Movies like Carnival of Souls

If you like "Carnival of Souls" you are looking for atmospheric, gothic and cult film movies about / with ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, afterlife, supernatural ability, haunted by the past and danger themes of Horror and Mystery genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Carnival of Souls (1962)
 7.1
 20K
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: atmospheric, gothic, cult film, 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

Movie in categories

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 supernatural, danger, murder, ghost, deadly, death and mystery 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), Oculus (2013), The Eye (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 97K
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, psychological, bleak, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, dealing with death, haunted by the past, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, delusion, mind game, grief, heaven and hell, losing-it hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia
⇓ 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, countess ...
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, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, monster, supernatural, death, danger, gory, scarecrow, chase, serial killer, brother, survival, dead teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 115K
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: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, family relations, mirror, hallucination, artifact, deadly, crimes, murder, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 28K
The Eye (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural ability, able to see the dead, transplant, hospital, woman in danger, blindness, afterlife, hanging, traffic jam, disfigurement, surgery, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 90K
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, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, investigation, deadly, family problems, supernatural ability, small town, nun, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 315K
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: investigation, supernatural, life is a bitch, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, little girl, telephone, urban legend, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, tense ...
Plot: gothic horror, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, afterlife, danger, murder, haunted by the past, who done it ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, edwardian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 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, supernatural ability, danger, a vision, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, wound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 53K
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: psychology, mental institution, supernatural, haunted by the past, mind game, rivalry, mentally unstable, lobotomy, murder, transformation, insanity, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, mystery, danger, supernatural, babies and infants, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ 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: darkness, supernatural, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, mind game, danger, supernatural ability, child in peril, demons, demon, supernatural horror ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 62K
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, scary, macabre, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, woman in danger, danger, back from the dead, mysterious death, dark secret, supernatural power, journalist, curse, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1950s, 1990s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, witnessing a crime, slasher, danger, deadly, circus, childhood trauma, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 10K
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: serious, atmospheric, gothic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, woman in danger, destiny, vampire, supernatural, afterlife, vengeance, good versus evil, strangulation, ghost, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 331K
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, scary, twist ending, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, mysterious character, psychic, supernatural, uncover truth, parallel world, single parent, supernatural ability, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 40K
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, asian horror, suspenseful, atmospheric, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, secret lover, ghosts, photographer, nightmare, car accident, supernatural, suicide, polaroid, danger, uncover truth, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, investigation, death, ghost, hospital, spirit, supernatural, mystery, urban legend, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 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.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, found footage, ghost, paranormal, abandoned hospital, deadly, danger, paranormal investigation, insanity, blood, maze ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 2K
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, scary ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, family in danger, obsession, mystery, losing-it hero, family problems, mentally unstable, supernatural, vengeance, deadly, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, demon, murder, supernatural, ghost, 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 ⇓
30%
 5.6
 59K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, divorce, danger, starting over, parents and children, haunted by the past, supernatural, imaginary friend, elevator, drowning, teacher, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1974, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ju-on: The Curse (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted house, murder, curse, fear, grudge, supernatural, ghost, afterlife, danger, mystery, investigation, missing child ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
organ movies
187
visceral movies
1851
demon movies
2003
demons movies
1076
 4.7
 2K
Lost Voyage (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Twenty five years ago, the SS Corona Queen disappeared in the region known as, "The Bermuda Triangle". Now, it has returned. Seven people go on board to learn the truth behind her disappearance but the ship did not return alone...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: bermuda triangle, ghost, afterlife, obsession, danger, cruise ship, survival, supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, ocean or sea, thunderstorm ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: gothic horror, spanish inquisition, insanity, buried alive, castle, investigation, vengeance, crimes, religions or cults, deadly, hidden identity, danger ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 34K
The Haunting (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, gothic horror, obsession, old dark house, supernatural, disappearance, ghost, haunted by the past, mysterious character, mystery, danger, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: new england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Wizard of Gore (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the darkly phantasmagorical world of the carnival magician and sideshow hypnotist, the gruesome "illusions" of Montag the Magnificent are unique in that they seem to become retroactive reality long after the the tricks are done. Is it ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, surreal ...
Plot: hypnosis, murder, mysterious character, supernatural, mystery, mind game, police investigation, psychopath, deadly, serial killer, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.6
 434
Deadwood Park (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The small community of Eidolon Crossing once boasted a flourishing economy and great prosperity, fueled by Dogwood Park, an amusement park at the edge of town. Then the child murders began. When the first child's corpse was discovered at ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, ghost, small town, kidnapping, serial killer, mystery, haunted by the past, deadly, crimes, supernatural, theme park, amusement park ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
One Missed Call (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Style: mind bending, scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, ghost, death, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, destiny, cowardliness, delusion, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 51K
The Eye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, danger, eye, seeing dead people, blindness, ghost, death, demon, supernatural, fear, woman in danger, cheating death ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Related movie lists