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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 and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were American paranormal investigators and ...more

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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor

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Insidious is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Insidious Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson Insidious is a 2011 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, and starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. It is the first installment ...more

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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. The book, inspired by the 1949 ...more

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Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Poltergeist Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural thriller film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist ...more

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 American courtroom drama horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson. The film is loosely based on the story of ...more

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The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Amityville Horror Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols The Amityville Horror is a 2005 American horror film directed by Andrew Douglas. It is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name which itself was based on the novel of the same name by Jay ...more

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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, which was based on the novel Ring ...more

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Insidious: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Insidious: Chapter 2 Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It is a sequel to 2010's Insidious and the second installment in the Insidious film series. The film stars ...more

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
GeraldineGH added The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, ...more

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Annabelle: Creation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Annabelle: Creation Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia Annabelle: Creation is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg. It is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle and the fourth film in The Conjuring franchise. It tells the ...more

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Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell Paranormal Activity is a 2007 American supernatural horror film written, co-produced, photographed, edited, and directed by Oren Peli. The film centers on a young couple, Katie and Micah, who ...more

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film stars ...more

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more

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The Omen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Omen Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner The Omen is a 1976 British/American supernatural horror film directed by Richard Donner. The film stars Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Spencer Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick ...more

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Annabelle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Annabelle Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis, Brian Howe Annabelle is a 2014 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by John R. Leonetti, produced by James Wan, and written by Gary Dauberman. It is both a prequel to and spin-off of ...more

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1408 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
1408 Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh 1408 is a 2007 American psychological horror film based on the Stephen King 1999 short story of the same name directed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström, who earlier had directed ...more

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Thirteen Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Thirteen Ghosts 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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Insidious: Chapter 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Insidious: Chapter 3 Stefanie Scott, Dermot Mulroney, Lin Shaye Insidious: Chapter 3 is a 2015 supernatural horror film directed by Leigh Whannell, and a prequel to the Insidious movies. Gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ...more

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Mama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Mama 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 Grudge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Grudge 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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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Evil Dead Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez Evil Dead is a 2013 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Fede Alvarez. It is the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot, a remake and as a ...more

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Dead Silence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Dead Silence 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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Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Jeepers Creepers 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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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
GeraldineGH added Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia ...more

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Ouija: Origin of Evil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Ouija: Origin of Evil 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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Orphan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Orphan 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, after the ...more

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Insidious: The Last Key is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Insidious: The Last Key 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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Children of the Corn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Children of the Corn 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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Stir of Echoes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Stir of Echoes Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas Stir of Echoes is a supernatural horror-thriller released in the US in 1999, starring Kevin Bacon and directed by David Koepp. The film is loosely based on the novel A Stir of Echoes by Richard ...more

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Paranormal Activity 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Paranormal Activity 2 Molly Ephraim, Sprague Grayden, Katie Featherston Paranormal Activity 2 is a 2010 American supernatural horror film directed by Tod Williams and written by Michael R. Perry. The film is a prequel to the 2007 film Paranormal Activity, beginning ...more

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Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Drag Me to Hell 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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Devil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Devil Zoie Palmer, Caroline Dhavernas, Logan Marshall-Green Devil is a 2010 American supernatural horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Brian Nelson based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars Chris Messina, Logan ...more

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The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American found footage horror film written, directed and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. The film was produced by the Haxan Films production ...more

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The Last Exorcism is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Last Exorcism Ashley Bell, Elton LeBlanc, Iris Bahr The Last Exorcism is a 2010 American found footage supernatural horror film directed and edited by Daniel Stamm. It stars Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, and Louis Herthum. The film ...more

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Candyman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Candyman 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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Flatliners is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Flatliners Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland Flatliners is a 1990 American sci-fi horror thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. Five medical ...more

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The Omen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Omen Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow The Omen is a 2006 remake of Richard Donner's The Omen. Directed by John Moore and written by David Seltzer, the film stars Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, and Mia Farrow. It was released ...more

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Ju-on: The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Ju-on: The Grudge Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama Ju-on: The Grudge is a 2002 Japanese horror film written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. This film is the third installment in the Ju-on series and the first film to be theatrically released. ...more

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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Witch Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie The Witch (stylized as The VVitch, subtitled A New-England Folktale) is a 2015 historical period supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his directorial debut and stars ...more

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The Babadook is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Babadook 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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House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Tanya Welsh added House on Haunted Hill 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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Blair Witch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Blair Witch James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott Blair Witch is a 2016 American found footage psychological horror film directed by Adam Wingard. It is the third film in the Blair Witch series and a direct sequel to The Blair Witch Project. ...more

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert ...more

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REC is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez REC is a 2007 Spanish horror film, co-written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza. The film was shot in Barcelona, Spain and the title is an abbreviation of the word ...more

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Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Hereditary 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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The Orphanage is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar The Orphanage is a 2007 Spanish horror film and the debut feature of Spanish filmmaker J. A. Bayona. The film stars Belén Rueda as Laura, Fernando Cayo as her husband, Carlos, and Roger ...more

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The Unborn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Unborn Gary Oldman, Idris Elba, Odette Annable The Unborn is a 2009 American horror film written and directed by David S. Goyer. The film stars Odette Yustman as a young woman who is tormented by a dybbuk and seeks help from a rabbi. The ...more

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Paranormal Activity 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Paranormal Activity 3 Sprague Grayden, Johanna Braddy, Meredith Eaton Paranormal Activity 3 is a 2011 Horror Mystery film written by Christopher B. Landon and Oren Pili and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.

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The Grudge 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
The Grudge 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Teresa Palmer, Jennifer Beals The Grudge 2 is a 2006 American horror film and the second installment in Sony's The Grudge franchise, directed by Takashi Shimizu and written by Stephen Susco. The film was produced by Sam ...more