Movies like Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
 5.5
 49K
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, suspense, dark, dark fantasy, intense, stylized, visually appealing, fairy tale ...
Plot: supernatural, child in peril, deadly creature, haunted house, monster, creature, parents and children, supernatural horror, teeth, hearing voices, little girl, mansion, disappearance, old dark house, coming of age, murder, hospital, catastrophe, end of the world, gangsters, serial killer, ghost, demon, children, devil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: rhode island, usa

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Most similar movies to Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, scary, suspenseful and weird films with plots about supernatural, ghost, demon, mentor, dialogue, danger and catastrophe mostly in Horror, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Don't Be Afraid of the Dark: The Woman in Black (2012), Insidious (2010), Mama (2013), The Haunting in Connecticut (2009), Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Woman in Black (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, estate, isolation, supernatural, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, loss of son, tragic event, curse, grief ...
Time: victorian era, edwardian era, 19th century, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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100%
 6.8
 311K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, frightening, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, nightmare, afterlife, evil spirit, paranormal activity, nightmare comes true, boy, fear, parallel world, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 182K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, macabre, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mother daughter relationship, afterlife, supernatural horror, adoption, children, paranormal activity, revenge, redemption, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's ...
Style: scary, gothic, intense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, occult, evil force, paranormal phenomena, funeral home, curses spells and rituals, seance, hallucination, reverend, cancer patient, supernatural horror ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, supernatural horror, monster, curses spells and rituals, teenager, family in danger, family problems, supernatural power, psychic, evil spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: scary, gothic, suspense, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, world war two, supernatural horror, child in peril, death of child, death, ghost story, little girl, countryside, afterlife ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1940
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 166K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, poltergeist, psychic, suburban life, nightmare, child in peril, haunted, parallel world, suburbs, chaos ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 44K
Byzantium (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, atmospheric, dark, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, prostitution, fall in love, mother daughter relationship, deadly creature, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, immortality, female vampire, female protagonist, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, inheritance, dark past, supernatural ability, supernatural, creature, curses spells and rituals, monster, locked room, magical creature, suburban life ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 61K
The Possession (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, exorcism, supernatural horror, evil force, family in danger, curse, father daughter relationship, ghost, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, artifact, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, nightmare comes true, fear, demon, child in peril, family, serial killer, boy, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 59K
Poltergeist (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, ...
Style: scary, psychological, macabre, intense, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, supernatural horror, poltergeist, paranormal, demon, family relations, brutality, monster, child in peril, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 77K
The Haunting (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, evil, supernatural, psychology, insomnia, survival, domestic disturbance, destiny, vengeance, research, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 24K
The Hole (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After moving into a new neighbourhood, brothers Dane & Lucas and their neighbour Julie discover a bottomless hole in the basement of their home. They find that once the hole is exposed, evil is unleashed. With strange shadows lurking around ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: basement, good versus evil, youth, supernatural, little brother, mystery, nightmare comes true, small town, young heroes, disorder, escapades, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped ...
Style: scary, slasher, macabre, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, inheritance, halloween, machine, collector, apocalypse, family in danger, technology, monster, supernatural horror ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 35K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: supernatural, psychiatrist, twists and turns, split personality, murder, doctors and patients, female psychiatrist, supernatural horror, mental illness, witch doctor, devil, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 1910s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 43K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, ghost, supernatural, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, murder, doctors and patients, twists and turns, brutality, confined, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 44K
The Reaping (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Katherine Morrissey, a former Christian missionary, lost her faith after the tragic deaths of her family. Now she applies her expertise to debunking religious phenomena. When a series of biblical plagues overrun a small town, Katherine arrives to ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Plot: supernatural, disaster, apocalypse, occult, small town, death, religion, swamp, save the world, curses spells and rituals, investigation, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, egypt, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.7
 17K
The Hallow (2015)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, fairy tale, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transformation, forest, supernatural, monster, creature, legend, survival, family in danger, haunted house, demon, torture, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 25K
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, monster, murder, revenge, witch, vengeance, pumpkin, halloween, father son relationship, visceral, creature feature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: scary, suspense, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, murder, domestic disturbance, paranormal activity, family in danger, family relations, insanity, parents and children, family problems, death ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 6K
Audrey Rose (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, tense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, obsession, nightmare, family relations, betrayal, police investigation, stranger, love and romance, couple relations, reincarnation, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, new york, usa, asia, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 255K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, supernatural horror, fear, crimes, paranormal activity, investigation, evil force, writer's life, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, rough, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, evil spirit, mental institution, murder, survival, haunted by the past, isolation, serial murder, confined, crimes ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 1930s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 8K
The Terror (1963)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lieutenant Andre Duvalier has been accidentally separated from his regiment. He is wandering near the coast when he sees a young woman. He asks the road to Coldon, where he hopes to rejoin his regiment. But the woman doesn't answer, ...
Style: gothic, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, murder, twists and turns, monster, baron, castle, soldier, haunted by the past, uncover truth, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 105K
Child's Play (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, doll, murder, monster, youth, psychopath, evil, nobody believes, curses spells and rituals, spell, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 32K
Darkness Falls (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.
Style: scary, suspense, dark, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, child in peril, witch, lighthouse, small town, supernatural horror, haunted by the past, legends and myths, darkness, monster, demon ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 8K
Hell Night (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, college, serial killer, halloween, monster, survival, ghost, brutality, psycho killer, teenager, student life, decapitation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 12K
The Woods (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, witch, disappearance, boarding school, forest, supernatural, isolation, school, witchcraft, police, monster, hallucination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 108K
The Wolfman (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lawrence Talbot, an American man on a visit to Victorian London to make amends with his estranged father, gets bitten by a werewolf and, after a moonlight transformation, leaves him with a savage hunger for flesh.
Style: gothic, suspense, dark, gothic horror, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, deadly creature, supernatural, beast, transformation, monster, human becoming an animal, fantasy world, mythology, alternate reality, countryside, violent ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1930s, edwardian era, 1890s
Place: london, scotland, europe, tower bridge london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%