Graveyard Shift The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches  

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Horror movies about witches may seem like a thing of the past, but there are have been several really scary witch movies released in the last 10 years that might change your mind on that. This list ranks the best witch horror movies, ranging from black and white classics to modern masterpieces. Forget the tired cliché of a green woman stirring a cauldron and riding a broom, because some of the scariest witch movies are seriously nightmare-inducing.

If you haven't seen 2016's The Witch yet, you are seriously missing out. The film centers around a 17th century Puritan family that succumbs to black magic, resulting in a creepy witchcraft movie that you'll be thinking about days after you watch it.

Besides obvious choices like The Blair Witch Project and Rosemary's Baby, good horror movies about witchcraft include Suspiria, Black Sunday, and Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem.

Vote up the films you believe are the scariest movies about witches, and downvote any films you've seen and wouldn't recommend to other horror fans.

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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Witch Richard Johnson, Gian Maria Volonté, Ivan Rassimov

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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The Craft is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Craft Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor

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The Skeleton Key is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Skeleton Key Kate Hudson, John Hurt, Joy Bryant

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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor

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Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
JabonDix added Hocus Pocus Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Thora Birch

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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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The Witches of Eastwick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Witches of Eastwick Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher

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Suspiria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Suspiria Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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The Witches is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Witches Rowan Atkinson, Anjelica Huston, Brenda Blethyn

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Warlock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Warlock Richard E. Grant, Lori Singer, Julian Sands

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Practical Magic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Lawrence Harte added Practical Magic Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Evan Rachel Wood

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Witchfinder General is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Witchfinder General Vincent Price, Wilfrid Brambell, Ian Ogilvy

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner

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Season of the Witch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Season of the Witch Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman

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Pumpkinhead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Pumpkinhead Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen, George Buck Flower

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The City of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The City of the Dead Christopher Lee, Nickolas Grace, Venetia Stevenson

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Spellbinder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Spellbinder Kelly Preston, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Audra Lindley

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The Woods is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Woods Rachel Nichols, Bruce Campbell, Patricia Clarkson

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The Coven is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches

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The Lords of Salem is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Lords of Salem María Conchita Alonso, Dee Wallace, Bruce Davison

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Black Sunday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Black Sunday Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Arturo Dominici

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The Blood on Satan's Claw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Blood on Satan's Claw Linda Hayden, Patrick Wymark, Godfrey James

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Night of the Eagle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Night of the Eagle Kathleen Byron, Peter Wyngarde, Colin Gordon

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Haxan: Witchcraft Through the ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages William S. Burroughs, Benjamin Christensen, Elith Pio

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Season of the Witch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Season of the Witch Ann Muffly, Raymond Laine, Virginia Greenwald

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Superstition is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Superstition Stacy Keach, Albert Salmi, Jim Houghton

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The Witches is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Witches Joan Fontaine, Leonard Rossiter, Alec McCowen

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Mark of the Devil is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Mark of the Devil Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Reggie Nalder

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Witches' Brew is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Witches' Brew Lana Turner, Teri Garr, Richard Benjamin

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The Devils is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Devils Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Gemma Jones

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The Love Witch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Love Witch Elle Evans, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Kaye L. Morris

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The Mother of Tears is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Mother of Tears Asia Argento, Moran Atias, Udo Kier

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The Witches is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
The Witches Clint Eastwood, Helmut Berger, Alberto Sordi

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Inferno is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Inferno Alida Valli, Veronica Lazăr, Eleonora Giorgi

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Baron Blood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Baron Blood Elke Sommer, Joseph Cotten, Massimo Girotti

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Weird Woman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Weird Woman Lon Chaney, Jr., Evelyn Ankers

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Witching & Bitching is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Witching & Bitching Carmen Maura, Carolina Bang, Mario Casas

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Witchery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Witchery David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair, Catherine Hickland

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Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Jeffrey Donovan

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Virgin Witch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Horror Movies About Witches
Virgin Witch Carol Needham, Vicki Michelle, Patricia Haines