Irish Horror

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Irish Horror Movies of varying quality

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1. The Devil's Woods (2015)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror

A group of friends trying to repair their strained relationships decide to spend the weekend camping at a music festival. En route they stop off at a small town in the middle of rural ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony White | Stars: Stephen Cromwell, Aidan O Sullivan, Caoimhe Cassidy, Anthony White

Votes: 194

3. High Spirits (1988)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

When a hotelier attempts to fill the chronic vacancies at his castle by launching an advertising campaign that falsely portrays the property as haunted, two actual ghosts show up and end up falling for two guests.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg, Donal McCann

Votes: 7,869 | Gross: $8.58M

4. The Lodgers (2017)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

52 Metascore

1920, rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The ... See full summary »

Director: Brian O'Malley | Stars: Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner, Eugene Simon, David Bradley

Votes: 6,612

5. Without Name (2016)

93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Follows a land surveyor on an assignment to measure an ancient forest for a developer but soon loses his reason in a supernatural environment that has its own plans.

Director: Lorcan Finnegan | Stars: Alan McKenna, Niamh Algar, James Browne, Brendan Conroy

Votes: 422

6. The Hole in the Ground (2019)

R | 90 min | Horror

63 Metascore

A young mother living in the Irish countryside with her son suspects his increasingly disturbing behavior is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest, and fears he may not be her son at all.

Director: Lee Cronin | Stars: Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, Kati Outinen, David Crowley

Votes: 6,147 | Gross: $0.02M

7. The Eclipse (2009)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

67 Metascore

In a seaside Irish town, a widower sparks with a visiting horror novelist while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts.

Director: Conor McPherson | Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Iben Hjejle, Aidan Quinn, Billy Roche

Votes: 2,643 | Gross: $0.13M

8. Wake Wood (2009)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.

Director: David Keating | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle, Timothy Spall, Ella Connolly

Votes: 7,511

9. A Dark Song (2016)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

71 Metascore

A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.

Director: Liam Gavin | Stars: Steve Oram, Catherine Walker, Susan Loughnane, Mark Huberman

Votes: 11,335

10. Midnight Man (2013)

89 min | Horror

When an innocent girl summons the mythical Midnight Man for a night of thrills, she opens the door to terrifying supernatural forces that threaten to destroy her...

Director: Rob Kennedy | Stars: Philippa Carson, Dorothy Clements, Rachel Gleeson, Stuart Hart

Votes: 30

11. The Devil's Doorway (2018)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror

48 Metascore

In the fall of 1960, Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton were sent by the Vatican to investigate a miraculous event in an Irish home for 'fallen women', only to uncover something much more horrific.

Director: Aislinn Clarke | Stars: Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn, Helena Bereen, Lauren Coe

Votes: 2,108

12. Grabbers (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.

Director: Jon Wright | Stars: Killian Coyle, Stuart Graham, Michael Hough, Richard Coyle

Votes: 15,811

13. Don't Leave Home (2018)

86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

An American artist's obsession with a disturbing urban legend leads her to an investigation of the story's origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland.

Director: Michael Tully | Stars: Bobby Roddy, Mark Lawrence, Sue Walsh, Alisha Weir

Votes: 740

14. Brackenmore (2016)

72 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The close-knit community of Brackenmore is harboring a secret. After the untimely death of an uncle she never knew she had, Kate (Sophie Hopkins) is forced to return to her ancestral home, ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Kemble, J.P. Davidson | Stars: Sophie Hopkins, Joe Kennard, Margaret O'Sullivan, Bertie Brosnan

Votes: 190

15. Isolation (2005)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.

Director: Billy O'Brien | Stars: Essie Davis, Sean Harris, Marcel Iures, Crispin Letts

Votes: 6,295

16. Mallacht (2018)

19 min | Short, Horror

The line between reality and nightmares are blurred when a young businessman moves into his new home in the countryside where he finds a harmless fairy ring.

