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Here we focus on anything supernatural, from ghosts and ghouls to werewolves and demons. If your nightmare has come from beyond the grave or from the bowels of hell, you will find a movie about it here.

Ghosts, witches, stories of the strange and unknown are all here in our top supernatural tv shows list. If you like weird and spooky, this is the section for you.
 

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nightmare10 Cloverfeild Lane (2016)

A woman wakes up after a crash in an underground bunker where two men insist that the surface of Earth is uninhabitable. Will she figure out the truth of who she is trapped with before it is too late?

Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead,
John Gallagher, Jr., Bradley Cooper, and Suzanne Cryer
Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg

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  1408 (2007)

A jaded writer who specializes in debunking paranormal events encounters a force that he cannot explain after checking into room 1408 of a haunted hotel

Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mary McCormack

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American Horror Story (TV Show 2011-)

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted/murder house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show and a hotel.

Starring: Evan Peters as Jimmy Darling
Sarah Paulson as Bette Tattler
Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars

 


Being Human (TV Show 2011-2014)

Three twenty-somethings share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire.

Starring: Sam Witwer as Aidan Waite
Meaghan Rath as Sally Malik
Sam Huntington as Josh Levison

 


Big Bad Wolves (2014)

A series of brutal murders sets three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim, out for revenge, a vigilante police detective acting outside the law, and the prime suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released because of a police blunder.

Starring: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tazhi Grad
Directed by: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
Written by: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado

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scary-nightmaresBlair Witch (2016)

After his sister disappeared 17 years earlier, her brother and his friends go to the Black Hills Forrest to get to the bottom of her disappearance. While investigating they find out that there is more truth to the Blair Witch legend than they thought.

Starring: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson, and Valorie Curry.
Directed by: Adam Wingard
Written by: Simon Barrett

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horrorBone Tomahawk (2015)

Set in the old West, a sheriff, a deputy, a cowboy, and a gunslinger set out to rescue three people kidnapped by a savage group of cave dwellers.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox
Directed and Written by: S. Craig Zahler

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scary-movieThe Boy (2016)

Greta is hired as the nanny for the Heelshire’s son, Brahms. Upon her arrival, things are not as they seemed. The Heelshire’s leave Greta in charge with a list of rules for caring for their “boy”. When the list is ignored, strange things begin to occur. Will Greta make it out alive?

Starring: Lauren Cohan and Rupert Evans
Directed by: William Brent Bell
Written by: Stacey Meneger

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nightmare-horrorsThe Conjuring 2 (2016)

Paranormal investigators travel to Enfield, England to help a family that is experienceing poltergeist activity. They become convinced of the spirit’s existence when the family’s youngest daughter shows signs of possession.

Starring:
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Simon McBurney, and Franka Potente.
Directed by: James Wan

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horrorCrimson Peak (2015)

After becoming enamored with Thomas Sharpe, a mysterious stranger, Edith is swept away to Tomas’ mansion in England. Once there she uncovers a sinister secrect held by her new husband and his sister. Will she be able to escape before she becomes another victim?

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska
Directed and Written by: Guillermo del Toro

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Cursed (2005)

In this tongue-in-cheek adventure from Wes Craven, a werewolf on the rampage in Los Angeles attacks a teen brother and sister, leaving them infected and cursed.

Stars: Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg, and Joshua Jackson

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Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

New York city police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) is investigating a series of crimes. Joining forces with an eccentric priest (Edgar Ramirez) who is knowledgeable in demonic rituals, he fights the dark forces that terrorize the city.

Starring: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Written by: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson

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nightmareDon’t Breathe (2016)

Three friends are trapped inside a house they were trying to rob by a blind veteran who is more than he seems.

Starring:Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, and Stephen Lang.
Directed by: Fede Álvarez

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Evil Dead 2 (1987)

Ash, the sole survivor of THE EVIL DEAD, returns to the same cabin in the woods and once again battles with the forces of the dead, including the reanimated corpse of his girlfriend, and his own body parts.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Denise Bixler, and Sarah Barry

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The Exorcist (1973)

When a teenaged girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.

Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Lee J. Cobb

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scary-movieThe Final Girls (2015)

When going to see the horror movie that her deceased mother starred in, Max and her friends are transported into the movie and must use there knowledge of the horror genre to survive.

Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Nina Dobrev, Malin Åkerman, and Alexander Ludwig
Directed by:Todd Strauss-Schulson
Written by: Joshua John Miller, M.A. Fortin

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Friday the 13th Part 6 – Jason Lives (1986)

The unstoppable Jason Voorhees returns as a supernatural zombie. Resurrected after being impaled on a metal pole during a lightning storm, he resumes his epic killing spree without missing a beat.

