Movies like The Blair Witch Project 1999

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

If you already watched and love The Blair Witch Project, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Blair Witch Project.

1 Cabin Fever 2002

A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Eli Roth

Country:

United States of America
5.7

2 The Strangers 2008

After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Bryan Bertino

Writer:

Bryan Bertino

Country:

United States of America
6.2

3 Wolf Creek 2005

Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman, who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Greg McLean (as Greg Mclean)

Writer:

Greg McLean (as Greg Mclean)

Country:

Australia
6.2

4 Devil 2010

A group of people are trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, and one of them is the devil.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

John Erick Dowdle

Writers:

Brian Nelson (screenplay), M. Night Shyamalan (story)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

5 The Exorcism Of Emily Rose 2005

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Scott Derrickson

Country:

United States of America
6.7

6 The Descent 2005

After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror

Director:

Neil Marshall

Writer:

Neil Marshall

Country:

United Kingdom
7.2

7 Grave Encounters 2011

A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Directors:

Colin Minihan (as The Vicious Brothers), Stuart Ortiz (as The Vicious Brothers) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

The Vicious Brothers, Stuart Ortiz (as The Vicious Brothers) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.1

8 The Ring Two 2005

Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki (novel) (as Koji Suzuki) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

9 Session 9 2001

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

Brad Anderson

Country:

United States of America
6.4

10 Case 39 2009

In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily assumes custody of Lilith while she looks for a foster family. However, Emily soon finds that dark forces surround the seemingly innocent girl, and the more she tries to protect Lilith, the more horrors she encounters.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Christian Alvart

Writer:

Ray Wright

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.2

11 Chernobyl Diaries 2012

A group of six tourists looking to go off the beaten path, hire an 'extreme tour guide' who, ignoring warnings, takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but now a deserted town since the disaster more than 25 years earlier. After a brief exploration of the abandoned city, the group members find themselves stranded, only to discover that they are not alone.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Bradley Parker (as Brad Parker)

Writers:

Oren Peli (screenplay), Carey Van Dyke (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5

12 The Mist 2007

After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and worse, their sanity.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Frank Darabont

Writers:

Frank Darabont (screenplay), Stephen King (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

13 The Fourth Kind 2009

Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the unsolved cases wide open when, during the course of treating her patients, she finds evidence of alien abductions.

Genres:

Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Olatunde Osunsanmi

Writers:

Olatunde Osunsanmi (screenplay), Olatunde Osunsanmi (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.9

14 Lake Mungo 2008

After 16-year-old Alice Palmer drowns in a local dam, her family experiences a series of strange, inexplicable events centred in and around their home. Unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, who discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. At Lake Mungo, Alice's secret past emerges.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Joel Anderson

Writer:

Joel Anderson

Country:

Australia
6.2

15 The Mothman Prophecies 2002

Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Mark Pellington

Writers:

Richard Hatem (screenplay), John A. Keel (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

16 Goodnight Mommy 2014

In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually who she says she is.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Writers:

Veronika Franz (screenplay), Severin Fiala (screenplay)

Country:

Austria
6.7

17 The Autopsy Of Jane Doe 2016

Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

André Øvredal

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

18 The Exorcist 1973

12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

William Friedkin

Writers:

William Peter Blatty (written for the screen by), William Peter Blatty (novel)

Country:

United States of America
8

19 The Taking Of Deborah Logan 2014

What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising events begin to plague the family and crew and an unspeakable malevolence threatens to tear the very fabric of sanity from them all.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Adam Robitel

Country:

United States of America
6

20 Creep 2014

Looking for work, Aaron comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.” Low on cash and full of naiveté, he decides to go for it. He drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets Josef, his cinematic subject for the day. Josef is sincere and the project seems heartfelt, so Aaron begins to film. But as the day goes on, it becomes clear that Josef is not who he says, and his intentions are not at all pure.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Patrick Brice

Writers:

Patrick Brice (story), Mark Duplass (story)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

21 The Visit 2015

The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

M. Night Shyamalan

Country:

United States of America
6.2

22 As Above, So Below 2014

When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

John Erick Dowdle

Writers:

John Erick Dowdle (screenplay), Drew Dowdle (screenplay)

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.2

23 Poltergeist 1982

Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, when he realizes that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh to help before it's too late.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (screenplay), Michael Grais (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

24 28 Days Later 2002

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writer:

Alex Garland

Country:

United Kingdom
7.6