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1. Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.2
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60 Metascore

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Votes: 189,297 | Gross: $128.34M

2. Poltergeist (1982)

PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller

7.3
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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: 130,596 | Gross: $76.61M

3. Scary Movie 2 (2001)

R | 83 min | Comedy

5.3
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29 Metascore

Four teens are tricked by their professor into visiting a haunted house for a school project.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Anna Faris, Marlon Wayans, Antony Acker, Mark Barrett

Votes: 139,753 | Gross: $71.31M

4. Drag Me to Hell (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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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: 178,247 | Gross: $42.10M

5. Ghost Stories (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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68 Metascore

Skeptical professor Phillip Goodman embarks on a trip to the terrifying after being given a file with details of three unexplained cases of apparitions.

Directors: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman | Stars: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther

Votes: 24,632 | Gross: $0.14M

6. The Frighteners (1996)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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52 Metascore

After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin

Votes: 77,372 | Gross: $16.76M

7. 1408 (2007)

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

6.8
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64 Metascore

A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 243,151 | Gross: $71.99M

8. The Haunting (1999)

PG-13 | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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42 Metascore

When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor

Votes: 67,360 | Gross: $91.41M

9. What Lies Beneath (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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51 Metascore

The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne, Miranda Otto

Votes: 111,141 | Gross: $155.46M

10. Personal Shopper (2016)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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77 Metascore

A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie

Votes: 31,476 | Gross: $1.31M

11. Poltergeist (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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47 Metascore

A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements, Saxon Sharbino

Votes: 52,010 | Gross: $47.43M

12. Odd Thomas (2013)

97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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45 Metascore

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers, Leonor Varela, Matthew Page

Votes: 44,273

13. Don't Knock Twice (2016)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.1
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45 Metascore

A mother desperate to reconnect with her troubled daughter becomes embroiled in the urban legend of a demonic witch.

Director: Caradog W. James | Stars: Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton, Richard Mylan, Nick Moran

Votes: 11,048

14. House on Haunted Hill (1999)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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28 Metascore

An amusement park mogul offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 50,849 | Gross: $40.85M

15. The Entity (1982)

R | 125 min | Drama, Horror

6.6
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35 Metascore

A woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, David Labiosa, George Coe

Votes: 13,407 | Gross: $13.28M

16. The Changeling (1980)

R | 107 min | Horror

7.2
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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: 26,879

17. Rose Red (2002)

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

6.7
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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: 20,384

18. The Haunting (1963)

G | 112 min | Horror

7.5
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74 Metascore

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 31,662 | Gross: $2.62M

19. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.6
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40 Metascore

It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Stephen Dunham, Katie Featherston, Matt Shively, Brendon Eggertsen

Votes: 58,874 | Gross: $53.92M

20. Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.9
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84 Metascore

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi

Votes: 19,189 | Gross: $0.03M

21. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror

5.7
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49 Metascore

The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Oliver Robins

Votes: 23,077 | Gross: $41.00M

22. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

R | 104 min | Horror

5.5
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34 Metascore

A family moves into their new home, which proves to be satanic, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda, Jack Magner

Votes: 9,279 | Gross: $12.53M

23. The Quiet Ones (2014)

PG-13 | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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41 Metascore

A university professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman, uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces in the process.

Director: John Pogue | Stars: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards

Votes: 18,093 | Gross: $8.50M

24. The Legend of Hell House (1973)

PG | 95 min | Horror

6.7
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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: 11,137

25. Beyond: Two Souls (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Live the life of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through her psychic link to a mysterious invisible entity.

Director: David Cage | Stars: Ellen Page, Willem Dafoe, Eric Winter, Kadeem Hardison

Votes: 9,053

26. American Poltergeist (2015)

78 min | Horror, Thriller

2.1
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Horrific visions torment Taryn when she, her brother and college pals move into an infamous old house. Then, her bloody hallucinations become all too real.

Director: Michael Rutkowski | Stars: Simona Fusco, Donna Spangler, Luke Brandon Field, Nikole Howell

Votes: 2,172

27. An American Haunting (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, History, Horror

5.0
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38 Metascore

Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

Director: Courtney Solomon | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood, James D'Arcy

Votes: 23,867 | Gross: $16.30M

28. Poltergeist III (1988)

PG-13 | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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40 Metascore

Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a high-rise building, where the supernatural forces haunting her make their return.

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Heather O'Rourke, Tom Skerritt, Nancy Allen, Zelda Rubinstein

Votes: 15,713 | Gross: $14.11M

29. Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996–1999)

Unrated | 60 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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"The Legacy" is a secret society that began many centuries ago to accumulate knowledge and artifacts to help fight against the evil in the world. This particular Legacy team is set in San ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek de Lint, Martin Cummins, Robbi Chong, Helen Shaver

Votes: 1,470

30. The Gravedancers (2006)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.5
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After a night of drunken exploits, Allison, Harris, and Kira are chased and terrorized by the ghosts of a child pyromaniac, an ax murderer, and a rapist.

Director: Mike Mendez | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Clare Kramer, Josie Maran, Marcus Thomas

Votes: 8,890

31. Hunt for the Skinwalker (2018)

Not Rated | 127 min | Documentary

4.3
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Hunt For The Skinwalker is a documentary about the most intensive scientific study of a UFO and paranormal hotspot in human history.

Director: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell | Stars: George Knapp, Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell, Colm Kelleher, Robert Bigelow

Votes: 321

32. Paranormal Witness (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A true horror documentary series which brings to life the stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences that defy explanation.

