HORROR MOVIE NIGHT- Witchy, satanic and cultish collection

by 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

7.7
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Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 9,042

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.

2. Woman Who Came Back (1945)

Approved | 68 min | Horror, Mystery

6.0
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After a bus accident, a woman comes to believe that she's actually a 300-year-old witch.

Director: Walter Colmes | Stars: John Loder, Nancy Kelly, Otto Kruger, Ruth Ford

Votes: 231

3. Black Sunday (1960)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

7.3
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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.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 10,893

Witches and vampires!

4. The City of the Dead (1960)

PG-13 | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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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.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee, Tom Naylor

Votes: 4,424

This '60s classic is a must see for any cult horror fanatic.

5. Witchcraft (1964)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror

6.3
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When her grave is disturbed by modern-day land developers, a 300-year-old witch is accidentally resurrected and terrorizes an English village.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Jack Hedley, Jill Dixon, Viola Keats

Votes: 625

6. The Witches (1966)

90 min | Horror

5.9
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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.

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Kay Walsh, Alec McCowen, Ann Bell

Votes: 1,951

An oldie but a goodie.

7. The Conqueror Worm (1968)

Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.9
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A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter.

Director: Michael Reeves | Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Heath

Votes: 7,274

One of the most talked about 'witchy' movies, it is a must see.

8. The Devil Rides Out (1968)

G | 95 min | Horror

7.0
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Devil worshipers plan to convert two new victims.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Nike Arrighi, Leon Greene

Votes: 6,005

9. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 137 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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96 Metascore

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.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 155,834

The villian is an Aleister Crowley knock-off so Rosemary's Baby is up there on the satanic movie scale.

10. The Witchmaker (1969)

M | 99 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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A psychic researcher and his assistants investigate a series of murders of beautiful young women.

Director: William O. Brown | Stars: Anthony Eisley, Thordis Brandt, Alvy Moore, John Lodge

Votes: 249

11. Mark of the Devil (1970)

R | 90 min | Drama, History, Horror

6.2
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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.

Directors: Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven | Stars: Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Olivera Katarina, Reggie Nalder

Votes: 2,401

12. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

GP | 92 min | Horror

5.1
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A family is trapped in a desert town by a cult of senior-citizens who recruit the town's children to worship Satan.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Charles Bateman, Ahna Capri

Votes: 1,043

13. The Devils (1971)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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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.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian

Votes: 10,166

Hard to find but a great movie!

14. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)

R | 97 min | Horror

6.4
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Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews, Michele Dotrice

Votes: 3,475

15. Virgin Witch (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.9
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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 »

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Ann Michelle, Vicki Michelle, Keith Buckley, Patricia Haines

Votes: 830

16. The Wicker Man (1973)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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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.

Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland

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.

17. Baba Yaga (1973)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

5.9
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A photographer finds herself falling under the spell of a witch.

Director: Corrado Farina | Stars: Carroll Baker, George Eastman, Isabelle De Funès, Ely Galleani

Votes: 1,139

18. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

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

4.4
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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?

Directors: Ovidio G. Assonitis, Robert Barrett | Stars: Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson, Gabriele Lavia, Nino Segurini

Votes: 1,181

20. To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.8
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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.

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 2,779

21. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Horror

7.6
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62 Metascore

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Votes: 90,090 | Gross: $4.27M

Demon child! Satanic ritual! Thats the makings of a good horror movie.

22. Beyond the Door II (1977)

R | 93 min | Horror

6.3
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A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner, David Colin Jr., Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 2,575

23. Suspiria (1977)

92 min | Horror

7.5
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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.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

Votes: 53,660

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

6.4
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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.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

Votes: 7,254

25. Inferno (1980)

107 min | Horror

6.7
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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.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi

Votes: 13,933

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

3.6
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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.

Director: Michael J. Murphy | Stars: Becky Simpson, Joseph Sheahan, Colin Efford, Steven Longhurst

Votes: 106

27. Superstition (1982)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

5.8
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A witch put to death in 1692 swears vengeance on her persecutors and returns to the present day to punish their descendants.

