Movies like Carnival of Souls

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Carnival of Souls (1962)
 7.1
 24K
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, scary, atmospheric, psychotronic, surreal, psychological, tense, suspense, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, afterlife, carnival, supernatural, surrealism, car accident, zombie, amusement park, visceral, demon, brutality, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, woman in danger, hallucination, supernatural horror, crazy, obsession, paranoid, violent, death, blonde, church, spirit ...
Place: salt lake city utah, utah, usa

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Most similar movies to Carnival of Souls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out macabre, scary, serious and suspenseful films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, death, supernatural horror, storytelling and murder mostly in Mystery, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carnival of Souls: Jacob's Ladder (1990), Lisa and the Devil (1974), Silent Hill (2006), Jeepers Creepers (2001), The Ring (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: twist ending, scary, surreal, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, delusion, dealing with death, haunted by the past, mind game, conspiracy, mental illness, memory, soldier, heaven and hell ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Lisa and the Devil (1974)
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: gothic horror, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, witchcraft, occult, tourist, murder, haunted by the past, woman in danger, destiny, countryside, devil, surrealism, held captive ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 228K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, dark, surreal, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, insanity, torture, mysterious place, demon, evil, ghost town, revenge, missing child, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ 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, slasher, macabre, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, supernatural, demon, scarecrow, death, chase, survival, dead teenager, deadly creature, serial killer, road trip, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 346K
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, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, investigation, life is a bitch, paranormal phenomena, curse, death, race against time, female protagonist, urban legend, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, gothic horror, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, ghost, haunted house, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, who done it, murder, haunted by the past, small town life, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 96K
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, psychological, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, evil child, nightmare, mental institution, investigation, family problems, supernatural ability, small town, child in peril, happy ending, writers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, macabre, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, found footage, supernatural, ghost, paranormal activity, witch, demon, child in peril, monster, evil force, terrorizing, invisibility ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1988
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, ghost, haunted house, supernatural, paranormal, abandoned hospital, paranormal investigation, claustrophobia, mental institution, monster, maze, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: scary, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, witchcraft, sacrifice, ritual, haunted house, female protagonist, occult, cult, lunar eclipse, satanic cult, satanic ritual, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 362K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 104 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: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, scary, gothic ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, afterlife, mysterious character, uncover truth, spiritualism, able to see the dead, psychic, nightmare, mansion, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.6
 12K
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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, supernatural, mystery, chase, death, nightmare, brutality, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, a vision, ghost, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 70K
Ringu (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, scary, frightening, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, journalist, curse, woman in danger, back from the dead, mysterious death, dark secret, supernatural power, obsession, found footage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 50s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 18th century European village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl.
Style: scary, psychological, gothic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, uncover truth, village, haunted by the past, vengeance, mysterious character, mystery, evil child, ghost, witch, curse ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 45K
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, macabre, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: ghost, photographer, revenge, car accident, supernatural, secret lover, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nightmare, suicide, dark past, gang rape, rape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 13K
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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: supernatural, darkness, ghost, demon, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, mind game, supernatural ability, child in peril, college, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 145K
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, gothic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, curse, murder, mystery, vengeance, suicide, family curse, paranormal activity, hospital, medical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, tense, twists and turns, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, demon, ghost, curses spells and rituals, found footage, murder, investigation, religions or cults, demonic possession, parallel world, ritual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.8
 237K
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: scary, psychological, macabre, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, being followed, sex, teenage girl, death, evil, stalking, sex scene, friendship, paranoia, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, california, detroit, usa, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 63K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, imaginary friend, divorce, supernatural horror, mother daughter relationship, paranoia, starting over, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, macabre, twists and turns, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, demon, supernatural, ghost, haunted house, christmas, curses spells and rituals, monster, family in danger, child in peril, couples, human host ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 3K
The Marsh (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Writer Claire Holloway is troubled by nightmares of Rose Marsh Farm. She decides to vacation at the farm which unbeknown to her is haunted by the ghost of a little girl and a teenage boy. Claire enlists the help of Geoffry Hunt to help uncover a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, bleak, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, swamp, investigation, missing person, countryside, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, little girl, mentally unstable, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1982
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 35K
The Changeling (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, isolated house, investigation, senator, murder, mystery, seance, musician, revenge, composer ...
Time: victorian era, 70s, 20th century, turn of the century, 80s
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, mystery, supernatural, split personality, curse, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, mental illness, curses spells and rituals, a vision, death, self control ...
Time: 1920s, 50s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 35K
The Innkeepers (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, hotel, haunted house, paranormal, paranormal activity, workplace, amateur detective, runaway, devil, cult, zombie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 221K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: scary, psychological, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, nightmare, ghost, single mother, family in danger, dysfunctional family, nightmare comes true, dealing with death, mental illness, isolation, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 128K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mirror, haunted house, siblings relations, ghost, supernatural horror, paranormal activity, insanity, brother sister relationship, hallucination, flashback, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, 2000s, year 2002
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, macabre, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, ghost, haunted house, supernatural, supernatural horror, demonic possession, demon, video surveillance, chase, evil force, paranormal activity, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: scary, suspense, mind bending, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, death, supernatural, destiny, asthma, hospital, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, cowardice, friendship, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 43K
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, twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mental institution, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, doctors and patients, murder, brutality, confined, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%