Gripping and Ghostly:

12 Atmospheric Mysteries and Spine-Tingling Stories To Watch

Are you searching for atmospheric mysteries or ghost stories to binge? You've got company.  

Recently someone in an online forum requested some good shows, specifying, “Looking for an old-timey cozy, rainy atmospheric movie. Ghosts or a mystery. Maybe Old English gothic? Odd, I know!”  Here are the top responses.

The Skeleton Key (2005)

The Skeleton Key is a supernatural horror film following a New Orleans hospice nurse working at a Terrebonne Parish plantation home. She quickly becomes entangled in mystical Hoodoo rituals and spells that she doesn't understand. 

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow is a gothic supernatural horror film following police constable Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp). Crane is sent from New York to investigate a series of murders by a mysterious Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow. 

Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)

Séance on a Wet Afternoon is a British thriller following a mentally unstable medium convincing her husband to kidnap a child. She wants to work with the police to solve the crime to achieve a reputation for her psychic abilities. 

Crimson Peak (2015)

It follows an aspiring author traveling to a remote Gothic mansion in the English hills with her new husband and his sister. She experiences ghostly visions and must decipher the mystery behind them haunting her home. 

The Woman in Black (2012)

The Woman in Black is a horror movie set in early 20th-century England. It follows a young widowed lawyer traveling to a remote village and discovering a spiteful ghost terrorizing the townspeople. 

The Turning (2020)

The Turning is a supernatural horror film following a young governess hired to watch over two children when their parents are suddenly killed. It stars Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, and Joely Richardson. 

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