The 15+ Best Horror Movies About Hell

Hell is the place that conjures our deepest darkest fears and horror movies taken place there or referencing Hell should be pretty scary right? Here is our ranked list of horror movies about Hell.


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We included horror films that take place in Hell like Jacob’s Ladder (1990) and Hellraiser II (1988). Other movies listed below like Drag Me to Hell (2009), The Ninth Gate (1999), and Prince of Darkness (1987) heavily reference Hell with either demons and creatures from the Underworld.

Best Horror Movies About Hell

  1. 1). Jacob's Ladder (1990)

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    Jacob's Ladder (1990)

    Official Synopsis: Jacob Singer is trying to make sense of his fractured life and memories. Plagued by hallucinations, flashbacks, and conspiracies, he struggles down a path to enlightenment from these manic strains. With nothing but support from…

    Tagline: The most frightening thing about Jacob Singer's nightmare is that he isn't dreaming.

    Cast: Pruitt Taylor Vince, Ving Rhames, Christopher John Fields, Becky Ann Baker, Matt Craven, Patricia Kalember, Bryan Larkin, Jaime Perry, John…

  2. 2). Drag Me to Hell (2009)

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    Drag Me to Hell (2009)

    Official Synopsis: Christine Brown is a loans officer at a bank but is worried about her lot in life. She's in competition with a competent colleague for an assistant manager position and isn't too sure about her…

    Tagline: Christine Brown has a good job, a great boyfriend, and a bright future. But in three days, she's going to hell.

    Cast: Ted Raimi, Scott Spiegel, Justin Long, Sam Raimi, Paul Edney, Bridget Hoffman, Octavia Spencer, Alexis Cruz, Bojana Novakovic, John Paxton,…

  3. 3). Hellraiser (1987)

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    Hellraiser (1987)

    Official Synopsis: Clive Barker's feature directing debut graphically depicts the tale of a man and wife who move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former…

    Tagline: Still Raising Hell [20th Anniversary Re-Issue]

    Cast: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Michael Cassidy, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Clare Higgins, Oliver Smith, Robert Hines, Andrew Robinson, Oliver Parker,…

  4. 4). The Legend of Hell House (1973)

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    The Legend of Hell House (1973)

    Official Synopsis: A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have…

    Tagline: For the sake of your sanity, pray it isn't true!

    Cast: Michael Gough, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, Roland Culver, Pamela Franklin, Gayle Hunnicutt, Peter Bowles

  5. 5). Constantine (2005)

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    Constantine (2005)

    Official Synopsis: John Constantine is approached by Det. Angela Dodson who needs his help to prove that her twin sister Isabel's death was not a suicide. The dead woman was a devout Catholic and Angela refuses to…

    Tagline: Hell wants him. Heaven won't take him. Earth needs him.

    Cast: Keanu Reeves, Peter Stormare, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Eileen Dietz, Larry Cedar, Shia LaBeouf, Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, Francis…

  6. 6). Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

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    Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

    Official Synopsis: Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching…

    Tagline: They will tear your soul apart. Again.

    Cast: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Bradley Lavelle, Michael Cassidy, Kenneth Cranham, Simon Bamford, Angus MacInnes, Nicholas Vince, Clare Higgins, Oliver Smith,…

  7. 7). The Prophecy (1995)

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    The Prophecy (1995)

    Official Synopsis: "Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a…

    Tagline: Archangel Gabriel (Walken) has brought the second war of heaven to earth.

    Cast: Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Christopher Walken, Viggo Mortensen, J.C. Quinn, Steve Hytner, Shawn Nelson, Eric Stoltz, Amanda…

  8. 8). The Gate (1987)

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    The Gate (1987)

    Official Synopsis: Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the two kids struggle to overcome…

    Tagline: They're Here and They Want to Meet the Neighbors

    Cast: Stephen Dorff, Ingrid Veninger, Louis Tripp, Deborah Grover, Carl Kraines, Christa Denton, Kelly Rowan, Jennifer Irwin, Scot Denton, Sean Fagan,…

  9. 9). The Ninth Gate (1999)

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    The Ninth Gate (1999)

    Official Synopsis: In New York, the money-driven dealer Dean Corso is a rare-books expert and partner of Bernie, who owns a bookstore. He is contacted by the renowned collector of books about the devil Boris Balkan, who…

    Tagline: Every book has a life of its own...

    Cast: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Jack Taylor, Emanuel Booz, Joe Sheridan, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jacques Collard, Dominique Pozzetto, James Russo,…

  10. 10). Hell Night (1981)

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    Hell Night (1981)

    Official Synopsis: Before being able to join Alpha Sigma Rho fraternity and its sister sorority, four pledges must spend the night in Garth Manor, twelve years to the day after the previous resident murdered his entire family.…

    Tagline: Pray for day!