Stars: Thom Matthews, Davide Kagen, and Jennifer Cooke

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Grand Piano (2013)

Just moments before he begins playing onstage in his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written in his sheet music that threatens the life of his wife (who is in the audience) if he hits even one wrong note.

Starring: Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishé
Directed by: Eugenio Mira
Written by: Damien Chazelle

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The Grudge (2004)

In this American remake of the Japanese horror classic, an American student working at a Japanese health center encounters a mysterious curse. Soon she finds herself fighting for her own sanity – and finally her survival.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bill Pullman, and William Mapother

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Halloween (1978)

An insane murderer institutionalized since childhood escapes and goes on a homicidal rampage while his doctor desperately pursues him.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, and P.J. Soles

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The Haunting (1963)

Based on the novel by Shirley Jackson, this critically-acclaimed thriller tells the tale of a small group of people, including an unstable young woman, who spend a night in a sinister house.

Stars: Julie Harris, Russ Tamblyn, and Claire Bloom

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The Haunting (1999)

This remake of the 1963 film trades the mood and minimalism of its predecessor for lavish set design and CGI extravagance. But the basic premise is the same: a small group of people by themselves in a scary house at night.

Stars: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Lili Taylor

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Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Kirsty is locked in a mental hospital after her ordeal with the horrific Cenobites in the originalHELLRAISER. Hospital director Dr. Channard takes a strong interest in her story and has plans for her in his ongoing occult investigations.

Stars: Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham, and Clare Higgins

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House of 1,000 Corpses (2003)

As they run low on gas while driving cross-country in search of the ultimate American roadside attraction, a group of teens come across a museum of oddities, and grow fixated on investigating the mystery of a fabled local psycho known as Dr. Satan.

Stars: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, and Karen Black

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House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Steven Price, an eccentric millionaire, invites a group of people to a supposedly haunted mansion that was once the site of an insane asylum. Price offers his guests $1,000,000 each if they can spend the whole night at the old house and not flee in terror.

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, and Ali Larter

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I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House (2016)

A live-in nurse suspects that her employer’s house is haunted.

Starring: Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Bob Balaban, and Lucy Boynton.
Directed and Written by: Oz Perkins

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horror-filmThe Invitation (2016)

When attending a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, a man begins to suspect that his ex has more in store for her guests than just dinner.

Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman and Emayatzy Corinealdi.
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Written by: Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi

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horrorIt Follows (2015)

After having sex for the first time with her boyfriend, Jay finds out that she has been cursed. Death now follows her, stalking her. Will she be able to defeat it with the help of her friends?

Starring:, Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, and Lili Sepe
Directed and Written By:David Robert Mitchell

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Jaws (1975)

When a gigantic great white shark menaces the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

Stars: Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw

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The Legend of Hell House (1973)

Four people alleged to have extrasensory powers have gathered to spend a weekend in a house which is supposedly haunted, and either confirm or debunk the presence of ghosts.

Stars: Roddy McDowell, Pamela Franklin, and Clive Revill

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The Messengers (2007)

A spiritual darkness spreads over a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota. The farm’s unsuspecting owners, the Solomon family, are torn by suspicion, turmoil, and eventually murder.

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Penelope Ann Miller, and John Corbett

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Night Gallery (TV Show 1969-1973)

Similar in format to Serling’s much more famous “Twilight Zone” series. Each week we get a new tale, represented by a painting in an old museum. Whereas the tales in “Twilight Zone” were more science fiction, these tales have a darker, more horrific edge.

Starring: Rod Serling as the Host
Larry Watson as Chauffeur
Joanna Pettet as Claire Foster


A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A child molester burned alive by enraged parents comes back from the dead to take the lives of children in their dreams, in director Wes Craven’s classic horror story.

Stars: Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, and John Saxon

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Oculus (2014)

A sister is convinced that her brother, convicted years ago of murdering their parents, is innocent of the charges, and sets about to prove that the true culprit is a sinister supernatural phenomenon.

Starring: Karen Gillian, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Written by: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard

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The Others (2001)

A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, and Elaine Cassidy

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The Outer Limits (TV Show 1963-1965)

Anthology science fiction episodes with a different cast each week. Tending toward the hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution it tries to examine in each show some form of the question, “What is the nature of man?”

