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Best Horror Movies!!! Ghost & Demon Series!!

Updated on October 31, 2013

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Poltergeist is about a young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they "kidnap" the youngest daughter.

Poltergeist is one of the best ghost movies out there. Made by Speilberg and the guy who made the original Chainsaw Massacre, this film combines elements of real life, fantasy and all balls out horror, springled with a lot of comic and realistic dialoge. Overall it is the realness of this movie that makes it scary as there is an overall chilling feel to the events in the film, as the family have no choice but to stay in a house of demons for weeks, in order to rescue their daughter, while pretending to the outside world that nothing is wrong.

In EXORCIST something beyond evil is happening in a little girl's room. Regan has brutally changed both in the way she looks and the way she acts, with violent outbursts on everyone who comes in contact with her. Her worried mother gets in contact with a priest who comes to the conclusion that Regan is possessed. The top priest who can deal with an exorcism, Father Merrin, is called in to help save Regan from the demon inside her.

Linda Blair was excellent in this and i got to say she scared me. This is rated R but you know I saw this when i was 6 years old and now im  25. We had it on VHS and I just put it in and let it go. Do you know what she did your cotting daughter was my favorite lines in the whole movie besides the power of christ compells you. The F word appears like 80,000,000 times in the whole film and i did not care one bit because it was and still is the best horror I have ever scene.

In Thir13een Ghosts Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped inside an evil machine "designed by the devil and powered by the dead" to open the Eye of Hell. Aided by Dennis, a ghost hunter, and his rival Kalina, a ghost rights activist out to set the ghosts free, the group must do what they can to get out of the house alive.

This movie entertained me when I watched it. The story was descent, but it should have been more detailed. I would have liked to known the history of the 13 Ghosts and how they came to be so deadly. The acting was above average. I liked the transaction of how the characters were laughing and shaking off the fact of ghost being in the house to running away and screaming for their lives.  The direction was also above average considering the fact that it is Steve Beck's first big movie. The visuals were also really nice. The ghosts were really grotesque and frightening and the glass house with the spells and enchantments were interesting and suspenseful.

House On Haunted Hill starts out when an eccentric millionaire offer a group of opposites $1,000,000 to spend the night in a so called "Haunted House" with a murderous past, they figure it is a quick way to get quick money and leave. All of them are sure it is some made up story just to mess with their heads a little and test their courage. But, once they stay in the house they start to think about the mistake they made in coming there when mysterious things start to happen.

Haunted house movies are some of the most stereotypical horror movies. By now, we've seen tons of hauntings, ghosts, and creepy houses. If you think there is nothing new or creepy to see in a haunted house movie, then think again. There is something that sets this movie apart from most haunted house movies. It is set in a sanitarium for starters. Also the cast here is good. Geoffrey Rush does a wicked Vincent Price impression and the only really bad actor here is Chris Kattan. The plot has some good twists around the end and the visuals in this movie really set the creepy mood. There are tons of gleefully gory and creepy scenes. Overall a very pleasant surprise and good watch for any horror fan.

(1979 Version) Amityville Horroris based on a true story that was claimed by writer Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror is about a large house on the coast of Long Island where newly weds George and Kathy Lutz and their three children move into the house that they hope will be their dream house but it ends up in terror. Despite full disclosure by the real estate agent of the home's history, George and Kathy buy the house. George says, "Houses don't have memories," but they turn to their family priest Father Delaney who believes the house is haunted and performs an exorcism on the house. But the evil spirit in the house causes him to become blind and makes him very ill. George and Kathy with the help of another priest Father Bolen and a police detective they face the fears of the house, but not knowing the spirit is planning to possess George and then the children...

While you are watching the movie, it's interesting but its not very scary, that is until later while you are sleeping it will mess with your mind! Watch it and you'll see what i mean! It's a good movie with very memorable scenes. It will make you jump 3 to 4 times. The acting is ok but, James Brolin is great! Something about the movie just gives you chills! A classic film but get the original version, I am a big fan of the original. That being said , this remake was done quite well but I dont think it surpasses the 1979 version.

 In Paranormal Activity after a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to......

This is what an independent horror film is supposed to be-- It is scary and it relies on the imagination of the audience to deliver the horror. In the film's final moments, the audience is rewarded with one freaky conclusion that will leave you stunned. The camera is placed on a tripod, one angle, no fancy dolly movements or quick cutting, just a stationary camera staring at an open door next to two people sleeping. The effect, if you've got the mind to go along for the ride, is amazing.

