[Top 25] Best Horror Movies About Witches (That Are Fun To Watch)

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Prepare for a terrifying romp with these 25 films about Witches.

Witches are notorious for being both terrifying and enchanting and these movies on the list are all the same. These Top 25 Best Horror Movies about Witches will make you fall under a spell and engross you with its terrifying magic.

25. The Lord of Salem (2013)

A record titled a "gift from the Lords" is sent to Heidi, a radio DJ, in a package. The grooves' noises bring back memories of her town's bloody past. Are the Lords returning to exact retribution on Salem, Massachusetts, or is Heidi going crazy?

Rob Zombie films have always been controversial in the horror community, but this one stands out from the rest because of how outrageously bizarre it is. The movie will saturate you with so much horrifying and disgusting imagery from start to finish that you'll wonder what you're seeing.

24. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) 

Love it or hate it, this sequel to the terrifying found footage film from 1999 is undoubtedly bold because rather than making just another found footage movie, it took a completely different approach by setting its events in our real world and making the original a fictional movie.

Due to these differences, we ended up with a divisive but nonetheless amusing movie that will have you and the characters debating its numerous symbolic images and themes. It may not be as terrifying as the original Blair Witch Project but it's still a decent film if you’re a fan of the genre.

23. Blair Witch (2016)

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

Instead of taking the same approach as the first sequel to the Blair Witch Project, this sequel instead rewrites the movie’s universe and made its story connected to the first film. Unlike the original, this sequel instead shows many of the mysterious supernatural elements but in an effective result. 

22. The Craft (1996)

A new student at a Catholic prep school befriends three outcast teenage witches, and they soon all conjure up various spells and curses against people who enrage them.

Watching The Craft, it's simple to understand why it has become such a cult classic despite the fact that it primarily seems to be a product of its period. It has a cast of likable characters that are easy to empathize with, as well as some genuinely endearing moments that will cause you to fall in love with the movie.

It’s also a film that would later inspire other films about witches, proving how undoubtedly great this film is. However, I suggest skipping the reboot entirely.

21. The Covenant (2006)

Four young men from a supernatural bloodline in New England are forced to take part in a fight with a fifth power that was previously believed to have vanished.

If male witches are more you’re thing then why not give The Covenant a try. It’s a movie filled with angst and tons of amazing spectacles, making it an entertaining watch. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t like this movie more than the Craft. 

It’s got an endearing cast of characters played by amazing actors like Steven Strait, Sebastian Stan, and Taylor Kitsch. Although there are undoubtedly better movies out there, you should give this underappreciated gem a try if you're looking for something entertaining to watch.

20. The Woods (2006)

A girl is sent to a secluded boarding school where she experiences nightmares and noises in the woods. She quickly develops the suspicion that the school is a witch coven. When some of her classmates disappear, she fears she will be next.

If you love Suspiria then make sure to watch The Woods as well. It’s a film filled with mysteries as well as some rather awesome effects that will surprise you considering the year it was released. It’s also got Bruce Campbell so Evil Dead fans will surely get a kick out of this forgotten gem.

19. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2012)

Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton), a brother-sister duo who work as professional witch hunters to help defenseless villagers.  They come across a case one day that might have the answer to their past.

This movie takes the familiar tale of Hansel and Gretel and produced something fun out of it. It’s got many action-packed scenes as well as a little bit of humor to keep you entertained. And although the film may lean more into action, it’s still a fun film to watch for fans of the genre.

18. Gretel & Hansel (2020)

Here’s another film based on the Hansel and Gretel story, following the two siblings as they desperately search for food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

If you love the presentation of A24 films then Gretel & Hansel might just pique your interest.  It has such a distinctive and gorgeous style that the makes the grim movie feels like such a beautiful and unsettling work of art that you just can't put down.Go watch its trailer and tell me that it didn’t interest you one bit.

17. City of the Dead (1960)

A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft. While staying at an eerie inn, she learns a disturbing secret about the locals.

If you like a little bit more gothic with your horror then watch City of the Dead. It’s got an amazing atmosphere heightened by the looming fog that’s present in almost every scene. The film is also supported by a likable cast of characters which adds to its appeal and makes this forgotten classic entertaining to watch.

16. Inferno (1980)

A sequel to Dario Argento’s Suspiria follows a college student and his sister as they investigate a string of killings where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches.

Like every Argento’s work, Inferno will hook you in with its alluring visuals along with some genuinely unexpected moments that will leave you shocked. It’s also got an amazing soundtrack to boot, making the already thrilling film more anxiety-inducing.

15. Fear Street: 1994 (2021)

The first of the Fear Street films sees a group of friends trying to survive from an evil force that’s terrorized their infamous town for centuries.

Here’s a film that will please both slasher fans and witch fans due to its chaotically fun story full of satisfyingly gruesome kills as well as some amusing supernatural elements. It’s also got a memorable soundtrack to boot which makes viewing the film such nostalgic fun.

It’s also got tons of easter eggs for the genre fans as well as many edge-of-your-seat moments that will keep you on your toes. Definitely check this one out if you’re into both genres. 

14. Fear Street: 1966 (2021)

The third and final entry to the Fear Street trilogy delves into the origins of Shadyside's curse in the mid-17th century and the survivors in 1994 who try to put an end to it.

This follow-up answers many of the underlying questions of the two first films in a satisfying manner. Whilst it still includes a slasher villain, this movie’s tone and atmosphere feel more in line with witches rather than a slasher film.

It also brought back many of the likable characters and actors of the previous films making it such a gleeful watch for the fans.

13. Fear Street: 1978 (2021)

School's out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival.