Starring: Bob Johnson as Anthean
Ben Wright as Elder of Luminos
William Douglas as Aabel as Eros Creature


Paranormal Activity (2009)

Katie and Micah are a young couple who’ve just moved into their new home in San Diego. Katie believes that malignant spirits have accompanied her since childhood, but Micah is skeptical…

Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, and Mark Fredrichs

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Poltergeist (1982)

In a seemingly peaceful and manicured California suburb, the Freeling family’s home life is shattered when their daughter Carol Anne is abducted by malevolent spirits which soon take over the house.

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, and Heather O’Rourke

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ghost-moviePoltergeist (2015)

Life seems ideal for this suburban family until the youngest daughter begins talking to imaginary friends that turn out to be ghosts. Soon after spooky occurances start to happen.

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, and Jane Adams.
Directed By:Gil Kenan

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Psycho (1960)

A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother

Stars: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, and Janet Leigh

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The Ring (2002)

A bizarre videotape makes the rounds in Seattle. Full of unsettling imagery and strange sounds, its viewers receive a phone call after watching it that tells them they will die in seven days.

Stars: Naomi Watts, Daveigh Chase, and Martin Henderson

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The Ring 2 (2005)

In an effort to leave their ordeal in Seattle behind, Rachel and her son relocate to a small town in Oregon. After finding a job writing for the local newspaper, Rachel learns of an unexplained murder that leads her to believe her supernatural troubles have not ended.

Stars: Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, and Elizabeth Perkins

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Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.

Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon

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Saw IV (2007)

In this fourth installment of the grisly Saw franchise, the demented killer Jigsaw targets the only remaining law enforcement officer to have touched the case, SWAT Commander Rigg.

Stars: Tobin Bell, Lyriq Bent, and Scott Patterson

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Se7en (1995)

A gritty and atmospheric crime thriller about two cops, one new and one about to retire, pursuing a serial killer who’s using the seven deadly sins as his MO.

Stars: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Gwyneth Paltrow

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The Shining (1980)

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.

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd

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The Shunned House (2003)

Based on an H.P. Lovecraft story, “The Shunned House” tells the stories of three people who died within the confines of a troubled chateau. While each tale comes from a different time period, their cumulative effect reveals the house’s hidden and tortured past.

Stars: Giuseppe Lorusso, Michael Segal, and Silvia Ferreri

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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn

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Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Director Tim Burton puts his own distinctive stamp on Washington Irving’s tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. In this telling, Crane is a New York City detective whose idiosyncratic methods have made him unpopular with his colleagues.

Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Jeffrey Jones

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fearSplit (2016)

Three young girls are abducted by a man with split personalites, one of them a kidnapping murderer. Will the murdering personality win out, or will Kevin’s other 23 personalites prevail?

Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Betty Buckley.
Directed and Written by: M. Night Shyamalan

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Stir of Echoes (1999)

Tom Witzky is a typical working-class guy living in Chicago with his wife and son. One night at a party, he gets into a lively discussion with his sister-in-law, who believes in psychic communication and hypnosis…

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas, and Kevin Dunn

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

When Sally hears that the Texas cemetery where her grandfather is buried has been vandalized, she and her friends pile into a van to see if grandpa’s remains are still in one piece. While in the area, they decide to visit grandfather’s old farmhouse.

Stars: Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, and Gunnar Hansen

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Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

After the Kriticos family moves into an isolated house, they stumble on its peculiar secret: it contains an elaborate, high-tech battery of moving glass walls that trap spirits inside. The spirits, which are only visible with specially-made spectacles, want to break out of their containment.

Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, and Alec Roberts

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Tusk (2014)

A podcaster (Justin Long) becomes the target of a sadistic killer while trying to score an interview with a misanthropic adventure-seeker (Michael Parks).

Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Justin Long, Genesis Rodriguez
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Written by: Kevin Smith

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The Twilight Zone (TV Show 1959-1964)

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension – a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.

Starring: Rod Serling as the Narrator
Robert McCord as Waiter
Jay Overholts as Cowboy #2


scary-filmThe Visit (2015)

Two children are sent to visit their mother’s parents for the first time. When strange things begin to happen after bedtime, they have to figure out what is wrong and get help before their grandparents kill them.

Starring: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, and Kathryn Hahn
Directed and Written By:M. Night Shyamalan

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ghost-movieWe Are Still Here (2015)

After the death of their son, The Sacchettis move to a home in New England to recover from their loss. Will they become the unwitting sacrifice to the house’s evil?

Starring:Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Larry Fessenden, Lisa Marie, and Monte Markham
Directed and Written By: Ted Geoghegan

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frightening-nightmaresThe Witch (2016)

When a family of puritains start a new life on a farm by the woods, they find they are not alone when they encounter an evil force.

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson.
Directed and Written by: Robert Eggers

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