Best new Ghost & Haunted house movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best ghost movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Guillermo del Toro, Leigh Whannell & Gerard Johnstone our new ghost genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

A compelling ghost story still gives us the creeps, no matter how often it has been done before. Enthusiasts of haunted house genre should continue reading, as the last couple of years have been great with the coming of quality low-budget indie flicks like Paranormal Activity and the Conjuring as well as big productions from Hollywood like Mama & Crimson Peak. It is a classic genre, and one that is by no means on its way out. More than just being creepy entertainment, these films make us wonder about the supernatural, as well as what it means to be a human being.

New ghost movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018


Best ghost movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 ghost movies

  • Amityville: The Awakening

    DIRECTOR: Franck Khalfoun
    CAST: Jennifer Jason Leigh Bella Thorne Cameron Monaghan

    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... Read more

    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 30th, 2017

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  • 1922

    DIRECTOR: Zak Hilditch
    CAST: Thomas Jane Molly Parker Dylan Schmid

    After a man has killed his wife, he becomes convinced she is haunting him. Read more

    RATING: 70/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 30th, 2017

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2010's best rated ghost movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • The Conjuring 2

    DIRECTOR: James Wan
    CAST: Vera Farmiga Patrick Wilson Madison Wolfe

    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. Read more

    RATING: 75/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 8th, 2016

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  • The Conjuring

    DIRECTOR: James Wan
    CAST: Patrick Wilson Vera Farmiga Ron Livingston

    A dark presence in a farm house is being investigated by two paranormal hunters. They are the only ones standing between this presence and the poor family living there. The Conjuring is deservedly one of the most praised and most commercially successful horror movies of the 2010's Read more

    RATING: 75/100

    RELEASE DATE: July 19th, 2013

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  • Insidious

    DIRECTOR: James Wan
    CAST: Patrick Wilson Rose Byrne Ty Simpkins

    here are already three movies released, but we still prefer the original from the director of Saw and The Conjuring. It's about the story of a couple whose son inexplicably enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral dimension who want to inhabit his body, in order to live once again. Insidious was the next big thing to be produced by Jason Blum after Paranormal activity, and managed to make $100 million of a budget of $1.5 million. Read more

    RATING: 68/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 1st, 2011

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  • The Woman in Black

    DIRECTOR: James Watkins
    CAST: Daniel Radcliffe Janet McTeer Ciarán Hinds

    For us this one of the best films location-wise. Daniel Radcliffe travels to a remote village where a vengeful female spirit is terrorizing the locals from her beautiful yet creepy mansion. Read more

    RATING: 65/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 3rd, 2012

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  • Mama

    DIRECTOR: Andrés Muschietti
    CAST: Jessica Chastain Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Megan Charpentier

    After Pan's Labyrinth there was no getting around Guillermo Del Toro anymore. The master of dark and sinister yet magical atmospheres caused fans to look forward to Mama immensely. And the Mexican filmmaker did not let us down. The supernatural horror plays with the concept that evil entities may latch on to people, and that simply leaving a house is not good enough Read more

    RATING: 62/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 18th, 2013

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  • Jessabelle

    DIRECTOR: Kevin Greutert
    CAST: Sarah Snook Mark Webber Joelle Carter

    Yet another return to a childhood home. This time to recover from a car accident. But a long-tormented spirit has other plans for her. Jessabelle has received poor reviews from critics, but has quite a few fans Read more

    RATING: 54/100

    RELEASE DATE: November 7th, 2014

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  • I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

    DIRECTOR: Oz Perkins
    CAST: Ruth Wilson Paula Prentiss Lucy Boynton

    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. Read more

    RATING: 48/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 28th, 2016

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