Director: Ryan Darnell | Stars: Gerry Cannon, Stephen Gorman, Colm McGrattan, Jordan Rennix

17. Gorgo (1961)

Unrated | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter, Christopher Rhodes

Votes: 2,799

18. Rawhead Rex (1986)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

Director: George Pavlou | Stars: David Dukes, Kelly Piper, Hugh O'Conor, Cora Venus Lunny

Votes: 4,196

19. It Came from Connemara (2014)

59 min | Documentary

This documentary tells the unique story behind Roger Corman's film studio in Connemara. When Corman arrived in Ireland, he brought with him an unrivalled career, which guaranteed him a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Reddin | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, James Brolin, Sinead Clancy, Roger Corman

Votes: 15

20. Dark Touch (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

64 Metascore

In a remote town in Ireland, eleven-year-old Niamh finds herself the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother. Suspecting a gang of homicidal vandals, ... See full summary »

Director: Marina de Van | Stars: Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett, Pádraic Delaney, Charlotte Flyvholm

Votes: 3,818

21. The Magician (I) (1926)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A magician/alchemist, seeking to create life, finds that he needs the "blood of a virgin" to continue his experiments. He sends out his dwarf assistant to pick out the right girl.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Alice Terry, Paul Wegener, Firmin Gémier, Iván Petrovich

Votes: 493

22. Dementia 13 (1963)

Unrated | 75 min | Horror, Thriller

A scheming widow hatches a daring plan to get her hands on her late husband's inheritance, unbeknownst to her that she is targeted by an axe-wielding murderer who lurks within the family's estate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: William Campbell, Luana Anders, Bart Patton, Mary Mitchel

Votes: 6,341

23. The Haunting of Hell House (1999)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

A mysterious, morbid professor who has suffered a number of horrid events in his life tries to help a young troubled man, whose girl friend was killed during an illegal abortion.

Director: Mitch Marcus | Stars: Michael York, Andrew Bowen, Jason Cottle, Claudia Christian

Votes: 457

24. House of the Damned (1996)

R | 83 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

Will and Maura, despite their marital problems, decide to come to Ireland and live on Maura's ancestral estate, bringing with them their daughter Aubrey. But soon weird happenings around ... See full summary »

Director: Scott P. Levy | Stars: Alexandra Paul, Greg Evigan, Briana Evigan, Eamonn Draper

Votes: 321

25. The Company of Wolves (1984)

R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Graham Crowden

Votes: 13,704 | Gross: $4.39M

26. The Sleep of Death (1980)

90 min | Horror

Set in 1815, a young Englishman touring Europe encounters more than he bargained for. His pursuit of the beautiful Countess St. Alyre brings him into contact with the Marquis D'Armanville ... See full summary »

Director: Calvin Floyd | Stars: Per Oscarsson, Patrick Magee, Marilù Tolo, Brendan Price

Votes: 66

27. Dead Meat (2004)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

An infection spreads from slaughtered animals to humans, which causes the dead to rise and feed on the living.

Director: Conor McMahon | Stars: Marian Araujo, David Muyllaert, Eoin Whelan, David Ryan

Votes: 2,120

28. The Cured (2017)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A disease that turns people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.

Director: David Freyne | Stars: Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Stuart Graham

Votes: 5,804 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Boy Eats Girl (2005)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A boy declares his love for his girlfriend, only to die the same night. He is brought back to life by his mother as a flesh-craving zombie, who sires more teen undead while trying to control his, er, appetite for his beloved.

Director: Stephen Bradley | Stars: Samantha Mumba, David Leon, Tadhg Murphy, Laurence Kinlan

Votes: 3,652

30. Shrooms (2007)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A group of friends are stalked and murdered whilst looking for psilocybin mushrooms in the Irish woods.

Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Lindsey Haun, Jack Huston, Max Kasch, Maya Hazen

Votes: 15,371 | Gross: $0.00M

31. The Daisy Chain (2008)

R | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A grieving couple move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. They soon take in an orphaned autistic girl, only to become involved in a series of strange occurrences.

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: Samantha Morton, Steven Mackintosh, Mhairi Anderson, David Bradley

Votes: 1,252

32. Legend of the Bog (2009)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

When a 'bog body' a 2000 year old murder victim preserved in a peat bog is disturbed by developers in rural Ireland, an archaeologist, a hunter and their helpers face the task of sending him back where he came from.

Director: Brendan Foley | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Jason Barry, Nora-Jane Noone, Adam Fogerty

Votes: 1,033

33. The Pigman Murders (2015)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror, Thriller

7 friends head to the wilderness of Connemara, Co. Galway for a weekend break to celebrate the first year anniversary of a close friend. First night in they come across a beaten and ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Patrick Kenny | Stars: John Berry, Gerard Fallon, Mark Hutchinson, Ollie Keogh

Votes: 87

34. Citadel (I) (2012)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

60 Metascore

An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children who committed an act of violence against his family years earlier.

