September 23, 2015

The Best of… Witches!

Witches are as synonymous with Halloween as are pumpkins and black cats, and so with October rapidly approaching, we got to thinking about Witch movies, and how great they can be when done right.

Some movie Witches are benevolent and use their powers for good, but in the Horror Genre, most tend to be wizened old crones who are out to kill or eat people, or even worse, take their souls. Most Witches serve Satan you see, so sacrifice is a big part of their daily lives.

  • Not every movie on this list is about traditional Witches. Some involve Gypsies, some involve Voodoo, and some involve Cults. They're all variations on the same theme though. 
  • We included a couple of cheesy kid flicks in the Honorable Mention section, because we fondly remember growing up with them. 
  • We include Pumpkinhead here because Haggis is one of the coolest Witches that has ever been on-screen. 
  • Dario Argento's Three Mothers Trilogy (Suspiria, Inferno, and Mother of Tears) is a Must See for all Horror fans. 

If you're in the mood for a truly quality Witch flick, any of the movies in our Top Six will do you right. For our money, Suspiria and Black Sunday are probably the best of them, but then again they all bring their own unique and terrifying vision to the Witch Flick Sub-Genre, so why not just enjoy them all!

Top 6Black SundayBlair Witch ProjectCraftRosemarysSuspiriaWitches 1990
Below are the rest of our 30 Best Witch flicks, and of course, a few Honorable Mentions thrown in for good measure. Keep in mind that no "Best of" list is ever perfect, but merely a solid starting point for anyone looking to watch some great flicks. 

*Most of the links go to Amazon so that you can stream or grab yourself a copy of the movies; or in the case of some of the older & more obscure titles, IMDB, because they simply aren't available to stream or purchase.

5ive GirlsBlack DeathBlair Witch 2Cry of the BansheeDamnedDarkness FallsDevilsDrag Me to HellHansel & Gretel Witch HuntersHaxanInfernoLittleLords of SalemMark of the devilMother of TearsSkeleton KeySummer of FearWarlockWicker ManWitchesWtiches of EastwickWitchfinder GeneralWitching & BitchingWoodsHonorableHocusKissPumpkinheadTeen WitchthinnerWorst Witch


  1. Yeh, the golden age of the witches is 70s. But where is The Witches of Eastwick?

    The Damned (Gallows Hill) link to Cry of the Banshee
    Hammer's The Witches (1966) link to Pasolini's The Witches (Le streghe, 1967)

  2. That damn link Goblin! Thanks, Victor :)

  3. Blair witch 2, nobody want to admit it that wasn't not so bad like movie but u have put it on your list J.S

    u can add little witches 1996, the kiss 1988, hocus pocus 1993 .But where is The Witches of Eastwick J.S Greer ? "-.-"

  4. "Race with the Devil" (1975) should definitely be in this list.