Ghost Horror Movies

List of the best ghost horror movies selected by visitors to our site: After Midnight, Ouija, The Conjuring 2, Insidious, Sinister, 1408, The Forest, Ghost Theater, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Lights Out.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

After Midnight (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, melodrama, drama
CharactersFamily, Demons
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Death, Mystery
StyleFascinating, Action, Romantic, Disturbing, Tense

Dealing with a girlfriend suddenly leaving is tough enough. But for Hank, heartbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time. There’s also a monster trying to break through his front door every night.

Ouija (2014)
Markimdb: 4.5
CharactersTeens, Sisters, Monsters
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Fear, Wiji board, Cheating
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Serious, Creepy

A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersDemons, Single mothers, Clairvoyants
PlotLove, Ghosts, Religious, Supernatural, Survival
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Insidious (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Life after death, Fear, Mystery
PlaceParallel worlds

A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.

Sinister (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Serial killers
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Investigation, Fear, Moving
PlaceSmall cities, USA
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing, Tense

Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

1408 (2007)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, fantasy, detective
StyleNumbers in the title

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

The Forest (2016)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersFBI, Twins, Sisters
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Fate, Mental disorders, Missing people
PlaceJapan, Forest
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing, Tense, Serious, Atmospheric

Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.

Ghost Theater (2015)
Markimdb: 4.5
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Death
StyleSerious, Tense, Disturbing

Sara, a young actress, is able to land the leading role in big theater play, but soon learns that somebody or something is trying to end the production at all cost, which puts Sara in deadly danger.

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryJapan, USA, China
CharactersMonsters, Family, Demons, Teens
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Life after death, Death, Survival
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Creepy, Tense

In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

Lights Out (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersParents, Orphans, Blonde girls, Monsters
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Depression, Mental disorders, Self-sacrifice
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, School
TimeDark ones
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Atmospheric, Unexpected ending

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged.

Stormhouse (2011)
Markimdb: 4.2
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTerrorists, Military
PlotUFO, Ghosts, Supernatural, Experiments

The military have captured and imprisoned a supernatural entity. And now it wants to play.

Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, family
CharactersFamily, Friends, Losers, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Ghosts, Supernatural, Life after death, Superpowers

A prequel to the first animated/live-action Casper feature, Casper: A Spirited Beginning introduces the friendliest ghost you'll ever know and explains how Casper met and befriended the other ghouls at Applegate Manor. After being stranded, Casper meets young Chris Carson, a lonely kid who decides to teach Casper how to be a proper ghost

Haunted (2017)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, thriller

An aspiring writer pays a visit to his sister to look after her house while she is out of town, but what he finds there is more terrifying than any of the stories he writes.

The Open House (2018)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genrehorror, thriller
PlotGhosts, Intrigue, Evil spirits
StyleNetflix, Depressive, Disturbing, Tense

A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.

Winchester (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersSerial killers, Widows
PlotOn real events, Ghosts, Death, Money, Earthquake
PlaceCalifornia, Mansions
StyleExciting, Philosophical, Gothic

San Jose, California, 1906. Isolated in her labyrinthine mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester believes that she is being haunted by the souls of those killed by the guns manufactured by her company.

The Vault (2017)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CharactersSisters, Serial killers
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Ghosts, Supernatural, Debts
StyleFascinating, For men, Action, Disturbing

Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. But this is no ordinary bank.

The Sound (2017)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Death, Investigation, Survival
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing, Tense, Serious, Psychological problems

A writer who studies the paranormal believes that low frequency tactile sound is the cause for reported ghost sightings in an abandoned subway station. In an attempt to debunk the sightings, she breaks into the station to record evidence.

Insidious: The Last Key (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersDogs, Fathers, Clairvoyants
PlotMulti-part, Ghosts, Supernatural, Weapon, Hypnosis
StyleGloomy, Creepy, Disturbing, Tense, Psychological problems

Parapsychologist Elise Rainier and her team travel to Five Keys, NM, to investigate a man’s claim of a haunting. Terror soon strikes when Rainier realizes that the house he lives in was her family’s old home.

Ghostland (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Canada
CharactersManiacs, Sisters, Writers, Serial killers, Captives
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Survival, Fear, Dolls
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Creepy, Disturbing

A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things get strange...

Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
PlotGhosts, Internet, Fear
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
TimeNight, Dark ones
StyleCreepy, Disturbing

An internet broadcaster recruits a handful of people for their 'experience the horror' show at Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, a place selected as one of the '7 freakiest places on the planet'. They are to explore the haunted asylum and stream it live on their online show.