Director: Ciarán Foy | Stars: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku, Jake Wilson

Votes: 6,371

35. The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (2006)

4 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Something peculiar happened that day. Curious Melissa was enchanted by some real Faeries. Ignoring her Mother she followed them down into Blackheath Woods... Melissa never came back.

Director: Ciarán Foy | Stars: Katie Keogh, Orla O'Rourke, Bernard Kelleghan

Votes: 146

36. The Canal (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

55 Metascore

A depressed and stressed film archivist finds his sanity crumbling after he is given an old 16mm film reel with footage from a horrific murder that occurred in the early 1900's.

Director: Ivan Kavanagh | Stars: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra, Kelly Byrne

Votes: 12,265

37. From the Dark (2014)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

A couple on a trip through the Irish countryside find themselves hunted by a creature who only attacks at night.

Director: Conor McMahon | Stars: Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell, Ged Murray, Ged Murray

Votes: 2,698

38. I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer while keeping his own inner demons at bay.

Director: Billy O'Brien | Stars: Max Records, Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, Christina Baldwin

Votes: 12,249

39. Sacrifice (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

23 Metascore

After digging up a bizzarly mutilated corpse on her land, physician Tora Hamilton uncovers a lethal connection to ancient pagan rituals.

Director: Peter A. Dowling | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves, Ian McElhinney, David Robb

Votes: 3,861

40. The Last Light (2011)

R | 85 min | Horror

Sealing up an abandoned old peoples home that is being destroyed by teenagers, is the final job for a Maintenance man before his dream holiday. But is it the kids, or something else, that is preventing the job from being completed.

Director: George Clarke | Stars: Robert Render, Jo Lamont-Crawford, Vivian Jamison, Leo Clarke

Votes: 140

41. The Hallow (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror

65 Metascore

A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

Director: Corin Hardy | Stars: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, Michael Smiley

Votes: 13,938 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Let Us Prey (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

Held in a remote police station, a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside.

Director: Brian O'Malley | Stars: Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin, Hanna Stanbridge

Votes: 8,246

43. Warlock III: The End of Innocence (1999 Video)

R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A college student unexpectedly finds that she has inherited a derelict house. Accompanied by a group of friends, she goes there to clear it of heir-looms before the structure is demolished.... See full summary »

Director: Eric Freiser | Stars: Bruce Payne, Ashley Laurence, Paul Francis, Jan Schweiterman

Votes: 1,726

44. The Doorway (2000)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

An easy paying job turns into a fight to the death, when college students realize that the house they're cleaning is a portal to Hell.

Director: Michael B. Druxman | Stars: Roy Scheider, Lauren Woodland, Christian Harmony, Suzanne Bridgham

Votes: 400

45. In Fear (I) (2013)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

66 Metascore

Driving to a music festival in Ireland, a new couple become lost and are then set upon by a tormentor with an unknown motive.

Director: Jeremy Lovering | Stars: Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert, Allen Leech

Votes: 8,117

46. Beyond the Woods (2018)

84 min | Horror

A gathering of friends is thrown into chaos by the opening of a mysterious fiery sinkhole near their secluded holiday home.

Director: Sean Breathnach | Stars: Ruth Hayes, John Ryan Howard, Irene Kelleher, Mark Lawrence

Votes: 2,523

47. Dorothy Mills (2008)

R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A psychiatrist is assigned to work on the case of a disturbed young girl.

Director: Agnès Merlet | Stars: Carice van Houten, Jenn Murray, David Wilmot, Ger Ryan

Votes: 5,103

48. The Perished (2019)

88 min | Horror | Post-production

Sarah Dekker is dealing with the trauma of an Abortion. Shunned by her mother and dumped by her boyfriend, she recovers at an old parochial house. Unbeknownst to her the house is the site of a mass baby grave - They need a mother.

Director: Paddy Murphy | Stars: Conor Lambert, Fiach Kunz, Lisa Tyrrell, Courtney McKeon

49. Crone Wood (2016)

86 min | Horror, Thriller

A young couple who just met decides to go camping after a wonderful first encounter, a decision they will soon regret.

Director: Mark Sheridan | Stars: Elva Trill, Ed Murphy, Sarah Jane Seymour, Karen McCartney

Votes: 119