Night of the Spirit World (Seances in film)

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1. The Changeling (1980)

R | 107 min | Horror

70 Metascore

A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh

Votes: 27,799

2. Blood Orgy of the She-Devils (1973)

PG | 73 min | Horror, Thriller

Lorraine and Mark enter the world of witchcraft where Mara foretells the future and helps them remember their past lives. When a series of mysterious murders begin to occur, they turn to Dr. Helsford for advice.

Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Lila Zaborin, Victor Izay, Tom Pace, Leslie McRay

Votes: 588

3. The Legend of Hell House (1973)

PG | 95 min | Horror

Physicist Lionel Barrett and his wife lead a team of mediums into the Belasco House, which is supposedly haunted by the victims of its late owner, a six-foot-five serial killer.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt, Pamela Franklin, Clive Revill

Votes: 11,424

4. The Devil Commands (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Scientist becomes obsessed with the idea of communicating with his dead wife.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anne Revere, Amanda Duff, Richard Fiske

Votes: 874

5. Séance (2006)

R | 88 min | Horror

In an attempt to rid their dorm of a troublesome little girl ghost a group of college students inadvertently bring back the little girl's killer.

Director: Mark L. Smith | Stars: Bridget Shergalis, Tori White, Chauntal Lewis, Kandis Fay

Votes: 786

6. You'll Find Out (1940)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Kay Kyser, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 996

7. From Beyond the Grave (1974)

PG | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror

An anthology of four short horror stories revolving around a British antique shop and its mysterious owner.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Peter Cushing, Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael, Diana Dors

Votes: 3,511

8. Drag Me to Hell (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

83 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Ruth Livier, Lorna Raver

Votes: 181,106 | Gross: $42.10M

9. The House That Would Not Die (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror

A woman and her niece move into an ancestral house in the Amish countryside haunted by two ghosts from the Revolutionary War.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Egan, Michael Anderson Jr., Kitty Winn

Votes: 598

10. Poltergeist (1982)

PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller

79 Metascore

A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 134,097 | Gross: $76.61M

11. Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)

115 min | Crime, Drama

A medium and her husband stage a kidnapping in order for her to pretend to solve the crime and achieve fame.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Lacey, Marie Burke

Votes: 5,501

12. Seance: The Summoning (2011)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

Four friends decide to record themselves having a séance. When they summon a demon by mistake they'll have to find a way to drive the demon out before it destroys them all.

Director: Alex Wright | Stars: Bobby Campo, Nazneen Contractor, Chris Olivero, Devon Ogden

Votes: 752

13. Night of the Ghouls (1959)

Unrated | 69 min | Horror

A phony spiritualist raises the dead.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Kenne Duncan, Duke Moore, Tor Johnson, Valda Hansen

Votes: 2,107

14. Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

52 Metascore

A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell

Votes: 87,121 | Gross: $52.22M

15. The Others (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

74 Metascore

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

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan, Alakina Mann

Votes: 321,882 | Gross: $96.52M

16. The Awakening (I) (2011)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Lucy Cohu

Votes: 61,344

17. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

40 Metascore

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.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye

Votes: 146,743 | Gross: $83.59M

18. House of Mystery (1934)

62 min | Horror, Mystery

An ancient curse and a killer ape are contained inside an old dark mansion.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Ed Lowry, Verna Hillie, John Sheehan, Brandon Hurst

Votes: 248

19. Demonic (2015)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts.

Director: Will Canon | Stars: Maria Bello, Frank Grillo, Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan

Votes: 12,579

20. The Apparition (2012)

PG-13 | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

18 Metascore

A couple is haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.

Director: Todd Lincoln | Stars: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton, Julianna Guill

Votes: 18,454 | Gross: $4.93M

21. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

33 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Cornwell | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Elias Koteas, Kyle Gallner

Votes: 57,528 | Gross: $55.39M

22. Cassadaga (2011)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

32 Metascore

A deaf woman who resurrects the ghost of a murdered young woman is forced by the spirit to a serial killer who turns his female victims into marionette dolls.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi | Stars: Kelen Coleman, Avis-Marie Barnes, Kevin Alejandro, Louise Fletcher

Votes: 3,217 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Warlock (1989)

R | 103 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard E. Grant, Mary Woronov

Votes: 14,146 | Gross: $9.09M

24. Rose Red (2002)

PG-13 | 254 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown, David Dukes

Votes: 20,748

25. City of the Living Dead (1980)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Antonella Interlenghi

Votes: 14,565

26. When the Lights Went Out (2012)

86 min | Horror

Poltergeists attack a family in Yorkshire during the 1974 nationwide blackouts.

