Be it the jump scares or the suspense of a supernatural movie, we all love a great thrilling storyline. Here in this article, we have listed the best supernatural thrillers that will surely make you look over your shoulders and leave you looking for some strange activities.
Mind you, we are not including The Conjuring series and the Annabelle as this is a list of the less watched but noteworthy movies. Grab your popcorn and search for these best supernatural thrillers on your regular OTT streaming platform – Netflix or Prime.
Here’s the list of some of the best supernatural thrillers that you might not have seen:
- Hereditary (2018)
- A Cure For Wellness (2016)
- Friend Request (2016)
- The BabaDook (2014)
- Carrie (2013)
- Mama (2013)
- Paranormal Activity (2007)
- Sinister (2012)
- Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Now that you have seen the list, let’s talk about why these movies deserve a spot on our list of best supernatural thrillers.
Best Supernatural Thriller Movies
Take out your favorite blanket, dim the lights and enjoy these best supernatural thriller movies with family and friends or better yet – all by yourself!
1. Hereditary (2018)
Hereditary is a must-watch supernatural horror movie. The plot of the movie revolves around the Graham family. After the death of her mentally ill mother, Annie and her family encounter a series of haunting and supernatural activities which unveil the dark secrets of their ancestry.
Watch the movie to find out if Annie and her family are able to outrun the ominous fate that they have inherited.
Runtime: 2h 07min
IMDB ratings: 7.3/10
Cast: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Gabriel Byrne
Director: Ari Aster
2. A Cure For Wellness (2016)
Based on the novel, The Magic Mountain, A Cure for Wellness is a psychological thriller. The plot of the movie follows Lockhart, an executive at a NY-based financial firm, who is sent to retrieve the company’s CEO from an idealistic yet mysterious rehabilitation center in the Swiss Alps.
What follows is a series of events that unravel the spa’s terrifying secrets that keeps the guests longing for a CURE. Find out more by streaming the movie on Netflix.
Runtime: 2h 26min
IMDB ratings: 6.4/10
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth
Director: Gore Verbinski
3. Friend Request (2016)
The next movie on our list of supernatural thrillers is Friend Request. It is a psychological horror-thriller that revolves around a popular college student, Laura Woodson. Laura receives a friend request from a socially outcast classmate, Marina Mills which she kindly accepts. However, after a series of uncomfortable events, Laura unfollows her on Facebook.
What follows is a chain of terrible and mysterious events that lead to cruel deaths of Laura’s friends in real life. Watch this movie to find out if Laura can break this curse and save her friends’ lives.
Runtime: 1h 32min
IMDB ratings: 5.3/10
Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan
Director: Simon Verhoeven
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4. The BabaDook (2014)
The BabaDook is an Australian supernatural thriller that revolves around Amelia, a single mother who lost her husband in a car crash. Already struggling to raise her son (Samuel) as a single mom, things take a much worse turn when Amelia finds a strange children’s book, Mister Babadook, in their house.
The book sends both Amelia and Sam in a state of paranoia and they are convinced that their house is haunted after a frequency of strange events take place.
Runtime: 1h 34min
IMDB ratings: 6.8/10
Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall
Director: Jennifer Kent
5. Carrie (2013)
Carrie is an adaptation and remake of the 1976 movie of the same name. It is the fourth film in the Carrie franchise. Carrie is a horror-thriller that follows the life of an outcast and shy teenager, Carrie White.
After getting bullied and tormented at her school and home, Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis abilities. Find out how she faces her challenges as she learns to control her abilities in this absolutely twisted psychological thriller.
Runtime: 1h 40min
IMDB ratings: 5.9/10
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Julianne Moore
Director: Kimberly Peirce
6. Mama (2013)
Mama is a supernatural horror film that stars our beloved (debatable!) Jamie Lannister. If this reason alone is not enough to make you watch this thriller, read along as we discuss the plotline of Mama.
The plot follows two young girls, Victoria and Lily, abandoned in a forest cabin and fostered by a supernatural entity – Mama. The girls are eventually found and taken in by their uncle, Lucas. Soon, Lucas and his girlfriend realize the presence of a mysterious and evil force. Stream the movie on Netflix to find out how the story entails.
Runtime: 1h 40min
IMDB ratings: 6.2/10
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Director: Andy Muschietti
7. Paranormal Activity (2007)
Paranormal Activity is the first movie in the Paranormal Activity series of 6 movies. It is a supernatural horror film that centers around a young couple, Katie and Micah. After the couple moves into a suburban house, they experience a lot of paranormal activities.
Watch the movie to find out how Katie and Micah deal with the demonic presence in their house in an original and unfiltered 1st person way of filming.
Runtime: 1h 26min
IMDB ratings: 6.3/10
Cast: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat
Director: Oren Peli
8. Sinister (2012)
The next one on the list is a supernatural horror film from the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious. Inspired by a nightmare that one of the co-writers had, the movie centers around a crime writer, Ellison Oswalt, and his family.
What’s of key importance here is that the house the Oswalt family moves into had been a place of a horrific crime scene where a family was murdered. With the intent of basing his new book on this case, Ellison discovers some video footages to help his research but soon figures out his family might be in grave danger.
Runtime: 1h 50min
IMDB ratings: 6.8/10
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance
Director: Scott Derrickson
9. Ouija: Origin Of Evil (2016)
A prequel to the 2014 supernatural thriller Ouija movie, the plot of the film (set in the 1960s) revolves around a young widow, Alice, and her daughters, Lina and Doris.
Still grieving over the recent death of their husband/father, Roger, the family incorporates an Ouija board in the hopes of contacting him. What they don’t see coming is an evil spirit set out to possess the youngest member of their family. Follow through a thrilling supernatural journey as the family attempts to stop the evil.
Runtime: 1h 39min
IMDB ratings: 6.1/10
Cast: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso
Director: Mike Flanagan
This brings us to the end of the article. We hope that you get the dose of fear and thrill you seek after watching these inexplicable and mystical storylines. Let us know your favorite pick among this list in the comment section below.
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