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21 Movies Like The Conjuring

21 Movies Like The Conjuring

If you are a die-hard horror movie fanatic, you have indeed seen the terrifying film, The Conjuring. Just the title of the movie is enough to send chills down your spine! The possessed dolls and evil spirits in the film will make even the tough guys scream in falsetto! If you enjoyed the film and are looking for something similar, you’ll be happy to know that there are many more where that came from!

Movies like The Conjuring include;

  • Mama
  • La Llorona
  • The Skeleton Key
  • The Exorcist
  • Evil Dead
  • Ouija
  • Countdown
  • The Boy
  • The Amityville Horror
  • The Ring
  • Insidious
  • Lights Out
  • Poltergeist
  • Pet Cemetery
  • Dead Silence: The Story Of Mary Shaw
  • Room 1408
  • Annabelle
  • Polaroid
  • Child’s Play
  • The Nun

If you are eager to find your next big scare, you have come to the perfect place! This article will provide you with a list of plenty of bone-chilling horrors that are right up your alley. So, if you are ready for the biggest scare of your life, keep reading…if you dare!

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Annabelle (2014)

Annabelle

Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Patrick Wilson, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard

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John Form is excited to present his pregnant wife with what he thinks is the perfect gift; a vintage doll wearing a beautiful white dress. One night, things go wrong when a group of devil worshippers break in with a violent rage towards the couple and smear bloody runes on their nursery’s wall.

The blood drips onto the vintage doll from the wall, transforming it from a collector’s dream into an evil-possessed nightmare! Will they survive the demon living within Mia’s beloved doll?

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Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

Annabelle Comes Home

Starring: Samara Lee, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman

Lorraine and Ed Warren, two paranormal investigators, need to act fast and try everything in their power to prevent the evil doll from wreaking any more havoc. To do so, Ed and Lorraine keep Annabelle locked in a glass case inside their artifacts room.

All is well until their babysitter’s friend sneaks in and accidentally causes the evil doll to escape the room. The possessed doll targets their ten-year-old daughter, her babysitter, and her friend. It will be an unholy night of horror, and the girls must try and stay alive until Ed and Lorraine return.

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Annabelle Creation (2017)

Annabelle Creation

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Iseman

Sam Mullins, a former toymaker, and his wife, Esther, welcome six orphaned girls and the nun that cares for them to live in their farmhouse in California.

Many years earlier, their daughter, Annabelle, tragically died in a car crash. When one of the orphan girls sneaks around and enters the forbidden room, she finds a vintage doll that seems to come alive.

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Mama (2013)

MamaStarring: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Two sisters, Victoria and Lilly, disappear into the woods after their parents die. Their concerned uncle, Lucas, and his girlfriend, Annabel, go on a frantic search to try and find his nieces. Five years later, the girls are only found in a wood cabin that is rotten with decay.

Annabel and Lucas decide to take in the girls and care for them, but strange things start when Annabel tries to ease them into everyday life.

She discovers that something, or someone, does not want anyone else taking care of the children, and the evil entity will stop at nothing to prevent losing grip of the girls.

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The Nun (2018)

The Nun

Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Demian Bichir, Bonnie Aarons

A young nun commits suicide at a sheltered abbey in Romania. The Vatican sends a troubled priest with a haunted past to investigate the case.

The mission turns deadly when a demonic nun tries to take their faith and souls when they try to confront the evil force. They need to find out what the order’s unholy secret is before it is too late.

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La LLorona (2019)

The Curse Of La Llorona

Starring: Linda Cardellini

It is the 1970s, and the ghost of La Llorona is stalking and killing children in the night. When a social worker and her own children are pulled into the terrifying supernatural realm, a troubled mother gives her an eerie warning to get her and her children out of the case before it is too late.

They seek the help of a mysticism, disillusioned priest to help keep the evil that hunts them at bay.

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Ouija (2014)

Ouija

Starring: Olivia Cooke, Shelley Hennig, Daren Kagasoff

Laine finds an old Ouija board in her deceased friend, Debbie’s, room. Her friend died so suddenly, and she wishes she could just say her final goodbye. To her surprise, Laine makes contact with a spirit. As the spirit calls itself, DZ seems to be her friend that passed away, or so she believes.

But Laine starts to panic when strange things start happening, and she asks for help to determine who or what DZ is. As the friends try to find the answers, they discover that Debbie’s death was no accident, and they will die the same way if they don’t close the portal Laine opened.

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Countdown (2019)

Countdown

Starring: Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Bateman, Peter Facinelli

Everyone seems to have downloaded an app on their phone called Countdown. The app presumably predicts the exact time when you will die, down to the very last second. When a young nurse gets the app to see what all the fuss is about, it shows that she only has three days left to live.

At first, she doesn’t believe it, but she starts to panic after hearing of people who died at the exact time the app predicted. A mysterious and terrifying figure follows her around as she tries to prevent her death before her time runs out.

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The Boy (2016)

The Boy (2016)

Starring: Lauren Cohen, Rupert Evans

Greta decides to get away from it all by taking a job in a remote English village as a nanny for an eight-year-old boy named Brahms. However, when Greta arrives at the residence, she finds Brahms is a doll, not a real boy.

