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The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked

Updated April 30, 2021 70.0k votes 5.3k voters 224.1k views151 items

List RulesVote up your favorite horror movies that feature characters from another realm.

This list contains information on the best supernatural horror movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best supernatural horror films come in many forms. Some good supernatural horror movies involve ghostly hauntings while other good supernatural horror movies are about demons and devils. Many of the best supernatural horror movies have produced sequels and spin-offs.

What films will you find on this top supernatural horror movies list? The Exorcist has to be near the top. This William Friedkin film finds two priests helping a mother to rid her daughter of a terrifying possession. To this day, the 1973 movie is frequently referred to as the scariest film of all time. Carrie is another great supernatural horror movie.

Bad dreams and sleepless night plagued movie-goers who went to the theater to see A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. Other scary ghost horror films featured on this list include Poltergeist, Paranormal Activity, Thirteen Ghosts, and The Conjuring.

Which supernatural horror movie is your favorite? Let your voice be heard by voting up the scariest films to help determine the scariest paranormal movies ever. Come back as new good paranormal movies are added to the list once they're released.

Then, check out our list of the best ghost movies.

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    The Conjuring

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    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

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    Insidious

    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey

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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

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    Sinister

    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Poltergeist

    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams

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    The Others

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston

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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

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    Insidious: Chapter 2

    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey

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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter

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    The Ring

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

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    The Amityville Horror

    James Brolin, Margot Kidder

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    The Omen

    Gregory Peck, Lee Remick

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    The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch

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    Stir of Echoes

    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon

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    Carrie

    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek

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    Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman

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    The Grudge

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland

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    Evil Dead

    Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas

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    Rosemary's Baby

    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis

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    The Amityville Horror

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    Paranormal Activity

    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat

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    The Haunting

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