Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies About Hell  

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List Rules Horror films that either take place in hell, or are about hell

Given that it's supposed to be the scariest place in existence, it's surprising that there aren't more horror movies set in hell. With that being said, here's our ranked list of the best horror movies about hell, as voted on by horror experts like you. Not every horror movie on this list takes place in hell, but hell does play an important role in all of their plots.

If you want horror movies that actually take place in hell, your options include Jacob's Ladder, Hellraiser II, and Dark Angel: The Ascent. Good scary movies about hell (that don't necessarily take place in hell) include From Hell, Drag Me to Hell, and The Ninth Gate.

Do you have a favorite horror movie about hell or the underworld? Vote up the best hell horror movies on this list, and downvote the films you wouldn't recommend to other fans of the genre.

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57 16
Event Horizon Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

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48 13
Constantine Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

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43 13
Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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40 13
Hellbound: Hellraiser II Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham

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36 11

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44 17
Drag Me to Hell Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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30 9
The Prophecy Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Walken, Virginia Madsen

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23 6
The Amityville Horror James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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31 15
The Ninth Gate Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin

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22 10
Jacob's Ladder Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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17 10
The Gate Stephen Dorff, Kelly Rowan, Ingrid Veninger

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20 12
Hellraiser: Inferno Doug Bradley, Kathryn Joosten, James Remar

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18 10
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Erin Gray, Leslie Jordan, Kane Hodder

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15 10
The Prophecy II Christopher Walken, Brittany Murphy, Jennifer Beals

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13 7
The Legend of Hell House Roddy McDowall, Michael Gough, Pamela Franklin

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15 10
Prince of Darkness Alice Cooper, Donald Pleasence, Peter Jason

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10 12
The Sentinel Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Ava Gardner

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8 10
Highway to Hell Ben Stiller, Gilbert Gottfried, Kristy Swanson

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7 9
The Unholy Ned Beatty, Hal Holbrook, Trevor Howard

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12 15
From Hell Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

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6 12

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6 10
Hell Night Linda Blair, Peter Barton, Ron Gans

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5 12

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5 12
Motel Hell Rory Calhoun, Wolfman Jack, Paul Linke

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6 14
This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse José Mojica Marins, Oswaldo De Souza, Graveto

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5 13
Hell Baby Leslie Bibb, Michael Ian Black, Keegan-Michael Key

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3 11

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3 12
Invitation to Hell Susan Lucci, Soleil Moon Frye, Joanna Cassidy

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3 12
Hell Stipe Erceg, Hannah Herzsprung, Angela Winkler

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5 15
Dark Angel: The Ascent Angela Featherstone, Nicholas Worth, Charlotte Stewart

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4 14
The Sinners of Hell Yoichi Numata, Shigeru Amachi, Fumiko Miyata

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4 15
Tales from the Hood David Alan Grier, Corbin Bernsen, Art Evans

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3 10
The Beyond David Warbeck, Veronica Lazăr, Catriona MacColl

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2 12
Necromentia Zach Cümer, Layton Matthews, Crow Garrett

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2 12
A Bell from Hell Viveca Lindfors, Alfredo Mayo, Erasmo Pascual

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2 14
The Gate II: Trespassers Pamela Adlon, Simon Reynolds, James Kidnie