Movies like The Church

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The Church (1989)
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The Church (1989)
Original name: La chiesa
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In medieval Europe, crusading knights massacre a village full of suspected devil worshipers and build a large Gothic church above the cursed remains. It is now present day, and this elaborate cathedral still stands. But when its sealed crypt is accidentally reopened, a group of people trapped inside the church become possessed by the fury of the damned! Can the blood of the innocent survive this unholy communion, or will the ultimate demonic evil be unleashed upon the world?!
Style: atmospheric, scary, bleak, tense, rough, serious, captivating, suspenseful, surprise ending, gothic ...
Plot: church, supernatural, demon, ghost, secret, massacre, gory, zombie, afterlife, supernatural ability, mystery, good versus evil, danger, heroic mission, mischievous children, chaos, curses spells and rituals, escapades, deadly creature, mysterious character, religion, witch, death, devil, dancing ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 70s
Place: germany, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and cult film films with plots about supernatural, danger, demon, gory, blood, supernatural power and violence mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Church: Inferno (1980), City of the Living Dead (1980), Black Sabbath (1963), Suspiria (1977), The Beyond (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Inferno (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man returns from Rome to his sister's satanic New York apartment house.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, danger, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, mystery, amateur detective, woman in danger, siblings relations, murder, death, college ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: rome italy, italy, new york
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City of the Living Dead (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman has visions that suggest the eruption of the living dead into the world through a portal, spurred on by the suicide of a priest.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, violence, buried alive, cemetery, suicide, priest, investigation, danger, rescue, psychic power, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: new england, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, georgia
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 7.1
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Black Sabbath (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gothic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, murder, family in danger, woman in danger, destiny, supernatural, afterlife, vengeance, good versus evil, strangulation, ghost, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
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100%
 7.4
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Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Style: gothic, scary, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian subtext, coven, murder, witch, dancer's life, serial murder, supernatural horror, ballet, killing off one by one, mystery, supernatural, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
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The Beyond (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.
Style: gothic, gloomy, scary, bleak, rough ...
Plot: ghost, zombie, hotel, supernatural, morgue, murder, danger, survival, violence, blindness, experiment, mutilation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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100%
Beyond the Door II (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, child in peril, mysterious character, losing-it hero, vengeance, supernatural, haunted by the past, danger, parents and children, mental illness, family relations ...
Time: 70s
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Mother of Tears (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ancient urn is found in a cemetery outside Rome. Once opened, it triggers a series of violent incidents: robberies, rapes and murders increase dramatically, while several mysterious, evil-looking young women coming from all over the world are ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, psychological ...
Plot: witch, good versus evil, chaos, coffin, supernatural, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, danger, dark secret, dark past, apocalypse, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe
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100%
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Zombie (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to a famous scientist. A journalist travels to the Antilles with the daughter of the scientist. They discover a terrifying disease which is turning the islanders into horrifying ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, shark, cannibalism, voodoo, island, back from the dead, violence, tropical island, plague, gory, mad scientist, supernatural ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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100%
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Demons (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of people are trapped in a West Berlin movie theater infested with ravenous demons who proceed to kill and possess the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers.
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, chaos, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, survival, deadly, gory, youth, supernatural ability, deadly creature ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, italy, west germany
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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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wish come true, genie, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, violence, good versus evil, danger, demon, death, blood, mythology, transformation ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, persia
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The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, mad scientist, supernatural, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, slasher, insanity, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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43%
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, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, occult, supernatural, supernatural ability, missing child, family problems, curses spells and rituals, danger, family in danger, dollhouse, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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43%
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Pinhead is trapped in a sculpture and fortunately for him the sculpture is bought by a young playboy who owns his own night club. Pinhead busies himself escaping by getting the playboy to lure victims to his presence so he can use their blood. Once ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, slasher, murder, good versus evil, ghost, evil, reporter, gory, murder of a policewoman, supernatural, vengeance, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Prince of Darkness (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: church, apocalypse, antichrist, secret, save the world, satanic cult, obsession, research, satan, good versus evil, religion, demon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles
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40%
 7.5
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The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, scary, biblical ...
Plot: priest, devil, good versus evil, antichrist, monk, prophecy, apocalypse, murder, rottweiler, gory, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, jerusalem, london
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Demon Hunter (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After resolving a situation of exorcism, the half-breed demon hunter Jake Greyman (Sean Patrick Flanery) reports to Cardinal White (William Bassett) and they realize that the demon Asmodeus (Billy Drago) is impregnating many mortals trying to raise ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: half breed, succubus, good versus evil, church, supernatural, save the world, danger, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, lust, exorcism, priest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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40%
The House of the Devil (2009)
Genre: Horror
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: occult, supernatural, satanic ritual, ceremony, haunted house, cult, woman in danger, danger, deathtrap, sacrifice, gory, mystery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, 70s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Professor Ayres discovers a secret in an ancient stone and when he opens a crypt, he revives zombies that kill him. He had invited three couples to visit him in his manor to reveal his discovery. However, they never get around to meeting the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, crypt, supernatural, mad scientist, danger, deadly, cannibalism, violence, survival horror, eaten alive, party, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: southern italy, europe, italy
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40%
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 6.3
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Dolls (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: objects come to life, supernatural, doll, toys, youth, danger, couple relations, toy, toy maker, evil doll, stranded, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california
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40%
 5.5
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Ghost Ship (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, ship, slasher, supernatural, isolation, shipwreck, survival, danger, gory, death, supernatural horror, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, alaska
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39%
Zombie Holocaust (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After Malukan immigrants engage in a string of corpse mutilations at various New York City hospitals, a doctor and a morgue assistant travel to the Maluku Islands to investigate.
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, macabre, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, island, mad scientist, cannibal, survival, investigation, supernatural, psychopath, serial killer, danger, woman in danger, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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39%
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey
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39%
 6.0
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Demons 2 (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down.
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, supernatural, pregnancy, zombie, plague, danger, apartment building, demon, deadly creature, chases and races, crimes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Sentinel (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, demon, murder, supernatural, ghost, model, hell, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Holocaust 2000 (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An executive in charge of a nuclear power plant in the Mid-East must stop his son-- who turns out to be the Anti Christ -- from blowing it up.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, supernatural, nuclear holocaust, save the world, danger, parents and children, nightmare comes true, religions or cults, chaos, good versus evil, family relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: middle east
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38%
The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, murder, danger, fear, evil, family in danger, haunted by the past, ghost, family problems, mute or deaf, childhood trauma ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, gothic, tense ...
Plot: isolation, haunted house, investigation, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, mystery, danger, paranormal investigation, legends and myths, psychic, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, social worker, death, panic, vengeance, mystery, haunted by the past, missing child, woman in danger, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.0
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The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, frightening, biblical ...
Plot: supernatural, devil, evil force, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, priest, exorcism, religion, demon, clergy, psychiatrist, religions or cults ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, asia, middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the late 18th century, two newlyweds move into the stately mansion of husband Charles Fengriffen. The bride, Catherine, falls victim to a curse placed by a wronged servant on the Fengriffen family and all its descendants.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, gloomy ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, woman in danger, curse, haunted by the past, danger, palaces castles and temples, mysterious character, supernatural ability, afterlife, family in danger ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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