Arguably the best out of the three Fear Street films, this prequel takes on a Friday the 13th-esque camp complete with its stereotypical characters to create the perfect homage that combines the slasher sub-genre with the supernatural.

This prequel sets out to answer many of the introduced mysteries of the first Film Street film as well as providing a menacing killer that is just as creepy as Jason’s first iterations. If you like your spooky witch films to have a little bit of gore and thrill to them then definitely check this one out.

12. The Conjuring (2013)

Set in 1971, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

James Wan’s supernatural film was a refreshing reintroduction to the genre. It’s got many suspenseful scenes heightened by masterful tension that will put you on the edge of your seat. It’s also got tons of memorable and likable characters that are so endearing to watch and will make you want to root for them.

Its “Based on a Real-Life Story” concept may seem questionable, but it doesn’t discredit the fact that it's an amazing film that you should check out.

11. Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Christine Brown, a loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

One of Raimi’s underlooked gem is a film that you do not want to miss due to its bizarreness that will make you both feel chills and thrills. It’s got many of Raimi’s signatures from the oddball humor to some of the most over-the-top zaniness you’ll ever see on screen.

It’s not the deepest film out there but if you’re just looking for something entertaining then give this one a try. 

10. Black Sunday (1960)

While being burnt at the stake, the witch Asa Vajda vows to enact revenge on her descendants. Hundreds of years later Asa returns to life and immediately raises her henchmen from the dead, ready to keep her promise.

Black Sunday may be an old film but it actually made the film creeper as a result. The movie’s atmosphere is heightened due to the black and white presentation. It’s also got one of the most gruesome and inventive death scenes to have ever been displayed in a film.

This is a film that’s worth every minute of your time.

9. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Conal Cochran, the evil head of the Silver Shamrock Corporation, has implanted his company's new masks with computer chips, each containing a small piece of a boulder stolen from Stonehenge. On Halloween, when the Silver Shamrock jingle is played, Cochran's plans for the deaths of all who wear the masks will come to fruition

Michael Myers’ killing spree is a beloved massacre that people love to witness, and so when the people behind the first two films decided to end his terror and replace him with an all-new story fans were considerably pissed off, however, this franchise’s black sheep is more than just a film that takes place on Halloween.

It’s a film full of memorable scenes and likable characters, as well as a rather shockingly dark ending that will make you want more. While it may not follow in the same footsteps as its predecessor what’s here is a solid film that you will want to check out.

8. The Love Witch (2016)

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her by using her spells with deadly consequences.

The Love Witch will lure you in with its beautiful visuals that are made to look like it was made in the year 1960s. From the costume, locations, and props the movie feels like it was truly made in that year. And although it may not be complete horror, its effort is still appreciated within the genre. 

7. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

A father and son coroners investigate the death of a beautiful `Jane Doe'. As they aim to ascertain who she is and how she died they find an increasingly bizarre sequence of clues.

Rarely does a film can make you genuinely creeped out, yet The Autopsy of Jane Doe manages to execute this perfectly. Everything takes place inside a small single location which makes the film such a claustrophobic experience, and its many memorable scares make it even harder to watch.   

6. Suspiria (1977)

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

Dario Argento’s classic will always remain to be one of the best in the genre for many reasons; it’s got a rather suspenseful mystery filled with so many memorable death scenes that will forever stick with you, as well as a hauntingly gorgeous visual that makes the film timeless.

The film may be forty-five years old but that doesn’t detract it from being a masterclass in horror. 

5. Suspiria (2018)

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare, others will finally wake up.

 While the original Suspiria may boast gorgeous visuals and satisfying gore, this 2018 remake instead opted for a darker and realistic atmosphere which makes it vastly terrifying as a result. It’s a movie that takes its time to show you its many secrets and haunting imagery only to then leave you with tons of disturbing moments. 

It’s also a film with amazing performances by Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, and Tilda Swinton who surprisingly play three different characters. Due to all of these reasons, this modern remake of the classic Suspiria is a vastly superior film.

4. The Wicker Man (1973)

Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl, according to the local's claims never existed. What's stranger, however, are the rituals that take place there.

The Wicker Man is an incredibly surreal film and at times it's even hypnotizing. The many mysteries that it presents make for an engaging film and its slow-burn nature makes the film even more tension-filled as a result.

This and its remake starring Nick Cage are movies that are worth watching.

3. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

There have been so many found footage and witch films released throughout the years yet none could ever come close to the way The Blair Witch Project had scared many of its viewers back in its release and even to this day. When I watched the film I was shaking and on the edge throughout because of its effectively creepy atmosphere.

Even though I knew that the witch itself was never shown in the film, it still felt like it had a presence throughout the whole duration. And the found footage format made the viewing even more immersive as a result. 

If you want a terrifying film about witches then don’t miss out on this classic.

2. The VVitch (2016)

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

 A24’s take on the witch sub-genre is a masterfully crafted slow burn that’s filled with tension throughout its whole duration. It’s a film that will make you uncomfortable due to its effectively dark and bleak atmosphere devoid of any cheerful moments.

The VVitch is the type of film that is perfect to watch in a dark and quiet room so you could soak up all its immersive presentation. 

1. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

After moving into a giant apartment with her husband Guy, Rosemary Woodhouse believes that her neighbors may be planning something sinister to her baby, all the while suffering from her pregnancy.

Despite being one of the oldest film on the list, Rosemary’s Baby still proves to be quite effective at scaring and hooking its viewers into its mysterious world. The movie takes its time to make you feel suspicious and cares about many of its characters and most notably Rosemary whose played amazingly by Mia Farrow.

It’s also got an intense and shocking third act that will leave you and your imagination to think as you watch its grim end. Rosemary’s Baby is a masterclass in horror and it’s essential for every horror fan.

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