Movies like Carnival of Souls 1998

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Carnival of Souls (1998)
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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 for her life, worrying that Louis might come after her and her younger sister. One day Louis returns after being released from prison for murdering Alex's mother and tries to kill Alex. Alex dries the car that she and Louis are in into the river, then she begins to have hallucinations, she begins to lose her mind
Style: scary, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, remake of cult film
Plot: carnival, evil clown, slasher, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, witnessing a crime, danger, deadly, circus, childhood trauma, psychopath, sister sister relationship, psychiatrist, female protagonist, woman in danger, crimes, youth, graphic violence, losing-it hero, rivalry, dog, monster, ghost, pedophile ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa

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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, deadly, murder, crimes, slasher, supernatural and psychopath mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carnival of Souls: Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003), The Wizard of Gore (2007), Plasterhead (2006), Hunting Humans (2002), Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, summer camp, murder, violence spree, danger, crimes, deadly, who done it, woman in danger, slasher, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
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 ...
Style: gothic, cult film, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, afterlife, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, danger, woman in danger, carnival, zombie, supernatural horror, car accident ...
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, tense, serious, surreal ...
Plot: murder, hypnosis, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural, police investigation, mystery, mind game, crimes, woman in danger, obsession, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Plasterhead (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every town has a local legend. Not all of them are deadly. Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, a group of four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, vengeance, survival, supernatural, crimes, danger, deadly, psychopath, murder, small town, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Hunting Humans (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Aric Blue. He's young. He's handsome. He's successful. He's also a serial killer. He picks his victims at random, stalking them and taking advantage of the patterns in their life to kill them. He's the ultimate serial ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police investigation, rivalry, mind game, deadly, law enforcement, slasher, mystery, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, family in danger, gory, slasher, small town life, who done it, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Bloody Murder (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Julie McConnell is one of a dozen camp counselors working to re-open a summer camp when a series of murders and disappearances begin commited by a hockey masked killer who may be the urban legend killer Trevor Moorehouse. When Julie looks into the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, scary
Plot: slasher, murder, summer camp, confined, danger, serial killer, vengeance, teenage life, rivalry, deadly, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Psycho (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, split personality, murder, motel, psycho, stolen money, eccentric family, parents and children, isolation, crimes, secret, stabbed to death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Bleeding House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Smiths -- a family with a secret past -- are visited by a sweet-talking southern gentleman who is looking for small town humanity. But they'll soon find out that kindness towards strangers is not always rewarded, and the secretive ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychopath, mysterious character, out of the way, crimes, deadly, obsession, haunted by the past, family life, vengeance, family problems, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Grudge 3 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jake, the sole survivor of The Grudge 2 massacre, is tortured by chilling visions of Kayako and Toshio that have led to his hospitalization. Jake's caretaker, Dr. Sullivan is determined to investigate his horrifying tales. She explores his ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, gothic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: demonic possession, curse, ghost, supernatural, slasher, murder, deadly, crimes, investigation, serial killer, gory, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, nightmare comes true, sleeping, death, danger, serial killer, youth, serial murder, supernatural, murder, nightmare, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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 ⇓
52%
Even the Wind Is Afraid (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Claudia is a troubled teen confined in a very particular support center ruled with roughness by renowned psychiatrist Bernarda Alquicira. Coexisting with girls who have experienced similar trances, Claudia confronts horrible visions of Andrea, a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, scary ...
Plot: ghost, mentally unstable, mystery, isolation, confined, vengeance, supernatural, deadly, mental institution, uncover truth, danger, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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 ⇓
51%
Toolbox Murders (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades - but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. It's up to our heroine to solve the mystery.
Style: rough, disturbing, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, violence, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, deadly, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
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The Stranger from Afar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, murder, obsession, vampire, slasher, danger, investigation, mystery, deadly, haunted by the past, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Smiley (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, urban legend, mysterious character, psychopath, masked killer, danger, deadly, murder, college, prank, stalker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
And Soon the Darkness (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.
Style: disturbing, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, friendship, torture, rescue, psychopath, isolation, danger, confined, deadly, murder, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: manipulations, mind game, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, violence spree, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, deadly, mind game, stalking, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: rough, scary, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, missing person, mentally unstable, mystery, police investigation, crimes, witnessing a crime, mind game, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
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Flashback (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is released from an asylum where she has been since witnessing the murder of her parents, but violence continues to haunt her.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, mystery, haunted by the past, woman in danger, gory, danger, deadly, crimes, death of parent, loss of parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Gut (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, haunted by the past, best friends, losing-it hero, deadly, danger, crimes, violence, friends, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, tense ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, hidden identity, danger, mysterious character, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, danger, isolation, psychopath, deadly, crimes, missing person, insanity, imprisonment, twins, attic, audition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Snow White: A Deadly Summer (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A troubled teenage girl finds herself in a web of lies and deceit when her stepmother attempts to murder her by sending her to a discipline camp.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, youth, danger, isolation, in the woods, deadly, crimes, slasher, gory, graphic violence, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Chasing Sleep (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: insomnia, missing person, nightmare, professor, police, pills, uncover truth, obsession, deadly, murder, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 2.6
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Sea of Fear (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: College athlete Lance and his friend Tom meet Tom's girlfriend Kate and her friend Ashley in a marina to travel on a rented boat on a leisure trip. The Captain brings his navigator and first mate Joel and another unexpected passenger, Derek, ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, slasher, survival, psychopath, danger, mysterious character, deadly, ship, violence, cruise, supernatural, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
Genre: Drama, 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: ghost, supernatural, grandmother, parents and children, vengeance, danger, supernatural ability, mystery, mischievous children, family problems, haunted by the past, death in the family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, ghost, danger, psychic power, deadly, crimes, serial killer, talking to the dead, new neighbor, death, fugitives, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%