Top 20 Mystery Horror Movies

Mysterious signs, barely audible whispers, eerie sounds and a tense plot are the main components of horror films in the mystery genre. We have collected the best paintings of recent years, which will make the body shudder with fear more than once, and the heart beat in a frantic rhythm. Welcome to the world of ghosts, nightmares, powerful demons and evil spirits!

Wicked (2021)

Deaf-mute Alice is the image of the Virgin Mary – and after a mystical vision, the girl receives the gift of healing the sick . Rumors of amazing recoveries are spreading to different parts of the world, and even the Vatican is ready to recognize the miracle. Journalist Jerry Fenn arrives in town to break the news and save his career. The more information the reporter finds, the more questions he has about the dark past of the settlement.

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Original title:  
The Unholy

Actors:  
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Cricket Brown, William Sadler …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 5.1

Age restrictions:  
18+


Damn Abigail (2021)

The action of the mystical horror film develops in the 70s of the last century, when the miners’ strike caused an energy crisis. In London, rolling blackouts begin – and in such difficult conditions the young nurse Vel has to work. The girl is ashamed to admit to her superiors that she is very afraid of the dark and is afraid to walk along the unlit corridors of the hospital . It soon becomes clear that Vel’s fears are not unfounded, because otherworldly beings are present among the sick.

Original title:
The Power

Actors:
Rose Williams, Shakira Rahman, Emma Rigby …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.0, IMDb – 5.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Demonik (2021)

American mother Carly many years ago committed several dozen murders, and is now in a coma. A modern clinic turns to a girl with an offer to dive into the mind of a criminal in order to find out the true motives of terrible deeds. Innovative technologies are used to transfer into the subconscious of another person, and the daughter agrees to face horror.

Original title:
Demonic

Actors:
Carly Pope, Chris Martin, Michael Rogers…

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.5, IMDb – 4.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Candyman (2020)

The plot of one of the most terrible mystical films is dedicated to the old legend of a maniac from the looking glass. To invite a monster to the world of the living, it is enough to pronounce its name, looking into your own reflection. Talented artist Anthony uses an old legend for inspiration – and becomes a hostage of his own idea. The life of a man turns into a top-notch horror movie, because Candyman has his own plans for the opportunities presented.

Original title:
Candyman

Actors:
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett…

Country:
USA, Canada, Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.2, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:
18+


The Exorcist’s Apprentice (2020)

Possession by evil spirits is becoming a real epidemic , so the church is forced to open new schools to train specialists to exorcise the devil. The young priest Daniel Garcia already on the first day of practice is faced with inexplicable mysticism. A little boy becomes a victim of an evil demon – and he turns out to be just one link in a huge chain of the possessed.

Original title:
The Seventh Day

Actors:
Guy Pearce, Vadir Derbes, Stephen Lang …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.5, IMDb – 4.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Ghosts of War (2019)

An American film about the events of World War II is a mystical horror film with elements of horror and thriller. Five soldiers are given the task of guarding an old French castle, from which they managed to knock out the Nazi command. When inspecting the building, the military discovers a diary of a German officer and an image of an occult pentagram that called for a powerful evil.

Original title:
Ghosts of War

Actors:
Brenton Thwaites, Theo Rossi, Kyle Gallner …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 5.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Suspiria (2018)

Young ballerina Susie receives a long-awaited invitation to the famous dance studio. Upon arrival, the girl learns that the place has been vacated after the tragic death of a student. Patricia’s death is shrouded in mysticism, but the dancer ‘s friends are trying to prove the choreographers’ involvement in the crime. Susie soon realizes that she could be the next victim – and joins the participants in the investigation .

Original title:
Suspiria

Actors:
Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Got…

Country:
Italy, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
18+


Mara. Dream Eater (2018)

Sleep paralysis has long been studied, but still terrifies people who have terrible visions. The legend of a terrible demon named Mara has been circulating among the people for centuries – and psychologist Kate Fuller is forced to heed the old belief. She was assigned to investigate a strange murder, where her husband became the victim of a balanced and loving wife. The couple never clashed, and the death of a man was not the only one in the city.

Original title:
Mara

Actors:
Olga Kurylenko, Craig Conway, Javier Botet…

Country:
Great Britain, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.1, IMDb – 5.1

Age restrictions:
18+


And the light goes out … (2016)

Fear of the dark conjures up shocking scenarios of horror films saturated with mysticism, and little Rebecca had to go through difficult moments more than once in her childhood. After leaving her parents’ house, the girl got rid of the nightmares that began to haunt her younger brother. Rebecca is forced to return to protect Martin, because something frightening comes with enviable constancy.

Original title:
Lights Out

Actors:
Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Maria Bello …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 6.3

Age restrictions:
18+


Babadook (2014)

Completes the top horror horror movie about a demon who loves magic tricks and children’s games. A few years ago, on the way to the maternity hospital, Amalia had an accident, becoming a mother and a widow in one day. The woman tries to raise her son well, but Sam is firmly entrenched in the glory of a problem boy. Trying to reconnect with the child, Amalia begins to read a book about the Babadook in the evenings – and family life turns into a real hell.

