Why are Satanic forces portrayed in media as almost invariably speaking Latin?
I’m currently watching The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the possessed chick just started speaking Latin. Come to think of it, almost every movie about possession, Satan, or whatever that I have seen has portrayed the possessed, or the Devil, or demons as speaking Latin whenever they really get pissed off. Is there a theological basis for this? Or is it just because Latin is a spooky sounding language? in which case, I think German would be more appropriate.
What says Fluther?