Director: Pat Holden | Stars: Kate Ashfield, Steven Waddington, Craig Parkinson, Andrea Lowe

Votes: 4,399

27. 13 Ghosts (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

56 Metascore

A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 4,901 | Gross: $3.27M

28. Witchboard (1986)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

45 Metascore

When his girlfriend becomes dangerously obsessed with a ghost she contacted using a ouija board, Jim reluctantly joins forces with her ex - his own estranged childhood best friend - to identify and exorcise the evil spirit.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 5,833 | Gross: $7.37M

29. Gothic (1986)

R | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The Shelleys visit Lord Byron and compete to write a horror story.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson, Myriam Cyr

Votes: 6,790 | Gross: $0.92M

30. The Uninvited (1944)

Not Rated | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner

Votes: 9,118

31. Curse of the Demon (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham

Votes: 11,200

32. Amityville 3-D (1983)

PG | 105 min | Horror

28 Metascore

A reporter moves into the ominous Long Island house to debunk the recent supernatural events, and finds himself besieged by the evil manifestations which are connected to a hell-spawn demon lurking in the basement.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Tony Roberts, Tess Harper, Robert Joy, Candy Clark

Votes: 5,334 | Gross: $6.33M

33. Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A couple invites a Count from Hungary, who recently immigrated to America, to conduct a seance for the woman's recently deceased mother, oblivious to the fact that he is actually a vampire.

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: Robert Quarry, Roger Perry, Michael Murphy, Michael Macready

Votes: 2,135 | Gross: $0.21M

34. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)

Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

Director: Francesco Barilli | Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Maurizio Bonuglia, Mario Scaccia, Jho Jhenkins

Votes: 1,973

35. The Haunting of Julia (1977)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After her daughter's death, wealthy American homemaker Julia Lofting moves to London to restart her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the ghosts of other children while mourning for her own.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti, Jill Bennett

Votes: 1,646

36. Bloodstained Shadow (1978)

Not Rated | 109 min | Mystery, Thriller

The body of a schoolgirl is found in a meadow. The murderer is never caught, and years later; a young man named Stefano returns to the island and is reunited with his brother, the local priest.

Director: Antonio Bido | Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Stefania Casini, Craig Hill, Massimo Serato

Votes: 1,295

37. Horror House (1969)

PG | 92 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Teenagers gathered in an old mansion are being murdered one by one. The survivors must discover who among them is the killer before he finishes off everybody.

Director: Michael Armstrong | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Jill Haworth, Dennis Price, Mark Wynter

Votes: 798

38. A Quiet Place in the Country (1968)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror

An accomplished painter rents a dilapidated villa in the country, and soon finds himself absorbed in the property's history, particularly the murder of a sex-obsessed countess who died there decades prior.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Georges Géret, Gabriella Boccardo

Votes: 1,146

39. The Ghost (1963)

R | 97 min | Horror

A woman and her lover murder her husband, a doctor. Soon, however, strange things start happening, and they wonder if they really killed him, or if he is coming back from the dead to haunt them.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Barbara Steele, Peter Baldwin, Elio Jotta, Harriet Medin

Votes: 999

40. Frenzy (1945)

72 min | Thriller

A seance is held to discover the whereabouts, and the killer, of a sculptor's wife.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Derrick De Marney, Frederick Valk, Beresford Egan, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 60

41. Nazi Dawn (2014 Video)

85 min | Horror

Six sorority girls escape to the desolate countryside for a weekend getaway. There, they will stay at the ancestral home of their token geek legacy pledge, Dawn... But, unbeknownst to them,... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Devine | Stars: Veronica Ricci, Kristen Walterscheid Casner, Laura Azevedo, James Davis

Votes: 41

42. Curio (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Supernatural thriller, featuring 'Pink Floyd with Fangs' soundtrack by the UK's no 1 musician Graham Coxon. What started out as a bonding holiday between an American mother recently ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Nesbit | Stars: Jennifer Bryer, Jane Buckle, Christine Howe, Joel Jackson

Votes: 140

43. The Premonition (1976)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A young girl who's terrified her insane (birth) mother will take her away from her beloved foster mother. One day, when the birth mother attempts to contact the girl at school, but her ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Allen Schnitzer | Stars: Sharon Farrell, Edward Michael Bell, Danielle Brisebois, Ellen Barber

Votes: 569

44. The Amazing Mr. X (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Thriller

On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson

Votes: 1,326

45. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

GP | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Kevin O'Connor, Gretchen Corbett

Votes: 6,479



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