Movies like Cast a Deadly Spell

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Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
 6.6
 3K
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a fantastical 1940s where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, semi serious, scary, humorous, offbeat, stylized
Plot: private detective, zombie, gangsters, investigation, supernatural ability, good versus evil, danger, chases and races, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, mystery, crimes, necronomicon, occult, wizards and magicians, apocalypse, supernatural, heroes, nightclub, imaginary, escapades, deadly, vampire, werewolf, rich man ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa

Most similar movies to Cast a Deadly Spell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and offbeat films with plots about supernatural, danger, rivalry, deadly, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals and escapades mostly in Horror, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Cast a Deadly Spell: The Raven (1963), Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010), Warlock (1989), The Eighteenth Angel (1997), Lord of Illusions (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 9K
The Raven (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: sorcerer, good versus evil, parody, magician, castle, raven, duel, supernatural, escapades, curses spells and rituals, danger, haunted by the past ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket and blue jeans.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, gothic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, afterlife, vampire, zombie, private detective, good versus evil, investigation, paranormal, heroes, deadly creature, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 14K
Warlock (1989)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. A Warlock is taken captive in Boston, Massachusetts in 1691 by a witch-hunter Giles Redferne. He is sentenced to death for his activities, including the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, intense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, time travel, supernatural, warlock, good versus evil, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, heroic mission, curse, chase, witch ...
Time: 80s, future, 17th century
Place: boston, los angeles, usa, colorado, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Eighteenth Angel (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Satan will no longer be beast... but beauty!" That declaration comes early in The Eighteenth Angel, signaling the kind of horror movie we're in for: thick and cheesy. When that line (and others like it) is uttered by mad monk ...
Style: serious, bleak, futuristic, scary, suspenseful
Plot: good versus evil, investigation, supernatural, chaos, zombie, apocalypse, mad scientist, track down, deadly, disorder, clergy, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
Lord of Illusions (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, private detective, wizards and magicians, fanatic, occult, resurrection, mind game, investigation, mystery, danger, religions or cults, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 1K
Witch Hunt (1994)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detective Philip Lovecraft lives in Los Angeles in the 1950s when an ambitious Senator is holding hearings, on Magic. Magic is the new influence in Tinsel Town. Lovecraft is unique in that he is the only one who refuses to use magic in his work. ...
Style: serious, clever, mind bending, witty, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, murder, witchcraft, infidelity, shrinking, black magic, protagonist as suspect, crime, heroes, femme fatale, hollywood, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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 ⇓
48%
 3.8
 498
Wendigo (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A duo of gun happy redneck hunters stupidly break a sacred circle in a hunting spree, which releases the deadly wendigo. The wendigo kills many of the hunters gruesomely, leaving the chosen woman and a gun toting idiot to destroy the deadly beast.
Style: offbeat, humorous, scary, serious
Plot: escapades, deadly creature, chases and races, imaginary, supernatural ability, zombie, danger, wizards and magicians, in the woods, curses spells and rituals, dangerous animal, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 991
Nightwing (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Killer bats plague an Indian reservation in New Mexico.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, plague, spiritualism, rabies, native american reservation, afterlife, private detective, clergy, supernatural, terrorism, vampire, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
New Mr. Vampire 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lam Ching-Ying returns as the famous "Vampire Buster," this time starring as the One-Eyebrown Priest. To save the village from paranormal menaces, he deals with and battles a host of mysterious creatures including: a little mischievous ...
Style: offbeat, gothic, suspenseful, scary, humorous ...
Plot: vampire, ghost, babies and infants, heroes, deadly creature, escapades, imaginary, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, clergy, danger ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 2.7
 2K
Ghoulies IV (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While in pursuit of cop Johnathan Graves, his demonic nemesis, Faust, sends his disciple Alexandria to hunt down the amulet that will set him free. Meanwhile, the Ghoulies find their way through an open porthole and onto the streets of L.A., ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, good versus evil, heroes, curses spells and rituals, escapades, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, danger, chaos, supernatural, mental institution, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 4K
Ghoulies II (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ghoulies II picks up a short time after the first movie, a few of the little nasties stow away on an amusement park ride and bring big bucks to a dying fair. The creatures are mad after an attempt to kill them, so the creatures go on a rampage ...
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, deadly creature, escapades, dangerous animal, heroic mission, deadly, disorder, good versus evil, ghost, mad scientist, supernatural ability, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 3K
Demonic Toys (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A botched bust on a pair of arms dealers inadvertantly leads to the raising of a sixty-six-year-old demon with the power to bring toys to life as his personal minions. The demon is looking for a body to inhabit so he can increase his powers, and it ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, captivating, semi serious
Plot: survival, danger, working undercover, supernatural, investigation, babies and infants, destiny, pregnancy, demon, evil doll, toy, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 594
The Granny (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Granny's family wants her dead so they can collect her insurance. While she is on her death bed, she drinks an eternal life potion and returns to the land of the living. She is on a mission to wreak havoc over her greedy relatives.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, scary, semi serious, rough ...
