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1.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ Directed by William Friedkin

Produced by William Peter,Blatty Noel Marshall

Based on "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty

Starring : Ellen Burstyn,Linda Blair,Jason Miller,Max von Sydow,Lee J. Cobb,Kitty Winn,Jack MacGowran,Mercedes McCambridge

Plot:
At an archaeological dig in Al-hadar near Nineveh in Iraq, archaeologist Father Lankester Merrin (Max von Sydow) visits a site where a silver medallion and a small stone resembling a grimacing, bestial creature is found. Merrin travels onward to find the strange statue of Pazuzu, which has a head similar to the one found earlier.

Meanwhile, Father Damien Karras (Jason Miller), a young priest at Georgetown University, begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal illness.

Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), an actress filming about protests against the Vietnam War in Georgetown, notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior of her 12-year-old daughter, Regan (Linda Blair). Regan has a seizure, then exhibits unnatural powers including levitation and great strength. Regan curses and blasphemes in a demonic male voice. Chris initially believes Regan's changes are related to puberty, but doctors suspect a lesion in her brain. Regan endures a series of unpleasant medical tests. When X-rays show nothing out of the ordinary, a doctor advises that Regan be taken to a psychiatrist, whom she assaults. Paranormal occurrences continue, including a violently shaking bed, strange noises, and unexplained movements.

When all medical explanations are exhausted, a doctor recommends an exorcism, suggesting that if Regan's symptoms are a psychosomatic result of a belief in demonic possession, then perhaps an exorcism would have the effect of ending them. In desperation, Chris consults Father Karras, since he is both a priest and a psychiatrist. During a period in which Father Karras observes Regan, she constantly refers to herself as the Devil. Father Karras initially believes her to be merely suffering from psychosis, until he records her speaking in a strange language which turns out to be English spoken backwards. Despite his doubts, Father Karras decides to request permission from the Church to conduct an exorcism.

Father Merrin, an experienced exorcist, is summoned to Washington to help, aware this day was coming. He and Father Karras try to drive the spirit from Regan. The demon threatens and taunts both priests, both physically and verbally (including the demon using the voice of Father Karras' mother). Father Merrin excuses the younger priest and begins the exorcism, once more on his own. Father Karras returns to find Father Merrin has suffered a fatal heart attack. He attempts to perform CPR to no avail, while Regan giggles. Father Karras strikes her and chokes her, challenging the demon to leave Regan and enter him. The demon does so, whereupon the priest regains enough control and throws himself through Regan's bedroom window and falls down the steps outside. At the bottom, a devastated Father Joe Dyer (William O'Malley) administers last rites as Father Karras dies. Regan is restored to health and does not appear to remember her ordeal. Chris and Regan leave Georgetown and their trauma behind. They return Father Karras' silver medallion to Father Dyer, who takes one final look down the steps, behind the house and departs ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
2.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Produced by Stanley Kubrick,Jan Harlan,Martin Richards

Based on "The Shining" by Stephen King

Starring :Jack Nicholson,Shelley Duvall,Danny Lloyd,Scatman Crothers

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) arrives at the Overlook Hotel to interview for the position of winter caretaker, with the aim of using the hotel's solitude to work on his writing. The hotel itself is built on the site of an Indian burial ground and becomes completely snowed in during the long winters. Manager Stuart Ullman (Barry Nelson) warns him that Grady, a previous caretaker, got cabin fever and killed his family and himself. Jack’s son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), has ESP and has had a terrifying premonition about the hotel. Jack's wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), tells a visiting doctor that Danny has an imaginary friend called Tony and that Jack has given up drinking because he had hurt Danny's arm after a binge.

The family arrives at the hotel on closing day and is given a tour. The African-American chef Dick Hallorann (Scatman Crothers) surprises Danny by telepathically offering him ice cream. He explains to Danny that he and his grandmother shared this telepathic ability, which he calls "shining." Danny asks if there is anything to be afraid of in the hotel, particularly Room 237. Hallorann tells Danny that the hotel itself has a "shine" to it along with many memories, not all of which are good. He tells Danny to stay out of Room 237.

