Folk Horror

The name seems to have been coined, in this context, by Mark Gatiss in A History of Horror: "Home Counties Horror" to cover those films where the terror seems to well up from the countryside - Pan-ic in the woods. It draws on the spooky sensibilities of M.R. James and Algernon Blackwell but the godfather of urban horror is surely Arthur Machen. More modern exponents include Alan Garner, but overshadowing all others is Nigel Kneale, who repeatdely went out of his way to demonstrate the British countryside wasn't as tamed as we'd hoped.

About the list: All the films and television programs are in year order, then I added a few documentaries on the end which might be a useful place to look for some real folk horror. As you'll see I have slightly extended the definition to more than the British countryside because all countries have their ancient traditions that can well up and catch out the unwary city dwellers - you can see a definite trend in American films for witches/warlocks jumping out of bushes in the rural US and in 2010 you can see a large surge in such films from outside the Anglophone areas that dominate the list (with a strong showing for European films where the woods have always been deep, dark and menacing). If you are only after countryside terror in Blighty then it is easy enough to filter out other offerings (you'll find the first half of the list dominated by them, including all the classics).

Further reading: If you want to read more on this then try:
*folkhorror.com, which helped me track down the names of the more unusual items: http://folkhorror.com
*As did Folk Horror Review: http://folkhorrorreview.blogspot.com
* Folk Horror Revival: http://folkhorrorrevival.com
* Hauntology Rising: Folk Horror and Atavistic Resurgence Part 1, is also a useful guide, it is only the first instalment, so I'll update when part two is out: http://2012diaries.blogspot.com/2011/06/hauntology-rising-folk-horror-and.html

John Smith has helped fill in some gaps too, by generously sharing his research.

I'd also recommend Janet Bord's Fairies: Real Encounters With Little People which gives an excellent overview of fairylore from early times to the present day (and has a nice section on the way it merges seamlessly into alien encounters).

See also: If you were interested in offerings further east, then check out my other lists as, for example, "Crazy kung-fu horror films", deals with the Chinese films that often demonstrate the fear of the dark magics that lurk in the jungles of South East Asia or are based on monsters from their own myths, and my Eternal Evils of Asia does something similar from the southern Asia perspective. Also, as noted below, folk horror has quite a lot of similarities with backwoods horror / rural survival films (rural setting and sinister, unfriendly locals) but I have tried to keep the two lists as separate as possible.

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1.
The Wicker Man (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (88 mins.)
Director: Robin Hardy
“ Here for the thumbnail graphic, the list begins below: ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
2.
Curse of the Demon (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell. (95 mins.)
“ Based on "Casting the Runes" a short story by MR James. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
3.
The Undead (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
A beautiful woman is sent back in time via hypnosis to the Middle Ages where she finds she is suspected of being a witch, and subject to being executed. (71 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
4.
The City of the Dead (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England... (78 mins.)
Director: John Moxey
“ The film is public domain. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
5.
Black Sunday (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (87 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
“ aka Black Sunday

An adaptation of Gogol's short story "Viy" which draws on Russian folklore, even if Gogol's claims that Viy himself is also from local superstitions seems to be untrue. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
6.
Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting. (110 mins.)
“ Based on the same real-life events as "The Devils" (1971). ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
7.
La maldición de la llorona (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young woman inherits a mansion, only to discover that it is haunted by witches and evil spirits. (80 mins.)
Director: Rafael Baledón
“ Based on the Mexican legend La Llorna, The Weeping Woman. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
8.
Kwaidan (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
“ An anthology based on Japanese folktales. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
9.
Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A young man visits his fiancée's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered... (80 mins.)
Director: Daniel Haller
“ Based on Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
10.
Eye of the Devil (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Vineyard owner marquis Philippe de Montfaucon is called back to his castle Bellenac because of another dry season... (92 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ OK this is set in France but all they really did was set this folk horror film in sunnier climes, so they could use the failing grape harvest to drive the story. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
11.
The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson... (91 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
12.
The Reptile (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In a Cornish village, various locals die from mysterious snake bites, but the coroner rules the deaths as heart attacks, until a family of newcomers starts an investigation. (91 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
13.
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  
A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo. (70 mins.)
“ The film is public domain. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
14.
Mystery and Imagination (1966 TV Series)
Episode: Lost Hearts (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Will children become the victims of human sacrifice? (75 mins.)
 
