The 80s was the era when supernatural thriller movies were on the rise but this fan falling decreased in the late 90s due to a decline in the quality of the horror supernatural movies. The 21st century can be seen as the rise of supernatural thriller movies again, because of the horror movies released in recent decades. We have listed the best Supernatural thriller movies of all time.
The supernatural thriller is the sub-general of Horror movies. It deals with the existence of demons, ghosts, life after death and religion, and special abilities to see and talk to ghosts. If you are looking for the best supernatural thriller movies then you are in the right place. We have listed the best horror movies that will surely scare you and keep you awake at night.
The best horror supernatural thriller movies are Eli, The Hole in the ground, The Wretched, The Possession of Hannah Grace, The Craft: Legacy, Doctor Sleep, The Curse of La Llorona, His House, It Chapter Two, and Sinister.
You can easily find these supernatural thriller movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu. We have given detailed information about these movies further in the article.
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Best Supernatural Thriller Movies
Now, you will be reading about the best supernatural thriller movies, their plot, their IMDb ratings, and the names of the artists that have performed in the film.
Eli is a story of a small boy Eli who was suffering from a rare disease that caused infection all over his body. He used to be in his bubble-packed suit so that the infection does not spread to others. Eli and his parents went to the doctor and they arranged a large house for Eli to be quarantined. Eli was happy as now he has not to wear his old bubble suit. But his happiness was short-lived. He soon realized that the house he has been in is haunted. It is then the horror story starts. The strong plot and storyline of the movie make the film one of the best supernatural thriller movies.
The movie was directed by Ciarán Foy and Produced by Trevor Macy and John Zaozirny under the production companies Paramount Pictures, Paramount Players, MTV Films, Intrepid Pictures, Bellevue Productions and was Distributed worldwide by Netflix. The running time of the movie is 98 minutes and the movie is edited by Jason Hellmann.
IMDb Rating: 5.6
Release Date: 18 October 2019
Featuring: Kelly Reilly; Sadie Sink; Lili Taylor; Max Martini; Charlie Shotwell
The Hole in the Ground
The hole in the ground is one of the supernatural thriller movies. The movie is about the lady Sarah and her family. They used to live in a rural area and behind the house, there was a dense forest. One night Sarah’s younger son disappears into the woods but he returns after some time. Although the face of the child was the same there was an unusual change in his habits. This unusual change in behavior made Sarah think that was he the same boy who disappeared into the woods?
The movie was directed by Lee Cronin and Produced by Conor Barry and John Keville under the production companies Savage Productions, Wrong Men, Made, Irish Film Board, Bankside Films, Wallimage, VOO, Be TV, BNP Paribas, Fortis Film Finance, Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Finnish Film Foundation. The Distribution of the film was done by Wildcard Distribution in Ireland and Vertigo Films in the United Kingdom. The running time of the movie is 90 minutes and collected a total of $3.4 million at the box office.
IMDb Rating: 5.7
Release Date: 01 March 2019
Featuring: Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall, and James Quinn Markey
The Wretched is the story about a rebellious teenage boy whose parents are on the verge of divorcing each other. The plot of the story took a turn when the boy meets a witch. The witch has already possessed his neighbors. As the story moves further it takes horrific turns and thus making the movie one of the best supernatural thriller movies to watch in leisure times.
The film was directed by The Pierce Brothers and Produced by Chang Tseng, Ed Polgardy, Brett Pierce, Drew Pierce, and Travis Cultreri under the production company Little Runway and was Distributed by IFC Midnight in the United States and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in Malaysia. The movie was made in the budget of $66K and collected a total of $4.3 million at the box office. The running time of the movie is 96 minutes and was Edited by Terry Yates.
IMDb Ratings: 5.8
Release Date: 25 June 2020
Featuring: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Zarah Mahler, Kevin Bigley, Gabriela Quezada Bloomgarden, Richard Ellis, Blane Crockarell, Jamison Jones, and Azie Tesfai
The Possession of Hannah Grace
The possession of Hannah Grace is one of the best supernatural thriller movies about exorcism. The story is about a girl named Hanuman Grace whose body was used by the demon to stay in. Priests were called and an unruly exorcism took the life of the girl. Hannah was dead. Now, as her body was moved to the morgue guarded by the former officer. The officer experiences the unnatural events taking place around him.
The film was directed by Diederik van Rooijen and Produced by Todd Garner and Sean Robins under the production companies Screen Gems, Broken Road Productions, Spinel Entertainment, and Mist Entertainment and was distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Releasing. The movie made in the budget of $7.7 million gathered a total of $43 million at the box office. The running time of the movie is 86 minutes and is Edited by Stanley Kolk and Jake York.
IMDb Rating: 5.2
Release Date: 29 November 2018
Featuring: Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson, and Stana Katic
The Craft: Legacy
The Craft: Legacy is a story about four teenage college-going girls who are learning black magic. The story of the movie progresses as they cast magic on a boy and he commits suicide. The movie is full of action, drama, and supernatural activities that makes the movie one of the best supernatural thriller movies to watch.
