The Best Horror-Supernatural-Ghost-Paranormal Movies Listby awneee | created - 16 Aug 2011 | updated - 21 Oct 2013 | Public
This is a list of horror movies which I personally liked. I am a big fan of horror movies!!!watching horror movies is my favorite time pass. I like horror which deals with ghosts, spirits, haunting, devil, demon, paranormal or supernatural stuffs. With this list I just want to highlight some of the very best in the horror Genre which I liked. I keep updating the list with any movie which I watch and find it worth keeping in my collection. I believe no horror fan would be disappointed with any of the movies mentioned in this list. AND MOST IMPORTANT....THIS LIST IN NOT IN THE ORDER BEST TO WORST.....Read my comments to verify how much i liked that movies
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1. The Exorcist (1973)
R | 122 min | Horror
When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Votes: 412,747 | Gross: $232.91M
It’s a gripping tale of horror, probably unmatched in this genre. This movie is an ideal in terms of graphic horror, interesting story, fair performances and perfect presentation. Not a critically acclaimed movie, but it will satisfy all horror fans appetite for horror. For me it’s 10 out of 10 (masterpiece)
2. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.
Votes: 37,500 | Gross: $41.82M
This is a prequel to the legendary exorcist, it has all the elements which made the first part of this series a phenomenal and trend setting movie. I found the story fascinating; the climax was overwhelming, performance wise the lead actors were really good. The movie was both scary and interesting.
3. The Rite (2011)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
American seminary student Michael Kovak travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.
Votes: 99,401 | Gross: $33.05M
Anthony Hopkins was outstanding in this movie, his performance especially at the climax made this movie a must see for any horror fan. Overall nice direction and a well-presented movie, it’s a classic exorcism movie. I enjoyed it to the fullest.
4. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.
Votes: 132,379 | Gross: $75.07M
It’s a commercial horror movie based on true events. The courtroom scenes were nicely presented and they generated a lot of interest. The film was scary and mysteriously interesting. Overall it’s a good horror movie. I was satisfied and impressed with the movie unlike many others. I believe, this movie is underrated and deserves much better.
5. Shutter (II) (2004)
Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Thrilling movie!! I had no clue before watching this movie, about the quality of Asian horror movies. The last scene of this movie gives me chills even today. A must watch for everyone who appreciates good horror movies. This is simply outstanding.
6. The Skeleton Key (2005)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Votes: 117,226 | Gross: $47.81M
It’s a good suspense horror movie, loved the elements of Voodo. The climax or rather the anticlimax was cool. I enjoyed the movie.
7. The Evil Dead (1981)
NC-17 | 85 min | Horror
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
Votes: 213,713 | Gross: $2.40M
Evil dead is all about gore, graphics horror and a some really scary stuffs…… full on commercial horror flick……. I enjoy it every time I watch. It’s a vintage classic in the horror genre.
8. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Approved | 137 min | Drama, Horror
A young couple trying for a baby moves into an aging, ornate apartment building on Central Park West, where they find themselves surrounded by peculiar neighbors.
This movie is falls in the Satan worship cult category, critically acclaimed and great direction. I found it a bit slow paced but definitely enjoyable to the core.
9. Angel Heart (1987)
X | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.
Votes: 90,171 | Gross: $17.19M
Mickey Rourke was phenomenal in the movie, so was the stylish Robert di Nero. It’s a deadly movie never the less with outstanding direction and with superb performances and presentation. The element of suspense and mystery with unconventional horror makes it a classic and a must watch film for everyone.
10. The Devil's Advocate (1997)
R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An exceptionally-adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss--the biggest opportunity of his career to date.
Votes: 376,791 | Gross: $60.98M
It’s not an out and out typical horror movie, but it’s definitely one of my all-time favorite. Both Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino were great in the movie. One of the unforgettable quotes of the movie actually gives the essence of the movie; it’s from the devil himself which says “Vanity is my favorite Sin”. Great Movie…… Thoroughly Entertaining!!!
11. The Legend of Hell House (1973)
PG | 95 min | Horror
A physicist, his wife and two mediums are hired to investigate the Belasco House, where 27 guests had inexplicably died in 1927, along with most of a team of paranormal investigators that was sent in the early 1950s.
It’s a haunted house movie, gave me the feel of a classic horror novel. Enjoyed it
12. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.
Votes: 71,699 | Gross: $8.95M
Scary….. Stephen king style…… Backed with good performances and graphic horror the movie satisfied my appetite for horror.
13. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Votes: 1,029,318 | Gross: $44.02M
This is Simply the Best……. I will just say…. This movie combines the genius of Stanley Kubrick, Stephen King and Jack Nicholson…. Rest is history…..
14. An American Haunting (2005)
PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An invisible entity haunts a 19th century family, and family secrets soon begin to surface.
Votes: 26,172 | Gross: $16.30M
Good horror…… based on a true event as it says…….. Was satisfied with movie totally and I would recommend it as one of the better horror movies.
R | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.
Votes: 328,157 | Gross: $105.26M
There have been numerous movies about Vampires, this is the best according to me, loved the performance of Brad Pitt. Can’t imagine any other horror movie which has such a star cast.
