HORROR MOVIE NIGHT- Witchy, satanic and cultish collectionby Gonzothefacey | created - 27 Apr 2011 | updated - 20 Sep 2016 | Public
Grab a bowl of popcorn and be spooked by these satanic and spellbinding thrillers! This list contains horror movies that are perfect for planning a creepy night of demons, witches and exorcisms. Witch and demonic themed horror movies are my favorite by far. Good or bad these movies are made to entertain- whether your laughing at how terrible they are or scream in horror.
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1. Häxan (1922)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror
Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.
This is the scariest silent film I've ever seen. It rounds out the top ten because although silent and in black and white, the 'mockumentary' film shocks the viewer with the images and real life feel.
3. Black Sunday (1960)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror
A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.
Witches and vampires!
4. The City of the Dead (1960)
PG-13 | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.
This '60s classic is a must see for any cult horror fanatic.
6. The Witches (1966)
90 min | Horror
Following a horrifying experience with the occult in Africa, a schoolteacher moves to a small English village, only to discover that black magic resides there as well.
An oldie but a goodie.
7. The Conqueror Worm (1968)
Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Horror
A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter.
One of the most talked about 'witchy' movies, it is a must see.
9. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
R | 137 min | Drama, Horror
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
The villian is an Aleister Crowley knock-off so Rosemary's Baby is up there on the satanic movie scale.
11. Mark of the Devil (1970)
R | 90 min | Drama, History, Horror
In 1700s Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting when he witnesses the brutality, the injustice, the falsehood, the torture and the arbitrary killing that go with the job.
13. The Devils (1971)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.
Hard to find but a great movie!
15. Virgin Witch (1972)
R | 88 min | Horror
Christine gets her big chance at modeling when she applies at Sybil Waite's agency. Together with Christine's sister Betty they go to a house in the country for the weekend for a photo ... See full summary »
16. The Wicker Man (1973)
R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.
Votes: 53,677 | Gross: $0.06M
Way better than its recent remake, this film has what all the great films about cults have- an intensely disturbing ending.
18. The Exorcist (1973)
R | 122 min | Horror
When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Votes: 309,108 | Gross: $232.91M
As far as demons and satan go this film is the scariest of all. The only reason it didn't top this list is because of its lack of 'cult' elements. None the less, its always number one in my heart.
19. Beyond the Door (1974)
R | 99 min | Horror
Juliet Mills plays a young pregnant woman in San Francisco who is going to have the devil's baby during her strange possession. Richard Johnson shows up to help her... but what does he really want?
20. To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
R | 95 min | Horror
An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.
21. The Omen (1976)
R | 111 min | Horror
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?
Votes: 90,090 | Gross: $4.27M
Demon child! Satanic ritual! Thats the makings of a good horror movie.
23. Suspiria (1977)
92 min | Horror
A newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders.
Has to be number one. This artisticly scary film is a must see for any cult horror fan.
24. The Sentinel (1977)
R | 92 min | Horror
Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably cheap Brooklyn Heights apartment, where weird occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events.
25. Inferno (1980)
107 min | Horror
An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches.
Another witchy tale by director Dario Argento. Although not as good as Suspiria it stays safely at the top of the list.
26. Invitation to Hell (1982)
Unrated | 50 min | Horror
A young girl attends her high school reunion, but when it's discovered she is still a virgin, she is taken prisoner and planned to be used as a sacrifice in a Druid ceremony for the spring equinox.
27. Superstition (1982)
Unrated | 85 min | Horror
A witch put to death in 1692 swears vengeance on her persecutors and returns to the present day to punish their descendants.
This witchy film is another classic of the genre that I enjoyed as a child.
28. Demons (1985)
Unrated | 88 min | Horror
A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons.
'80s demon scarefest at its best, this film is a must see for lovers of the demonic horror genre.
30. Hellraiser (1987)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.
Votes: 85,151 | Gross: $14.56M
Sometimes campy but always horrific, this film had to make the list of demonic fright night choices.
32. Spellbinder (1988)
R | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
A young lawyer, after falling in love with a beautiful woman, finds that she has an extremely mysterious past.
