Movies like Carnival of Souls

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Carnival of Souls (1962)
 7.1
 19K
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, scary, psychological, suspenseful, tense, cult film, psychotronic, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, afterlife, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, danger, woman in danger, carnival, zombie, supernatural horror, visceral, demons, gory, crazy, brutality, demon, obsession, paranoid, violent, mystery, stalking, deadly, leadership, mysterious character ...
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 scary, serious, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, murder, mystery, storytelling and weird mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carnival of Souls: Jeepers Creepers (2001), Oculus (2013), The Woman in Black (1989), The Ring Two (2005), The Ring (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, scarecrow, supernatural, death, danger, gory, chase, serial killer, brother, survival, dead teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 112K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, murder, insanity, demons, ghost, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Woman in Black (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 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, scary ...
Plot: gothic horror, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth, afterlife, who done it, murder, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.4
 89K
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, suspenseful, macabre, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, investigation, deadly, family problems, small town, nun, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 310K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, life is a bitch, telephone, urban legend, female protagonist, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 27K
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: able to see the dead, hospital, supernatural ability, woman in danger, transplant, blindness, afterlife, ghosts, hanging, surgery, disfigurement, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: carnival, evil clown, vengeance, haunted by the past, witnessing a crime, murder, slasher, deadly, circus, danger, childhood trauma, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 51K
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, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychology, mental institution, supernatural, mind game, haunted by the past, rivalry, mentally unstable, lobotomy, murder, transformation, insanity, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 95K
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, surreal, psychological, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: nightmare, hallucination, paranoia, dealing with death, hallucinations, mind game, delusion, heaven and hell, vietnam veteran, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, suffering ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, danger, mind game, child in peril, demons, demon, supernatural horror, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, village, investigation, uncover truth, mysterious character, vengeance, haunted by the past, supernatural, mystery, danger, curses spells and rituals, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 61K
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, woman in danger, back from the dead, danger, mysterious death, supernatural power, dark secret, journalist, curse, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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 ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, mystery, supernatural, haunted by the past, danger, supernatural ability, a vision, deadly, crimes, amateur detective, wound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 325K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
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, suspense, scary, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, psychic, mysterious character, supernatural, uncover truth, parallel world, single parent, isolation, losing-it hero, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: vampire, murder, family in danger, destiny, supernatural, afterlife, vengeance, woman in danger, good versus evil, ghost, strangulation, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: investigation, death, ghost, hospital, spirit, supernatural, mystery, urban legend, haunted by the past, vengeance, missing child, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 58K
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, parents and children, haunted by the past, starting over, danger, supernatural, imaginary friend, drowning, elevator, water, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, seattle washington, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 39K
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: asian horror, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: ghost, photographer, ghosts, nightmare, car accident, supernatural, suicide, secret lover, polaroid, danger, uncover truth, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, family in danger, losing-it hero, mystery, obsession, family problems, vengeance, mentally unstable, supernatural, teachers and students, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ...
Plot: haunted house, murder, curse, fear, grudge, supernatural, ghost, vengeful ghost, investigation, mystery, missing child, afterlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 1K
The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, hotel, architect, deadly, haunted by the past, supernatural, crimes, supernatural ability, law enforcement, afterlife, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: spanish inquisition, gothic horror, insanity, castle, investigation, vengeance, buried alive, religions or cults, crimes, danger, dishonesty, haunted by the past ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, gothic, tense ...
Plot: isolation, haunted house, investigation, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, mystery, danger, paranormal investigation, legends and myths, psychic, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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, murder, supernatural, ghost, model, demon, hell, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, italy, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: bermuda triangle, afterlife, ghost, danger, cruise ship, obsession, survival, supernatural, investigation, supernatural ability, ocean or sea, thunderstorm ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 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, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, mystery, mind game, seance, insanity, supernatural, ghost, drugs, hallucination, cult, demons, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 32K
Shutter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, road movie ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ghost, honeymoon, obsession, death, car accident, supernatural, uncover truth, haunted by the past, danger, spirit, revenge, photographer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 136K
The Grudge (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: American nurse, Karen Davis moves to Tokyo and encounters a vengeful supernatural spirit known as The Grudge that often possesses its victims. When a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths occur – with the spirit passing its curse onto each ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, gory, murder, ghosts, suicide, vengeance, mystery, curse, family curse, attic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 39K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental institution, isolation, supernatural, ghost, dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, doctors and patients, confined, danger, murder, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 72K
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: psychic, afterlife, ghost, clairvoyance, paranoia, hypnosis, murder, haunted house, supernatural, supernatural ability, obsession, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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