a lot from horror cinema, mainly
what not to do – and how to avoid otherwise unfortunate events – and perhaps the best
way to utilise that, is to chalk up some of horror cinema’s starkest warning signs. Hello horror fans – and welcome back to Top
5 Scary Videos. As per usual, I’ll be your horror host Jack
Finch – as today, we take a look at the Top 5 Signs You Might Be Possessed By A Demon. Roll the clip. For the curious amongst you, that clip was
from – of course – the 1981 Sam Raimi classic – Evil Dead – and to be fair, if you’ve
already found yourself in the vicinity of the Necronomicon then it’s already pretty
much bad news bears from there on out. Unless Ash Williams is about, so – better
keep your chainsaw fingers crossed. Kicking off at Number 5 – You Get Vomited
On And it seems that James Wan’s horror franchise
in particular, really hammers home the fact that – if you’re unfortunate enough to find
yourself getting vomited on by a demonic entity, then it’s pretty much too late for you already. Unless, of course – you’ve got a team of
Paranormal Investigators on hand – but really, they’re a rare commodity these days – and
you probably won’t be lucky enough to get a Bathsheba I Condemn You Back To Hell! out
of anyone. Well, in the events of The Conjuring – the
demonic evil spectre known as Bathsheba Sherman – voms up some nastiness in order to possess
Carolyn, the mother of the Perron family – in an effort to make her kill her own kids. Well – it even crops up again, in the later
spin-off prequel-sequel – Annabelle: Creation – where this time it’s Valak The Demonic
Nun who vomits some vile, black hell-sludge over poor little Janice, and in that case
– I’m starting to get a little bit suspicious of all of this stomach acid-action. What the hell are they eating down there in
— well, down in hell, I suppose. Coming in next at Number 4 – You Can’t Stop
Typing All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Oh, wait a minute – sorry, where was I? Well, it’s safe to say that if you’re
in the process of writing a novel, and you’re suddenly unfortunate enough to be possessed
by the demonic spirit of an entire Overlook Hotel – you’re not exactly going to end
up producing Finnegan’s Wake – unless, of course, you get possessed by James Joyce. Which would be pretty cool, I guess. But the more likely scenario, is exactly the
event that transpired during Stephen King’s The Shining – where the unwitting Jack Torrance
begins a typewriter-tirade of complete and utter idiom nonsense – much to the dismay
of his poor, poor wife Wendy. It’s a trope that is often found in possession
based horror cinema – mainly in the form of an event that takes place, where the audience
realises that a character has been doing something without their prior or present awareness. Standing in front of a bed for hours on end
– ALA Paranormal Activity – or, you know – falling asleep and accidently entering an astral demonic
plane without realising it, like in the events of Insidious. Yeah – you’ve gotta keep your wits about
you – else you’ll end up as an axe wielding maniac, frozen in a hedge maze. Next up at Number 3 – You’d Like to Live
Deliciously And yeah – it kind of goes without saying
really, but if the Demon to end all Demons, the Satanic Overlord of Hell himself, Lucifer
– AKA Black Phillip – shows up dressed in a Baroque and a feathered hat offering you
butter, a pretty dress – and the promise of living deliciously, you know you’re already
in all kinds of trouble. Or not trouble. It’s a matter of perspective, I think – just
as the awesome Anya Taylor-Joy’s character, Thomasin – happened to find out. Well, unfortunately – not everyone in horror
cinema gets the chance to turn into a Witch like Thomasin – and turns out, being tempted
by Satan and his host of demons isn’t exactly a brand new trope in the world of horror cinema
– and being offered something too good to be true is often a sure fire way to getting
yourself possessed by a host of demonic entities. Just like with Annabelle: Creation, accepting
a plea-deal from a mysterious force to bring your dead daughter back to life – just so
happens to usher in the spawn of a demonic porcelain doll. In Hellraiser, even solving a puzzle box is
the next step in the chain to getting a Gash’s worth of Cenobites at your door. Curiosity killed the cat. And also summoned a demon. Be careful what you wish for. And all of the above. Swinging in at Number 2 – You’ve Messed
Around With A Ouija Board Yeah – this is probably the most directly
obvious trope in horror cinema, because as soon as you see a Ouija Board getting pulled
out from a dusty bookshelf, with a gleeful looking teenager about to give it a spin – you
just know that a demon’s going to show up at some point. Just as the unfortunate Regan found out, alongside
her new best friend Captain Howdy – using a Ouija board in any capacity is basically
the Yellow Pages for getting yourself possessed by old Pazuzu and his buddies. Well, as the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist
demonstrates – one minute you’re telling your mother about your imaginary friend that
you did a Ouija board with – and the next minute, you’re waking up in your bed, soaked
in your own vomit – and a Priest has just thrown himself out of a window. Yeah, if that’s not a cautionary tale – I’m
not sure what is. You see – Ouija boards are often the calling
card of demon-centric horror cinema – so much so, that it even got its own board-game focused
2014 movie, Ouija – which was hot trash – but the sequel, Origin of Evil, directed by Mike
Flanagan – was actually pretty awesome. It’s something that we can’t deny in horror
cinema. Paranormal Activity – The Conjuring Franchise
– The Exorcism Of Emily Rose – if we’ve learned anything from horror cinema, it’s
to never – ever – mess with a Ouija board. Not. Even. Once. And finally, at our Number 1 spot – You’ve
Got A Cult In Your Treehouse Also – fair warning, but there are some Hereditary
spoilers ahead – you’ve been forewarned – and I’m aware that this point might sound
ridiculous – but the reason that this particular demonic interaction makes our number 1 spot
– is because of how utterly horrifying the closing events of Hereditary actually are
– and how if you ever find yourself in a similar position, I’m sorry to tell you – but you’re
the brand new host of the demonic overlord Paimon – and there’s nothing that you can
do about it, really. The idea of a demonic cult – or coven in this
case – is rarely pulled off correctly in horror cinema – but when it is, it’s so nightmare
inducing that nothing else can really compare. In the events of 2018’s Hereditary – which
is an incredible film aside – poor Peter Graham accidently kills his ominous little sister
Charlie – and then sets off a decapitating chain of events that finds him throwing himself
out of a window, before scaling his dead sister’s treehouse to realise that a demon worshipping
cult has moved in and they want Peter as their brand new male host. We see similar themes in Paranormal Activity
3 – where it’s revealed that a demonic cult have been stalking a family, and it crops
up time and time again to exacerbate the influence that demons have over their victims. One thing’s for sure – if a demonic cult ever
shows up at your door, just pretend that you’re not in. Well – there we have it folks, our list for
the Top 5 Signs You Might Be Possessed By A Demon – why don’t you let us know your
thoughts in the comment section down below. Before we depart though, let’s read out
some of your most demonically charged dictations from over the past few days. First up – Fatima Wahid says — Why am I watching
this, I like romantic comedies ahhhh — Well, to be fair Fatima, there are some absolutely
terrifying romantic comedies out there. I mean, have you seen All About Steve? Terrifying. Well actually, on that note – I’m pretty
shook after that thought – and unfortunately, that’s all we’ve got time for in today’s
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