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Her new employers treat Brahms as if he were real, and even though Greta finds this very strange, she accepts the job and tries to go along with it. The couple lost their son twenty years ago, and she assumes that this is their way of dealing with his death.

She is given a list with particular and strict rules like tucking him in at night, and when she chooses to ignore them, inexplicable things start to happen. She starts believing that the doll is alive and that he is not a very good boy.

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Polaroid (2019)

Polaroid

Starring: Madelaine Petch, Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young

Bird Fitcher, a high school loner, finds a polaroid camera that seems to hold very dark secrets. She starts to realize that every person she photographs dies tragically soon after.

At first, she thinks it is only a coincidence, but when every person that gets their picture taken dies straight afterward, she fears that the Polaroid may be cursed.

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The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist

Starring: Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow

This horror is based on actual events. When Regan starts acting strange, like speaking in tongues and levitating, her frantic mother seeks help from medical practitioners, but to no avail.

However, when a local priest thinks that the devil may possess the poor girl, he inquires the church to perform an exorcism.

When the church sends an expert in the field to exorcise the devil from the girl’s body, things don’t go entirely according to his plan. He needs to save the girl’s soul before her time runs out.

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In the Tall Grass (2019)

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira, Harrison Gilbertson

An expectant Becky and her brother Cal have been on the road for three days to meet with possible adoptive parents for her unborn child. Cal pulls over on the side of the road when Becky feels carsick. After getting sick, she hears a little boy screaming for help within the tall grass field next to the road.

The brother and sister decide to go into the grass to help him find his way out. As soon as they enter, the little boy, Tobin’s, once close by screams now appears to be about twenty feet away; they both realize that something doesn’t feel right.

However, when they try to get back to the road, they find themselves trapped inside the tall grass, and something evil is in there with them.

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The Amityville Horror (2005)

The Amityville Horror (2005)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Philip Baker Hall

George and Kathy Lutz have found a lovely new home in Amityville, N.Y. It looks like something in a fairy tale, and the price of the house makes them think it is just too good to be true. They soon discover the reason for the low cost of the property with its sordid history.

The house’s former owner was believed to have been possessed by the devil when he killed his entire family.

They suspect that the house is haunted thanks to strange things happening in and around the property, and they decide to have a priest come and rid the house of any evil spirits lurking around.

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The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Starring: Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Carpenter, Laura Linney

Rev. Moore performed an exorcism on a girl that was believed to be possessed. Unfortunately, it led to her death, and the rev. is being prosecuted.

The prosecuting attorney, Ethan Thomas, argues that Emily, the girl who died during the exorcism, had schizophrenia and was not demonically possessed.

He claims that all she needed was to be medically diagnosed, but that never happened. Erin Bruner, the defense attorney, argues that science alone cannot explain Emily’s condition, and therefore, Rev. Moore should not be held responsible for her untimely death.

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The Ring (2002)

The Ring

Starring: Naomi Watts

Rachel Keller, a newspaper reporter, is a bit skeptical about the story (urban legend) of an alleged videotape that kills people within seven days after watching it.

The video contains footage of evil images and strange scenes, and after you view the tape, you will receive a phone call with a voice telling you that you have seven days left to live.

Her skepticism soon leads to suspicion when she learns of four teenagers who died precisely seven days after watching the tape. This new information leads her to investigate the mystery, and soon she finds herself in the middle of the sinister mystery.

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The Possession Of Hannah Grace (2018)

The Possession of Hannah Grace

Starring: Shay Mitchell, Kirby Johnson, Stana Katic, Louis Herthum

After an exorcism of a young woman goes wrong and kills her and a few months later, Megan Reed, a morgue worker, receives the woman’s disfigured corpse during her graveyard shift.

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Megan soon finds herself locked on the inside of the basement corridors. Her terrifying visions eventually lead her to conclude that a demonic entity possesses the young woman’s body.

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Insidious (2010)

Insidious

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye

Moving homes is usually an adventure, but unfortunately, that doesn’t count for the Lambert’s. Renee and Josh Lambert and their two sons, Foster and Dalton, were just starting to settle into their new home when their eldest boy fell from a ladder and hit his head so hard that he slipped into a coma.

Surprisingly, the doctor tells them he can’t find any head trauma, so the fall could not have caused his coma.

Confused as to what really happened to their son and following terrifying, inexplicable events, they call paranormal investigator Elise Rainer to help them find out the truth. To their horror, Elise brings them sinister news about their son and what happened to him.

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The Skeleton Key (2005)

The Skeleton Key

Starring: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt

Caroline Ellis recently quit her job as a nurse at a hospice in New Orleans. She decided it was time for a change, so she accepted a nursing job to look after an older woman’s husband.

Violet Devereaux, her new employer, shows Caroline around upon her arrival and introduces Caroline to her husband, who had suffered a terrible stroke. With not much to do around the old house, Caroline goes on to explore her new home.

