10 Best Horror Movies About Grief

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, Pet Sematary revolves around an ancient burial ground with the mystical power to bring pets back to life

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Pet Sematary

Rebecca Hall stars in The Night House as a widow living in a house that her recently deceased architect husband designed

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The Night House

A loved one doesn’t have to be confirmed to have passed for people to feel grief over the loss

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The Orphanage

The Babadook is one of the defining works of the so-called “elevated horror” movement that saw the genre receive its best reviews in decades throughout the 2010s

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The Babadook

Ari Aster left viewers deeply disturbed with the unsettling imagery in his sophomore feature Midsommar

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Midsommar

The opening act of Neil Marshall’s The Descent offers a double whammy of terror. A group of friends get trapped in a cave-in while exploring an uncharted network of caves

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The Descent

One of the greatest horror movies to come out of Australia, Lake Mungo revolves around a family trying to make peace with the drowning death of their daughter

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Lake Mungo

The genius of the movie’s horror is that the ghosts that haunt this composer’s new house are a powerful metaphor for the trauma that haunts his emotions

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The Changeling

Not only did Ari Aster explore grief in his second film, Midsommar; it was a prevalent theme in his first one

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Hereditary

Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland star as a married couple whose daughter drowns while playing by a river at their home in the English countryside

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