Ghost horror movies are among the most popular horror movies of all time. They are also a great way to get out of phobia and make your spirits high.
The power of expression of an actor or an actress is really high in these movies, especially those made in the mid-eighties. And those ghosts, if you see them, will surely have you on your toes. Here we have the Top 10 Ghost horror Movies ever made:
#10. It Follows (2014)
After a carefree teenager, Jay (Maika Monroe), sleeps with her lover, Hugh (Jake Weary), for the first time, she is infected with a curse that is spread from victim to victim through sexual intercourse. Jay’s companions first believe she is going insane until they witness the demonic ghost for themselves.
The film’s location is unique in that it is ambiguous and does not belong to any one time period.
To create this off-kilter environment, director David Robert Mitchell, production designer Michael Perry, and costume designer Kimberly Lates collaborated.
Despite the fact that the story is set in the present day, there are antique automobiles that appear to be brand new and televisions from the 1980s that broadcast old films.
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#9. The Ring (2002)
Naomi Watts received best actress at both the Saturn and Chainsaw Awards for her performance in The Ring.
The picture was an instant hit upon its premiere, receiving critical acclaim for its spooky atmosphere and outstanding performances.
This film, which follows a journalist as he investigates a mystery videotape that is murdering people, is a remake of the same-named Japanese horror film from 1980.
Other Asian films were recreated for English-speaking audiences as a result of its success. Dark Water, The Grudge, The Echo, One Missed Call, and The Uninvited were among them.
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#8. Don’t Look Now (1973)
After tragically losing their daughter at their English country house, John and Laura Baxter travel to Venice in order for John to renovate a historic church. Laura meets two elderly sisters who claim to be clairvoyant and can communicate with their deceased kid while she is there.
The connection between the two sisters and Laura continues to spin out of control as the film develops, as Jon does his utmost to keep his wife safe.
Despite the fact that Don’t Look Now has a large fan base throughout the world. The most renowned moment in it is a sex encounter between John and Laura. Because of how realistic it was, the steamy scene had to be modified and even omitted in other places.
In fact, the debate whether the two actors really had sex persisted for years until Donald Sutherland, the man who played John, set the score straight and explained that it was all acting.
#7. Poltergeist (1982)
A ten-year-old girl from a typical suburban household starts interacting with a playful supernatural entity that appears to be emanating from the television set. The ghost looks to be harmless at first. Until all hell breaks loose, that is.
Drew Barrymore was almost selected as Carol Anne, but director Steven Spielberg preferred someone with a more heavenly appearance. Barrymore’s audition tape won her the job of Gertie in Et, despite the fact that she didn’t make the cut.
A contentious aspect of the production of Poltergeist is that the swimming pool scene was really shot using real skeletons, which the cast members were unaware of.
After the death of the actresses who played Carol Anne and the eldest daughter, Dana, a rumor started that the film set was haunted because of the human remains.
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#6. The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
Guillermo del Toro described The Devil’s Backbone as a “sibling film” to Pan’s Labyrinth, and it took him 16 years to produce from start to end.
After his father is slain during the Spanish Civil War, 10-year-old Carlos (Fernando Tielve) is placed in a frightening boy’s orphanage.
Carlos discovers that the school is haunted and that there are many dark mysteries that he must unearth while he is there. The Devil’s Backbone earned largely good reviews from reviewers, although it fell short of Pan’s Labyrinth’s triumph.
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#5. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Tim Burton’s rendition of Washington Irving’s famous tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” depicts a bizarre tiny town set in the year 1099. The locals are terrified because they are being terrorized by a deranged writer with no head.
The picture manages to blend elements of horror, fantasy, humor, and romance in classic Tim Burton manner. The set of Sleepy Hollow earned an Academy Award for outstanding set decoration and a BAFTA Award for best production design after only three months of construction.
Along with Bringing Out the Dead, it was one of the final two films released on laserdisk when it was distributed to the public.
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#4. The Orphanage (2007)
She persuades her husband to acquire the ancient building and transform it into a home for ill children after reminiscing about her childhood at an orphanage.
When her own adoptive son, Simon, vanishes due to illness, the boys are assumed dead, her plants turn sour. It is only at this moment that Laura, who is grieving, begins to perceive ghosts asking to assist her in finding her son.
The Orphanage is a chilling supernatural horror film directed by J. A. Bayona and produced by Guillermo del Toro. It premiered at the Khan Film Festival and received a ten-minute standing ovation.
The film was praised for its psychological horror aspects rather than the cheap scares that are frequently seen in other movies.
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#3. The Sixth Sense (1999)
The 6th Sense earned an amazing $293 million in the United States and $379 million in other countries, making it the second highest-grossing picture of 1999, only behind Star The Phantom Menace.
Some consider it to be one of the finest horror films ever created. Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, and Toni Collette star in this film.
Many people are unaware that M. Night Shyamalan, the film’s director, appeared in the film as a doctor. The reason behind this was that many of his relatives were physicians in real life, and he wanted to pay honor to them.
Not to mention, The Sixth Sense gave us one of the most famous movie quotations of all time: “I See Dead People.”
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#2. The Shining (1980)
Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s popular novel quickly became a cult classic. It chronicled the Torrents family’s stay in the secluded Overlook Hotel.
Due to the tremendous snowfall, Jack, Wendy, and their little son Danny are stranded in the hotel for months with no way out. As time passes, it becomes evident that some of the forgotten visitors never left.
Despite the fact that both the book and the film were tremendous successes in their own right, they had numerous deliberate contrasts. King and Kubrick had several differences concerning the project, resulting in a great deal of animosity between them.
As a result, Kubrick went out of his way to make changes to annoy the author. For example, he changed aspects of Jack Torrence’s character that King thought were crucial.
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#1. The Others (2001)
During World War II, a devoutly pious woman relocates her children to the English coast. While she waits for word from her absent husband, she looks after her two children, both of whom have a rare photosensitivity illness that makes them sensitive to the sun.
Anne’s kid begins informing her that she sees ghosts, and shortly after, terrifying incidents occur that plague the family’s house.
This is one of those horror films that you definitely must view when you’re alone, especially on a dark fall or winter night.
Many critics praised the performance of Nicole Kidman, who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Drama and also a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a leading role, something that is incredibly rare for a horror movie.
The movie was rated at 7.6 on a scale of ten on the IMDb website and received a meta score of 74 on Metacritic.
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This was our Top 10 Ghost horror Movies ever made list. We have been able to compile a great list of the best ghost horror movies that’ll keep you awake. Do you agree with our list? If you have any suggestions or comments please shoot them down in the comments below.