Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies About Hospitals and Mental Asylums  

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If you're in the mood to lose your mind for a few hours, here's our ranked list of the best horror movies set in hospitals or insane asylums. There are a lot of scary movies about asylums, so help us determine the best ones by voting your favorite hospital horror films on this list up or down.

Good scary movies that take place in mental wards or hospitals include The Jacket, Stonehearst Asylum, and The Ninth Configuration. Some of the main characters in these asylum horror movies are actual patients in a mental ward, like in 2003's Gothika. Other films on this list, like Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, see a group of people having to spend the night in an abandoned mental hospital.

What is your favorite scary movie about an asylum or mental hospital? Vote the horror movies about mental asylums on this list up or down, and even add your own scary asylum movies to the list if they're not already here.

If you enjoy this genre of horror, check out our list of the scariest movies about evil doctors too!

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Session 9 Josh Lucas, David Caruso, 피터 뮬란

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Grave Encounters Alex Sander, Merwin Mondesir, Mackenzie Gray

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Stonehearst Asylum Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine

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Halloween II Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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The Jacket Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson

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The Uninvited Elizabeth Banks, Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel

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Deadgirl Candice Accola, Shiloh Fernandez, Nolan Gerard Funk

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Fragile Calista Flockhart, Elena Anaya, Richard Roxburgh

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The Ward Amber Heard, Lyndsy Fonseca, Danielle Panabaker

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The Fourth Kind Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton

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Gothika Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr., Penélope Cruz

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Grave Encounters 2 Richard Harmon, Leanne Lapp, Sean Rogerson

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Dr. Giggles Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs

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Horrors of Malformed Men Asao Koike, Kichijiro Ueda, Masaomi Kondo

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The Ninth Configuration Stacy Keach, Robert Loggia, William Peter Blatty

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The Eye Angelica Lee, Candy Lo, Pierre Png

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Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings Tenika Davis, Kristen Harris, Dean Armstrong

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Greystone Park Oliver Stone, Bruce Payne, Alexander Wraith

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Asylum Charlotte Rampling, Britt Ekland, Peter Cushing

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The Kingdom Udo Kier, Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Jens Okking

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Dark Feed Evalena Marie, Jason Beaubien, Michael Reed

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Infection Yōko Maki, Kōichi Satō, Shirô Sano

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Madhouse Natasha Lyonne, Lance Henriksen, Jordan Ladd

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Death Tunnel Yolanda Pecoraro, Annie Burgstede, Jesse Bernstein

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Visiting Hours William Shatner, Michael Ironside, Lee Grant

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Asylum of the Damned Tracy Scoggins, Tommy Lister, Bill McKinney

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Nightmare Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke

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The Sickhouse Gina Philips, Kellie Shirley, Andrew Knott

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Bad Dreams E.G. Daily, Melissa Francis, Dean Cameron

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The Ugly Tim Barlow, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Paolo Rotondo

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Horror Hospital Michael Gough, Dennis Price, Robin Askwith

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A Taste of Evil Barbara Stanwyck, Roddy McDowall, Barbara Parkins

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Patrick Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Julia Blake

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Freakdog Sarah Carter, Katie McGrath, Arielle Kebbel

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Hospital Massacre Barbi Benton

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The Manitou Stella Stevens, Burgess Meredith, Tony Curtis

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The Dead Pit Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson, Stephen Gregory Foster

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Dark Floors Dominique McElligott, William Hope, Ronald Pickup

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The Hospital 2 Debbie Rochon, Kevin Van Hentenryck, Daniel Emery Taylor

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The Hospital Jim O'Rear, G. Larry Butler, Jason Crowe