Plot: zombie, good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, master and servant, domestic disturbance, store, thanksgiving, vengeance, obsession ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 2K
Spookies (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Taking a wrong turn, travelers find themselves trapped in a mysterious house. One horror after another threatens them as the sorcerer who lives within needs sacrifices to give eternal life to his beautiful bride.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: black magic, murder, zombie, occult, old dark house, tomb, supernatural, sorcerer, curses spells and rituals, danger, haunted house, vampire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Child of Darkness, Child of Light (1991)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Catholic priest is sent to investigate reports of two virgin conceptions. One is about to give birth to the child of God and the other is the child of the Devil and he must decide which one is good and which one is evil before Satan's ...
Style: suspenseful, gothic, scary, mind bending, serious
Plot: good versus evil, investigation, pregnancy, supernatural, religions or cults, rivalry, danger, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals, antichrist, priest, clergy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.6
 8K
Leprechaun 2 (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A thousand years ago, the Leprechaun left a bloody trail when he ripped through the countryside in search of his stolen gold. Now he's back in the big city using all of his deadly tricks to snare the girl of his nightmares. His bloody quest ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, slasher, heroes, crimes, obsessive quest, heroic mission, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, supernatural ability, cons and scams ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of toymakers seek to use Andre Toulon's formula, now in the hands of Toulon's great-nephew Robert, to give life to a line of killer toys that they plan to unleash on Christmas Eve.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: evil doll, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, danger, rivalry, supernatural, good versus evil, crimes, curses spells and rituals, heroes, factory, evil corporation ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
House of the Damned (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A woman uses witchcraft to try to steal her daughter's youth.
Style: serious, mind bending, scary, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, zombie, race against time, wizards and magicians, rivalry, danger, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, mentally unstable, deadly, gays and lesbians, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Spooky Encounters (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sammo is Courageous Cheung, a pedicab driver in a rural community who is known around town as the man who fears nothing. Well, this is proved false before the opening credits finish when he endures a particularly frightening nightmare of ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, tense, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, escapades, mind game, deadly, danger, betrayal, love triangle, survival, wizards and magicians, supernatural, master warrior ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 18K
Wishmaster (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Djinn having been released from his ancient prison seeks to capture the soul of the woman who discovered him, thereby opening a portal and freeing his fellow Djinn to take over the earth.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: genie, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, violence, good versus evil, wish come true, danger, death, blood, mythology, transformation, brutality ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six actors go to graveyard on a remote island to act out a necromantic ritual. The ritual works, and soon the dead are walking about and chowing down on human flesh.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, dark humor, humorous, scary ...
Plot: island, zombie, good versus evil, ghost, supernatural, living dead, deadly, prank, experiment gone awry, supernatural ability, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
 2K
The Convent (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A group of college students break into an abandoned convent and become possessed by demonic spirits.
Style: scary, suspenseful, stylized, harsh, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: convent, murder, nun, demon, supernatural, gory, haunted by the past, survival, deadly, danger, youth, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
House II: The Second Story (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Young urban professionals Jesse (Arye Gross) and his girlfriend Kate (Lar Park Lincoln), move into an old mansion that has been in Jesse's family for generations. They are soon joined by Jesse's goofy friend Charlie (Jonathan Stark), who ...
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, adventurer, ghost, dinosaur, house, haunted house, zombie, chase, mad scientist, imaginary, escapades, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Wicked Stepmother (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the family's mother, a private ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: cat, vegetarian, rescue, beach, dog, allergy, magic, spell, chain smoking, hair, fictional game show, private investigator ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 977
Shrunken Heads (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three teens killed by a local crime boss return for revenge after a witch doctor revives them through voodoo magic.
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, humorous, scary, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, voodoo, chaos, superhero, vengeance, good versus evil, chaos and mayhem, gangsters, escapades, crimes, supernatural ability, master villain ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Vampire Journals (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A 19th century vampire stalks a more powerful vampire lord in his quest to gain revenge over the death of his mistress. In his search for the vampire lord in Eastern Europe he kills many of his servants and fellow vampires while cursing another to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: vampire, deadly creature, stalking, gory, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, couples, danger, palaces castles and temples, supernatural ability, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Amityville Dollhouse (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dollhouse that is a replica of the infamous Amityville haunted house is given to a little girl. Soon after, all sorts of horrible unexplained accidents start to happen. The family must work together to fight off the terrifying evil that has ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, occult, supernatural, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, danger, family in danger, family problems, paranormal phenomena, dollhouse, missing child ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.2
 7K
Ghoulies (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man and his girlfriend move into the man's old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a need to control ancient demons.
Style: scary, humorous, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, supernatural, witch, warlock, zombie, puppets, gory, escapades, battles, religions or cults, chaos, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The powers of good are pitted against the forces of evil as the Duc de Richelieu wrestles with the charming but deadly Satanist, Mocata, for the soul of his friend. Mocata has the knowledge and the power to summon the forces of darkness and, as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, macabre, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ritual sacrifice, occult, satanism, black magic, danger, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, kidnapping, giant spider, devil ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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