A month passes; while Jack's writing project goes nowhere, Danny and Wendy explore the hotel's hedge maze. Wendy becomes concerned about the phone lines being out due to the heavy snowfall and Danny has more frightening visions. Jack, increasingly frustrated, starts acting strangely and becomes prone to violent outbursts.

Danny’s curiosity about Room 237 gets the better of him when he sees the room's door open. Later, he shows up injured and visibly traumatized, causing Wendy to accuse Jack of abusing Danny. Jack wanders into the hotel’s Gold Room where he meets a ghostly bartender named Lloyd (Joe Turkel). Lloyd serves him bourbon on the rocks while Jack complains to about his marriage.

Wendy later tells Jack that Danny told her that a "crazy woman in one of the rooms" was responsible for his injuries. Jack investigates Room 237 where he encounters the ghost of a dead woman, but tells Wendy he saw nothing. Wendy and Jack argue about whether Danny should be removed from the hotel and a furious Jack returns to the Gold Room, now filled with ghosts having a costume party. Here, he meets the ghost of the previous caretaker, Grady (Philip Stone), who tells Jack that he must "correct" his wife and child.

Meanwhile, in Florida, Hallorann has a premonition that something is wrong at the hotel and takes a flight back to Colorado to investigate. Danny starts calling out "redrum" frantically and goes into a trance, now referring to himself as "Tony."

While searching for Jack, Wendy discovers his his typewriter; he has been typing endless pages of manuscript repeating "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" formatted in various styles. She is confronted by Jack, who threatens her before she knocks him unconscious with a baseball bat. She manages to drag him into the kitchen and lock him in the pantry, but this does not solve her larger problem; she and Danny are trapped at the hotel since Jack has sabotaged the hotel's two-way radio and snowcat. Later, Jack converses through the pantry door with Grady, who then unlocks the door, releasing him.

Danny writes "REDЯUM" in lipstick on the bathroom door. When Wendy sees this in the bedroom mirror, the letters spell out "MURDER". Jack begins to chop through the door leading to his family's living quarters with a fire axe. Wendy frantically sends Danny out through the bathroom window, but can't get through it herself. Jack then starts chopping through the bathroom door as Wendy screams in horror; he leers through the hole he has made, shouting "Here's Johnny!", but backs off after Wendy slashes his hand with a butcher knife.

Hearing the engine of the snowcat Hallorann has borrowed to get up the mountain, Jack leaves the room. He kills Hallorann in the lobby and pursues Danny into the hedge maze. Wendy runs through the hotel looking for Danny, encountering several ghosts and a huge cascade of blood. Meanwhile, Danny walks backwards in his own tracks and leaps behind a corner, covering his tracks with snow to mislead Jack, who is following his footprints. Wendy and Danny escape in Hallorann's snowcat, while Jack freezes to death in the hedge maze.

The final shot of the film shows a 1921 photograph of a smiling Jack Torrance in front of a crowd of revelers, as the song "Midnight, the Stars, and You" plays in the background. ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
3.
The Changeling (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
“ Directed by Peter Medak

Written by Russell Hunter,William Gray,Diana Maddox

Starring : George C. Scott,Trish VanDevere,Melvyn Douglas,John Colicos,Jean Marsh,Madeleine Sherwood

Plot:
Scott stars as Dr. John Russell, a composer living in New York City who moves cross-country to Washington state following the deaths of his wife and daughter in a traffic accident while on a winter vacation in upstate New York. In suburban Seattle, Russell rents a large, old and eerie Victorian-era mansion and begins piecing his life back together.

However, Dr. Russell soon discovers that he has unexpected company in his new home — the ghost of a murdered child. It shatters windows, abruptly opens and shuts doors, and manifests itself during a seance. Russell investigates and finds that the mystery is linked to a powerful local family, the heir of which is a wealthy United States senator. ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
4.
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Cornwell
“ The Haunting in Connecticut is a 2009 American psychological horror film produced by Gold Circle Films and directed by Peter Cornwell. It is alleged to have occurred to Karen Parker and her family, though Ray Garton, author of In a Dark Place: The Story of a True Haunting (1992), has publicly distanced himself from the accuracy of the events he depicted in the book. The film's story follows the fictional Campbells as they move into a house (a former mortuary) to mitigate the strains of travel on their cancer-stricken son, Matthew. The family soon becomes haunted by violent and traumatic events from supernatural forces occupying the house.

