Top 10: Best Horror/Fantasy Movies About Grief


    Both grief and loss are very dangerous monsters. In addition, the horror genre has illustrated how villainous they are in exaggerated yet terrifying ways. Also, some of the best horror films show how grief forces some people to tap into their depressive and/or violent instincts.

    The latest horror film “The Curse of La Llorona” is a demonstration of grief. It depicts a widow (Linda Cardellini) protecting her children from “La Llorona,” a ghost from Latin American folklore. “La Llorona” is the malevolent spirit of a woman who lost her children. In honor of the film’s release, here’s a list of the top ten best horror/fantasy movies about grief and loss.

    10“Pet Sematary” (1989)
    dir. Mary Lambert

    9“Don’t Look Now” (1973)
    dir. Nicolas Roeg

    8“Antichrist” (2009)
    dir. Lars von Trier

    7“Scream” (1996)
    dir. Wes Craven

    6“Friday the 13th” (1980)
    dir. Sean S. Cunningham

    5“The Babadook” (2014)
    dir. Jennifer Kent 

    4“A Monster Calls” (2016)
    dir. J.A. Bayona

    3“Hereditary” (2018)
    dir. Ari Aster

    2“The Orphanage” (2007)
    dir. J.A. Bayona

    1“The Devil’s Backbone” (2001)
    dir. Guillermo Del Toro