A compelling ghost story still gives us the creeps, no matter how often it has been done before. Enthusiasts for the genre should read, as the last couple of years have been great. The Vore's Film staff selects the top best ghost movies of 2017 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Guillermo del Toro, Leigh Whannell & Gerard Johnstone our new ghost genre directors? ghost genre statistics
ghost 2017 Popularity Rank #31 ( List of most popular genres) Actors Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain & Tom Hiddleston Trending Sinister 2, Insidious: Chapter Three & Poltergeist
Amount of genre films per year from 2010 to 2017 26 ghost movies scheduled for release this year. The ghost genre has been around since the birth of fiction, and was a favorite topic of old folklore. It is therefore not as sensitive to hypes as other horror genre's. Stats indicate that it goes continually up and down, and has been doing so for years. List of highest grossers of the decade & budget
Title Box office Budget The Conjuring (2013) $137M $20M Ghostbusters (2016) $128M $144M The Conjuring 2 (2016) $102M $40M Annabelle (I) (2014) $84M $6.5M Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) $83M $5M ( ) Read: Who needs big budgets? 25 low budget success stories! 2017 anticipated releases to watch Amityville: The Awakening (30-06-2017, 85 minutes) The new Amityville chapter finally arrives next summer. It sounds like a cliche direct-to-DVD film, but the guy who directed 2012's 'Maniac' is helming this one, so we're pretty stoked.
Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne & Cameron Monaghan Director Franck Khalfoun (Maniac ) Themes darkness, isolation, horror, thriller, Country United States Keywords haunting, scary, Best ghost movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 2010's best rated ghost movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon). I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (28-10-2016, 87 minutes) A Netflix Original, 'I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House' is a highly enjoyable, old-fashioned gothic story about a young woman taking of a dying writer. Of course, this particular writer lives in a isolated villa, somewhere in New England. Well-crafted and atmospheric.
Starring Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss & Lucy Boynton Director Oz Perkins (February ) Country United States Buy/stream it / Amazon Netflix The Conjuring 2 (08-06-2016, 134 minutes) The Conjuring 2 makes for a solid sequel to the highly successful supernatural 2013 thriller. This time around, ghost hunting couple Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to London, where a single mother with her four children suffer from the presence of a vindictive entity.
Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson & Madison Wolfe Director James Wan (Insidious ) Themes families, fear, ghost, horror, Country United States Keywords spooky, traditional, Buy/stream it / Amazon Netflix Housebound (04-09-2014, 107 minutes)
Starring Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata & Glen-Paul Waru Director Gerard Johnstone (The Jaquie Brown Diaries & Terry Teo ) Country New Zealand Buy/stream it / Amazon Netflix Jessabelle (07-11-2014, 90 minutes)
Starring Sarah Snook, Mark Webber & Joelle Carter Director Kevin Greutert (Donnie Darko, Saw & Saw II ) Country United States Buy/stream it / Amazon Netflix The Conjuring (19-07-2013, 112 minutes)
Starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga & Ron Livingston Director James Wan (Saw, Insidious: Chapter 2 & Furious 7 ) Country United States Buy/stream it / Amazon Netflix Mama (18-01-2013, 100 minutes)
Starring Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & Megan Charpentier Director Andrés Muschietti (Historias Breves III: Nostalgia en la mesa 8 ) Country Canada Spain Buy/stream it / Amazon Netflix The Woman in Black (03-02-2012, 95 minutes)
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer & Ciarán Hinds Director James Watkins (Eden Lake, The Descent: Part 2 & My Little Eye ) Country Canada Sweden United Kingdom Buy/stream it / Amazon Netflix New ghost movies out now
Best recent & upcoming ghost movies with release dates.
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Release date 2016 Country United States Starring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell & David Mazouz Previous releases Wolf Creek , Wolf Creek 2 & Rogue Associated with horror, thriller, Amityville: The Awakening by Franck Khalfoun
Release date 15-04-2016 Country United States Starring Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan & Jennifer Jason Leigh Previous releases P2, Maniac & i-Lived Associated with horror, thriller, Sinister 2 (21-08-2015, 97 minutes))
Director Ciarán Foy (Citadel, The Faeries of Blackheath Woods & Scumbot ) Starring James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon & Robert Daniel Sloan Country United Kingdom United States Buy/stream it / Amazon Netflix Crimson Peak (16-10-2015, 119 minutes))
Director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy & Pacific Rim ) Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain & Tom Hiddleston Country Canada United States Buy/stream it / Amazon Netflix Yoga Hosers (2016, 88 minutes))
Director Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks & Comic Book Men ) Starring Johnny Depp, Haley Joel Osment & Natasha Lyonne Country United States Buy/stream it / Amazon Netflix Poltergeist (22-05-2015, 93 minutes))
Director Gil Kenan (Monster House & City of Ember ) Starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt & Kennedi Clements Country Canada United States Buy/stream it / Amazon Netflix Insidious: Chapter Three (05-06-2015, 97 minutes))
Director Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious: Chapter 2 & Saw III ) Starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott & Angus Sampson Country Canada United States Buy/stream it / Amazon Netflix