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The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked  

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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, and The Conjuring.

Which supernatural horror movie is your favorite? Let your voice be heard by giving the scariest films a thumbs up.

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The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman
The Grudge is a 2004 American horror film and the first installment in The Grudge franchise. It is a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge. The film was released in North America on ...more
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Thirteen Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard
Thirteen Ghosts is a 2001 American horror film directed by Steve Beck. It is a remake of the 1960 film 13 Ghosts by William Castle. It follows the remake of another one of Castle's films, House ...more
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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez
This film is a 2013 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Fede Alvarez. It is the fourth installment of the franchise, serving as both a reboot, a remake and as a loose ...more
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House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Tanya Welsh added Vincent Price, Richard Long, Elisha Cook
House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 American horror film. It was directed by William Castle, written by Robb White and stars Vincent Price as eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren. He and his fourth ...more
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Ouija: Origin of Evil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson
Ouija: Origin of Evil is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed and edited by Mike Flanagan and written by Flanagan and Jeff Howard. The film is a prequel to the 2014 film Ouija. ...more
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Mama is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash
Mama is a 2013 horror film written by Neil Cross, Andres Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti and directed by Andres Muschietti.
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The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
playoffice1 added James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger
The Amityville Horror is a 1979 American supernatural horror film, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, based on Jay Anson's bestselling 1977 novel of the same name. It is the first film in the ...more
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Velvet Buzzsaw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton
Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Dan Gilroy. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who ...more
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The Skeleton Key is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
playoffice1 added Kate Hudson, John Hurt, Joy Bryant
The Skeleton Key is a 2005 American supernatural horror film starring Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard, and Joy Bryant. The film centers on a young hospice nurse who ...more
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Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva
Jeepers Creepers is a 2001 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva. The film takes its name from the 1938 song "Jeepers Creepers", which is featured in the film.
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Orphan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale
Orphan is a 2009 American psychological thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. It stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard and Isabelle Fuhrman. The film centers on a couple who adopt a ...more
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Dead Silence is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Ryan Kwanten, Judith Roberts, Donnie Wahlberg
Dead Silence is a 2007 supernatural psychological horror film directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell, the creators of Saw. Jamie Ashen (Ryan Kwanten) and his wife, Lisa (Laura ...more
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Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff
Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, the Graham family's peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their ...more
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Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson
Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American horror film co-written and directed by Sam Raimi. The plot, written with his brother Ivan, focuses on loan officer Christine Brown, who reluctantly, under ...more
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The Mothman Prophecies is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Jobson Bronson added Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney
The Mothman Prophecies is a 2002 supernatural thriller film directed by Mark Pellington, based on the 1975 book of the same name by parapsychologist and Fortean author John Keel. The screenplay ...more
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The Birds is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
TimEvans added Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette
The Birds is a 1963 suspense/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story "The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier. It depicts Bodega Bay, California, which is, ...more
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The Entity is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
playoffice1 added Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe
The Entity is a horror film based on the novel of the same name by Frank De Felitta. It stars Barbara Hershey as a woman tormented by an invisible assailant. Despite being filmed and planned for ...more
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The Changeling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
playoffice1 added George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse
The Changeling is a 1980 Canadian/American horror film directed by Peter Medak and starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere. The story is based upon events that writer Russell Hunter said ...more
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The Babadook is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Adam Morgan
The Babadook is a 2014 Australian psychological horror film, written and directed by Jennifer Kent, in which a woman and her son are tormented by a "boogie-man" type monster. The film ...more
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Candyman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams
Candyman is a 1992 American horror film written and directed by Bernard Rose, based on the short story "The Forbidden" by Clive Barker, though the film's scenario is switched from ...more
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Insidious: The Last Key is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell
Insidious: The Last Key is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Adam Robitel, and the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) goes on to ...more
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Polaroid is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan
Polaroid is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, based on his 2014 short film of the same name. High schooler Bird Fitcher (Kathryn Prescott) stumbles upon a vintage Polaroid ...more
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Children of the Corn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong
Children of the Corn is a 1984 supernatural horror film based upon the 1977 short story of the same name by Stephen King. Directed by Fritz Kiersch, the film stars Peter Horton and Linda ...more
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Deliver Us from Evil (2014) is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
playoffice1 added Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

Eric Bana, Olivia Munn, Edgar Ramírez

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The Legend of Hell House is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
playoffice1 added Roddy McDowall, Michael Gough, Pamela Franklin
The Legend of Hell House is a 1973 British horror film directed by John Hough and based on the American novel Hell House by Richard Matheson, who also wrote the screenplay. The film stars Pamela ...more