Movies like Carnival of Souls

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Carnival of Souls (1962)
 7.1
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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, psychotronic, surreal, stylized, offbeat ...
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, obsession, paranoid, violent, stalking, deadly, mysterious character, leadership, mystery, organ ...
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, suspenseful, serious and psychological films with plots about danger, supernatural, ghost, murder, mystery, death and storytelling mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carnival of Souls: Jeepers Creepers (2001), The Woman in Black (1989), The Ring Two (2005), Oculus (2013), 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, monster, supernatural, death, survival, danger, gory, chase, serial killer, brother, dead teenager, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gothic horror, ghost, haunted house, supernatural, mysterious character, uncover truth, mystery, afterlife, who done it, haunted by the past, murder, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.4
 87K
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, deadly, investigation, family problems, small town, nun, murder, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.5
 108K
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, tense, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, siblings relations, supernatural, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, murder, insanity, demons, ghost, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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, tense, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: carnival, evil clown, vengeance, murder, witnessing a crime, haunted by the past, deadly, slasher, circus, woman in danger, danger, childhood trauma ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.1
 301K
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, suspense, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, life is a bitch, telephone, urban legend, female protagonist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: hospital, supernatural ability, woman in danger, transplant, blindness, able to see the dead, afterlife, ghosts, hanging, surgery, ghost, disfigurement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, village, investigation, uncover truth, mysterious character, vengeance, haunted by the past, danger, mystery, supernatural, deadly, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 6.4
 50K
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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, haunted by the past, mind game, mentally unstable, rivalry, murder, transformation, insanity, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.7
 7K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Horror
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: mystery, mind game, seance, insanity, supernatural, ghost, surrealism, drugs, hallucination, cult, demons, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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: afterlife, ghost, danger, supernatural, bermuda triangle, survival, obsession, supernatural ability, investigation, ocean or sea, cruise ship, thunderstorm ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, death, ghost, hospital, spirit, supernatural, mystery, urban legend, vengeance, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.2
 31K
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: honeymoon, ghost, supernatural, obsession, death, car accident, uncover truth, haunted by the past, danger, spirit, revenge, photographer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.9
 132K
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, twists and turns, gothic, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, gory, murder, suicide, vengeance, mystery, ghosts, curse, nurse, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 ⇓
81%
 7.6
 317K
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, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, psychic, supernatural, mysterious character, parallel world, seance, uncover truth, single parent, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 73K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, supernatural, evil child, danger, mysterious character, demons, social worker, mental institution, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, insanity, castle, spanish inquisition, buried alive, investigation, vengeance, crimes, religions or cults, deadly, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 16th century, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 7.5
 32K
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, obsession, ghost, old dark house, supernatural, disappearance, haunted by the past, mysterious character, mystery, investigation, danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1960s, 19th century ...
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.0
 70K
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: psychic, ghost, afterlife, hypnosis, clairvoyance, haunted house, paranoia, murder, obsession, supernatural, woman in danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, destiny, cowardliness, death, sms, delusion, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Black Sabbath (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France
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, anthology ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 38K
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, suspenseful, scary, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, photographer, nightmare, car accident, supernatural, polaroid, suicide, secret lover, danger, uncover truth, revenge, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 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: surprise ending, scary, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental institution, supernatural, doctors and patients, isolation, ghost, mental illness, danger, confined, murder, dissociative identity disorder, nurse, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Lisa and the Devil (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, 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, scary, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, tourist, supernatural, haunted by the past, woman in danger, destiny, countryside, occult, held captive, surrealism, witchcraft, gothic horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.3
 59K
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, tense, atmospheric, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, good versus evil, urban legend, family in danger, loss of daughter, scientist, teacher, supernatural, danger, divorced divorcee, foreknowledge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1950s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.3
 309K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, witch, gory, investigation, curses spells and rituals, murder, legends and myths, uncover truth, dark fantasy, mystery, mysterious character ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1790s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time some gets hurt on the grounds the beat-up house seems to repair itself.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: old house, attic, supernatural, family in danger, losing-it hero, mystery, murder, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, afterlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl begins seeing the ghost of her sister who died in an accident a year earlier.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious
Plot: supernatural, ghost, grandmother, haunted by the past, danger, family problems, death in the family, mystery, mischievous children, supernatural ability, parents and children, starting over ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 5K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, danger, mysterious character, hidden identity, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, slasher, ghost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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