Directed by Peter Cornwell

Produced by Paul Brooks,Daniel Farrands,Wendy Rhoads,Andrew Trapani

Written by Adam Simon,Tim Metcalfe

Starring : Virginia Madsen,Kyle Gallner,Martin Donovan,Amanda Crew,Elias Koteas ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
5.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl. (119 mins.)
“ The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 American courtroom drama horror film directed by Scott Derrickson. The film is loosely based on the story of Anneliese Michel and follows a self-proclaimed agnostic defense lawyer representing a parish priest who is accused by the state of negligent homicide after he performed an exorcism. The film, which largely takes place in a courtroom, depicts the events leading up to and including the exorcism through flashbacks.

Directed by Scott Derrickson

Produced by Paul Harris Boardman,Gary Lucchesi

Written by Scott Derrickson,Paul Harris Boardman

Starring : Laura Linney,Tom Wilkinson,Campbell Scott,Jennifer Carpenter,Colm Feore,Mary Beth Hurt,Henry Czerny,Shohreh Aghdashloo ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
6.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. (86 mins.)
Director: Oren Peli
“ Paranormal Activity is a 2007 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Oren Peli. The film centers on a young couple, Katie and Micah, who are haunted by a supernatural presence in their home. It is presented in the style of "found footage," from a camera set up by the couple in an attempt to photograph what is haunting them.

Directed by Oren Peli

Produced by Steven Schneider,Jason Blum

Written by Oren Peli

Starring : Katie Featherston,Micah Sloat ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
7.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Directed by James Wan

Produced by Jason Blum,Oren Peli,Steven Schneider

Written by Leigh Whannell

Starring : Patrick Wilson,Rose Byrne,Ty Simpkins,Barbara Hershey,Lin Shaye,Andrew Astor,Leigh Whannell

During the first scene of the movie, an old ghostly woman is seen lurking in a house corridor while a young Josh is sleeping in his room.

In present day, Renai and Josh Lambert (Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson) have recently moved into a new house with their three children. One morning, Renai begins looking through a family photo album with her son, Dalton (Ty Simpkins). He asks why there are no pictures of Josh when he was a child. Renai reasons that he has always been camera shy. Dalton tells Renai he is scared of his new room. One day, Dalton hears something in the attic. When he goes to investigate he sees something off screen that scares him and takes a fall when the attic ladder breaks. The next day Josh goes to wake Dalton, but he does not move. They rush him to the hospital where the doctors say he is in an unexplained coma.

Three months later Dalton is moved home, still in the coma. Disturbing events begin to occur. Renai believes the house is haunted when she begins to see and hear people in the house. She confronts Josh about the events and the family soon moves to another house. In the new house, increasingly violent and supernatural events begin to happen again. Josh's mother Lorraine (Barbara Hershey), contacts a friend, Elise Reiner (Lin Shaye), who deals with paranormal activities. The family, Elise, and her team go into Dalton's room. There, Elise sees and describes a figure to one of her two assistants, who draws a black figure with a red face and dark hollow eyes on the roof of Dalton's room.

Elise explains to Renai and Josh of Dalton's ability to astral project while sleeping, but has wandered too far in the 'further' to find his way back in to his physical body, which is susceptible to possession from any other spirits. Skeptical at first, Josh later relents when he discovers Dalton had been drawing pictures which resemble the demonic figure Elise described. Elise and Lorraine reveal to the couple that Josh also can astral project, and was terrorized by a terrifying spirit during his childhood. Josh's mother shows them pictures from Josh's childhood, revealing a shadowy old woman nearer and nearer to Josh in each picture. Elise suggests that Josh should use his ability to find and help return Dalton's soul. Josh agrees. Josh projects himself into the further and finds and frees his son who has been captured by the red-faced demon. In search of their physical bodies, Josh and Dalton flee the demon who pursues them. Just before the two awaken, Josh abandons his son in order to confront the shadowy old woman who appears to be inside his house, along with several other spirits, even though he and his son were frantically fleeing the red-faced demon. As he shouts for her to get away from him, she retreats into the darkness. Moments later, Josh awakens, as does Dalton, just as all the spirits vanish.