She unlocks a mysterious room with her skeleton key that Violet had given her, and there she learns that the house has a very dark past. Strange things keep happening, and Caroline decides to dig deeper.

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She can’t help but feel that Violet keeps an evil secret about her husband, Ben’s illness. He seems to be terrified of his wife, and Caroline is determined to find out the truth!

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Veronica (2017)

A photo of Sandra Escacena in a white gown.

Starring: Sandra Escacena, Anna Torrent, Ivan Chavero, Claudia Placer

A teenager and some of her friends decide to use a Ouija board to summon the spirit of her deceased father during a solar eclipse. Things go wrong during the summon, and the girl loses consciousness. Not long afterward, it is evident that they summoned evil entities instead of her father!

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Poltergeist (2015)

Poltergeist

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements

Eric and Amy Bowen are more than happy when they move into their new home in Illinois with their three kids. Not long after they moved in, their youngest daughter, Maddy, starts to talk to what seems like an imaginary friend.

Soon bizarre and sinister things occur in the house, and ultimately the evil spirits take their daughter into captivity. Her parents have to consult parapsychologists who specialize in supernatural entities to get their daughter back.

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The Shining (1980)

The Shining

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

When Jack Torrance takes a job in Colorado as the winter caretaker at the creepy isolated Overlook Hotel, all he hopes for is to get over his writer’s block. His wife, Wendy, and their son, Danny, both settle in with him.

However, his son has psychic premonitions, and his visions just keep getting more and more disturbing. Jack has almost no time to write, but something strange is about to happen to him.

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Jack comes across the hotel’s dark and evil secrets and starts to transition into a homicidal maniac who terrorizes his entire family.

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Child’s Play (2019)

Child's Play (2019)

Starring: Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent

When the murderer, Charles Lee Ray, is shot by detective Mike Norris, he uses black magic to allow his soul to enter the body of a kid’s doll as he dies. Karen Barclay purchases the doll for her son Andy, utterly unaware of the evil he possesses.

The doll, Chucky, murders Andy’s babysitter and, because Andy witnessed the murder, tries to warn everybody about the evil doll. Instead of destroying the doll, the people think that Andy is crazy and is placed in a mental institution.

Karen has to convince Detective Norris that her son was right about the doll, and he needs to be caught and destroyed before Andy becomes Chucky’s next murder victim!

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Dead Silence: The Story Of Mary Shaw (2007)

A photo of Ryan Kwanten being interviewed.

Starring: Ryan Kwanten, Joan Heney

Jamie Ashen decides to return to the eerie town of Ravens Fair to find out what exactly happened to his wife. She suffered a gruesome death, and he wants answers for closure.

When he arrives, he learns about the mysterious legend of Mary Shaw, a ventriloquist whose creepy presence still lingers in the town after she was murdered. Jamie soon encounters the evil curse that killed his wife and now threatens to kill him too.

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Pet Cemetery (2019)

Pet Sematary (2019)

Starring: John Lithgow, Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

Everything is going well for Dr. Louis Creed, his wife Rachel, and their two small children moving from Boston to rural Maine. The couple comes across a strange burial ground that’s hidden deep within the forest near their new house.

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One day the most unthinkable tragedy happens, one that will change their lives forever. While following a mysterious cat into the road, their children are unaware that a speeding truck is headed towards them.

Just before the truck can hit his son, Louis grabs him out of the way, but his daughter is not so lucky. The pain of losing their daughter drives him to try something that his neighbor, Jud Crandall, told him about. What he doesn’t know is that his heartache is about to unleash unspeakable evil.

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It (2017)

IT

Starring: Bill Skarsgard, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Martell

Legend has it that an evil shape-shifting monster in the shape of Pennywise the clown emerges from Derry’s sewers every twenty-seven years. It prays on children and makes them live their worst nightmares.

In Derry, Maine, seven kids (the losers) will soon find themselves in an evil chain of events, ultimately leading them into the sewer to save their friend that was abducted by It!

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Room 1408 (2007)

1408

Starring: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson

Mike Enslin has had much success as an author who writes about all the supernatural phenomenon he debunked. When he hears about room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel, he decides to do what he is good at, proving the believers wrong once again.

However, despite the hotel manager’s warning about the room, he decides to ignore them and stay in the room for the night to see for himself. Not even an hour in the room makes him realize that he may have been wrong, and there is definitely something wrong with the room.

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Evil Dead (2013)

Evil Dead

Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci

Mia asks her brother, David, and some of their friends to accompany her to their parent’s cabin in the woods in an attempt to kick her drug addiction. She needs them to help her through the painful detox stage without bailing and returning to her old habits.

Her friend Eric comes across a very mysterious “Book of the Dead” and decides to open it up and read it aloud.

He doesn’t know that he has just unleashed an ancient evil entity, and the demos end up possessing Mia! The group has no idea of the horror that awaits them, and there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide!

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In Conclusion

Grab some popcorn, a pillow to cover your eyes, switch off the light and get ready for the biggest scare night of your life!

We hope you have enjoyed our list of terrifying horrors, and remember, to sleep with one eye open!

References:

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