10 Witchcraft Horror Films To Watch
It’s spooky season and what’s spookier than an old hag with the power to turn you into a toad? Whatever the witch of your choice may be able to do, she should certainly be scary. After watching the unfortunately terrible House of the Witch (2017) I decided to cleanse my brain by creating this list of ten good horror films about witches and witchcraft.
This list is by no means exhaustive, nor is it necessarily the ten best witch movies, just really great horror movies that I think every genre fan should see.
10. Witching & Bitching (2013)
This Spanish horror comedy about a group of armed robbers who accidentally take refuge in a village filled with witches is a delightful film filled with awesome character designs and some really fun action sequences.
9. The Lords of Salem (2012)
For whatever reason, Rob Zombie’s story of a radio DJ with a traumatic past and a coven of witches in Salem is never given the credit it’s due for its creepy ambience and stunning visuals.
8. The Craft (1996)
This 90’s classic may be considered a team flick but there’s no denying the terrifying powers of Nancy, especially in the film’s climax.
7. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The holy grail of found footage makes us feel the witchcraft more than we see it and that’s exactly why this movie makes your skin crawl and makes you fear the woods.
6. The House of the Devil (2009)
This slow-burn 70’s throwback excels in its character development and portrayal. You won’t trust any anonymous house-sitting jobs after this any time soon.
5. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
A Halloween classic steeped in legend, stunning set design and all the things that make Tim Burton films great, this film features a few different witchy characters to love.
4. Hereditary (2018)
This recent horror masterpiece is no doubt terrifying. Watch one family completely fall apart as they discover the secrets of their recently deceased matriarch.
3. Häxan (1922)
While technically a “documentary” the haunting visuals presented as the history of witchcraft unfolds onscreen are scary even in the 21st century.
2. The VVitch (2015)
The VVitch excels in atmosphere with the combination of creepy folklore, haunting score and amazing acting chops from everyone involved that makes it a must-watch for any horror fan.
1. Suspiria (1977)
Suspiria may be the most classic of witch-themed horror films. With its fantasy-like quality and incredibly unique visuals, we can’t help but follow our main girl in her terrifying journey.