Top 10 Ghost horror Movies ever made

Top 10 Ghost horror Movies

Ghost movies have always been a constant staple in the horror movie genre, using our fears of the unknown to deliver some truly bloodcurdling scene.

While the average horror movies can be dismissed after the credits start rolling for some people, the idea of an evil spirit watching them is much harder to shake off.


Here is our Top 10 Ghost horror Movies list that’ll keep you awake. It’s A great list of The Best Movies About Ghosts in the horror genre.

#10. It Follows (2014)

It Follows (2014)

After Jay (Maika Monroe), a carefree teenager sleeps with her boyfriend, Hugh (Jake Weary), for the first time, she is inflicted with a curse that is passed from victim to victim through sexual intercourse. At the beginning, Jay’s friends think that she is going crazy until they start seeing the evil spirit for themselves.

What makes the film unique is that its setting is confusing and not belonging to one particular time period.


Director David Robert Mitchell, production designer Michael Perry and costume designer Kimberly Lates worked together to achieve this off-balance world.


Despite being set in the modern-day, there are vintage cars that look brand new and TVs from the 80s showing classic films. 

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#9. The Ring (2002)

The Ring (2002)

Naomi Watts won the best actress at the Saturn Awards and the Chainsaw Awards for playing the lead in The Ring.


The film became an instant sensation on release and is highly praised for its creepy atmosphere and the exceptional performances.


This film that follows a journalist investigating a mysterious videotape that is killing people is actually a remake of a 1980 Japanese horror film of the same name.


After its success, other Asian films were remade for English-speaking audiences. These included Dark Water, The Grudge, The Echo, One Missed Call, and The Uninvited.

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#8. Don’t Look Now (1973)

Don't Look Now (1973)

After losing their daughter to tragic circumstances at their English country home, John and Laura Baxter take a trip to Venice so that John can restore an ancient Church. While there, Laura meets two elderly sisters who claim to be psychic and communicating with their deceased child.


As the film progresses, the relationship between the two sisters and Laura begins to spiral out of control while Jon tries his hardest to keep his wife safe.


Although Don’t Look Now is loved by many fans around the world. What it is most infamous for is a sex scene between John and Laura. The steamy moment had to be changed and even removed in certain countries because of how realistic it was.


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.

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#7. Poltergeist (1982) 

Poltergeist (1982)

A ten year old girl from an ordinary suburban family begins to interact with some kind of playful supernatural entity that seems to be coming from the television set. At first, the spirit appears harmless. That is, until all hell breaks loose.


Drew Barrymore was almost cast for the role of Carol Anne, but director Steven Spielberg wanted someone who looked more angelic. Although Barrymore didn’t make the cut, her audition tape landed her the part of Gertie in Et.

A controversial detail about the making of Poltergeist is that the swimming pool scene was actually filmed with real skeletons, a detail the cast members weren’t aware 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) 

The Devil's Backbone (2001) 

Described by Guillermo del Toro as being a sibling film to Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, took 16 years for the esteemed director to complete from start to finish.


The film follows 10-year-old Carlos (Fernando Tielve), who arrives at a creepy boy’s orphanage after his father is killed during the Spanish Civil War.

While at the school, Carlos realizes that the building is haunted and has lots of dark secrets, he must uncover. The Devil’s Backbone received an overwhelmingly positive response from critics but just couldn’t surpass the success of Pan’s Labyrinth.

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#5. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Based on Washington Irving’s classic tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”, Tim Burton’s adaptation shows a surreal little village set in the year 1099. The local inhabitants are frightened as they are being terrorized by a headless writer from hell.


In true Tim Burton fashion, the film manages to combine aspects of horror, fantasy, comedy, and romance. The set of Sleepy Hollow, which only took three months to build, won an Academy Award in the best set decoration category, as well as a BAFTA Award for best production design.

When the film was released to the public, it was one of the last two films that were released on laserdisk alongside Bringing Out the Dead

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#4. The Orphanage (2007)

The Orphanage (2007)

After reminiscing about the good times she had growing up in an orphanage, she convinces her husband to buy the old building and convert it into a home for sick children.

Her plants turn sour when her own adopted son, Simon, disappears because of his ill health, the boys presumed dead. It’s only at this point that the grief-stricken Laura begins to see spirits offering to help find her son.


The Orphanage is a spinetingling supernatural horror made by Spanish filmmaker J. A. Bayona aided by Guillermo del Toro, the film debuted at the Khan Film Festival and got a standing ovation that lasted over ten minutes.

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 Sixth Sense (1999)

What became the second highestgrossing film of 1999, just behind Star The Phantom Menace, the 6th Sense amassed an incredible $293,000,000 in the US and $379,000,000 in other countries.


The film is regarded by some as one of the best horror movies ever made. Starring in this movie are Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, and Toni Collette.


Not many people realize that the film’s director M. Night Shyamalan cameoed in the movie as a doctor. The reason for this was because many of his family members were doctors in real life, and this was his way of paying tribute.

Oh, and not to forget, The Sixth Sense brought forth one of the most popular film quotes of all time “I See Dead People”.

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#2. The Shining (1980)

The Shining (1980)
Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation soon became a cult classic. It followed the Torrents family and their time spent in the remote Overlook Hotel.


Because of the heavy snowfall Jack, Wendy, and their young son Danny are forced to stay in the hotel for months without any way of leaving. As time goes on, it becomes clear that some of the overlooked guests never checked out.


Although the book and film were huge successes in their own rights, both have many differences that were done on purpose. King and Kubrick had many disagreements about the production, which led to a lot of hostility between the two.


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)

The Others (2001)

A devoutly religious mother moves her children to the English Coast during World War II. As she waits to hear from her missing husband, she takes care of her two children, who both suffer from a rare photosensitivity disease that causes the sun to harm them.


After her daughter, Anne begins telling her that she sees ghosts, chilling events soon follow that torment the family home.


This is one of those horror movies you absolutely need to see when you’re all by yourself, preferably during a dark autumn 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. 

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