Stars: Gillian English, Frances Townend, Daniel Cannis, Colin Murphy

Votes: 2,282

33. Bloody New Year (1987)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Five shipwrecked English teenagers take refuge in an island hotel that is decorated for New Years. The problem is, it's early summer, and soon enough, even the walls themselves are striking out against them...

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: Suzy Aitchison, Nikki Brooks, Daniel James, Mark Powley

Votes: 648

34. Killer Party (1986)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.0
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In order to join a sorority, three friends go to a hazing party in an old house where a sadistic bloodthirsty demonic spirit is lying in wait.

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour, Elaine Wilkes, Paul Bartel

Votes: 1,521 | Gross: $0.68M

35. At the Devil's Door (VI) (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror

4.8
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47 Metascore

A real-estate agent finds herself caught up in something sinister when she has to sell a house with a dark past and meets the troubled teen who used to live there.

Director: Nicholas McCarthy | Stars: Ashley Rickards, Nick Eversman, Michael Massee, Mark Steger

Votes: 6,577

36. The Haunted (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror

6.5
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When the Smurl family moves into a duplex, they find out its haunted.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey DeMunn, Louise Latham, George Wallace

Votes: 1,612

37. Dark Tower (1989)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.3
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The construction of a skyscraper is being haunted by a ghost.

Directors: Freddie Francis, Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Jenny Agutter, Carol Lynley, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 480

38. When the Lights Went Out (2012)

86 min | Horror

5.3
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Poltergeists attack a family in Yorkshire during the 1974 nationwide blackouts.

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

Votes: 4,354

39. The Poltergeist of Borley Forest (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

2.5
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After visiting a supposedly haunted forest, a teen girl comes to believe that a violent poltergeist followed her home and is stalking her.

Director: Stephen McKendree | Stars: Marina Petrano, Christopher Ingle, Rhea Rossiter, Weston Adwell

Votes: 582

40. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999 TV Movie)

105 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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Ichabod Crane, a Yankee wanderer, arrives in Sleepy Hollow and becomes the new schoolmaster. He meets Katrina Van Tassel, and blissfully fantasizes about how can marry her, ultimately, ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Gang | Stars: Brent Carver, Rachelle Lefevre, Vlasta Vrana, Kathleen Fee

Votes: 832

41. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980 TV Movie)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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Angered that Katrina has grown fond of schoolmaster Crane, Brom Bones determines to scare off the interloper by filling his head with spooky tales of a Headless Horseman. Crane disparages ... See full summary »

Director: Henning Schellerup | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Paul Sand, Meg Foster, Laura Campbell

Votes: 574

42. The Faith of Anna Waters (I) (2016)

TV-MA | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

3.8
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14 Metascore

When young and successful reporter Jamie finds out that her sister has died in mysterious circumstances, she travels to Singapore to uncover the truth. There, she discovers multiple deaths ... See full summary »

Director: Kelvin Tong | Stars: Daeng Amer Omar, Darius Tan, Colin Borgonon, Elizabeth Rice

Votes: 1,760

43. Possessed (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 107 min | Horror, Drama

5.3
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An eleven-year-old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on, and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Henry Czerny, Jonathan Malen, Michael Rhoades

Votes: 1,145

44. Wârudo apâtomento horâ (1991)

97 min | Comedy, Horror

6.0
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A Yakuza underling is given the assignment to rid an apartment of its tenants within a week. He tries a variety of desperate tactics to no avail. Soon his problems get worse as an evil ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: SABU, Jazz Cutz, Mohammed Abdul Sahib, Hiroshi Shimizu

Votes: 183

45. Project Aether (2011)

Sci-Fi

6.9
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An American Writer's family ties relate back to a late 1950's experiment resulting in a high level haunting of a old wooded house they move into on the banks of a lazy bayou. A government ... See full summary »

Director: Shawn Welling | Stars: Shawn Welling, Marissa Lee, Joy Willard, Michael Pickering

Votes: 74

46. Fertile Ground (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror

4.5
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Emily and Nate Weaver leave the city for the rural comfort of Nate's ancestral home in the country. Once there, Emily is plagued by horrifying visions and haunted by the ghosts inhabiting their isolated new home.

Director: Adam Gierasch | Stars: Leisha Hailey, Gale Harold, Chelcie Ross, JoNell Kennedy

Votes: 2,819

47. Scariest Places on Earth (2000– )

TV-PG | Horror, Mystery, Reality-TV

7.2
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Host Linda Blair and narrator Zelda Rubinstien explore some of the most reputedly haunted locations in the world, providing history, live camera investigation, and interviews with individuals who have experienced phenomena.

Stars: Linda Blair, Zelda Rubinstein, Alan Robson, Siwan Morris

Votes: 417

48. House of the Damned (1996)

R | 83 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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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

49. The Shades (2020)

Horror, Thriller

Two U.S. ecologists travel to a remote town in South America to investigate what appears to be unnatural decay of the environment. They soon discover the cause is a horrific curse that's been haunting the lands for centuries.

Directors: Jeff Sun, Rodrigo Mattos | Stars: Rodrigo Mattos, Nicole Alexandra Lvova, Sarah Hess, Andrea Camponovo

50. Monster High: Haunted (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Family

5.9
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When Spectra Vondergeist goes back to her old ghost school to find out why Monster High is being haunted, the other ghouls use Boogey Sand to transform into ghosts so they can follow her. ... See full summary »

Directors: Dan Fraga, William Lau, Sylvain Blais | Stars: Erin Fitzgerald, Salli Saffioti, Jonquil Goode, Debi Derryberry

Votes: 437



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