7 Best Gothic Horror Movies | Movies That Will Scare You Badly!


The gothic world has many stories relating to spirituality and demons. So, if you are also a ghost lover and looking to experience a scary-spiritual weekend, then you are on the right page. Today we have brought you a bunch of the best gothic horror movies of all time.

Entertainment platforms like Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Videos, etc., are already loaded with many horror shows. Choosing the right one which fits your taste takes long scrutiny. But no worries, we have made it very easy for you.

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If you believe in God, then you have to believe in ghosts. Because ghosts do exist on the same principle of faith that God does. Commenting on faith is arguable in itself. But, some filmmakers utilize these gothic themes in their scary movies, converting the movie into a more horrific one. So let’s discuss them one by one. 

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1# The Nun (2018)

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Yes! The Nun is the first movie on the list. Taissa Farmiga has played the lead role in the movie. Taissa Farmiga, who plays Sister Irene, takes the help of a priest from the Vatican to find and remove her fear. 

Director and other cast have done a marvelous job. But, the ghost’s character in The Nun is the real focus for people. Bonnie Aarons, an American actress, who has played the role of ghost nun, will give you some serious goosebumps.

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

Director: Corin Hardy

Duration: 1h 36m

2# The Unholy (2021)

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The next movie on the list is The Unholy. A teenage girl who heals people from the power of God, ultimately, gets proven wrong by a news reporter. Cricket Brown’s role as a teenage girl is overshadowed in front of the veteran acting of Jeffrey Morgan. 

The Unholy is inspired by the best-selling novel, Shrine, written by James Herbert. The plot in the movie is designed so well that, till the climax, you will feel the fear but never get to see the real face of the ghost.

IMDb Rating: 5.1/10

Director: Evan Spiliotopoulos

Duration: 1h 39m

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3# A Quiet Place (2018)

7 Best Gothic Horror Movies | Movies That Will Scare You Badly!

Your professor might have asked many times to keep silent. But you can only realize the value of silence after watching A Quiet Place. The movie’s lead cast includes a real-life couple, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, who have played the same role in the movie. 

Interestingly, the movie is based on blind ghosts, which kill people if they make noise. How the couple and their little kids manage to escape those blind ghosts is the actual attraction point of the movie.   

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Director: John Krasinski

Duration: 1h 30m

4# The Conjuring (2013)

7 Best Gothic Horror Movies | Movies That Will Scare You Badly!

If you seriously love the horror movie, you might have seen The Conjuring in Advance. The Conjuring, inspired by real events, is not less than a benchmark in terms of a horror movie. Its vast fan following and success have forced the makers to release its sequel.

The Conjuring 2 (2016), The Conjuring 3, or The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) result. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are the key and constant figures since the inception of the Conjuring series. I’ll not share a single word about the story and plot of this movie because it will be a show spoiler for you.

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Director: James Wan

Duration: 1h 52m

5# Annabelle (2014)

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Don’t play with every doll, because a doll can be dangerous too!! Annabelle, a doll that will make you so scared that you will never take a doll in your hands. This movie is made for you if you are a geek of tracing paranormal activities. The movie’s plot will test your patience and make you feel terrified. Its sequels including Annabelle Comes Home (2019) will leave you horrifyingly amazed.

IMDb Rating: 5.4/10

Director: John R. Leonetti

Duration: 1h 39m

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6# Insidious (2010)

7 Best Gothic Horror Movies | Movies That Will Scare You Badly!

Insidious is a haunted-emotional drama directed by James wan, who had directed all three parts of The Conjuring. The movie’s story is based on a kid occupied by an evil spirit, creating problems in his family. This movie is led by the star actor Patrick Wilson. The movie takes you through the abnormalities of life and the family’s pain, leaving a spectator emotional. But at the same time, horrific scenes will make you fear too.

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Director: James Wan

Duration: 1h 43m

7# The Devil Inside (2012)

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The Devil Inside movie can also be called a feature film. It is a story of an old mother who is facing mental illness. Her daughter makes a documentary on her and attempts with all paranormal experts to heal her mother. Suzan Crowley, a veteran American actress, has played the role of an old mother. 

Though it has a very low IMBd rating, the minute detailing, brutally depicted body cuts, mental trauma, and behavior are some of the key features of the movie. It will make you feel the real problems faced by the paranormal experts. Might it satisfy the paranormal expert inside you!!

IMDb Rating: 4.2/10

Director: William Brent Bell

Duration: 1h 23m

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Final Words

Our collection of best gothic horror movies has many haunted scenes. A scene of the grand haunted villa, with reverberations of chirping bats and rattling windows, is enough to make you feel scared. But, I dare you, you can not watch any of these movies alone at night. Prove me wrong if you can. And be alert because horror has no faces! Lol😜

Vansh Sharma
Vansh Sharma
A researcher holding a magnifying glass who loves drawing an analogy and creating content. Vansh is no less than a dramatic arch in movies that adds freshness to what is being delivered. Letter V of Viebly has a brain like Monica Geller, who likes placing things in a well-formed structure. He loves being in trend (would say talk of the town); hence, he follows every trending affair and writes about it! His vision is like an old rum during winter that keeps you warm.


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