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Fear of the Dark (2003)
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Fear of the Dark (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Twelve year old Ryan Billings has been diagnosed with an acute fear of the dark. He spends each night lying awake in torment, waiting and watching as the evil in the darkness grows stronger, feeding off his fear. His older brother Dale, suspects that there is nothing wrong with Ryan and that this is just a ploy for more attention. Regardless, he promises to watch over his little brother as their parents head off to a party for the night. Outside a storm rages and when the power goes out, darkness envelops the house. Ryan knows that tonight the evil has finally come to claim him. Dale desperately tries everything to try and calm him down, until the horrors in the dark make him realize Ryan had good reason to be so afraid!
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, slasher
Plot: darkness, dark and stormy night, supernatural, danger, deadly, family relations, brother brother relationship, ghost, supernatural ability, siblings relations, dog, fear, cockroach, shadow, blowtorch, generator
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about deadly, danger, supernatural, ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Fear of the Dark: An American Ghost Story (2012), The Child's Eye (2010), The Eye 3: Infinity (2005), Damned by Dawn (2009), Hansel vs. Gretel (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: old house, haunted house, ghost, inheritance, danger, supernatural ability, demon, curses spells and rituals, fireplace, creature, locked room, dark past ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
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An American Ghost Story (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary
Plot: ghost, haunted house, writer's life, curses spells and rituals, uncover truth, danger, supernatural, fear, deadly, violence, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Child's Eye (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bangkok, November 2008. Six young holidaymakers from Hong Kong are stranded in Bangkok when the airport is occupied by demonstrators demanding the prime minister's resignation: Rainie (Rainie Yang) and Lok (Shawn Yue), who are on the verge of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, danger, isolation, missing person, amateur detective, supernatural, hotel, curse, paranormal investigation, survival, deadly, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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The Eye 3: Infinity (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Eye 10 (Chinese: 見鬼10; The Eye 3), or The Eye Infinity, is a 2005 Thai-Hong Kong horror film directed by the Pang brothers, starring Wilson Chen, Kate Yeung, Isabella Leong, Bongkoj Khongmalai, Ray MacDonald and Kris Gu. The number ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, supernatural, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, deadly, danger, siblings relations, woman in danger, graphic violence, levitation, ouija board ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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78%
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Damned by Dawn (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: During a violent thunderstorm, a family is awoken by piercing shrieks which summon the dead to rise again. Their lives explode in a blood soaked fury as they battle malevolent spirits, whilst fighting to save their souls from eternal torment with... ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, gothic horror, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, death in the family, danger, mysterious character, family secret, grandmother, homecoming, family curse, farm, profanity, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Hansel vs. Gretel (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Gretel falls under a dark spell and organizes a coven of witches, Hansel must find the courage to fight his twin sister and the sinister forces controlling her.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychotronic
Plot: witch, danger, supernatural, survival, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, family relations, graphic violence, deadly, escapades, magic, cannibalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Amityville Asylum (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lisa Templeton begins a new job as a cleaner at High Hopes Hospital, a mental institution in Amityville, Long Island. Initially delighted to get the job, Lisa soon realises that all is not as it seems. Intimidated by staff and the psychotic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, danger, deadly, ghost, supernatural, uncover truth, woman in danger, graphic violence, haunted house, hiding place
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Animus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hoping to find proof of the paranormal, five film students set out to document the legendary Copper Queen Hospital. But as the sun goes down, they experience something far worse than they ever could have imagined and they find themselves pursued by ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, slasher
Plot: ghost, gory, danger, deadly, supernatural, riddles and clues, psychopath, hospital, blood
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Apartment 1303 (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While celebrating with her friends in her new cheaply rented apartment (with balcony and view of the sea) on the thirteenth floor of a building, the young Sayaka unexpectedly jumps off the balcony committing suicide. Her mother goes insane and her ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, suicide, uncover truth, haunted house, supernatural, investigation, danger, deadly, mystery, grudge, losing-it hero, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Sightings: Heartland Ghost (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of a reality-TV show about the paranormal visits a small Kansas town to investigate a house that may be haunted.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary, mind bending
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, afterlife, investigation, mystery, deadly, supernatural ability, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Satan's Playground (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: SATAN'S PLAYGROUND is a supernatural shocker chronicling a family's spine-tingling odyssey in New Jersey's legendary Pine Barrens region. En route to a wilderness camping retreat, their car inexplicably breaks down. As darkness falls, ...
Style: slasher, surreal, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, ghost, serial killer, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, psychopath, isolation, survival, youth, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, europe, usa, texas, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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A Dead Calling (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young television reporter (or "investigative journalist") is attacked in her home, leading to her boyfriend being murdered. Six months later she returns to work in a smaller town, and stumbles across a house full of ghosts trying to call ...
Style: suspenseful, slasher, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, crimes, supernatural, deadly, danger, murder, small town life, terrorism, family problems, small town, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Curse of the Forty-Niner (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of friends discover gold deep inside an old mine. But by taking the gold and think they've hit it big, they awaken a long dead miner who's Hell Bent on protecting his treasure.