 Ghostbusters is about three odd-ball scientists get kicked out of their cushy positions at a university in New York City where they studied the occult. They decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. They wise-crack their way through the city, and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple.

I have seen it thousands of times, and I will never stop watching it. For 1984 they had some of the best visual effects of that time by far. The actors are great, funny, and bright. A good story and a good theme setting are keys in this movie.  This movie has something to offer everyone; comedy, a few scares, a love story, great special effects, and a great soundtrack. Also do not dismiss the sequal it is not as good as the first one but if you enjoy ghostbusters 1 then ghostbusters 2 will sur eplease.

What Lies Beneath is about Norman and Claire Spencer who are a seemingly happily married couple who uncover a terrible secret . . . a secret so disturbing it threatens to destroy them. When Claire Spencer begins seeing ghostly images and hearing mysterious voices in their home, her husband Norman suspects it's just her imagination - until the images turn real. Now, together they must uncover the truth, confront their worst fears and find "what lies beneath" . . . with twisting and terrifying results.

I saw this movie not knowing one thing about it and I was highly entertained. The suspense is nonstop and the movie has a fantastic cast. The ending was great, it was probably the most highly suspenseful ending I have seen in a while. Great choice for the villain. I like the movie because it is almost impossible to figure out who the real killer was until the stunning seen with the 411 redial. The movie actually has about three different suspenseful stories that all come down to one great ending.

The Shining is about A man, his son and wife who become the winter caretakers of an isolated hotel where Danny, the son, sees disturbing visions of the hotel's past using a telepathic gift known as "The Shining". The father, Jack Torrance, is underway in a writing project when he slowly slips into insanity as a result of cabin fever and former guests of the hotels ghost's. After being convinced by a waiter's ghost to "correct" the family, Jack goes completely insane. The only thing that can save Danny and his mother is "The Shining"

Stanley Kubrick's film is a wonderful and highly respected horror film. Even for people who hate the horror genre, "The Shining" is the film they tip their hats too. The true horror in this film is all about a family that has "issues" are now couped up in this giant hotel for three months. The characters are truly amazing and believable. A frightening horror film about insanity.

 Always looking to add more movies to the list, if I have forgotten anything that just has to be on here please let me know! :)


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      6 years ago from Missouri

      Excellent list! All of these movies are great.

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      7 years ago

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      7 years ago

      Well ALL of them to me are great but by far the Ammityville is the best and for the guys who want to watch movies that are in the cinema but can't go to

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      7 years ago

      You're missing pretty much every fantastic ghost movie spanning decades. This is a list of ghost-horrors a blockbuster employee could recommend, barely scratching the surface of what's out there.

      Anyone seriously interested in a ghostly spook should check out the changeling, burnt offerings, the orphanage, the devil's backbone, the innocents, etc. Do a google search and if the list you come across has a couple of these titles mentioned you're probably on a better track to a good spook than offered by the author of this list.

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      9 years ago

      Gotta go with The Shining on this one. Can't go wrong with Kubrick. I can respect Paranormal Activity, but it got way too much hype. I felt it was more creepy and somewhat tense than scary.

      I think you have to check out The Devil's Backbone. It may be worth adding to your list.

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      9 years ago from Western NC

      Good List.

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      9 years ago

      Nightmare on Elm street is pure Classic

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      9 years ago

      loved house on haunted hill! glad to see it made the list

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      9 years ago from Never Never Land

      Kraven I agree that exorcist is by far the best horror movie but i have to give credit to the others as well or it wouldn't be much of a hub,haha :)

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      Tammy Cornett 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      We've watched several of these, but our favorite would probably be "The Shining"! And Ghostbusters? Hilarious! :)

      Thanks for a fun read!


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      9 years ago

      The only excellent horror movie on that list is the Excorsist The rest can not even hold a candle to that masterpiece.

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      9 years ago

      Oh man, the original shining and Amityville Horror are super super scary!! I love them!! 13 Ghosts was entertaining I must say, but not at all scary. I haven't seen paranormal activity yet, but want to. This is another great movie review hub. Oh yeah, and of course, everybody HAS to love Ghost Busters.

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      Michael Shane 

      9 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Great hub! I love some good scares & mystery movies...


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