Director: James W. Roberson | Stars: James Houghton, Albert Salmi, Lynn Carlin, Larry Pennell

Votes: 1,854

This witchy film is another classic of the genre that I enjoyed as a child.

28. Demons (1985)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

6.7
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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.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento

Votes: 16,196

'80s demon scarefest at its best, this film is a must see for lovers of the demonic horror genre.

29. Prince of Darkness (1987)

R | 102 min | Horror

6.7
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50 Metascore

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong

Votes: 28,755 | Gross: $14.18M

30. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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57 Metascore

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Votes: 85,151 | Gross: $14.56M

Sometimes campy but always horrific, this film had to make the list of demonic fright night choices.

31. The Unholy (1988)

R | 102 min | Horror

4.9
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A priest battles a demon that kills sinners in the act of sinning.

Director: Camilo Vila | Stars: Ben Cross, Hal Holbrook, Ruben Rabasa, Nicole Fortier

Votes: 1,143 | Gross: $6.34M

32. Spellbinder (1988)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.8
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A young lawyer, after falling in love with a beautiful woman, finds that she has an extremely mysterious past.

Director: Janet Greek | Stars: Tim Daly, Kelly Preston, Rick Rossovich, Audra Lindley

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

4.0
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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 »

Director: Fabrizio Laurenti | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair, Catherine Hickland, Annie Ross

Votes: 1,339

34. Warlock (1989)

R | 103 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard E. Grant, Mary Woronov

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

6.1
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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 »

Director: Philippe Setbon | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Kathy Baker, Alan Bates, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 2,038

36. Sometimes They Come Back (1991 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Robert Rusler, Chris Demetral

Votes: 7,533

37. Cast a Deadly Spell (1991 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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In a fantastical 40's where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Fred Ward, David Warner, Julianne Moore, Clancy Brown

Votes: 2,000

A TV movie, below is the sequel.

38. Witch Hunt (1994 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

5.7
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In a twisted 1950's where everyone does magic, a private detective investigates a murder case without it.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Bogosian, Sheryl Lee Ralph

Votes: 898

39. Lord of Illusions (1995)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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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 »

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Scott Bakula, Kevin J. O'Connor, Joseph Latimore, Sheila Tousey

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

6.3
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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.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True

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

7.5
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 283,367 | Gross: $60.98M

42. The Ninth Gate (1999)

R | 133 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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44 Metascore

A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner

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

6.2
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28 Metascore

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.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce, Nia Long

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

6.4
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81 Metascore

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.

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin

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

5.7
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33 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak

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

4.0
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15 Metascore

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.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Stephen Barker Turner, Erica Leerhsen, Kurt Loder

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

6.2
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Based on the true story of drugs, satanism, and murder in the upper class town of Northport, Long Island in 1984.

Director: Peter Filardi | Stars: Vincent Kartheiser, Chad Christ, Sabine Singh, Richard M. Stuart

Votes: 553

Hard to find and under-rated but I love this movie.

48. Lost Souls (2000)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.8
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16 Metascore

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.

Director: Janusz Kaminski | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, Sarah Wynter, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 9,788 | Gross: $16.78M

49. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.7
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46 Metascore

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Campbell Scott

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

5.2
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34 Metascore

Tamara, an unattractive girl, who is picked on by her peers returns after her death as a sexy seductress to exact revenge.

Director: Jeremy Haft | Stars: Jenna Dewan Tatum, Katie Stuart, Chad Faust, Bryan Clark

Votes: 8,743 | Gross: $0.17M

B-horror.

51. The Skeleton Key (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Gena Rowlands

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

7.0
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50 Metascore

Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf

Votes: 257,810 | Gross: $75.98M

53. The Woods (2006)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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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.

Director: Lucky McKee | Stars: Lauren Birkell, Agnes Bruckner, Jane Gilchrist, Emma Campbell

Votes: 9,602

This period piece has a great cast and story line.