15.
Viy (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him. (77 mins.)
 
16.
The Conqueror Worm (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Reeves
 
17.
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the countryside of England, the Duc de Richleau a.k.a Nicholas welcomes his old friend Rex Van Ryn that has flown to meet him and Simon Aron... (96 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
18.
The Crimson Cult (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from... (89 mins.)
Director: Vernon Sewell
 
19.
Omnibus (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A university professor, confident that everything which occurs in life has a rational explanation, finds his beliefs severely challenged when...
“ I hate it when this happens - has it been merged somewhere because it was a duplicate entry? In fact what was it? ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
20.
Mystery and Imagination (1966 TV Series)
Episode: Casting the Runes (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Mr. Karswell is very easily angered and never forgets a slight. As he is also a man capable of summoning demons from Hell to do his bidding, his quarrel with Dunning may have unfortunate consequences. (75 mins.)
 
21.
The Owl Service (1969 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Three teenagers discover a mysterious set of owl and flower-patterned dinner plates in the attic and the magical ancient legend of the "Mabinogion" comes to life once again in their Welsh valley. (30 mins.)
 
22.
The Bloody Judge (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Christopher Lee plays the Lord Chief Justice of 17th century England who condemns women as witches to further his political and sexual needs. (96 mins.)
Director: J. Frank Manera
“ aka The Bloody Judge

One of the films released to cash-in on the success of The Witchfinder General with Christopher Lee in the Vincent Price role ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
23.
Mark of the Devil (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Udo Kier is a witch hunter apprentice to Herbert Lom. He believes strongly in his mentor and the ways... (90 mins.)
“ aka Mark of the Devil

Another Witchfinder General cash-in with Herbert Lom in the Vincent Price role ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
24.
Witchhammer (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A very popular movie on the medieval persecution of witches (inquisition). (103 mins.)
Director: Otakar Vávra
“ aka Witch's Hammer ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
25.
Cry of the Banshee (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader... (91 mins.)
Director: Gordon Hessler
 
26.
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world. (77 mins.)
Director: Jaromil Jires
 
27.
Crowhaven Farm (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young couple inherits a farm. Hoping that the rural location might help to patch up their strained marriage, they move into it, only to be confronted by the supernatural forces that inhabit it.' (74 mins.)
Director: Walter Grauman
 
28.
Play for Today (1970 TV Series)
Episode: Robin Redbreast (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After the break-up of a long-term relationship, urban sophisticate Norah seeks refuge in a remote house in the country... (75 mins.)
 
29.
The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers. (97 mins.)
Director: Piers Haggard
 
30.
The Devils (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
31.
The Stalls of Barchester (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
While cataloging the library of Barchester Cathedral, a scholar finds a diary detailing the events surrounding the mysterious death of an Archdeacon some 50 years earlier. The first of the BBC's famed 'A Ghost Story for Christmas'. (45 mins.)
 
32.
Black Noon (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A traveling minister and his wife are quietly menaced by a devil cult in the Old West. By the time the Good Reverend figures out what's going on it may be too late to stop the evil. (74 mins.)
 
33.
Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
Somewhere in upstate New York, a young woman is terrorized by a group of rural farmers primarily interested in a harvest of blood. (84 mins.)
Director: Ed Adlum
“ Early American folk horror. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
34.
The Stone Tape (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium... (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Sasdy
 
35.
A Warning to the Curious (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An archeologist goes treasure hunting along the English coast in search of a lost, fabled crown that supposedly helps protect Great Britain against invasion. (50 mins.)
 