With the family now happily reunited, Renai and Dalton and Josh's mother happily chat in the kitchen as Elise and Josh pack up from the long night. Josh hands Elise the pictures from his childhood, and as she takes them from his hands she senses something and takes a picture of Josh on her digital camera. He then goes into a rage, claiming she knows that he doesn't like to get photographed. Renai hears a scuffle and comes into the room to find Elise dead and Josh missing. She begins to run frantically about the house searching for Josh, and picks up Elise's camera. The picture in the camera is not of Josh, but of the old woman instead. Josh's hand is placed on her shoulder, and as she turns to face him she screams in horror. ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
8.
The Rite (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course. (114 mins.)
“ Directed by Mikael Håfström

Produced by Beau Flynn,Tripp Vinson

Written by Michael Petroni

Based on "The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist" by Matt Baglio

Starring : Anthony Hopkins,Colin O'Donoghue,Alice Braga

Plot:
Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue), disillusioned with his job as a mortician, decides to enter a seminary school and abdicate his vows upon completion, thereby getting a free college degree. Four years have passed, and Michael is being ordained to the diaconate at the seminary. However, after ordination, he writes a letter of resignation to his superior, Father Matthew, citing a lack of faith. Father Matthew (Toby Jones), apparently wanting to talk Michael out of his decision, attempts to catch up to Michael on the street. He trips as he walks over a curb, causing a cyclist to swerve into the path of an oncoming van. The cyclist Sandra (Marija Karan), a young woman is critically injured and, after seeing his clerical garb, believes Michael to be a priest and asks him for absolution. After initial hesitation and unable to refuse, Michael comforts her and performs the blessing ritual absolving her sins. Seeing how calmly he handled the situation, Father Matthew tells Michael he is called to be a priest, whether Michael believes this or not. He later approaches Michael with an invitation to travel to Rome in order to attend a class on exorcism. Michael reluctantly accepts after being told by Father Matthew that he will be levied a $100,000 student loan if he leaves immediately, but that if he still desires to resign from his position after taking the class, then they will discuss it then (hinting that he may be free to leave).

During classes, he meets a young woman, Angelina (Alice Braga), who is also taking the course. He soon learns that she is a reporter who has been asked to cover the course for an article in a newspaper. Realizing Michael is a skeptic and is very tentative in his faith, Father Xavier (Ciarán Hinds) later asks Michael to see a friend of his, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who is a renowned Welsh Jesuit exorcist. Michael agrees and meets Father Lucas at his home, where he sees one of the priest's patients: a pregnant sixteen-year-old girl, Rosaria. It is later revealed that she was raped by her father, which led to her possession. However, Michael remains skeptical, even after witnessing several preternatural events, such as the girl coughing up three long nails and fluently speaking English. She pointedly reminds Michael of the last patient he embalmed and of his loathing for his father. He later speaks with Angelina again, who asks him to relay the information that he gets from Father Lucas to her, as she has tried to get an interview with him many times but has been refused. Michael declines. Meanwhile, Rosaria's condition worsens, highlighted by when she tried to drown herself, prompting Father Lucas and Michael to have her taken to a hospital for further care. There, Father Lucas performs another exorcism on the girl while Michael observes. They leave the hospital room together with Michael while Father Lucas stays overnight outside the girl's room. Late that night, she miscarries; the baby dies from cardiac arrest and the mother from blood loss from major hemorrhaging. Disheartened, Father Lucas feels he has failed her. After Michael sees this he decides to confer with Angelina.

After the death of the young woman, Father Lucas begins behaving strangely, exhibiting signs of demonic possession. Michael and Angelina later find him sitting outside of his house in the rain. Father Lucas takes them into his house and, knowing himself to be possessed, tells Michael that he needs to find Father Xavier in order to perform the exorcism. Angelina and Michael try desperately to contact and find Father Xavier; however, they learn that he is out of contact for three days. Learning this, Michael decides to perform the exorcism on his own, with Angelina present. After constant rebuking by the demon and a long, drawn out fight, Michael regains his once lost faith and is able to force the demon to reveal its name, which is Baal. He completes the exorcism, and the powerful demon leaves Father Lucas. Successful, Michael leaves Rome, returning to the United States and to his life.

