The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is now in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. The latest entry in the franchise changes up the formula a bit, turning into a kind of procedural as Ed and Lorraine Warren investigate a scary mystery, X-Files-style. If you’ve watched The Devil Made Me Do It and are looking for some similar horror movies that aren’t part of the Conjuring franchise, I’m here to help. Here are five horror movies to watch after The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and where you can stream them.
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Here we are again. The time has come for an all-new edition of Now Stream This, your number-one source for streaming recommendations on the plethora of streaming services. This edition is loaded with films from several different eras – the ’60s, the ’80s, the ’90s…even the terrible 2000s make an appearance. We have a David Lean masterpiece, a near-perfect neo-noir, an undervalued hard boiled horror movie, one of Christopher Nolan‘s less-talked-about movies, a goofy sci-fi action flick, and more.
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With Mickey Rourke driving for an Oscar with The Wrestler, his titillating ’80s filmography is now on the remake menu. Unlike The Pope of Greenwich Village and 9 1/2 Weeks, 1987’s Angel Heart was a middling effort best known for giving Bill Cosby a heart murmur. Producer Mike De Luca (Ghost Rider, Blade II) and co. have picked up the remake rights, along with the rights to Falling Angel, the NYC-set novel from which the original film was adapted.
An ambitious mix of noir, voodoo horror and taboo Lisa Bonet sex scenes, Alan Parker’s film starred Rourke as a P.I. unknowingly hired by Lucifer (Robert De Niro) to locate a man in New Orleans. The plot is weighed down by a slapdash Fight Club-like twist ending, but the film is so well shot and stylized, it’s almost worth a view and has its fans. There’s room for improvement here, and De Luca says he’s a fan of the source material, so remake exhaustion and disenchantment aside, it will come down to the director and talent involved (enlightening, I know).