Most Popular Folk Horror Movies and TV Shows
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1. Midsommar (I) (2019)
R | 147 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Votes: 103,086 | Gross: $27.33M
3. Antlers (2020)
R | Horror, Mystery | Completed
A small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, become entwined with a young student harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.
4. The Curse of la Llorona (2019)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.
Votes: 27,921 | Gross: $54.73M
5. The Ritual (I) (2017)
TV-MA | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.
6. Pet Sematary (1989)
R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller
After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
Votes: 88,968 | Gross: $57.47M
8. The Wicker Man (1973)
R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A puritan Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed; stranger still are the pagan rites that take place there.
Votes: 62,796 | Gross: $0.06M
9. The Hole in the Ground (2019)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery
A young mother living in the Irish countryside with her son suspects his increasingly disturbing behavior is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest, and fears he may not be her son at all.
Votes: 11,429 | Gross: $0.02M
11. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 222,003 | Gross: $140.54M
13. Red Riding Hood (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.
Votes: 104,256 | Gross: $37.66M
14. Children of the Corn (1984)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believes that everyone over age 18 must be killed.
Votes: 44,639 | Gross: $14.57M
16. The Wicker Man (2006)
PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Votes: 61,881 | Gross: $23.64M
19. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.
20. Kill List (2011)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.
Votes: 34,150 | Gross: $0.03M
21. Draug (2018)
87 min | Fantasy, History, Horror
In the 11th century a missionary goes missing somewhere in the huge forests bordering the northern parts of Sweden. Among the rescue party chosen to find him is Nanna, a young woman on her ... See full summary »
22. A Dark Song (2016)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
23. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
Not Rated | 70 min | Horror
A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.
24. Errementari (2017)
TV-MA | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror
An orphaned girl discovers that the reclusive Blacksmith is keeping a demon imprisoned in order to avoid paying his debt to the Devil.
25. The Hallow (2015)
Not Rated | 97 min | Horror
A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.
Votes: 14,367 | Gross: $0.01M
26. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror
When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.
Votes: 9,426 | Gross: $1.19M
27. Viy (1967)
77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
28. A Field in England (2013)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Horror
Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.
Votes: 9,916 | Gross: $0.03M
29. Häxan (1922)
Not Rated | 91 min | Fantasy, History, Horror
Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.
30. The Field Guide to Evil (2018)
R | 117 min | Horror
A feature-length anthology film. They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind's darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.
Directors: Ashim Ahluwalia, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Peter Strickland, Yannis Veslemes | Stars: Marlene Hauser, Luzia Oppermann, Karin Pauer, Birgit Minichmayr
31. Witchfinder General (1968)
Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Horror
A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch-hunter when the latter terrorizes his fiancée and kills her uncle.
33. The Virgin Spring (1960)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.
Votes: 24,590 | Gross: $1.53M
34. Onibaba (1964)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Horror
Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.
35. Curse of the Demon (1957)
Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell.
37. The Wicker Tree (2011)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror
Charmed by the residents of Tressock, Scotland, two young missionaries accept the invitation to participate in a local festival, fully unaware of the consequences of their decision.
39. For Those in Peril (2013)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
Aaron, a young misfit living in a remote Scottish fishing community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. ... See full summary »
40. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)
PG | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.
41. Final Prayer (2013)
R | 89 min | Horror
A team of Vatican investigators descends upon a church in a remote area to demystify the unusual happenings, but what they discover is more disturbing than they had first imagined.
42. Cry of the Banshee (1970)
GP | 91 min | Horror
In 1500s England, a cruel witch-hunting magistrate, who often tortures innocent villagers for his entertainment, runs afoul of a witch who conjures a banshee to kill the magistrate and his family.
43. Greedy Guts (2000)
132 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real. When the root takes life they seem to have gained a child; but its appetite is much greater than a ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,726 | Gross: $0.12M
46. Poison for the Fairies (1986)
90 min | Fantasy, Horror
A 10 year old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn.
47. Children of the Stones (1977– )
30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Scientist Adam Brake and his son Matthew arrive in the sleepy English village of Milbury to find it under the grip of weird psychic powers unleashed by the sinister village squire, Hendrick... See full summary »
49. Christmas Presence (2018)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror
A diverse group of friends gather for the festive season in a remote lodge but soon plans go awry. One of the friends goes missing and the truth behind why the lodge was booked for the ... See full summary »
50. Mystics in Bali (1981)
86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Researching a book that takes her to Bali and the black magic cult of Leák, Cathy meets an evil witch which promises to train her in the dark arts. Tricked, Cathy is turned into a ... See full summary »