Occult Warning! 6 Most Horrifying Occult Movies Ever

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Satan, Black Magic, Witchcraft, and Human Sacrifice! Sounds familiar? Don’t get too excited! Satan is not coming for you. Yet! But you will have the same level of excitement watching the occult movies alone in your room. Read this article on The Most Horrifying Occult Movies Ever. 

The thrill in watching movies that send shivers down your spine is on top of this world (ironic enough!) I mean, not everyone is into dark and occult movies. So without wasting any more time, let’s get on with our list. Get ready to binge the most horrifying occult movies of all time. 

There are a lot of horror movies based on true stories but nothing beats the terror of the occult. Here is the list of 6 Most Terrifying Occult Movies you should watch is you are a horror lover-

  1. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  2. The Witch (2015)
  3. Hereditary (2018)
  4. A Dark Song (2016)
  5. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
  6. Alucarda (1977)

Having seen the list, do not miss out on the ratings and other factors why we chose these movies in our list. Keep Reading.

Most Horrifying Occult Movies upto 2021

Most Horrifying Occult Movies Ever
Source: Variety

Some of these movies have been terrifying audiences for decades and now it’s your time to get terrified. Hold yourselves and Do not look over your shoulders. 

1. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Rosemary’s Baby is an American psychological thriller that follows a pregnant woman. She is doubtful her husband might have made a pact with their nutcase neighbors about her child to be used in a ritual. 

The foremost scary part is that the neighbors are a part of the Satanic Cult. the movie deals with paranoia, liberation, and Catholicism. It is chilling to the core, so make you are packed with the courage to watch this one of the most horrifying occult movies ever.

IMDb Rating: 8.0
Cast: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
Director: Roman Polanski

2. The Witch (2015)

The Witch is the second on our list of most horrifying occult movies, and why won’t it be? It is a movie about a Puritan family in the 1630s. The family encounters evil forces in the woods which sabotages the family by witchcraft, black magic, and possession. 

The Witch movie goes slow but it is super intense. It is nothing like the usual Hollywood silly spectacle. People even like the way the witch is portrayed in the movie. So it becomes a must-watch for everyone.

IMDb Rating: 6.9
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie |
Director: Robert Eggers

3. Hereditary (2018)

In a mood for watching ancestral horror?

Heredity takes you on a journey of unveiling the dark secrets of the Graham family. When her mentally ill mother, Annie, and her daughter tries some supernatural ways for overcoming the grief. After that, both of them begin to feel otherworldly experiences related to the sinister history and trauma that is passed through the generations in this family?

Also, read Best Horror Movies of Bela Lugosi (1931-1948)

Heredity leaves in the middle of hard-to-watch and even more-hard-to-look-away state. Doesn’t that make Heredity worthy of inclusion in the most horrifying occult movies of all time?

IMDb Rating: 7.3
Cast: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne
Director: Ari Aster

4. A Dark Song (2016)

A Dark Song is a movie based on a young mother mourning for her dead son. An occultist tries to help the mother to contact her dead son. There are a lot of dark rituals and sleep deprivation involved, but that’s the intriguing part of it. 

Overall, A Dark Song is a well-made, disturbing psychological thriller, that is a must-watch on every list of most horrifying occult movies. 

IMDb Rating: 6.2
Cast: Steve Oram, Catherine Walker, Susan Loughnane
Director: Liam Gavin

5. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

This one is definitely among the most popular horrifying occult movies of all time. The Exorcism of Emily Rose is loosely based on the true story of Anneliese Michel. A lawyer puts light on a simple homicidal case on a priest, discovering that he performed an exorcism on a young girl, due to which she died.

Also, read 7 Best Supernatural Thrillers You Probably Haven’t Seen

If you haven’t watched it up until now, this is your cue to stream it ASAP. The movie is greatly applauded by the critics, for the acting, storytelling, and whatnot. In short in a wonderful movie, a very hard one to miss. 

IMDb Rating: 6.7
Cast: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo
Director: Scott Derrickson

6. Alucarda (1977)

Alucarda is a Mexican horror movie made in 1977. The movie is spine-chilling and will make you run for the hills. The storyline is that a young girl arrives at a convent school after the death of her parents, and wherever she goes, people start getting mad, like actually everyone is getting mentally sick just because of her presence. 

Intimidated? No? Watch the movie and then tell!

IMDb Rating: 6.3
Cast: Claudio Brook, David Silva, Tina Romero 
Director: Juan López Moctezuma

Wrapping Up

We hope your search for the most horrifying occult movies ends here. All these movies were like a nightmare. Real but not real! Comment below your favorite pick from the list and visit again for more catchy stuff. Have a Nice Day!

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