16. Poltergeist (1982)
PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller
A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.
Votes: 167,665 | Gross: $76.61M
Its a Steven Spielberg Horror movie......watched it long time back....the memory is still fresh.....scary and enjoyable
17. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
PG-13 | 99 min | Horror
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
Votes: 206,863 | Gross: $42.10M
The movie did not drag me to hell but definately scared the hell out of me...... real scary and fast track horror... out and out scary flick
18. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A frightened, withdrawn Philadelphia boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 997,334 | Gross: $293.51M
This is the Best movie by Night Shyamalan according to me...... a must watch......
19. Paranormal Activity (2007)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.
Votes: 243,558 | Gross: $107.92M
Had very low expectations from the movie before watching.....but after watching this movie...... i must say was really impressed with this innovation in the style of presentation.
20. 1408 (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Votes: 278,089 | Gross: $71.99M
Great performance by John Cusack......loved this movie
21. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who lives in her darkened old family house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that the home is haunted.
Votes: 371,350 | Gross: $96.52M
The element of mystery and suspense make it a gripping movie, the performance of Nicole Kidman was outstanding. No graphic horror but great story and superb presentation makes the movie a spine chilling experience. I had no clue what the climax was going to unfold and was amazed at the end of the movie.
22. The Ring Two (2005)
PG-13 | 110 min | Horror, Mystery
6 months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.
Votes: 97,570 | Gross: $76.23M
This according to me is the best in the Ring series. After watching the first part i was eagerly waiting to watch the climax. Must say the Japanese version is also amazing.
23. Insidious (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.
Votes: 313,256 | Gross: $54.01M
This scared me death...... 10 out of 10
24. The Grudge (2004)
PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 146,539 | Gross: $110.36M
Another Japanese style Horror movie...... Loved it.....
25. Stir of Echoes (1999)
R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After being hypnotized by his sister-in-law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.
Votes: 83,013 | Gross: $21.13M
Kevin Bacon was great in this movie.... overall a nice horror flick
26. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
R | 104 min | Horror
A dysfunctional family moves into a new house, which proves to be satanic, resulting in the demonic possession of their teenage son.
Votes: 11,997 | Gross: $12.53M
This according to me was the Best among all the numerous movies in the Amityville series
27. Prince of Darkness (1987)
R | 102 min | Horror
A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church, but when they open the container, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and an evil force on all humanity.
Votes: 45,755 | Gross: $14.18M
Great story, amazing concept....... enjoyed every bit of it
28. Suspiria (1977)
R | 92 min | Crime, Horror
An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.
This is about witches.....Dario Argento style.....enjoyable
29. The Beyond (1981)
R | 87 min | Horror
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.
Votes: 23,524 | Gross: $0.12M
Lot of gore in the movie..... overall scary.....not bad
30. Pet Sematary (1989)
R | 103 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
Votes: 107,040 | Gross: $57.47M
Stephen King story.....interesting....nice presentation.... i liked it
31. One Missed Call (2003)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery
People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, foretelling their deaths.
Good horror movie..... has all the elements to satisfy the appetite for horror.....
32. The Eye (2008)
PG-13 | 98 min | Horror, Mystery
Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.
Votes: 54,284 | Gross: $31.42M
Nice movie......some scenes especially in the second half of the movies is scary.....overall satisfactory
33. Burnt Offerings (1976)
PG | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A family moves into a large old mansion in the countryside which seems to have a mysterious and sinister power over its new residents.
Old fashioned horror movie......the climax is interesting
34. Darkness Falls (2003)
PG-13 | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.
Votes: 32,271 | Gross: $32.55M
Scary never the less..... a typical modern day horror movie....good story with action and horror
35. Boogeyman (2005)
PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has never stopped haunting him.
Votes: 31,544 | Gross: $46.75M
36. The Omen (1976)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?
Votes: 122,425 | Gross: $4.27M
This is a classic...... unparalleled
37. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror
An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
Votes: 26,278 | Gross: $19.60M
This movie is all about Voodoo…… It’s my favorite among all Wes Craven’s movies…… the movie has all the elements and superb performances to haunt you for a long time
38. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
R | 106 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets which he must uncover.
Votes: 67,677 | Gross: $0.75M
Nice horror flick
39. Dark Water (2002)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.
As good as the Japanese original....... good qualily horror film
40. Gothika (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A depressed psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.
Votes: 114,665 | Gross: $59.69M
A typical ghost revenge flick......not bad
41. Case 39 (2009)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.
Votes: 88,527 | Gross: $13.25M
Some scary sequences……overall a satisfactory horror flick
42. The Changeling (1980)
R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery
After the death of his wife and daughter in a car crash, a music professor staying at a long-vacant Seattle mansion is dragged into a decades-old mystery by an inexplicable presence in the mansion's attic.
It’s an old fashioned haunted house movie…….. liked it….. the story was good with the element of mystery
43. Dracula (1992)
R | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Votes: 221,616 | Gross: $82.52M
The Best Dracula film according to me
44. Ghost Story (1981)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller