Supernatural Horror Movies

Supernatural horror movies are my favorite. Whenever I’m on my Roku, I usually zoom right to the horror category. Netflix, Tubi, Hulu–they all know my taste and try to serve them to me in my recommendations. Regardless, I always scroll down to see if there’s anything new (or old) that I want to watch. Here, I’m sharing with my favorites with you. Enjoy!

Supernatural Horror

The Exorcist

When a single mother moves with her daughter to an apartment in a new city, they experience many odd occurrences after the daughter comes in contact with a Ouija board. As the daughter’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, doctors attempt a diagnosis, but nothing conclusive can be found.

Her condition worsens to the point that her issues transcend the physical when eventually a priest is called in.  What begins as a battle of an unknown medical condition turns into all out war with the Devil!

Based on true events, this is the world’s most famous story of demon possession. Aside from being incredibly scary, it includes some of the most unnerving imagery ever filmed. Since the movie is close to 50 years old, that tells you how good it is!

If you have never seen the Exorcist, trust me, you need to. But be warned, this one will be hard to watch all by yourself!

(1973) Starring:  Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow / Directed by William Friedkin

Thir13een Ghosts

A remake of a 1950s classic, 13 Ghosts is an entertaining supernatural film that doesn’t take itself too seriously. A very unique house is used to capture spirits and hold them prisoner and a 13th ghost is need to complete a spell to unleash unworldly power. Filled with horrifying images of scary ghosts, it is visually stunning yet with occasional humorous moments.

(2001) Starring: Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, Embeth Davidtz / Directed by: Steve Beck

The Taking of Deborah Logan

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are well-known, but when your mother starts levitating you may be dealing with something no doctor can cure you of. This movie is creepy, but good and twisty. Read more about it here.

(2014) Starring: Jill Logan, Anne Ramsey, Michelle Ang / Directed by: Adam Robitel

The Grudge

When a very angry man kills his wife and family, their home becomes cursed. The victims of this brutal slaying haunt the house and attach themselves to the people who live there. Stars Sarah Michelle Geller. Probably one of the scariest haunted house movies in a long time.

(2004) Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall / Directed by: Takashi Shimizu


It is said that whenever things go bad, you can find the Devil at work.  And so it goes with this group of people trapped on an elevator with no way out

(2010) Starring: Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine / Directed by John Erick Dowdle


This dark, creepy haunted house movie involves a haunted mirror. Here’s why I’m glad I watched it even though I didn’t think it would be any good. For more detail, you can read what I wrote about it, here.

(2013)  Starring: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites  /  Directed by: Mike Flanagan

The Abandoned

This film is stunning from a cinematic sense. An American woman inherits her family home back in Russia. When she goes to pay a visit, she discovers that the house is in fact, not empty. It is inhabited by herself. The paranormally savvy know that a doppleganger is the image of oneself. It is seen before death or accidents as a type of warning or aid. This dark and mysterious film will give you that disturbing feeling you only get from a good haunted house movie.

(2006) Starring: Anastasia Hille, Karel Roden, Valentin Goshev / Directed by: Nacho Cerda

Wind Chill

Two college students share a ride home over Christmas break. To save time, they take a detour but end up on the roadside, cold and alone in the dark.  As the hours pass, they realize that the area where they’re stranded is haunted, and a long-ago murder replays in front of their eyes.

(2007) Starring: Emily Blunt, Ashton Holmes, Martin Donovan / Directed by: Gregory Jacobs

It Follows

This film faintly resembles The Ring and is scary as hell. Read here why I think you should watch it.

(2014) Starring: Maika Monroe and Keir Gilchrist / Directed by David Robert Mitchell

Some other supernatural horror movies you might be interested in…

The Marsh isn’t one of the best ghost movies, but it’s worth a watch.

What do YOU think? Have seen any good supernatural horror movies you want to tell us about? Post a comment!

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