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The Best Horror Movies About Hospitals and Mental Asylums

Updated October 21, 2020 5.1k votes 1.1k voters 80.2k views61 items

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 haunted 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, asylums, institutions, or abandoned psychiatric 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 2018's Unsane. 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 to help your favorite scary asylum movies get to the top of the list.

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

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