The final scene of the film shows Michael, now Father Michael Kovak, entering a confessional and beginning to hear a girl's confession, revealing that he has found his calling as a priest and did not resign. ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
9.
The Last Exorcism (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew. (87 mins.)
Director: Daniel Stamm
“ Directed by Daniel Stamm

Produced by Marc Abraham,Thomas Bliss,Eli Roth,Eric Newman

Written by Huck Botko,Andrew Gurland

Starring : Patrick Fabian,Ashley Bell,Iris Bahr

The film is told from the perspective of a disillusioned evangelical minister, who after years of performing exorcisms decides to participate in a documentary chronicling his last exorcism while exposing the fraud of his ministry. After receiving a letter from a farmer asking for help in driving out the devil, he meets the farmer's afflicted daughter. ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
10.
Dead Silence (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist. (89 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Directed by James Wan

Produced by Mark Burg,Oren Koules,Gregg Hoffman

Written by Leigh Whannell

Starring : Ryan Kwanten,Amber Valletta,Donnie Wahlberg,Bob Gunton

Jamie Ashen (Ryan Kwanten) and his wife, Lisa (Laura Regan), receive a mysterious ventriloquist doll in the mail, 'Billy', in an unmarked package with no return address. Jamie and Lisa wonder who would have sent the doll. Lisa then remembers a poem she knew when she was younger, about a woman named Mary Shaw.

Jamie disregards this and leaves to get dinner; Jamie returns to discover Lisa is dead with her tongue ripped out, and Billy is lying on the floor near her body. Detective Jim Lipton (Donnie Wahlberg) suspects Jamie of the murder, but there is no evidence against him. Jamie returns to his apartment and discovers that Billy belonged to Mary Shaw (Judith Roberts), a ventriloquist from his hometown of Ravens Fair.

Returning to the town for Lisa's funeral, he first confronts his estranged father about Mary Shaw. Jamie's father has suffered a stroke and is now wheel-chair bound, and he has a new wife, Ella (Amber Valletta), who takes care of him. His father and Ella remind him of the children's poem regarding Shaw and her penchant for cutting out her victims' tongues. "Beware the stare of Mary Shaw, she had no children – only dolls; and if you see her in your dreams, be sure you never, ever scream." Jamie leaves his fathers home, warning Ella that his father is a monster. After Lisa's funeral, Jamie wanders into an old cemetery where he finds Shaw's grave and those of her puppets. Marion (Joan Heney), the mortician's senile wife, warns him of the danger of Shaw's puppets, and he realizes he should rebury Billy. He does so, only to find the puppet in his room later in the night, accompanied by Lipton, still not convinced of Jamie's innocence. Jamie tells him about the poem, but Lipton is skeptical. The next morning, Jamie steals Billy from the detective, and he brings him to the mortician, Henry, who finally tells him about Mary Shaw.

Shaw was a famous ventriloquist whose ambition was to make the perfect puppet. One night at a performance, a young boy named Michael (Steven Taylor) heckled her, claiming that he could see Mary's lips moving. Mary quickly rebuffed this by presenting herself and Billy talking at the same time, and impressed the entire audience. Michael went missing shortly after. While his body was never found, Shaw was blamed, and the Ashen clan murdered her by cutting her tongue out. Her final wish was to turn her body into a ventriloquist's puppet and to be buried with her 101 puppets. Henry, at a very young age, wandered into his fathers mortuary and accidentally knocked the coffin over. Shaw's body came to life and she began approaching Henry. He survived because he covered his mouth to keep from screaming; Mary can only kill her victims when they scream. Henry's father then burst into the room, and discovered Henry cowering in the corner and Shaw's body on the floor.

