religious horror

Welcome to Mercy – USA, 2018

Welcome to Mercy is a 2018 American horror feature film directed by Tommy Bertelsen from a screenplay by Kristen Ruhlin. The Forma Pro Films/Global Creative movie stars Lily Newmark, Eva Ariel Binder and Eileen Davies. When a single mother begins to experience symptoms of… Read More ›

Curse of the Nun – USA, 2018

‘You soul belongs to her’ Curse of the Nun is a 2018 American supernatural horror feature film written, produced, edited and directed by Aaron Mirtes (The Hunt; Clowntergeist). The Exit 10 Films/High Octane Pictures production stars Lacy Hartselle, Rae Hunt and Kate Kilcoyne. Anna (Lacy… Read More ›

Apostle – USA/UK, 2018

Apostle is 2018 American/British action horror feature film written and directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid 2; V/H/S/2 ‘Safe Haven’ segment; The Raid: Redemption). The movie stars Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth and Michael Sheen. The year is 1905. Thomas Richardson travels to a remote island… Read More ›

The Killer Nun – Italy, 1978

The Killer Nun – original title: Suor Omicidi (“Sister Homicide”) – is a 1978 Italian nunsploitation/horror feature film directed by Giulio Berruti from a screenplay co-written with Alberto Tarallo. It is also known as Killer Nun and Deadly Habits. The film’s excellent soundtrack score is by Alessandro Alessandroni (Lady Frankenstein;… Read More ›

The Nun – USA, 2018

‘Witness the darkest chapter in The Conjuring universe’ The Nun is a 2018 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) from a screenplay by James Wan (The Conjuring; Saw) and Gary Dauberman (IT; Wolves at the Door; Swamp… Read More ›

Alice, Sweet Alice aka Communion – USA, 1976

‘If you survive this night… nothing will ever scare you again.’ Communion is a 1976 American slasher horror feature film directed by Alfred Sole (Tanya’s Island, Pandemonium) from a screenplay co-written with Rosemary Ritvo. It stars Linda Miller, Paula Sheppard, Brooke Shields and Mildred Clinton. The film was released… Read More ›

Savage Weekend – USA, 1976

‘All they wanted was fun… what they got was terror… mayhem… murder! Savage Weekend is a 1976 American slasher horror feature film written, produced and directed by David Paulsen as The Upstate Murders and initially marketed as Killer Behind the Mask. The film features a repeated… Read More ›

The Haunting of Molly Hartley – USA, 2008

‘Her past is yet to come’ The Haunting of Molly Hartley is a 2008 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Mickey Liddell from a screenplay by John Travis and Rebecca Sonnenshine. The Liddell Entertainment production stars Haley Bennett, Chace Crawford, AnnaLynne McCord, and Jake Weber. After… Read More ›

The Bad Nun – UK, 2018

‘Time to repent’ The Bad Nun – formerly The Watcher – is a 2018 British horror feature film written and directed by Scott Jeffrey (writer of The House on Elm Lake; Unhinged; Fox Trap; et al). The Proportion Productions movie stars Becca Hirani,… Read More ›

The Possessed – USA, 1977

The Possessed is a 1977 American made-for-TV supernatural horror film directed by Jerry Thorpe from a screenplay by John Sacret Young, and starring James Farentino, Joan Hackett, Diana Scarwid, and Harrison Ford. Kevin Leahy, an alcoholic Catholic priest who has strayed from his faith, crashes his car and is pronounced dead… Read More ›

The Devil’s Doorway – UK, 2018

In October 1960, Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton are sent by the Vatican to investigate a statue of the Virgin Mary weeping blood in a rural Irish convent, a ‘Magdalene laundry’ that serves as a religious asylum for prostitutes, the mentally disabled, and unmarried pregnant women. In hopes of capturing photographic evidence of this apparent miracle, Father Thornton films their inquiry with a portable 16mm camera.