Original title:
The Babadook

Actors:
Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Haley McElhinney …

Country:
Australia, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Deliver us from the evil one (2014)

Ralph is a police officer who, along with his partner, fights crime on the streets of the South Bronx. One day, the heroes encounter a strange incident, and Ralph has terrible hallucinations. Trying to overcome his skepticism about mysticism, he seeks the advice of a clergyman who is also a specialist in exorcism. Now the new allies need to rid the city of the devil’s influence.

Original title:
Deliver Us from Evil

Actors:
Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Ouija Board (2014)

Debbie and Elaine were addicted to mysticism as children, often playing with the Ouija board. The girls observed important conditions: they did not play in the cemetery or without company, and at the end they always said goodbye to the spirit. Having matured, Debbie finds this board, after which she breaks one rule. This leads the girl to commit suicide. Elaine and her friends are trying to unravel the mystery of her death, and for this they are forced to start a session of spiritualism again. Ouija Board is perhaps one of the scariest mystical horror films in the world.

Original title:
Ouija

Actors:
Olivia Cooke, Ana Koto, Daren Kagasoff…

Country:
Japan, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.9, IMDb – 4.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Conjuring (2013)

This picture tells about the real events experienced by the researchers Warrens, who study paranormal cases. Ed and Lorraine are invited to their farm by a terrified family that is faced with an inexplicable mysticism. The inhabitants constantly experience a painful feeling of someone else’s presence. Starting to investigate a frightening mystical story, the heroes realize that they are in mortal danger.

Original title:
The Conjuring

Actors:
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Mom (2013)

One of the scariest mystical horror films tells about spirits. Little Lily and Victoria disappeared several years ago in a huge forest. Nobody hoped to find the girls, but it suddenly turns out that all this time their refuge was an ordinary hut. No one can understand how children alone could survive in such conditions for five years. The girls are assigned to live with a young couple, their only relatives. Gradually, the life of the family is filled with frightening mysticism: in addition to children from the very depths of darkness, their invisible mother also arrived.

Original title:
Mama

Actors:
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier…

Country:
Canada, Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Sinister (2012)

Among the most terrible horror films filled with elements of mysticism, it is worth mentioning the story of the writer Ellison, who wanted a quiet provincial life. The hero learns that his family got a house with a terrible story – a year ago, all its inhabitants were killed. Soon he discovers strange videos that clearly lead to the solution of this tragedy. Gradually, the family is increasingly faced with frightening mystical situations.

Original title:
Sinister

Actors:
Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson …

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Astral (2010)

The move of the Lambert family turned into a series of terrible events. The heroes of the film began to notice mystical phenomena. Josh, Renee and their children witnessed the movement of objects and the appearance of incomprehensible sounds. The mysticism does not end there: unexpectedly, the ten-year-old son of the Lamberts falls into a coma that doctors cannot explain. Gradually it becomes clear that the negative energy of the new house could not have been done here. Without “Astral” it is difficult to imagine a list of the best mystical horror films.

Original title:
Insidious

Actors:
Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.8

Age limits :
16+


Mirrors (2008)

Undoubtedly, this is one of the scariest horror films. The plot of the mystical horror tells about a former policeman who is going through a life crisis. The hero gets a job as a night watchman in an expensive store that burned down earlier. Making his regular rounds of the department store, he notices that, despite the general devastation, the numerous mirrors of the building are unnaturally clean. Over time, they begin to show the former policeman scary scenes.

Original title:
Mirrors

Actors:
Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Cameron Boyce …

Country:
USA, Romania, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Silent Hill (2006)

Among the best horror films with elements of mysticism, the story of the Dasilva family should be noted. Rose is concerned about the strange behavior of her adopted daughter Sharon: she suffers from sleepwalking, during which she constantly mentions the city of Silent Hill. The heroine’s husband is convinced that the girl needs to be seen by a psychiatrist. Rose does not agree with him and decides to visit the city she is talking about with her daughter. The heroine has no idea what terrible mystical consequences this will turn into.

Original title:
Silent Hill

Actors:
Radha Mitchell, Jodelle Ferland, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean …

Country:
Canada, France, Japan, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Constantine: Lord of Darkness (2005)

Modern Los Angeles. Here lives the exorcist John Constantine, whose life is filled with mysticism. He can see eerie otherworldly phenomena. One day the hero realizes that this gift has made his existence unbearable. Tired of nightmarish mystical events, he decides to commit suicide. John manages to be reanimated so that he can later fulfill an important mission. However, he still cannot escape Hell.

Original title:
Constantine

Ackery :
Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf…

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.0

Age restrictions:
16+


Blair Witch: Coursework from the Other World (1999)

Events take place in the fall of 1994. Three students visit a small town to film a documentary about a famous witch . The locals tell them horror-filled stories. While friends do not realize that soon they themselves will become eyewitnesses of incredible events. Full of mysticism, inexplicable phenomena and creepy mysteries, this horror is one of the best and scariest horror films ever made.

Original title:
The Blair Witch Project

Actors:
Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael S. Williams…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.5

Age limits :
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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