36.
Dead of Night (1972 TV Series)
Episode: The Exorcism (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Four friends gather for Christmas dinner at an old cottage. Suddenly, there's a power failure and the phone goes dead. Then their wine turns to blood and the turkey makes them violently ill. Then things really get strange! (50 mins.)
 
37.
The Wicker Man (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (88 mins.)
Director: Robin Hardy
“ I'm not sure what else needs to be said about The Wicker Man- if you are reading this list then you've watched this film. If you haven't then stop reading now and go and do it. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
38.
Hex (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A group of friends who were World War I flyers ride their motorcycles across America in search of what they believe their generation lost during the war. (92 mins.)
Director: Leo Garen
 
39.
Mark of the Devil Part II (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A tribunal interrogates, tortures and murders "witches" and "heretics" during the Inquisition. (90 mins.)
Director: Adrian Hoven
 
40.
Lost Hearts (1973 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young orphan, Stephen, is sent to go and live with his strange, much older cousin at his remote country house. Once there, Stephen experiences terrible dreams in which he sees a young girl and boy who are missing their hearts. (35 mins.)
 
41.
The She-Butterfly (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young man wants to marry the beautiful daughter of a landowner who refuses to allow the marriage. To prove his worth, the young man becomes a miller in a vampire-infested local mill. (63 mins.)
“ Early international folk horror as this is from Yugoslavia. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
42.
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The Reverend Justin Somerton, a scholar of Medieval history, and his protégé Lord Peter Dattering are visiting an Abbey library. Studying a stained glass window they uncover clues leading to a treasure hidden by a disgraced Abbot. (37 mins.)
 
43.
Play for Today (1970 TV Series)
Episode: Penda's Fen (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Through a series of real and imagined encounters with angels, demons, and England's pagan past, a pastor's son begins to question his religion and politics, and comes to terms with his sexuality. (75 mins.)
 
44.
Race with the Devil (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual. (88 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
“ We Brits don't have a monopoly on folk horror either - this film feels like The Devil Rides Out colliding with a car chase movie, in rural Texas. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
45.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Folk horror goes Down Under. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
46.
The Devil's Rain (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A bunch of Satanists in the American rural landscape have terrible powers which enable them to melt their victims... (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
 
47.
The Beast (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A late businessman's daughter is heading with her aunt to the estate of her soon-to-be husband, unaware of the strange rumors that cloud the family's name. (93 mins.)
 
48.
Sky (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young time-traveller with superhuman powers is stranded on Earth after running into a Black Hole. Pursued by the evil Goodchild... (30 mins.)
 
49.
Against the Crowd (1975 TV Series)
Episode: Murrain (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young country vet begins to suspect that the local farmland is under the spell of a witch. (60 mins.)
 
50.
The Ash Tree (1975 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Man of leisure Sir Richard (Edward Petherbridge) receives notification that his Uncle has died, bequeathing... (32 mins.)
 
51.
The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stefano, a young restorer, is commissioned to save a controversial mural located in the church of a small, isolated village. (110 mins.)
Director: Pupi Avati
“ aka The House of the Laughing Windows ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
52.
Beasts (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A series of six effective and concise chillers commissioned by ATV from producer Nicholas Palmer and writer Nigel Kneale... (60 mins.)
 
53.
BBC2 Playhouse (1973 TV Series)
Episode: The Mind Beyond: Stones (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
 
54.
Beasts (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
One dark and stormy night a pretty girl arrives on a small island. She becomes an excuse for the turbulence and evil that springs when a man forgets his dignity and becomes a beast. (103 mins.)
Director: Zivko Nikolic
“ I am unsure if this is here on its own merits, or if I got this wrong and meant to add the TV series. I'm trying to backtrack my thinking on this. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
55.
Children of the Stones (1977 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Scientist Adam Brake and his son Matthew arrive in the sleepy English village of Milbury to find it... (30 mins.)
 
