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Top 5 Occult Horror Movies

If you are looking for the best occult horror movies to watch, you should definitely watch our picks for the best Occult Horror Movies.

We hope you will enjoy the following ranking. Please let us know your favorite in the comments.

5 Best Occult Horror Movies

Among all horror movies that contain witches, rituals, cults, and devil worship, we have chosen for you these five occult horror movies that are actually scary.

5. Hereditary (2018)
4. The Omen (1976)
3. The Wicker Man (1973)
2. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
1. The Exorcist (1973)

Keep reading for more information about each movie on this list.

5. Hereditary (2018)

Hereditary (2018)

Director: Ari Aster      Writer: Ari Aster

Hereditary is a 2018 American supernatural horror film that is telling the story of a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.


  • Toni Collette
  • Milly Shapiro
  • Gabriel Byrne

4. The Omen (1976)

The Omen (1976)

Director: Richard Donner       Writer: David Seltzer

This 1976 supernatural horror film follows Damien Thorn, a young child replaced at birth by his father, unbeknownst to his wife, after their biological child dies shortly after birth. As a series of mysterious events and violent deaths occur around the family and Damien enters childhood, they come to learn he is in fact the prophesied Antichrist.


  • Gregory Peck
  • Lee Remick
  • Harvey Stephens

3. The Wicker Man (1973)

The Wicker Man (1973)

Director: Robin Hardy   Writers: Anthony Shaffer, and David Pinner.

Inspired by David Pinner’s 1967 novel Ritual, this 1973 British folk horror film focuses on the visit of Police Sergeant Neil Howie to the isolated Scottish island of Summerisle in search of a missing girl. Howie, a devout Christian, is appalled to find that the inhabitants of the island have abandoned Christianity and now practice a form of Celtic paganism.[


  • Edward Woodward
  • Christopher Lee
  • Diane Cilento

2. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Director: Roman Polanski    Writers: Ira Levin, and Roman Polanski.

This 1968 American psychological horror film follows a young (soon pregnant) wife in Manhattan who comes to suspect that her elderly neighbors are members of a Satanic cult, and are grooming her in order to use her baby for their rituals. It is based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin.


  • Mia Farrow
  • John Cassavetes
  • Ruth Gordon

1. The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

Director: William Friedkin  Writer: William Peter Blatty

Based on his 1971 novel of the same name, this 1973 American supernatural horror film tells the story of the demonic possession of a young girl and her mother’s attempt to rescue her through an exorcism conducted by a pair of Catholic priests.


  • Ellen Burstyn
  • Max von Sydow
  • Linda Blair

This was our list of the 5 occult horror movies. Do you agree with our list? Please let us know in the comments below.

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