Film | Top 5 Supernatural Movies

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When it comes to horror films, my favourite subgenre is Supernatural films filled with ghosts, spirits and demons, theres something quite unsettling about battling a force that you can’t see and is incredibly hard to hurt as they’re already dead.

Below are my top 5 supernatural horror films to watch this Halloween, let me know in the comments below if you agree with me or what top 5 you would pick.

1. Sinister

Ethan Hawke in Sinister (2012)

Director: Scott Derrickson

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone

Released: 2012

When washed-up writer Ellison Oswalt discovers some super 8 home movies in the former home of a murdered family, he believes he is about to not only solve one crime but crimes that date back to the 1960s, unfortunately for the Oswalt’s the true cause of the deaths wasn’t entirely human and a lot older than any of them could have imagined.

Read my full review here.

2. Ghostwatch

Director: Lesley Manning

Starring: Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene, Mike Smith, Craig Charles

Released: 1992

When a whole host of BBC stars and TV personalities came together to film a mockumentary ghost hunt set in the London suburbs, little did they know that it would cause so much controversy that it would never be shown on terrestrial TV again.

3. Ghost Stories

Directors: Jeremy Dyson. Andy Nyman

Starring: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther

Released: 2018

Sceptical professor Philip Green makes his living debunking physics for his TV show, that is until his idol presents his with three cases of unexplained apparitions that have so far no one has been able to crack, testing Green to his limits and even his sanity.

Read my full review here

4. The Conjuring

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in The Conjuring (2013)

Director: James Wan

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

Released: 2013

World-famous paranormal investigators come up against a powerful force when trying to save a family terrorised by a dark and evil entity in their rural farmhouse, launching a supernatural cinematic universe along the way.

Read my full review here.

5. Insidious

Director: James Wan

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye

Release Date: 2011

When their son Dalton falls into a mysterious after an incident in the attic. the Lambert family forced to reach out to paranormal investigators to help discover what happened and bring Dalton back to the world of the living.

Read my full review here.

Honourable mentions: Lake Mungo, Thirteen Ghosts, 1408, Hell House LLC

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