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The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked

Updated September 23, 2020 68.7k votes 4.8k voters 199.8k views144 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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    House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    House on Haunted Hill

    Vincent Price, Richard Long

    Released1959

    Directed byWilliam Castle

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    Thirteen Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    Thirteen Ghosts

    Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub

    Released2001

    Directed bySteve Beck

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    Insidious: Chapter 3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    Insidious: Chapter 3

    Stefanie Scott, Dermot Mulroney

    Released2015

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

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    The Birds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    The Birds

    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren

    Released1963

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    Annabelle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    Annabelle

    Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis

    Released2014

    Directed byJohn R. Leonetti

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    It is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    It

    Tim Curry, Seth Green

    Released1990

    Directed byTommy Lee Wallace

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    The Skeleton Key is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    The Skeleton Key

    Kate Hudson, John Hurt

    Released2005

    Directed byIain Softley

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    Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    Jeepers Creepers

    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan

    Released2001

    Directed byVictor Salva

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    Ouija: Origin of Evil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    Ouija: Origin of Evil

    Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso

    Released2016

    Directed byMike Flanagan

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    The Entity is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    The Entity

    Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver

    Released1982

    Directed bySidney J. Furie

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    Mama is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    Mama

    Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    Released2013

    Directed byAndres Muschietti

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    Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    Hereditary

    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne

    Released2018

    Directed byAri Aster

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    Candyman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    Candyman

    Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd

    Released1992

    Directed byBernard Rose

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    The Mothman Prophecies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    The Mothman Prophecies

    Richard Gere, Debra Messing

    Released2002

    Directed byMark Pellington

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    Dead Silence is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    Dead Silence

    Ryan Kwanten, Judith Roberts

    Directed byJames Wan

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    The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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    The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    The Woman in Black

    Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds

    Released2012

    Directed byJames Watkins

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    The Legend of Hell House is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    The Legend of Hell House

    Roddy McDowall, Michael Gough

    Released1973

    Directed byJohn Hough

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    The Changeling is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    The Changeling

    George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas

    Released1980

    Directed byPeter Medak

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    Constantine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    Constantine

    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves

    Released2005

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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    Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    Drag Me to Hell

    Octavia Spencer, Justin Long

    Released2009

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    The Prodigy

    Taylor Schilling, Colm Feore

    Released2019

    Directed byNicholas McCarthy

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    Orphan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    Orphan

    Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard

    Released2009

    Directed byJaume Collet-Serra

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    The Hole in the Ground is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    The Hole in the Ground

    Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo

    Released2019

    Directed byLee Cronin

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    The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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    The Blair Witch Project

    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard

    Released1999

    Directed byDaniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

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