As you're reading through this list of the best horror movies about cults, please don't drink the Kool-Aid. This list ranks the scariest movies about cults and conspiracies, with the help of your votes. Do you have a favorite scary movie about a cult? The most recent example of a good cult horror movie is 2016's The Invitation, which finds the main character Will at a creepy dinner party hosted by his ex-wife.
Other good horror movies about cult leaders include beloved classics like The Wicker Man and Children of the Corn. Modern scary movies about conspiracies and cults include V/H/S/2 and The Conspiracy, both of which happen to be found footage movies.
Vote up your favorite horror movies with cults below, and downvote any films you've seen but didn't really enjoy.
- Helter Skelter is a 1976 TV film based on the 1974 book by prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry. In the United States, it aired over two nights. In some countries it was shown in theaters with ...more
- In 17th-century France, Father Grandier (Oliver Reed) is a priest whose unorthodox views on sex and religion influence a passionate following of nuns, including the sexually obsessed Sister Jeanne ...more
- When the Duc de Richleau (Christopher Lee) and Rex Van Ryn (Leon Greene) arrive at a fashionable party thrown by de Richleau's protégé, Simon Aron (Patrick Mower), they soon realize that the party is ...more
- A man asks an occult novelist (Richard Widmark) to save his daughter from a priest (Christopher Lee) who has teamed up with Satan.
- After young Mary Gibson (Kim Hunter) discovers that her older sister Jacqueline (Jean Brooks) has disappeared, she leaves her boarding school and heads to New York City to track down her sibling. ...more
- Pregnant with her brother's child, a teen tries to escape from her backwoods community after learning that she is to be sacrificed to a creature that lives in a deep pit.
- The Conspiracy is a 2012 Canadian conspiracy thriller film written and directed by Christopher MacBride and features actors Aaron Poole, James Gilbert, Alan C. Peterson, and Julian Richings. It tells ...more
- When a mysterious corpse is accidentally dug up by a boy in a small town, a group of local teens starts acting very strangely. The adolescents, led by a girl named Angel (Linda Hayden), are convinced ...more
- Henry (John Nance) resides alone in a bleak apartment surrounded by industrial gloom. When he discovers that an earlier fling with Mary X (Charlotte Stewart) left her pregnant, he marries the ...more
- Teenagers Jesse and Hector look forward to a carefree summer, but the murder of a neighbor leads to a terrifying encounter with the supernatural. After breaking into the neighbor's apartment, Jesse ...more
- A creepy classic! A young college student Nan Barlow visits the village of Whitewood, Massachusetts to do some research into New England witchcraft. Her tutor, Professor Alan Driscoll (Christopher ...more
- The Shrine is a Canadian horror film produced by Brookstreet Pictures. The film was directed by Jon Knautz and stars Aaron Ashmore, Cindy Sampson, Meghan Heffern, and Trevor Matthews. The screenplay ...more
- Elizabeth (Pamela Franklin) is not convinced that her sister's death was a suicide. But since the police refuse to investigate, Elizabeth decides to enroll in her sister's school and look into the ...more
- Satanic Panic is a 2019 comedy horror film directed by Chelsea Stardust. A pizza delivery girl discovers that she has delivered food to a group of high society Satanists, intent on turning her into a ...more
- The Long Night (AKA The Coven) is a 2022 American horror film directed Rich Ragsdale. While searching for the parents she's never known, New York transplant Grace returns to her childhood southern ...more
- Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss (a.k.a.Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss by Passing Through the Gateway Chosen by the Holy Storsh) is a 2018 (2020 US release) American comedy film directed ...more
- A young biker gang leader makes a pact with the Devil and uses it to win himself eternal life. His gang follow suit and join him on a rampage across the country. Would-be immortals first need to kill ...more
- The Other Lamb is a 2020 internationally co-produced horror film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska. A girl, who was born into an all female cult begins to question their teachings of their male leader ...more
- Santa Sangre is a 1989 Mexican-Italian avant-garde Horror film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky and written by Jodorowsky along with Claudio Argento and Roberto Leoni. Divided into both a flashback ...more
- California couple Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius) set out to make a documentary meant to expose a charismatic cult leader named Maggie (Brit Marling) as a fraud. Maggie claims to ...more
- Believers is a 2007 thriller film directed by award-winning filmmaker Daniel Myrick and written by Myrick, Julia Fair, and Daniel Noah. The film was distributed by Warner Bros. as a straight-to-DVD ...more
- Resolution is a 2012 horror, mystery and thriller film written by Justin Benson and directed by Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson.
- When Kate Davis (Chantal Contouri) is kidnapped by members of a cult, she is shocked to discover that they believe her to be a descendant of the notorious Elizabeth Bathory, known as the Blood Queen. ...more
- Moonchild is a 1974 American independent horror/new age film directed and produced by Alan Gadney. It was originally shot in 1971 as a student film. The film received limited commercial release under ...more
- Faults is a 2014 drama film written and directed by Riley Stearns in his feature film debut. The film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, Beth Grant, Chris Ellis and Lance ...more