This weekend, SPACE will be premiering Devil on Saturday at 9E/6P (followed by End of Days starring Arnold Schwarzenegger). From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan, it’s about a group of people stuck in an elevator with the Devil among them. Now most actors will admit that it’s more fun playing a bad guy than the hero and I have to admit, it is more fun to watch. Here are my picks for best Beelzebubs:
Tim Curry in Legend
When I was little girl, I would excitedly flip through my brother’s copies of Starlog Magazine fawning over the glossy images of movie monsters and aliens. In almost every issue I can remember, Tim Curry’s Lord of Darkness was always present, whether it was a still from the movie or an action figure. At the time, I never knew what that image was from but to me, it was exactly what the Devil looked like.
Do I even need to continue? Of course I do!
Mark Pellegrino in Supernatural
Lucifer appeared in many forms, be it hallucination or vessel, but none was more seductive, haunting and frightful than in the form of Nick, played by Mark Pellegrino. (The following scene contains violence and spoilers)
Elizabeth Hurley in Bedazzled
The Devil is a vile temptress no matter what gender s/he appears in so how can I not include this vixen in the mix? Brendan Fraser is granted seven wishes from the seductive Elizabeth Hurley. How could he possibly refuse?
George Burns in Oh God, You Devil!
Yeah, I did.
Trey Parker in South Park
Just because he’s the Prince of Darkness, doesn’t mean he can’t have feelings! Voiced by Trey Parker, Satan finds himself yearning for the world above while being in an emotionally abusive relationship with Saddam Hussein.
So, I allowed myself one honourable mention and it goes out to Mark McKinney’s Devil from The Kids in the Hall as he does battle with rock ‘n roll wannabe, Bobby Terrence.