Apart from ghosts, killers, zombies, witches are always amongst the most popular topics filmmakers follow when making horror movies. Over time, there have been a lot of horror movies about witches that make a good impression on the critics and offer thrilling experiences to the global audience.

Now, let’s check out the following list with Gurugamer.com to learn what the top horror movies about witches are!

The Witches (1990)

The Witches is one of the dark fantasy comedy movies many children used to watch in the 1990s. It gets inspired by Roald Dahl’s novel and revolves around a boy who tries his best to prevent the dark plan of evil witches.

Although The Witches belongs to the PG-13 territory, it successfully created an image of scary witches everyone feels horrified about. Scenes in which witches, especially The Grand High Witch, revert into their true forms make the movie much darker and horrible than other PG-labelled movies. The Witches receives a lot of nominations in awards such as Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, BAFTA Awards, Hugo Awards, and more.

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The Woods (2016)

The Woods is based on stories about witches enticing children to their houses and eating them. The movie is set in 1965 in New England when a girl was sent by her parents to a girls’ private school that is covered by a strange wood. The girl gradually discovers mysteries and rumors about witches in this place. If you are looking for the best horror movies about witches like American Horror Stories Coven, don’t miss The Woods!

The Craft (1996)

Along with her family, a teenager moves to another city to start a new life. She accidentally befriends some girls who seemingly have a special passion for mysteries, charms, and magic. The four girls used dark magic to achieve what they want. However, the prices are not as low as they think.

The Love Witch (2016)

A standalone movie about witches combines all factors you want to see in this genre including charms, incantation, voodoo, and beauty. The Love Witch revolves around Elaine, a young beautiful witch, plans to find a man who is willing to love her. Elaine makes voodoos and blessed water in a small apartment and uses these magical items to seduce men.

Her magic is so powerful that countless men can’t resist falling in love with her. However, when she actually finds out the man in the dream, her love is sunken into great desperation. Set in the 1960s, the movie depicts an image of women along with their self-esteem during this period.

The Love Witch
The Love Witch.

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The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Amongst the horror movies, Blair Witch Project successfully creates an unbelievable phenomenon in Hollywood. It mentions the moments of three film students on the journey to discover the Blair Witch legend. With a budget of $60k, The Blair Witch Project managed to earn $248.6 million and became the most profitable franchise. In this movie, witches don’t actually appear until the end but there are always magical signs and items surrounding the woods as a way to assert their presence.

Pumpkin Head (1988)

After his son died of a motorbike accident, a farmer meets a powerful witch with the hope to find out the criminals and take revenge for the unlucky guy. The witch calls out a monster called Pumpkinhead and turns the father’s wish into true. However, the farmer gradually regrets his behaviors and tries his best to stop everything. Like The Witch (1990), Pumpkin Head makes the audience frightened at the image of the villain.

Drag Me To Hell (2009)

Evil Dead’s director brought a horror masterpiece about witches to the screens. Christine Brown is a bank loan officer who refuses to help an old gypsy woman named Ganush resolve her financial issue. That’s why Ganush puts Lamia’s curse on Christine and from that moment, the young girl’s life turns into a nightmare. Christine has to break the curse within three days or she will be dragged into hell.

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Autopsy Of Jane Doe (2016)

Speaking of horror movies about Salem witches, Autopsy Of Jane Doe is a must-watch. The movie revolves around a witch’s dead body that was found in a bloody basement. Jane Doe’s body is taken to the morgue; however, during the autopsy, two coroners (a father-son couple) surprisingly discover a series of unexplainable mysteries. Things just turn into a brighter side when they learn that Jane Doe’s corpse is not a normal one. Even King of horror Stephen King sent a lot of praise to this movie.

Autopsy Of Jane Doe
Autopsy Of Jane Doe.

The Witch (2016)

A24 didn’t make their global audience disappointed when producing one of the best obsessive horror movies about witchcraft. The Witch is set in the 1960s in New England when a family accidentally moves to the woods in which there are a lot of mysterious witches. They have to face many weird things and their personalities have gradually become uncontrollable when members of their families lose their life in turn.

Above are the best horror movies about witches you should consider watching this Halloween. They are all obsessive, thrilling, and promise to offer you unforgettable moments, especially when you watch them at midnight.

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