These films have elements of ghosts, demons, and all things paranormal that may not be everyone's cup of tea but are unmissable nonetheless.
The horror movie genre has a vast number of films under it. There are so many horror movies that are released every single year and there is no way to know what is worth spending time on. While not all our tastes and interests may match, there are some movies that can be considered good, irrespective of our subjective preferences. Thanks to the internet, we can make a well-informed decision when it comes to picking a movie to watch.
Redditors have shared some of the best supernatural horror movies that we should all watch, according to them. These films have elements of ghosts, demons, and all things paranormal that may not be everyone's cup of tea, but are unmissable nonetheless. Here are some of the films listed by the users on the site:
A classic horror movie, this 1973 film follows a young girl named Regan, who starts behaving bizarrely after playing with an Ouija board. Her mother then consults two priests who find that Regan is possessed by a demonic entity and proceed to carry out an exorcism.
This 1999 movie by M. Night Shyamalan follows Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist, who starts treating a frightened, withdrawn young boy. He is actually a medium who communicates with spirits. The line: "I see dead people" went on to become an iconic dialogue from the film.
This is a 2018 psychological horror film written and directed by Ari Aster. It depicts the events that follow the death of the Graham family matriarch. Strange things start occurring and the horrifying truth about the family's ancestry begins to come to light.
Another horror film that has gone on to become a classic is The Shining, based on the book of the same name by Stephen King. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the film follows Jack and his family who move into an isolated hotel with a violent past. Living in isolation, Jack begins to lose his sanity, influenced by the supernatural forces that inhabit the hotel, endangering his family as well.
This supernatural film started off the Conjuring Universe of films with some of the scariest movies to be released in recent times. The first film follows the Perron family haunting that happens after they move into a new house. Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga), who were also real-life paranormal investigators, help the family understand the nature of the dark, supernatural presence in the house.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson is a novel that has inspired several adaptations including the recent Mike Flanagan Netflix series. In the 1999 film, The Haunting, starring Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, and Lili Taylor, Dr. Marrow enlists Theo, Luke, and Nell for a study of sleep disorders at the Hill House. Soon, the terrifying truth about the mansion is revealed and everyone is found fighting for their lives.
This classic 1968 film follows a young, pregnant woman in Manhattan who begins to suspect that her elderly neighbors are members of a Satanic cult. She thinks they are grooming her in order to use her baby for their rituals.
This 2017 horror film follows the story of four friends who go on a trip into the Swedish wilderness. The trip turns murky as they try to mend their strained relationships. But soon they realize that they are not alone in the forest.
This 1984 classic horror, slasher film follows the story of a young girl who realizes that she has to stay awake at any cost to avoid the clawed killer who is butchering her friends one by one in their dreams. The iconic serial killer, Freddy Krueger, was introduced to the world in this film.
Last but not least is The Grudge. This 2004 supernatural horror film is a remake of Takashi Shimizu's 2002 Japanese horror film Ju-On: The Grudge. It follows the story of an American nurse living and working in Tokyo who is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse. It locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading it to another victim.