Style: scary, slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: curse, supernatural, ghost, danger, mine, curses spells and rituals, gold, undead, ghost town, adventure, serial killer, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Prison of the Dead (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Kristof, an eccentric rich kid, tricks his high school friends into getting back together for a reunion of sorts, under the pretense of a funeral. The group of twenty-somethings is forced to spend the night in an old abandoned witches' prison. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prank, danger, supernatural, ghost, survival, curses spells and rituals, seance, deadly, buddies, supernatural power, funeral ...
Time: contemporary
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Acacia (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Korean horror film about an adopted young boy with a strange link to an old, dead acacia tree. As the boy settles in to his new home, the tree comes to life. When the family who adopted him becomes pregnant, he is to go back to the orphanage, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: orphan, supernatural, family relations, mystery, haunted by the past, parents and children, obsession, deadly, ghost, danger, supernatural ability, adoption ...
Time: contemporary
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Dead Souls (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On his 18th birthday, Johnny finds out that he's come into an inheritance - and his family were a lot stranger than he ever knew...
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Plot: uncover truth, mysterious character, life turned upside down, supernatural, ghost, teenage life, starting over, orphan, deadly, family problems, danger, adoption ...
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Apartment 1303 3D (2012)
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman uncovers sinister secrets while investigating the apparent suicide of her sister.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, serious, tense
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, woman in danger, danger, deadly, family relations, mother daughter relationship, nightmare, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
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54%
Dark Harvest II: The Maize (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father's psychic abilities are put to the test when his two daughters are trapped inside of a corn maze haunted by the spirits of two young girls who disappeared a year earlier.
Style: scary, serious
Plot: zombie, supernatural, child in peril, isolation, confined, deadly, danger, siblings relations, profanity, ghost child, ghost, maze ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Visions of Suffering (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Demons cross the divide between the world of dreams and waking reality to capture a victim and drag him back to their nightmarish realm.
Style: suspenseful, scary, surreal, serious
Plot: vampire, danger, imaginary, supernatural, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, alien encounter, gory, deadly, stalking, hallucination, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blood Descendants (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hundred years after being brutally murdered by the justice-seeking citizens of a small town, a supernatural killer fulfills his promise to return from the grave and seek vengeance against the descendents of the people who slaughtered him.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Plot: deadly, supernatural, ghost, danger, crimes, psychopath, murder, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
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Ghosts of Goldfield (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two couples and another friend from college decide to visit the Goldfield Hotel in Nevada to make a documentary about ghosts – then their nightmares begin!
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, slasher
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, danger, stalking, supernatural, filmmaking, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, deadly, master and servant, hotel, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada
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3 A.M. (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thailand's latest horror omnibus is made up of three chilling stories. Two sisters who own a wig shop are haunted by a female ghost whose hair were made into one of the wigs on sale. A funeral home employee falls in love with a female corpse ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, danger, deadly, store, office, murder, violence, survival, multiple storylines, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
One Missed Call 3: Final (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Emiri, a timid high school girl, is bullied mercilessly by her classmates, but when her friend, Asuka, stands up for her, Asuka becomes the target of the bullying instead. Emiri, not wanting to be bullied again, avoids Asuka. Worn down, Asuka ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, woman in danger, mystery, supernatural ability, high school, danger, crimes, teenage life, cell phone, scare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, busan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Haunting of Helena (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After a divorce, Sophia moves to the south of Italy with her daughter, Helena. Their new home, an apartment within an austere building of the fascist age, is a chance for them to start a new life. But inside an old storage room hides a mysterious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, fairy tale ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fun filled weekend turns deadly when a group of unsuspecting theatre goers are trapped inside, after a ravenous spirit is resurrected and released from a Ouija board. They must confront their most terrifying fears and destroy the spirit before it ...
Style: scary, serious
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, reincarnation, danger, deadly, supernatural, dealing with death, deadly creature, fear, pursuit, ouija board, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Amityville Murders (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the night of November 13th, 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. took a high powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that 'voices' in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, supernatural, danger, mental patient, deadly, hearing voices, hallucination, taunting, supernatural horror, house
Time: 21st century, year 1974, contemporary
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Episode 50 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Teaming up for the first time for a special episode of a supernatural reality TV show, two rival crews get more then they bargained for when they make physical contact with a ferocious spirit of terrifying power. They must band together before it ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, tv show, danger, haunted house, survival, supernatural, deadly, graphic violence, indoor, media
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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45%
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Bloody Mary 3D (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Bloody Mary tells the story of the spirit of the titular character (as portrayed by lovely actress Veronica Ricci), who after shuffling off the mortal coil in 1904 via execution due to her alleged adultery, returns to exact revenge on the bloodline ...
Style: scary, serious, erotic, slasher, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, legends and myths, danger, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance, supernatural power, ghost, gory, band, filmmaker, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Dead Mary (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During a fun-filled getaway at a remote lake, teenager Kim (Dominique Swain) and her friends unwittingly unleash a murderous spirit when they make the mistake of playing the game 'Dead Mary' in this horror story. The body count rises as ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, youth, urban legend, psychopath, survival, evil witch, ghost, buddies, danger, mind game, supernatural ability, zombie ...
Time: contemporary
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44%
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Dark House (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young man sets out on a trip that takes him to an abandoned mansion that holds the origins of his dark family legacy.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, danger, deadly, on the road, escapades, estate, supernatural ability, graphic violence, mansion, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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