54. The Covenant (2006)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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19 Metascore

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.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Steven Strait, Sebastian Stan, Toby Hemingway, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 41,962 | Gross: $23.29M

55. The Initiation of Sarah (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A college student uses her supernatural powers against a rival sorority house. A remake of the 1978 TV movie.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Mika Boorem, Summer Glau, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Tessa Thompson

Votes: 1,525

56. 5ive Girls (2006)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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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.

Director: Warren P. Sonoda | Stars: Ron Perlman, Jennifer Miller, Jordan Madley, Terra Vnesa

Votes: 2,959

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

4.6
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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 »

Director: Paul Traynor | Stars: Gil McKinney, Jeff Christian, Wesley Walker, Jeff Alba

Votes: 361

58. Mother of Tears (2007)

R | 102 min | Horror

5.1
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52 Metascore

Part three of the "Three Mothers" trilogy which takes place in Rome and has to do with Mater Lachrymarum (The Third Mother).

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Cristian Solimeno, Adam James, Moran Atias

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.

59. 9 Lives of Mara (2007)

90 min | Thriller

7.3
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A boy (Bret Loehr) believes that his alluring new stepmother is a witch.

Director: Balaji K. Kumar | Stars: Chad Donella, Patrick Bauchau, Bret Loehr, Pollyanna McIntosh

Votes: 38

60. The House of the Devil (2009)

R | 95 min | Horror

6.4
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig

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

4.8
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30 Metascore

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Director: David S. Goyer | Stars: Odette Annable, Gary Oldman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good

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

6.6
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83 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Ruth Livier, Lorna Raver

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

5.6
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63 Metascore

A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum

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

6.2
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44 Metascore

A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green

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

5.2
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32 Metascore

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.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Charles S. Dutton, Lucas Black

Votes: 86,707 | Gross: $40.17M

66. 6 Souls (2010)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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28 Metascore

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.

Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein | Stars: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Conroy

Votes: 27,929

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

5.6
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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.

Director: Jon Knautz | Stars: Aaron Ashmore, Cindy Sampson, Meghan Heffern, Trevor Matthews

Votes: 11,986

68. The Rite (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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38 Metascore

An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Colin O'Donoghue, Anthony Hopkins, Ciarán Hinds, Alice Braga

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

5.4
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28 Metascore

14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy, Stephen Campbell Moore

Votes: 81,301 | Gross: $24.83M

70. Inkubus (2011)

R | 80 min | Horror

3.9
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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 »

Director: Glenn Ciano | Stars: Robert Englund, William Forsythe, Joey Fatone, Jonathan Silverman

Votes: 974 | Gross: $0.08M

71. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 310,088 | Gross: $42.07M

72. The Devil Inside (2012)

R | 83 min | Horror

4.2
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18 Metascore

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.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Ionut Grama

Votes: 32,143 | Gross: $53.26M

73. The Possession (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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45 Metascore

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.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport

Votes: 50,891 | Gross: $49.13M

74. The Conjuring (2013)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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68 Metascore

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

Votes: 350,980 | Gross: $137.40M

75. The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.0
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35 Metascore

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.

Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly | Stars: Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark, David Jensen

Votes: 14,422 | Gross: $15.18M

76. Deliver Us from Evil (I) (2014)

R | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

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.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy

Votes: 59,682 | Gross: $30.58M

77. Devil's Due (2014)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.1
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34 Metascore

After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett | Stars: Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Sam Anderson, Roger Payano

Votes: 14,876 | Gross: $15.82M

78. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

6.8
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83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 117,995 | Gross: $25.14M

79. Cirkeln (2015)

144 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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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.

Director: Levan Akin | Stars: Josefin Asplund, Helena Engström, Miranda Frydman, Irma von Platen

Votes: 2,223

80. They're Watching (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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39 Metascore

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.

Directors: Jay Lender, Micah Wright | Stars: Mia Marcon, Kris Lemche, David Alpay, Brigid Brannagh

Votes: 3,017