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Still from 'Daughters of Lucifer."

6 Nollywood Horror Films to Watch On Youtube This Halloween

Nollywood takes horror to whole other level, of course.

There are few things in this world more mindlessly entertaining than a Nollywood film. Add horror into the mix and you're in for a spooky—often unintentionally—funny viewing experience, replete with references to juju, low-budget special effects portraying demonic spirits, and intensely hyperbolic performances.

What's even better about Nollywood horror films, all shenanigans aside, is that sometimes, they can actually scary—just ask any Nigerian child growing up in the late 90s and early 2000s—often considered the heyday of the genre—who was brave enough to watch.

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Nollywood horror films encompass all that's unique about the Nigerian film industry, wrapped into cynical cinematic treats. With today being Halloween, it's the perfect occasion to indulge.

From recent titles to occultic-themed classics, here are 6 Nollywood titles available on Youtube for your viewing pleasure.

For more Nollywood flicks revisit our lists of the 20 Best Nollywood Films of All Time and 10 Nollywood Love Stories on YouTube That Will Make You Feel Good About Your Love Life.


Feast of Horror and Juju

The title of this film tells us pretty much all we need to know.

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Daughters of Lucifer

Who even knew that satan had daughters, who also happened to be Nigerian?

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Oracle

If you're in the mood for some classic Nollywood horror, this is the one's for you. It stars one of Nollywood's most recognizable faces Pete Edochie.

ORACLE 1- NOLLYWOOD NIGERIAN Super MOVIE www.youtube.com

My Best Friend Is a Snake

This one is less of an outright horror film and more of a cautionary tale to beware of reptiles disguised as "your mates."

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Diamond Ring

Another classic horror film. The moral of the story here is: don't steal kids, it's likely not worth a ghost haunting you for the rest of your life.

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A Ghost in My House

There's your typical "haunted house" and then there's the "haunted house on steroids as seen in a Nollywood film." This is that.

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