Headhunter – USA/South Africa, 1988

‘Keeping your head under stressful conditions can be difficult.’ Headhunter – aka Head Hunter – is a 1988 American/South African supernatural horror movie directed by Francis Schaeffer (Wired to Kill) from a screenplay by Len Spinelli. The movie stars Kay Lenz, Wayne Crawford, Steve Kanaly and June… Read More ›

The Incantation – USA, 2018

The Incantation is a 2018 American paranormal horror film written and directed by Jude S. Walko (producer of SiREN), making his feature debut. The Blue Falcon Productions movie stars Dean Cain, Sam Valentine and Dylan Kellogg. Review: Welcome to the Loire Valley in… Read More ›

Voodoo – USA, 1995

‘Life is full of sacrifices.’ Voodoo is a 1995 American horror film directed by Rene Eram (Final Vendetta) from a screenplay by Brian DiMuccio and Dino Vindeni (Little Witches). It stars Corey Feldman, Jack Nance, Joel J. Edwards and Joel J. Edwards. Unable to live apart… Read More ›

The House Next Door aka Aval – 2017, India

The House Next Door is a 2017 Indian Tamil supernatural horror film directed by Milind Rau from a screenplay co-written with producer and star Siddharth. Shot simultaneously in three languages, the film is titled The House Next Door in Hindi, Aval (translation: She) in Tamil and Gruham (translation: Home) in Telugu…. Read More ›

Hold Your Breath – USA, 2012

‘When you drive by a graveyard, don’t ever forget…’ Hold Your Breath – stylized as #HoldYourBreath – is a 2012 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Jared Cohn (The Domicile; Devil’s Domain; Little Dead Rotting Hood; 12/12/12) from a screenplay by Geoff Meed and Kenny Zinn. Katrina… Read More ›

Charismata – UK, 2017

‘Face your demons’ Charismata is a 2017 British psychological horror thriller feature film written, produced and directed by Andy Collier and Toor Mian. The movie stars Sarah Beck Mather, Jamie Satterthwaite and Andonis Anthony. Newbie detective Rebecca Faraway is struggling to find… Read More ›

666: The Beast – USA, 2007

666: The Beast is a 2007 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Nick Everhart (The Penny Dreadful Picture Show; Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear, segment ‘Smell’) based on characters created by Benjamin Henry (666: The Child). The Asylum… Read More ›

666: The Child – USA, 2006

‘A new dawn has arrived’ 666: The Child is a 2006 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Jack Perez [as Jake Johnson] (Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus; Monster Island) from a screenplay by Benjamin Henry [as Ben Henry]. The Asylum production… Read More ›

The Unholy – USA, 1988

‘You haven’t got a prayer.’ The Unholy is a 1988 American supernatural horror film directed by Camilo Vila from a screenplay by Philip Yordan (Cataclysm) and Fernando Fonseca. It stars Ben Cross, Ned Beatty and features Trevor Howard in his final role. New Orleans: Having miraculously survived a fall from a… Read More ›

The Dead Pit – USA, 1989

‘Drop in anytime.’ The Dead Pit is a 1989 American horror feature film directed by Brett Leonard (Feed; Man-Thing; Hideaway; The Lawnmower Man) from a screenplay co-written with producer Gimel Everett. It stars Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson and Stephen Gregory Foster…. Read More ›

Holy Terror – USA, 2017

‘The Devil is real.’ Holy Terror is a 2017 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Rich Mallery (Sociopathia). The CineRidge Entertainment production stars Kelly Lynn Reiter, Jesse Hlubik and Kristine DeBell. Believing their deceased son isn’t at peace, Molly and Tom… Read More ›

Munafik – Malaysia, 2016

Munafik – translation: “Hypocrite” – is a 2016 Malaysian supernatural horror film written and directed by Syamsul Yusof. It stars Syamsul Yusof, Nabila Huda and Fizz Fairuz. Adam, a traditional religious medical practitioner, and his wife got into an accident that caused his… Read More ›

Satan’s Triangle – USA, 1975

‘A tale of mounting terror’ Satan’s Triangle is a 1975 American made-for-TV horror feature film directed by Sutton Roley (The Curse of Dracula TV series; Chosen Survivors; Sweet, Sweet Rachel) from a screenplay by William Read Woodfield (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)…. Read More ›

The Other Hell – Italy/Spain, 1980

‘Say your prayers’ The Other Hell is a 1980 (released 1981) Italian supernatural horror feature film directed by Bruno Mattei [as Stefan Oblowsky] (Snuff Trap; Cruel Jaws; Hell of the Living Dead) from a screenplay written by Claudio Fragasso (Robowar; Zombie 3; Rats: Night… Read More ›

The Antichrist – Italy, 1974

‘Deliver her from evil.’ The Antichrist – original title: ”L’anticristo – is a 1974 Italian supernatural horror feature film directed by Alberto De Martino (Formula for a Murder; Holocaust 2000; The Blancheville Monster) from a screenplay co-written with Gianfranco Clerici (The New York… Read More ›