Jamie investigates the theater and finds Shaw's dressing room. He discovers an old book with plans to make the perfect puppet. Jamie confronts his father later in the night and learns that the missing boy was his great-uncle. His father tells him that the boy's family murdered Shaw by forcing her to scream and then cut out her tongue. The men involved were then killed off one by one, found with their tongues ripped out. Their wives, children, and children's children all suffered the same fate. His father then tells him Shaw will come back for himself and Jamie as well. Lipton then arrives and tells Jamie that he exhumed Shaw's puppets' graves and that all of them are missing. Jamie then receives a phone call from Henry, telling him to go to the theater, when in truth Henry had just been murdered by Mary Shaw in the crawl space underneath his home. With the detective following close behind, Jamie returns to the theater and Shaw's living quarters. Discovering a hidden back room that Jamie didn't locate the first time, they find the body of Michael Ashen, murdered by Mary Shaw, strung up like a marionette, and 100 of Shaw's puppets placed in cases on the wall. Suddenly, one of the dolls begins talking to them. The doll, possessed by Shaw, tells them she wants to silence those who silenced her, and that she killed Lisa because she was pregnant.

Shaw herself appears behind the doll but Lipton shoots the doll and she disappears. She then begins materializing via the other dolls. After setting the room on fire, they run from the theater with Shaw's ghost chasing them. When the catwalk in which they are running collapses, Shaw kills Lipton in mid-fall after he screams. Jamie, however, continues to climb upward on the collapsed catwalk, only to be greeted by Mary Shaw when he reaches the top. He falls through the floor of the theater and lands in the flooded costume room of the theatre. Grabbing the fallen flashlight, he makes his escape. The theater burns down, destroying all of Shaw's dolls and puts an end to her reign of terror.

After he drives away, Jamie realizes that Billy is the only remaining puppet, and that the only way to get rid of Shaw is to destroy him. He goes to Henry, with who he had left Billy, only to discover that he is dead with his tongue ripped out. After Marion tells Jamie that his father took the doll, he returns to his father's house to destroy Billy. When he arrives, Mary Shaw reappears, but is forced to retreat when Jamie throws Billy into the fireplace. As she is forced back into the shadows, Jamie finds his father sitting in his wheelchair, staring blankly into space. As he approaches him, Jamie is horrified as he discovers his father is dead with his entire back hollowed out and replaced with a wooden shaft used in ventriloquist dummies. Jamie realizes his father had been wearing the same suit the entire time, and Ella had been at his side the entire time with her hand behind his back. He realizes that Ella is the perfect puppet that Shaw strove to make and has been using the elder Ashen's corpse as a puppet to lure Jamie. Ella heckles Jamie and Mary Shaw materializes again through her perfect puppet. Jamie screams as Mary Shaw attacks him, presumably taking his tongue. The film ends with the poem being recited as Shaw is looking through a scrap book with the pictures of her recent victims turned into dolls. ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
11.
Shutter (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. (97 mins.)
“ After celebrating at a drinking party with his close friends, Tun (Ananda Everingham), a photographer, and Jane(Natthaweeranuch Thongmee), get into a car accident. Jane hits a young woman. With much fear and bewilderment, Tun prohibits her from getting out of the car: they drive away, leaving the poor girl lying in the road.

Tun begins to discover mysterious white shadows and what appear to be faces in his photographs. A suspicious Jane thinks these images may be the ghost of the girl they hit on the road. Tun, who has been experiencing severe neck pains since the accident, visits a specialist. While a nurse attempts to measure his weight, to his dismay, he weighs approximately 120 kilograms. While collecting his medication via the counter, he hears a woman's voice that accuses him of being a liar and he runs away, traumatized. Unconvinced of the existence of the supernatural, Tun dismisses the idea of being haunted although his friends are also being disturbed by this mysterious girl.

Jane begins to investigate in the school's lab and discovers that the girl was Natre (Achita Sikamana), a shy young woman who had attended the same college as Tun. After confronting Tun, Tun admits that he and Natre were in a relationship, which Tun had kept secret from his friends. Natre loved Tun dearly and threatened to commit suicide when Tun abruptly broke off the relationship. Tun witnesses his friend, Tonn, committing suicide by jumping from his apartment balcony. Tun discovers that his two other close friends from college have also committed suicide. Believing that they have been coerced into doing so by Natre's ghost, Tun becomes convinced that he will be next.

The haunting of Tun by Natre's ghost escalates, so he and Jane visit Natre's mother. At her house, they discover the decaying body of Natre in her bedroom. They learn that Natre had committed suicide by jumping off the roof of a hospital, but her mother could not bear to have her cremated. Tun and Jane spend the night in a hotel, where Tun wakes up and is confronted by Natre's ghost. Tun tries to escape but is pursued; ultimately, while trying to get away, he falls off a fire escape and is injured. Natre's funeral is held the following day, after which Jane hopes that everything will return to normal.

