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What are some things in popular culture that have a potrayal/mention of, or reference to, a devil/satan like figure?

Asked by shrubbery (10311points) August 15th, 2008

Movies, TV Shows, Books, Music…?

eg. Bedazzled, The Devil’s Advocate, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett, Ghost Whisperer…

Or maybe some more subtle or not so ‘devilish’, like maybe Star Wars even…

I can’t think of a song but there’s got to be some!

Please help :)

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jrpowell's avatar

FreeBSD in nerd circles.

mee_ouch's avatar

Paris Hilton

wilhel1812's avatar

You can’t think of a song?
How about:
Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
Transatlantic – Duel With The Devil
Slayer – South Of Heaven

Mr_M's avatar

Deviled eggs?

gooch's avatar

Running with the Devil – Van Halen

wilhel1812's avatar

Tenacious D – Beelzeboss
Turbonegro – City of Satan

gooch's avatar

Proctor and Gambles logo – 666

tinyfaery's avatar

The Devil Went Down To Georgia. What are you getting at?

Mr_M's avatar

Devil’s Food cake!

mee_ouch's avatar

A good portion of You Tube.
The “New World Order”
El Chupacabra….looks like a dingo to me.
Sympathy For the Devil….One of the best Rolling Stones songs.
Devil in a Blue Dress
The Satanic Verses

marinelife's avatar

Devil’s Food Cake

gailcalled's avatar

Lord Volde-what’s-his-name.

Rosemary’s Baby
The Devil and Daniel Webster

tinyfaery's avatar

Satan Said Dance by Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah!

Bri_L's avatar

when I used to get “lived” because someone was hiding references in text and when playing records backwords.

SuperMouse's avatar

The Omen
The Exorcist
Keyser Soze from The Usual Suspects

Coyote in Michal Chabon’s book Summerland.

What’s that Elvis song that goes “you’re the devil in disguise”?
Witchy Woman – Santana
Hotel California – The Eagles (I always kind of figured the hotel was hell and the person who says “you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave” was Satan).

Snoopy's avatar

@ gooch How is P & G’s logo like 666?? I don’t get it….?

Indy318's avatar

The Devil Wears Prada?

stratman37's avatar

AC/DC’s Highway to Hell

St.George's avatar

Angel Heart was an interesting movie.

stratman37's avatar

Hell’s Kitchen – that head chef is SO mean!

tinyfaery's avatar

@megan I haven’t seen that one in a long time. It has Mickey Rourke before he turned into a freak of nature.

St.George's avatar

@tinefaery It was fun to watch twice. First for the ending and then again to watch knowing how it ends. Mickey Rourke actually used to be attractive. Way back when. Waaaaaaaaaaay, back.

joeysefika's avatar

In films there’s ‘Pans Labyrinth’..... ‘Pan’ is another word for Devil
(@stratman37, Ramsay has to be cruel to be kind, besides some of the people on that show are really annoying)

tinyfaery's avatar

Pan is a Greek god(mythology), not satan.

joeysefika's avatar

Ah sorry the image of Pan, the hooves and faun appearance was used by early christians to represent the devil, much like he is represented today.
Another appearance of the devil is Lou in Guitar Hero III

St.George's avatar

And…Kids in the Hall’s, Bobby vs. devil:

Lightlyseared's avatar

Quantum leap. Remember the bad leapers?

Mr_M's avatar

“The Witches of Eastwick” where Jack Nicholson plays the devil. Also “Damn Yankees”.

gooch's avatar

@ snoopy in the early 80’s I recall their logo being stars arranged in the 666 pattern. It was a big stink for them. Maybe they changed the logo after all the bad press.

Snoopy's avatar

@gooch Hmmm. Interesting. Thanks!

Skyrail's avatar

‘I chase the Devil A.k.a Ironshirt’ I don’t know who did the original but I have a cover by Madness, I also have ‘Devil in Disguise’ by Elvis Presley and ‘The Devil Is In The Details’ by Boards of Canada. That’s the music I have that directly has ‘Devil’ in the name. As for anything else I can not really give any more info. about.

baseballnut's avatar

This is old school but how about Brokenheartsville by Joe Nichols? Obscure enough for you?

mee_ouch's avatar

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”..........
A timeless little caveat.

Mr_M's avatar

Devil Dogs!

Indy318's avatar

My Lurve. Sorry to disappoint but I’m not him.

Yikes, I just noticed that this morning. :s

Knotmyday's avatar

Red Devil. For you caulk-lovers out there.

tinyfaery's avatar

The Dirt Devil

meenasky's avatar

TV show: Supernatural
Movie: Little Nicky
Song: Immortal Technique – Dance with the Devil
Book: The Ninth Gate by Arturo Perez-Reverte

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