Movies like Carnival of Souls 1998

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Carnival of Souls (1998)
 3.1
 2K
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, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, witnessing a crime, slasher, danger, deadly, circus, childhood trauma, psychopath, sister sister relationship, psychiatrist, female protagonist, woman in danger, crimes, youth, losing-it hero, rivalry, graphic violence, dog, monster, ghost, pedophile ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about danger, deadly, murder, crimes, psychopath, supernatural and slasher mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carnival of Souls: The Wizard of Gore (2007), Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003), Plasterhead (2006), Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972), Hunting Humans (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: atmospheric, gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, afterlife, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, danger, woman in danger, carnival, zombie, supernatural horror, car accident ...
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
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95%
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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, surreal ...
Plot: murder, hypnosis, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, crimes, deadly, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, psychopath, serial killer, danger, slasher, forest, who done it, crimes, siblings relations, violence spree, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 514
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, suspenseful, scary, exciting, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, crimes, survival, supernatural, gory, vengeance, danger, deadly, psychopath, murder, small town, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, psychopath, serial killer, family in danger, gory, haunted by the past, slasher, who done it, small town life, deadly, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.2
 427
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: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, mind game, rivalry, police investigation, crimes, who done it, dangerous attraction, mystery, murderous pair, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, tense, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, motel, split personality, isolation, psycho, transvestism, stolen money, parents and children, crimes, eccentric family, secret ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, serious, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, death, nightmare comes true, danger, serial killer, youth, supernatural, murder, nightmare, torture, burned alive, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending, scary
Plot: slasher, murder, summer camp, teenage life, danger, serial killer, confined, vengeance, isolation, crimes, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, serious, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychopath, mysterious character, out of the way, vengeance, danger, deadly, family problems, family life, crimes, haunted by the past, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, macabre, suspenseful, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, investigation, deadly, family problems, good versus evil, small town, female reporter, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: woman in danger, friendship, kidnapping, torture, missing person, rescue, confined, danger, psychopath, deadly, isolation, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, haunted by the past, danger, parents and children, starting over, supernatural, imaginary friend, drowning, elevator, apartment, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s, year 1974
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, murder, obsession, vampire, mystery, haunted by the past, investigation, gory, deadly, slasher, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, slasher, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, violence, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, deadly, danger, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, police investigation, investigation, crimes, mystery, deadly, danger, woman in danger, police detective, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 74K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, slasher, parents and children, ghost, family in danger, family problems, siblings relations, danger, woman in danger, pretense, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 80s, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, psychopath, murder, violence spree, crimes, police investigation, stalking, danger, deadly, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 817
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, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: isolation, manipulations, mind game, danger, manipulation, mystery, haunted by the past, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.8
 872
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, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, haunted by the past, deadly, losing-it hero, best friends, danger, violence, crimes, life turned upside down, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, tense ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, danger, hidden identity, mysterious character, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: missing person, insomnia, police, professor, nightmare, uncover truth, obsession, deadly, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, pill ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Orphan Killer (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a serial murderer hellbent on teaching his estranged sister ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, dark ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, siblings relations, serial killer, vengeance, danger, deadly, gory, haunted by the past, orphan, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.4
 871
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, woman in danger, deadly, gory, crimes, loss of parent, death of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, missing person, psychopath, crimes, deadly, insanity, imprisonment, twins, attic, audition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Spider Forest (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods. KANG Min regains his consciousness 14 days after brain surgery following a mysterious accident he had in the forest. Shockingly enough, the first thing he says is ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: murder, forest, ghost, mystery, uncover truth, supernatural, police investigation, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, cabin in the woods ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.4
 972
Mothman (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of friends band together to hide the truth about a mutual friend's tragic death. They soon discover that an evil entity is in pursuit of them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, danger, deadly, murder, buried truth, group of friends, violence, youth, teenage life, graphic violence, profanity, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Blood of the Undead (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A recently-married woman who has been labeled as mentally unstable, begins to suspect that someone close to her is the culprit in a sudden string of murders.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, obsession, maniac, wedding, woman in danger, danger, mystery, losing-it hero, psychological thriller, murder, pursuit ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Something Wicked (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young couple embark upon their honeymoon against the chilling landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. But when tragedy strikes, gruesome secrets from their past collide with sinister forces of the present...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, scary, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, haunted by the past, couple relations, couples, danger, deadly, violence, family relations, wedding, death, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 5K
The Other (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, twins, good versus evil, mystery, graphic violence, rivalry, countryside, danger, psychopath, deadly, unlikely criminals, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, holland, connecticut, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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