However, on returning to Bangkok, Jane collects some photographs. One of the films shows a series of shadowy images of Natre in Tun's apartment. Investigating further, Jane finds a set of negatives hidden behind the bookcase. She develops the negatives to find photographs in which Tun's friends—the ones who committed suicide—are sexually assaulting Natre. Utterly disgusted by her findings, a teary Jane questions Tun. Tun admits that he witnessed the rape but did nothing to stop his friends, and that he was the one who had taken those photos. He says he did it out of peer pressure and has never forgiven himself, but Jane leaves him.

Knowing that he is still haunted by Natre, Tun takes a series of Polaroid photographs in his apartment in an attempt to find her. Having no success, he throws the camera across the room in a rage, only for it to go off, taking a photograph of Tun. Giving Tun a rude shock, the Polaroid develops, showing Natre sitting on Tun's shoulders, the truth behind his ongoing neck pain. In the ensuing confrontation, a disbelieving Tun jumps from the window, trying to escape from Natre.

The final scene shows a badly bandaged Tun slumping over in a hospital bed while Jane visits him. As the door swings closed behind Jane, the glass reflection of Tun features Natre still sitting on his shoulders. ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
12.
Grave Encounters (2011)
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For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true. (92 mins.)
 
13.
The Amityville Horror (2005)
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Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before. (90 mins.)
Director: Andrew Douglas
 
14.
The Tunnel (2011)
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An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them. (90 mins.)
Director: Carlo Ledesma
 
15.
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
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Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater. (82 mins.)
 
16.
The Last House on the Left (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics. (110 mins.)
Director: Dennis Iliadis
 
17.
The Ward (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost. (89 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
18.
Stigmata (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (103 mins.)
 
19.
Walled In (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A demolition company agent uncovers the horrifying secrets held within a building she's having razed. (91 mins.)
 
20.
House of Wax (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous. (88 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
 
21.
Book of Blood (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A paranormal expert discovers a house that is at the intersection of so-called "highways" transporting souls in the afterlife. (100 mins.)
Director: John Harrison
 
22.
100 Feet (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After Marnie Watson kills her abusive husband in self-defense, she is condemned to house arrest... only to discover that the house is possessed by the enraged and violent spirit of her dead husband. (96 mins.)
Director: Eric Red
 
23.
Dark Water (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident. (105 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
24.
1408 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror. (104 mins.)
 
25.
Atrocious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Two teenage siblings endure a terrifying experience while investigating a rural legend near their family's vacation home. (75 mins.)
 
26.
One Missed Call (2003)
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People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths. (112 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
27.
Stay Alive (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
For a group of teens, the answer to the mysterious death of their old friend lies within the world of an online video game based on the true story of an ancient noblewoman known as the Blood Countess. (85 mins.)
 
28.
Ghost Ship (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A salvage crew that discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea soon notices, as they prepare to tow it back to land, that strange things happen. (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Beck
 
29.
The Ruins (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins. (90 mins.)
Director: Carter Smith
 
30.
The Grudge (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
 
31.
The Conjuring (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. (112 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Wonderful movie. Very scary. ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
32.
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily. (106 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Scary.....very much!! ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
33.
Dark Skies (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them. (97 mins.)
Director: Scott Stewart
“ Nice.. ” - Dipto Mukherjee
 
34.
Sinister (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s. (110 mins.)
 
35.
The Apparition (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A couple is haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment. (83 mins.)
Director: Todd Lincoln
 
36.
Mama (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young couple take in their two nieces only to suspect that a foreboding evil has latched itself to their family. (100 mins.)
Director: Andy Muschietti
 
37.
The Woman in Black (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. (95 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
 
38.
The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
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. (88 mins.)
 
39.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After Carlos, a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War, arrives at an ominous boy's orphanage he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. (106 mins.)
 
40.
Orphan (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. (123 mins.)
 
41.
The Awakening (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves. (107 mins.)
Director: Nick Murphy