The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked

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Vote 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
    2,958 votes
    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor
    In 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston) Perron. The ...more
  • The Exorcist
    2,258 votes
    Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow
    One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues -- ...more
  • Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin
    57 votes
    #137 needs votes
    Emily Bader, Roland Buck, Dan Lippert
    Strange events plague a documentary filmmaker and her crew when they visit a 200-year-old farm in Amish country to trace her family lineage.
  • Insidious
    2,140 votes
    Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey
    Parents (Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne) take drastic measures when it seems their new home is haunted and their comatose son is possessed by a malevolent entity.
  • The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist
    2,273 votes
    Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe
    In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren come out of a self-imposed sabbatical to travel to Enfield, a borough in north London. There, they meet Peggy Hodgson, an ...more