Scholars have paid much attention to identifying and analyzing Jesus and Christ-type characters in film. The parallel cases for Satan and satanic characters have been less studied. Some attention has been paid to examining Satan/Lucifer/the Devil as a character (akin to movies about Jesus), but I could find no systematic typology of satanic traits, that would parallel the well-developed Christ-typologies. This article examines six films to begin the process of describing what makes a character "satanic" without being Satan.
Porter, Adam L.
"Satanic but not Satan: Signs of the Devilish in Contemporary Cinema,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 17
, Article 37.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol17/iss1/37