Movies like Carnival of Souls

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Carnival of Souls (1962)
 7.1
 21K
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish man. As the visions begin to occur more frequently, Mary finds herself drawn to the deserted carnival on the outskirts of town. The strangely alluring carnival may hold the secret to her tragic past.
Style: gothic, cult film, atmospheric, scary, psychological, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, afterlife, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, danger, woman in danger, carnival, zombie, supernatural horror, car accident, organ, visceral, demon, demons, gory, crazy, brutality, obsession, paranoid, violent, mystery, stalking, deadly ...
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah

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Most similar movies to Carnival of Souls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and psychological films with plots about ghost, supernatural, danger, murder, dialogue, storytelling and demon mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carnival of Souls: Jacob's Ladder (1990), Lisa and the Devil (1973), Jeepers Creepers (2001), The Ring (2002), The Woman in Black (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 99K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surprise ending, bleak, twist ending, scary, psychological ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, haunted by the past, nightmare, mind game, delusion, dealing with death, heaven and hell, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, grief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lisa and the Devil (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lisa is a tourist in an ancient city. When she gets lost, she finds an old mansion in which to shelter. Soon she is sucked into a vortex of deception, debauchery and evil presided over by housekeeper Leandre.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: murder, tourist, supernatural, haunted by the past, woman in danger, destiny, countryside, witchcraft, gothic horror, surrealism, held captive, house ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, monster, supernatural, gory, mass murder, chase, scarecrow, death, danger, strong violent content, deadly, slasher killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 322K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, race against time, life is a bitch, paranormal phenomena, murder, ghost, danger, crimes, parents and children, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Woman in Black (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or ...
Style: gothic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gothic horror, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mystery, mysterious character, uncover truth, afterlife, danger, murder, haunted by the past, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 92K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, ghost, nightmare, supernatural, deadly, investigation, family problems, supernatural ability, small town, bathtub, female reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In 1988, evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time when an invisible entity resides in their home.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural, witch, invisibility, child in peril, ghost, found footage, haunted house, evil force, terrorizing, supernatural horror, pursuit ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The House of the Devil (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, occult, supernatural, satanic ritual, ceremony, cult, deathtrap, woman in danger, danger, sacrifice, gory, mystery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, 70s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 4.7
 11K
The Return (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, nightmare, mystery, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, a vision, deadly, crimes, amateur detective, wound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 55K
Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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.
Style: twist ending, atmospheric, twists and turns, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, haunted by the past, mind game, mentally unstable, rivalry, lobotomy, murder, transformation, insanity, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 64K
Ring (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, frightening, scary, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, woman in danger, danger, back from the dead, mysterious death, supernatural power, dark secret, journalist, curse, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 50s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 11K
Black Sabbath (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on ...
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, woman in danger, destiny, vampire, supernatural, afterlife, vengeance, ghost, good versus evil, strangulation, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An 18th century European village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: ghost, village, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, vengeance, danger, supernatural, mystery, deadly, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 339K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, scary, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, mysterious character, psychic, spiritualism, uncover truth, ghosts, supernatural, nightmare, parallel world, single parent ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 41K
Shutter (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.
Style: scary, twist ending, asian horror, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, secret lover, ghosts, nightmare, car accident, supernatural, photographer, polaroid, suicide, danger, uncover truth, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 12K
They (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her..
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, darkness, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, danger, mind game, college, supernatural ability, child in peril, fear, demons ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 60K
Dark Water (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, divorce, danger, starting over, haunted by the past, parents and children, supernatural, imaginary friend, drowning, elevator, teacher, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1974, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 17K
Last Shift (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rookie cop's world is turned upside down when she comes face to face with Paymon - King Of Hell. Officer Jessica Loren has the last shift at a transitioning police station, assigned to wait for a crew picking up bio-hazard waste from the ...
Style: macabre, suspenseful, tense, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, police station, female protagonist, ghosts, ghost, cult, locked in, policewoman, mask, jail cell, cult leader, police officer ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Carnival of Souls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alex Grant is a troubled young woman, 20 years ago, she witnessed her mother get murdered by a carnival clown. She has nightmares of the clown - Louis Seagram. First a kind man then turned bad and also tried to rape Alex's mother. Alex fears ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, serious ...
Plot: carnival, evil clown, slasher, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, witnessing a crime, danger, deadly, circus, childhood trauma, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 211K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, stalking, sex, dangerous attraction, danger, paranoia, evil, death, friendship, chase, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 9K
The Sentinel (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, ghost, demon, murder, supernatural, hell, model, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Jesse has been hearing terrifying sounds coming from his neighbor’s apartment, but when he turns on his camera and sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won’t rest until it’s claimed his very ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, demon, curses spells and rituals, haunted house, ghost, religions or cults, drugs/alcohol, imaginary, investigation, parallel world, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 118K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, siblings relations, family relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, crimes, murder, insanity, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 2002, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Taking place thirty years before the events of Ringu, Ringu 0 provides the shocking background story of how the girl on the video became a deadly, vengeful spirit.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, split personality, deadly, danger, mental illness, ghost, curses spells and rituals, a vision, curse ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 1920s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.
Style: scary, twists and turns, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, demon, christmas, family in danger, haunted house, danger, curses spells and rituals, human host, couples, found footage, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, dark, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, fear, panic, paranormal activity, supernatural, nightmare, danger, videotaping, evil force, desperation, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, ghost, investigation, death, hospital, spirit, good versus evil, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, urban legend, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 7K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: surrealism, seance, mystery, insanity, mind game, supernatural, ghost, hallucination, drugs, woman in danger, demon, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Just as Dan and Kristi welcome a newborn baby into their home, a demonic presence begins terrorizing them, tearing apart their perfect world and turning it into an inescapable nightmare. Security cameras capture the torment, making every minute ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural horror, demonic possession, supernatural, ghost, found footage, evil force, paranormal activity, haunted house, graphic violence, danger, terrorizing, invisibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 3K
Cello (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cellist is haunted by strange events after a car wreck.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, family in danger, obsession, mystery, losing-it hero, supernatural, mentally unstable, family problems, vengeance, teachers and students, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%