56.
Raven (1977 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Raven is released on probation to live with Professor Young, an archaeologist immersed in research into Arthurian legend. He is compelled to fight a plan to build a nuclear plant on the research site, which holds many mysteries.
“ From the same writers as Children of the Stones. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
57.
Wendigo (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
(88 mins.)
Director: Roger Darbonne
 
58.
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals. (300 mins.)
Director: Leo Penn
 
59.
The Quatermass Conclusion (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A separate screenplay by Nigel Kneale for theaters, parallel to the 1979 Quatermass four part mini-series. The story set in the near future involves influences from outer space that are possessing people. Professor Quatermass must save his granddaughter from the clutches of a popular and sinister cult "Planet People" that "performs raptures". (102 mins.)
Director: Piers Haggard
“ A film based on the reworked scripts for the TV series. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
60.
Border Country (1979 TV Series)
Episode: The Shining Pyramid (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Series of plays set in the Welsh border country. (75 mins.)
“ An adaptation of Machen's classic story of the same name (one of the actors is, appropriately, Raymond Witch). I'm keeping an eye open to see if I can track down a copy online, no joy yet. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
61.
Quatermass (1979 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the near future, civilisation has broken down to the barest fragment of recognisable life. Young... (204 mins.)
“ Granted it is sinister "aliens" at work but they are working through stone circles as they have done since ancient times. It also has resonances with Torchwood: Children of Earth. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
62.
ITV Playhouse (1967 TV Series)
Episode: Casting the Runes (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Like NIGHT OF THE DEMON, this adaptation is based only very loosely based on the original ghost story by M.R. James. However, it does feature eerie scenic views and is directed by Lawrence "Ghost Story For Christmas" Gordon Clark
 
63.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ And before the American werewolf got to London... he was in the British countryside. The scene in the Slaughtered Lamb is a classic, which hits all the right folk horror notes, and puts this film (or the start) into this category. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
64.
The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
65.
Dead & Buried (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life. (94 mins.)
Director: Gary A. Sherman
“ Ticks a lot of the folk horror boxes - murderous, unfriendly locals, an isolated town and something unnatural at work behind the scenes. The evil isn't ancient but that opening sequence gets it in. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
66.
Kazhugu (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: S.P. Muthuraman
“ Race with the Devil remade in India. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
67.
Eyes of Fire (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A preacher is accused of adultery and he and his followers are chased out of town and become stranded in an isolated forest which is haunted by the spirits of long dead Native Americans. (90 mins.)
Director: Avery Crounse
 
68.
Children of the Corn (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed. (92 mins.)
Director: Fritz Kiersch
 
69.
The Company of Wolves (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine and she has a disturbing dream involving wolves which appears to take place in the woods visible from her bedroom window. (95 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
70.
Rawhead Rex (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it. (89 mins.)
Director: George Pavlou
 
71.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
72.
Bay Coven (1987 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A young newlywed couple move into a remote village in middle America only to find a secret coven of... (95 mins.)
Director: Carl Schenkel
 
73.
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating... (93 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
74.
Pumpkinhead (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers. (86 mins.)
Director: Stan Winston
 
75.
The Dreaming (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A doctor treats a sick aborigine, who had defied a tribal taboo and visited a sacred cave. The doctor soon finds herself having disturbing dreams and finds herself involved in a 200-year-old mystery. (87 mins.)
 
76.
Forbidden Sun (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
After a rape at a girl's gymnastics school, questions arise and bring to light ancient Cretan rituals. (88 mins.)
Director: Zelda Barron
 
77.
Pet Sematary (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
“ Ancient Indian curses - greatly underused in American folk horror. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
78.
The Guardian (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A young couple with a newborn baby don't realize that the nanny they hired is a magical nymph who sacrifices infants to an evil tree. (92 mins.)
 