The movie is directed by Zoe Lister-Jones and Produced by Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, and Jason Blum under the production companies Columbia Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, and Red Wagon Entertainment. The film was distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Releasing and the editing part was done by Libby Cuenin. The movie is based on the book Characters written by Peter Filardi. The running time of the movie is 97 minutes and the Cinematography of the movie was done by Hillary Spera. The movie made on a budget of $18 million and collected a sum total of $2.3 million at the box office.
IMDb Rating: 4.4
Release Date: October 2020
Featuring: Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna, Nicholas Galitzine, Michelle Monaghan, and David Duchovny
Doctor Sleep is the story of a Man, Danny Torrance who was struggling to get out of the trauma from his childhood because of his psychic abilities. He finds a small girl with the same ability he used to possess in his childhood. The story tools a dramatic turn when Torrance finds out that True Knot a supernatural villain feeds on the children with psychic abilities. Danny Tolerance decides to save the girl from the True Knot. The supernatural plot of the film makes it one of the best supernatural thriller movies to watch.
The movie was directed by Mike Flanagan and Produced by Trevor Macy and Jon Berg under the production companies Intrepid Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment and was distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie has a running time of 152 minutes and was Edited by Mike Flanagan. The movie made in the budget of $55 million collected a total of $72.3 million at the box office. The movie is based on the novel Doctor Sleep written by Stephen King published in 2013.
IMDb Rating: 7.3
Release Date: 21 October 2019
Featuring: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, and Cliff Curtis
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The Curse of La Llorona
The Curse of La Llorona is one of the supernatural thriller movies. The story is about a mother who is also a social worker and her kids. Kids were warned by the mother not to roam in the streets of Los Angeles at midnight in the 1970s but the kids did not listen and the ghost La Llorona talk them to the frightening realms. Now, their only hope is the disillusioned Priest who practices mysticism to keep evil spirits away. The performance by the actors and the supernatural plot twists make the movie one of the best horror movies to watch.
The film was directed by Michael Chaves and Produced by James Wan, Gary Dauberman, and Emile Gladstone under the production Companies New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster Productions, and Emile Gladstone Productions and the Distribution of the movie was done by Warner Bros. Pictures worldwide. The running time of the movie is 93 minutes and was released in English and Spanish Language. The budget of the movie was $9 million and collected a total of $123.1 million on the box office. The movie can be watched on Netflix.
IMDb Rating: 5.3
Release Date: 19 April 2019
Featuring: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz and Patricia Velásquez
His House is a story about a couple who has escaped from the war zone in South Sudan. Now they are refugees in the English Town and here is, where the original struggle begins. They have an evil lurking beneath the surface where they stay. The movie starts with the escaping of the couple from the war zone and then getting into a trap of supernatural evil. The strong plot of the movie makes it one of the best supernatural thriller movies to watch.
The movie was Directed by Remi Weekes and Produced by Aidan Elliott, Martin Gentles, Arnon Milchan, Ed King, and Roy Lee under the production companies Regency Enterprises, BBC Films, Vertigo Entertainment, and Starchild Pictures and was Distributed worldwide by Netflix. The running time of the movie is 93 minutes and is released in two languages, English and Dinka. The Story of the movie is written by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables and edited by Julia Bloch.
IMDb Ratings: 6.5
Release Date: 27 January 2020
Featuring: Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, and Matt Smith
It Chapter Two
It Chapter Two is one of the American supernatural thriller movies that was Directed by Andy Muschietti and Produced by Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin, and Roy Lee under the production companies New Line Cinema, Double Dream, Vertigo Entertainment, and Rideback and was Distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie has a run time of 170 minutes and is based on the novel “It” by Stephen King. The movie was made on the budget of $79 million and collected a total of $473.1 million at the box office.
The movie starts when the losers club gets a call after twenty-seven years from an old friend. The friend told them that the old clown is back. The friends who have promised to save the city from the evil clown memorize it and pack their bags to move to their old city, to save the people of the city from the evil clown. The supernatural effects shown with the VFX make the movie looks more realistic and horrifying.
IMDb Ratings: 6.5
Release Date: 26 August 2019
Featuring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, and Bill Skarsgård
Sinister is a movie about a writer who hasn’t given any best seller in the last ten years. He finds the perfect plot for his book when he finds a whole family was killed inside a house. So he took his family members to the house and to the victim’s place. Sooner he felt the supernatural activities going on in the house and realized that they are in bigger trouble now. The plot of the movie makes it one of the best supernatural thriller movies to watch.
The movie was directed by Scott Derrickson and Produced by Jason Blum and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones under the production companies Alliance Films, Automatik, Blumhouse Productions, and IM Global and was Distributed by Summit Entertainment in the United States through Lionsgate and Momentum Pictures in the United Kingdom.
IMDb Ratings: 6.8
Release Date: 05 October 2012
Featuring: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Ransone, Clare Foley, and Michael Hall D’Addario
If you are planning to watch some horror at night because that is what horror movie lovers do then, we recommend you to watch these supernatural thriller movies alone at night with the lights off. If you have watched any of these movies do write us your reviews in the comments section below.
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