    Cast: Linda Blair, Peter Barton, Carey Fox, Vincent Van Patten, Kevin Brophy, Jenny Neumann, Suki Goodwin, Jimmy Sturtevant, Hal Ralston, Ron…

  11. 11). Dark Angel: The Ascent (1994)

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    Dark Angel: The Ascent (1994)

    Official Synopsis: A demoness from Hell, Veronica Iscariot, uninterested in tormenting the souls of damned sinners, ascends to the world above and finds our world full of evil and corruption. Veronica decides her mission in life is…

    Cast: Nicholas Worth, Charlotte Stewart, Adrian Ciobanu, Mihai Bisericanu, Mihai Dinvale, Sorin Cocis, Michael C. Mahon, Alexandru Agarici, Ion Haiduc, Angela…

  12. 12). The Sentinel (1977)

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    The Sentinel (1977)

    Official Synopsis: A fashion model moves into a house inhabited (on the top floor) by a blind priest. She begins having strange physical problems, has trouble sleeping at night, and has some nasty flashbacks of her attempted…

    Tagline: She was young. She was beautiful. She was next!

    Cast: Christopher Walken, Chris Sarandon, William Hickey, Jeff Goldblum, Gary Allen, Nana Visitor, Tom Berenger, Richard Dreyfuss, Martin Balsam, Hank Garrett,…

  13. 13). The Amityville Horror (1979)

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    The Amityville Horror (1979)

    Official Synopsis: Based on a true story that was claimed by writer Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror is about a large house on the coast of Long Island where newlyweds George and Kathy Lutz and their three…

    Tagline: Houses don't have memories.

    Cast: Margot Kidder, Baxter Harris, James Tolkan, Helen Shaver, Murray Hamilton, Rod Steiger, Elsa Raven, Peter Maloney, Hank Garrett, Natasha Ryan,…

  14. 14). Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)

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    Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)

    Official Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

    Tagline: The Terrifying New Chapter In The "Hellraiser" Legacy!

    Cast: Doug Bradley, James Remar, Mike J. Regan, Michael Shamus Wiles, Christopher Kriesa, Sasha Barrese, Nicholas Sadler, Craig Sheffer, Maureen Sue…

  15. 15). Event Horizon (1997)

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    Event Horizon (1997)

    Official Synopsis: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return…

    Tagline: Infinite Space - Infinite Terror

    Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Joely Richardson, Kathleen Quinlan, Jack Noseworthy, Peter Marinker, Noah Huntley, Richard T.…

  16. 16). Highway to Hell (1991)

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    Highway to Hell (1991)

    Official Synopsis: Charlie Sykes and his girlfriend Rachel Clark are traveling to Las Vegas to secretly get married to each other. The decide to follow through a secondary road, and while fueling their car in "Sam's Last…

    Tagline: The cops on this road don't take you to jail... They take you to HELL.

    Cast: Michael Reid MacKay, Kevin Peter Hall, C.J. Graham, Buddy Douglas, Jarrett Lennon, Amy Stiller, Patrick Bergin, Adam Storke, Richard Farnsworth,…

  17. 17). Prince of Darkness (1987)

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    Prince of Darkness (1987)

    Official Synopsis: A sinister secret has been kept in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church for many years. With the death of a priest belonging to a mysterious sect, another priest opens the door to…

    Tagline: Where are you...? Christ?

    Cast: Donald Pleasence, Peter Jason, Victor Wong, Alice Cooper, Thom Bray, Susan Blanchard, Robert Grasmere, Dirk Blocker, Dennis Dun, Betty Ramey,…

  18. 18). The Unholy (1988)

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    The Unholy (1988)

    Official Synopsis: In New Orleans, a series of horrific murders of priests are occurring around the city's Catholic churches. The diocese calls in Father Michael (Cross) to fight the powerful demon, known as Daesidarius, or The Unholy.…

    Tagline: Seduction. Submission. Murder. Tonight . . . evil goes over the edge.

    Cast: Ned Beatty, Jill Carroll, Hal Holbrook, Max Wasa, Trevor Howard, Ben Cross, John Boyland, Donna Barone, Claudia Robinson, Ruth Waytz,…

  19. 19). As Above, So Below (2014)

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    As Above, So Below (2014)

    Official Synopsis: Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies…

    Tagline: The only way out is down.

    Cast: Edwin Hodge, Ben Feldman, Perdita Weeks, Hamid Djavadan, François Civil, Théo Cholbi, Emy Lévy, François Civil, Marion Lambert, Ali Marhyar,…

  20. 20). Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

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    Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

    Official Synopsis: The secret of Jason's evil is revealed. It is up to the last remaining descendant of the Voorhees family to stop Jason before he becomes immortal and unstoppable. This is the final (?) battle to…

    Tagline: The creator of the first returns to bring you the last

    Cast: Kane Hodder, Steven Williams, Rusty Schwimmer, Mark Thompson, Billy Green Bush, Jonathan Penner, James Gleason, Allison Smith, Steven Culp, Michael…