79.
A Holy Place (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Sveto mesto (A Holy Place, 1990) is based on a literary classic, Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story, 'Viy'... (90 mins.)
“ Another "Viy" adaptation, this one from Yugoslavia. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
80.
Pet Sematary II (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
The ancient Indian cemetery with the power to raise the dead returns and influences the lives of new residents. (100 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
 
81.
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A journalist and his son travel to Nebraska to investigate the mysterious town of Gaitlin where, unbeknownst to them, a murderous cult of children are waiting in the corn fields. (92 mins.)
Director: David F. Price
 
82.
Savage Harvest (1994 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
The agony and death of the Trail of Tears. A Cherokee elder, desperate to aid his people. Demons bursting into our world to destroy the entire tribe... (71 mins.)
Director: Eric Stanze
 
83.
American Gothic (1995 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
84.
Darklands (1996)
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A newspaper reporter is lured into a mire of pagan rituals and human sacrifice. (90 mins.)
Director: Julian Richards
“ "The Welsh Wicker Man"

It has finally been released as an R1 DVD, can't be long before it is available in Blighty. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
85.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
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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. (81 mins.)
 
86.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
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Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
87.
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
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A group of tourists arrive in Burkittsville, Maryland after seeing The Blair Witch Project to explore the mythology and phenomenon, only to come face to face with their own neuroses and possibly the witch herself. (90 mins.)
Director: Joe Berlinger
 
88.
The Ritual (2000)
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- Thriller (2004) Nessa, an archeologist at odds with the establishment and haunted by violent dreams of Celtic sacrifices tries to find an ancient relic supposedly from the De Danann period (pre 500 B.C.) called the "Danu Amulet." (89 mins.)
Director: Simon Linscheid
 
89.
Ghost Stories for Christmas (2000 Mini-Series)
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Horror legend Christopher Lee hosts and narrates a series of four half hour ghost stories all based on stories by M.R... (30 mins.)
Director: Eleanor Yule
 
90.
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
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A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree. (90 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
“ Something ancient and deadly is lurking in (and under) the countryside waiting to catch unwary teens. So I reckon it counts here. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
91.
Dagon (2001)
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A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring. (95 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ Although named after the Lovecraft short story "Dagon the story is more influenced by "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" which also features worshippers of Dagon. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
92.
Unseen Evil (2001)
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A group of hikers led by a college professor are searching the woods for an ancient Indian burial mound... (93 mins.)
Director: Jay Woelfel
 
93.
Scarecrow (2001)
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The search for her vanished brother Tsuyoshi leads Kaoru to the lonesome village Kozukata in the Japanese back-land... (86 mins.)
Director: Norio Tsuruta
 
94.
Dog Soldiers (2002)
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A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
95.
Black Plague (2002 Video)
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In 1348, with the horrors of the Black Death haunting Europe, English soldiers return home from war with a French nobleman as hostage... (115 mins.)
Director: Alberto Sciamma
 
96.
Skinwalkers (2002 TV Movie)
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The story revolves around the legend of the skin walkers or "S Dubs", a folk legend from Utah about the spirits of murdered Indians returning to seek revenge upon those who disrespect the land. (100 mins.)
Director: Chris Eyre
 
97.
Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
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Set a few days after the original, a championship basketball team's bus is attacked by The Creeper, the winged, flesh-eating terror, on the last day of his 23-day feeding frenzy. (104 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
 
98.
Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Two American tourists on a romantic camping trip are brutally murdered. A few days later, during the ancient festival of Samhain... (78 mins.)
Director: Christian Viel
 
99.
Skarecrow (2004)
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A killer scarecrow kills some people. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Dixon
“ aka Dark Harvest 3 ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
100.
Ghost Game (2004 Video)
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7 Friends go out to cabin for a weekend of relaxing and find a game that should not be opened! (72 mins.)
Director: Joe Knee