Votes: 1,664 | Gross: $1.94M
This film put its spell on me at a young age and is a classic in its own right.
33. Witchery (1988)
R | 95 min | Horror
When a storm strands a group on a Massachusetts island where the only dwelling is an old hotel supposedly haunted by the ghost of a former German actress (Knef), the result is the standard ... See full summary »
34. Warlock (1989)
R | 103 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.
Votes: 12,673 | Gross: $9.09M
The series is super campy and doesn't take itself too seriously but all in all a good pick for the bottom of the list.
35. Mister Frost (1990)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Frost is arrested and committed for murder after he is apprehended burying his victims in the garden. However, even while under psychiatric care and tight hospital security, it becomes ... See full summary »
37. Cast a Deadly Spell (1991 TV Movie)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
In a fantastical 40's where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.
A TV movie, below is the sequel.
39. Lord of Illusions (1995)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was... See full summary »
Votes: 12,167 | Gross: $13.29M
This is one '90s film everyone must see- you get a laugh and a scare all at once!
40. The Craft (1996)
R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.
Votes: 63,501 | Gross: $24.88M
A newer movie but it is genuinly scary but also for being acurate in its depiction of some of the rituals- minus the special effects of course.
41. The Devil's Advocate (1997)
R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.
Votes: 283,367 | Gross: $60.98M
42. The Ninth Gate (1999)
R | 133 min | Mystery, Thriller
A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.
Votes: 146,650 | Gross: $18.66M
Although slow at times the storyline of the film draws the viewer in to the world of demons and satanic cults. With the explosive ending- that almost makes sense- and historical references it deserves a high spot on my list.
43. Stigmata (1999)
R | 103 min | Horror
When a young woman becomes afflicted by stigmata, a priest is sent to investigate her case, which may have severe ramifications for his faith and for the Catholic Church itself.
Votes: 57,777 | Gross: $50.05M
I loved this movie the first time I saw it. Although uplifting in a way this movie has the aspects of possession horror films that I love.
44. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 205,150 | Gross: $140.54M
Love it or hate it, this movie jump started and popularized a sub-genre of horror that- when done well- has captivated audiences.
45. End of Days (1999)
R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.
Votes: 95,247 | Gross: $66.89M
I gotta give it to Arnie- this was a good movie. Creepy and action packed.
46. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
R | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
A group of tourists arrive in Burkittsville, Maryland after seeing The Blair Witch Project (1999) to explore the mythology and phenomenon, only to come face to face with their own neuroses and possibly the witch herself.
Votes: 31,961 | Gross: $26.44M
I didn't think it was overly terrible, but most hated this movie.
47. Ricky 6 (2000)
111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of drugs, satanism, and murder in the upper class town of Northport, Long Island in 1984.
Hard to find and under-rated but I love this movie.
48. Lost Souls (2000)
R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A Catholic teacher meets an atheist journalist, whom a group of Catholics and priests believes has been chosen by the devil himself to be the Antichrist.
Votes: 9,788 | Gross: $16.78M
49. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.
Votes: 104,878 | Gross: $75.07M
This movie mixes courtroom drama with a tale of a real life exorcism. Although it is not focused on the horror aspect throughout the entire movie the scenes of Emily Rose being possessed are shocking and terrifying.
50. Tamara (2005)
R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Tamara, an unattractive girl, who is picked on by her peers returns after her death as a sexy seductress to exact revenge.
Votes: 8,743 | Gross: $0.17M
51. The Skeleton Key (2005)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Votes: 94,698 | Gross: $47.81M
The Skeleton Key represents the Hoodoo/Voodoo cult themed genre. I was impressed with the suspense in this movie and enjoyed the characters.
52. Constantine (2005)
R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.
Votes: 257,810 | Gross: $75.98M
53. The Woods (2006)
R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.
This period piece has a great cast and story line.
54. The Covenant (2006)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Four young men who belong to a New England supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Meanwhile, jealousy and suspicion threaten to tear them apart.
Votes: 41,962 | Gross: $23.29M
55. The Initiation of Sarah (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
A college student uses her supernatural powers against a rival sorority house. A remake of the 1978 TV movie.
