Best Human Possession Horror Movies

Possession, one of the scariest genres of horror. Whether it's because you can't control it, or if you believe that it could really happen, this is one of the most terrifying horror genres to ever hit the silver screen. Another facet of the fear of this genre is that so many are "based on a true story"... This List is for the possession of humans, not houses, hotels, etc.

The Top Ten

1 The Exorcist

The best possession movie ever... Period! Poor acting and storyline? Wow, what movie were you watching? I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Still the scariest movie ever! Scared me so bad as a child that I was 40 before I got the nerve to watch the whole movie. No other movie has ever come close!

Saw this movie when I was really young and it scared the crap out of me. I watched it again as an adult and it scared me just as bad. Definitely the scariest movie I have ever seen!

This is the master of all human possession movies.

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2 The Possession

This film is incredibly creepy.. For some reason the thought of a demon that pre-dates Christianity seems more malignant, and more powerful. This was a great film, well acted, well scripted, and well executed. - heather

This film was Excellent! Jeffery Dean Morgan did a Great job as expected, as did the girl playing Emily. That little girl creeped me out!

An excellent film. Number 1 on my favorite possession horror movie. - JaysTop10List

More scarier that Negan is in it. And he gets possessed.

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3 Insidious

Not scary! I watched the whole movie by myself at night by MYSELF. I am 10!

This falls as my third favourite horror movie

4 The Rite

Based on a true story, this movie has a fantastic location, cast, and story. This film shows us that no one is safe, and just because you don't believe in the devil, doesn't mean he's not there. - heather

I honestly hated this movie and found it to be boring, however I'll give the movie props for trying.

5 The Devil Inside

Definitely one of the scariest movies of all time. The only film that got me screaming!

6 The Exorcism of Emily Rose
7 Exorcist: The Beginning
8 The Conjuring

Definitely the scariest movie I've seen. I haven't seen the second one yet although I really want to. - Catlover2004

Deserves a higher spot! - Goku02

9 The Last Exorcism
10 Constantine


The Contenders

11 Fallen
12 The Evil Dead

Best. Reboot. Ever!

13 Deliver Us From Evil
14 The Shining
15 Ragini MMS 2
16 Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes
17 Demons (1985)
18 The Vatican Tapes
19 Women in Black
20 Session 9
21 The Amityville Horror
22 Rec 2
23 Blackwater Valley Exorcism
24 The Exorcist 2: The Heretic
25 The Exorcist III: Legion
26 Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist
27 Paranormal Activity
28 Night of the Demons

A very underrated movie that most people haven’t seen.

29 Amityville II: The Possession
30 The Conjuring 2
31 Stigmata
32 The Babadook
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Top Remixes

1. The Conjuring
2. The Exorcist
3. The Possession
1. The Shining
2. The Exorcist
3. The Evil Dead
1. The Rite
2. The Possession
3. The Devil Inside


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