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The Best Horror Movies About Psychic Powers 

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Updated November 7, 2019 678 votes 58 voters 1.5k views 34 items

The best psychic horror movies offer an unnerving sense of mystery. They deal with concepts that are both fascinating and scary. Whether it's psychokinesis movies, mind-reading movies, or scary telepathy movies, these fright films use the idea of amazing powers employed in a dangerous manner to jolt us right out of our seats.

Some of the top psychic horror movies include David Cronenberg's Scanners and Brian De Palma's Carrie, but there are plenty more. In each case, they rely on various forms of psychic phenomena as the basis for gripping stories about good and evil. Stephen King has several films on this list such as the aforementioned CarrieThe Dead Zone (starring Christopher Walken), The Shining and Firestarter starring Drew Barrymore. 

Vote up the greatest psychic horror movies from the list below. If your favorite isn't here, feel free to add it so that other users can rank your choice. 

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Red Lights is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Psychic Powers
Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Olsen

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rodrigo Cortés

Red Lights is a 2012 Spanish-American thriller film written and directed by Rodrigo Cortés and starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Toby Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, ...more
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Patrick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Psychic Powers
Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Julia Blake

Released: 1978

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Patrick is a 1978 Australian horror film directed by Richard Franklin and written by Everett De Roche. It is the pivotal movie of respected Australian director Richard Franklin's career.
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Cameron's Closet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Psychic Powers
Tab Hunter, Leigh McCloskey, Mel Harris

Released: 1988

Directed by: Armand Mastroianni

Cameron's Closet, also known as Cameron's Terror, is a 1988 American horror film. The film was directed by Armand Mastroianni and stars Scott Curtis, Cotter Smith, Mel Harris, Tab Hunter, Kim ...more
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Scanners II: The New Ord... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Psychic Powers
Deborah Raffin, David Hewlett, Yvan Ponton

Released: 1991

Directed by: Christian Duguay

Scanners II: The New Order, also known as Scanners 2: The New Order is a 1991 science fiction action thriller film. It is a standalone sequel to the 1981 feature film Scanners with a different ...more
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The Spell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Psychic Powers
Helen Hunt, Lee Grant, Jack Colvin

Released: 1977

Directed by: Lee Philips

The Spell is a film directed by Lee Philips released on Feb 20, 1977.
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Kiss Daddy Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Psychic Powers
Fabian, Marvin Miller, Jon Cedar

Released: 1981

Directed by: Patrick Regan

Kiss Daddy Goodbye is a 1981 horror film written by Alain Silver, Patrick Regan, Ronald Abrams, Mary Stewart and directed by Patrick Regan.
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5ive Girls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Psychic Powers
Ron Perlman, Jordan Madley, Barbara Mamabolo

Released: 2006

Directed by: Warren P. Sonoda

5ive Girls is a 2006 Canadian horror film starring Ron Perlman, Jennifer Miller, and Jordan Madley. It was written and directed by Warren P. Sonoda and has been available on DVD since March 6,
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Psychic Killer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Psychic Powers
Della Reese, Jim Hutton, Neville Brand

Released: 1975

Directed by: Ray Danton

Psychic Killer is a 1975 thriller and horror film written by Greydon Clark, Mikel Angel and Ray Danton and directed by Ray Danton.
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The Sender is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Psychic Powers
Željko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman

Released: 1982

Directed by: Roger Christian

The Sender is a 1982 horror film directed by Roger Christian and written by Thomas Baum.