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, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, witnessing a crime, slasher, danger, deadly, woman in danger, circus, childhood trauma, psychopath, sister sister relationship, psychiatrist, female protagonist, crimes, youth, losing-it hero, rivalry, dog, monster, ghost, pedophile, sex scene ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and psychological films with plots about danger, deadly, crimes, murder, serial killer, blood and supernatural mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carnival of Souls: Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972), Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003), Blood of the Undead (1976), The Guardian (1990), The House on Sorority Row (1983). 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, visceral ...
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
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95%
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, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, serial killer, mental institution, gory, family in danger, haunted by the past, who done it, danger, supernatural, small town life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, forest, slasher, crimes, teenage life, siblings relations, who done it, violence spree, rivalry, woman in danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, disturbing, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, crimes, violence spree, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, stalking, mind game, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, obsession, maniac, woman in danger, danger, losing-it hero, mystery, psychological thriller, murder, pursuit, wedding ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, hidden identity, danger, mysterious character, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, slasher, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The House on Sorority Row (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, psychological, serious ...
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, prank, attic, serial killer, sorority, college life, school, rivalry, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, death, nightmare comes true, danger, serial killer, youth, back from the dead, supernatural, murder, nightmare, torture, burned alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Salvage (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, dragged, sliced, and stabbed, Claire awakens at work--where it ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Plot: death, danger, psychopath, time loop, serial killer, murder, woman in danger, vengeance, destiny, rescue, crimes, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Drive In Massacre (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, slasher, police detective, violence, crimes, law enforcement, danger, gory, deadly, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The 4th Floor (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman moves into a new apartment that she inherited from her grandmother, who had died there in a bizarre accident. She is immediately confronted by totally bizarre neighbors and someone is obviously out to get her as rats and flies engulf ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, mystery, supernatural, mysterious character, danger, deadly, psychopath, neighbor, female protagonist, woman in danger, crimes, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, college, school, gory, vengeance, danger, youth, stalking, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ 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: tense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, mind game, manipulations, danger, mystery, haunted by the past, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, in the woods, surveillance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
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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, murder, motel, split personality, psycho, stolen money, isolation, transvestism, secret, eccentric family, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, tense, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, hypnosis, supernatural, serial killer, mind game, gory, deadly, obsession, wizards and magicians, police investigation, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, psychological ...
Plot: slasher, murder, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, violence, psychopath, mystery, haunted by the past, filmmaking, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, murder, insanity, demons, ghost, mind control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, summer camp, murder, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, gory, youth, danger, isolation, survival, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, buried alive, insanity, castle, spanish inquisition, investigation, vengeance, crimes, religions or cults, danger, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 16th century, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ 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, serious ...
Plot: danger, woman in danger, isolation, missing person, psychopath, crimes, deadly, insanity, imprisonment, attic, victim, audition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, good versus evil, mystery, deadly, psychopath, danger, twins, countryside, unlikely criminals, crimes, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holland, europe, usa, connecticut, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder, tourist, supernatural, haunted by the past, woman in danger, destiny, countryside, occult, held captive, surrealism, gothic horror, witchcraft ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 4.2
 424
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, mind bending, rough, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, who done it, law enforcement, deadly, slasher, stalking, danger, police investigation, mind game, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.1
 532
Dead & Rotting (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Three prankster buddies release the wrath of an aged witch, Abigail, when they unwittingly become accomplices to the murder of her son. Scheming in anger, the witch seduces the three friends and then uses the men's own ill-born spawn to destroy ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, prank, danger, youth, buddies, deadly, evil witch, witchcraft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Amityville: It's About Time (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an old clock arrives at home as a gift, strange things begin to happen. The family that proudly assigned a privileged place to the clock in the living room, is unaware that this thing is a link to an old and evil house...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, gory, family in danger, vengeance, parents and children, murder, supernatural ability, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Newly released from a mental ward, Jessica hopes to return to life the way it was before her nervous breakdown. But when Jessica moves to a country house with her husband and a close friend, she finds a mysterious girl living in there who may or may ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, ambiguous ending
Plot: haunted house, zombie, haunted by the past, murder, ghost, vampire, hippie, drowning, paranoia, deadly, family problems, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 876
Milo (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four young grade-school girls witness the murder of one of their classmates during what they thought was just an innocent game. The killer is a strange young boy named Milo Jeeder. Sixteen years later, the four survivors of the event re-unite under ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, crimes, child killer, woman in danger, danger, survival, deadly, gory, serial killer, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 6K
Trauma (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, journalism, gory, haunted by the past, teenage life, deadly, danger, woman in danger, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, ghost, starting over, mind game, psychopath, murder, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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