56. 5ive Girls (2006)
Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
Five wayward teenage girls are sent to a reformatory and discover they possess unique powers to battle the ancient demon, Legion, which holds thrall over the sinister institution.
And last and yes least is 5ive Girls. This witchy tale is worth a watch because of the funny script and decent death scenes. But don't expect much from this low budget film- it is a horror movie night last resort.
57. Witches' Night (2007)
81 min | Horror
Halloween weekend. A jilted groom. A hastily-organized canoe trip. A pristine river. A deep, dark forest. The strange old woman behind the bait shop should've been a warning, but too much ... See full summary »
58. Mother of Tears (2007)
R | 102 min | Horror
Part three of the "Three Mothers" trilogy which takes place in Rome and has to do with Mater Lachrymarum (The Third Mother).
Votes: 7,798 | Gross: $0.06M
This bewitched tale is a must see. It is a gorey film but it doesnt take away from the story. It is the third of the series.
60. The House of the Devil (2009)
R | 95 min | Horror
In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.
Votes: 33,935 | Gross: $0.10M
I was suprisingly impressed with this movie- I wasn't expecting much but it delivered a fast paced, creepy '80s period horror blitz that stayed true to the films of that era. Bravo!
61. The Unborn (2009)
PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Votes: 44,737 | Gross: $42.67M
Every womans nightmare- carrying a demonic child. This film had that new horror feel with the visuals and I must admit I enjoyed it.
62. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
PG-13 | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
Votes: 168,510 | Gross: $42.10M
Laughable at times, this new horror film has that B feel with A graphics.
63. The Last Exorcism (2010)
PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.
Votes: 43,998 | Gross: $41.03M
Although some gave it bad reviews, this film had all the elements of a good demonic possession story- a young girl being possessed, secluded area, skeptisism and mystery and of course one huge dramatic ending. The 'mockumentary' gives an old story a new twist.
64. Devil (2010)
PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.
Votes: 114,420 | Gross: $33.58M
This movie is a new take on the 'Devil' and is worth a watch.
65. Legion (2010)
R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
When a group of strangers at a dusty roadside diner come under attack by demonic forces, their only chance for survival lies with an archangel named Michael, who informs a pregnant waitress that her unborn child is humanity's last hope.
Votes: 86,707 | Gross: $40.17M
66. 6 Souls (2010)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
I really liked this movie, I found it interesting. Took a while for the story to tie together but it was creepy and worth the wait.
67. The Shrine (2010)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror
Two female journalists and a photographer travel to Europe to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances, only to find themselves embroiled in a struggle against a kind of evil they never expected.
68. The Rite (2011)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.
Votes: 81,348 | Gross: $33.05M
This newest edition to exorcism movies is- in my opinion- one of Hopkins' best performances in a long time.
69. Season of the Witch (2011)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.
Votes: 81,301 | Gross: $24.83M
70. Inkubus (2011)
R | 80 min | Horror
This movie tells the story of a skeleton crew working the final shift at a soon to be demolished police station. The night takes a gruesome turn when the demon, Inkubus, calmly walks into ... See full summary »
Votes: 974 | Gross: $0.08M
71. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
5 friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Votes: 310,088 | Gross: $42.07M
72. The Devil Inside (2012)
R | 83 min | Horror
In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.
Votes: 32,143 | Gross: $53.26M
73. The Possession (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Votes: 50,891 | Gross: $49.13M
74. The Conjuring (2013)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
Votes: 350,980 | Gross: $137.40M
75. The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.
Votes: 14,422 | Gross: $15.18M
76. Deliver Us from Evil (I) (2014)
R | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.
Votes: 59,682 | Gross: $30.58M
77. Devil's Due (2014)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy.
Votes: 14,876 | Gross: $15.82M
78. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Votes: 117,995 | Gross: $25.14M
79. Cirkeln (2015)
144 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
An otherworldly evil is slipping into a small town in Sweden. Six unrelated girls have been chosen to fight this evil. Together they must overcome their differences in order to save themselves and the world.
80. They're Watching (2016)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
The renovation of an old house in a village somewhere in Eastern Europe will bring the crew of an American home improvement TV show up against superstitions, misunderstandings and bloody violence.