Movies like The Frighteners

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The Frighteners (1996)
 7.1
 80K
The Frighteners (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town where he lives. As he tries to piece together the supernatural mystery of these killings, he falls in love with the wife of one of the victims and deals with a crazy FBI agent.
Style: scary, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, cult film, offbeat, semi serious, frightening, sadistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, poltergeist, serial killer, architect, judge, supernatural ability, danger, funeral, small town, private detective, dishonesty, cons and scams, hell, haunted house, heaven and hell, murder, anti hero, anti heroes, ghosts, con artists, fbi, cemetery, widow, car accident ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Frighteners

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, cult film and humorous films with plots about supernatural, danger, deadly, murder, ghost, transformation and demon mostly in Horror, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Frighteners: Beetlejuice (1988), House (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Ghostbusters (1984), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 248K
Beetlejuice (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the ...
Style: gothic, dark humor, witty, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted house, supernatural, psychic, teenage girl, surrealism, life after death, heaven and hell, possession, goth, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 22K
House (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Roger Cobb is a author who has just separated from his wife. He moves into a new house and tries to work on a novel based on his experiences in the Vietnam War. Strange things start happening around him; little things at first, but as they become ...
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: haunted house, vietnam war, ghost, supernatural, zombie, missing person, gory, solitude, deadly, mental illness, teenage life, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Style: dark humor, sexy, light, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, devil, magic, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, small town, love and romance, mysterious character, supernatural, promiscuity, supernatural ability, tennis ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 343K
Ghostbusters (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign ...
Style: humorous, light, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, friendship, giant monster, chase, paranormal activity, hunting, mythology, slime, monster, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maximillian, the lone survivor of a race of vampires, comes to Brooklyn in search of a way to live past the next full moon. His ticket to survival is Rita, a NYPD detective who doesn't know she's half vampire -- and Maximillian will do ...
Style: gothic, humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, destiny, dangerous attraction, good versus evil, gangsters, gory, vampire human love, transformation, death, chase, blood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 37K
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, supernatural, killer doll, objects come to life, pregnancy, toy comes to life, slasher, urban legend, baby, homicidal maniac, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, year 1998, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: england, europe, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 9K
Santa's Slay (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness. But when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways.
Style: christmas horror, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, dark humor ...
Plot: good versus evil, murder, santa claus, angel, serial killer, vengeance, grandfather grandson relationship, slasher, small town, save the day, satan, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 5K
Vamp (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fraternity, supernatural, violence, slasher, supernatural ability, dangerous attraction, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, misfit, gang, ghost ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 4.2
 8K
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, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, witch, zombie, puppets, puppet, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, ghost, danger, battles, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, psycho terror, slasher, serial killer, murder, pregnancy, monster, good versus evil, psychopath, danger, fetus, dream ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 14K
Shocker (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.
Style: sadistic, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, supernatural, maniac, electric chair, evil, psychopath, reincarnation, police investigation, vengeance, violence, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: demon, convent, nun, murder, supernatural, gory, haunted by the past, survival, deadly, danger, youth, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Night of the Demons (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While conducting a seance during a Halloween party, high-school seniors unlock the demon that remains locked in the crematorium.
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, haunted house, demon, gory, survival, supernatural, slasher, teenager, transformation, halloween party, zombie, demons ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 22K
Leprechaun (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horrific Leprechaun goes on a rampage after his precious bag of gold coins is stolen. He uses all of his magical destructive powers to trick, terrorize and kill anyone who is unlucky enough to hinder his relentless search. In a frantic attempt to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark humor, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: legends and myths, monster, deadly creature, supernatural, murder, vengeance, family in danger, slasher, violence, curses spells and rituals, chase, greed ...
Time: 80s
Place: north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for one fierce, final fling! Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that he's finally dead. But everybody assumes wrong. Jason has been ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural, violence, bounty hunter, zombie, hockey mask, diner, crazy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s, year 2003
Place: new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bride of Chucky (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil doll, murder, supernatural, serial killer, teenage life, good versus evil, violent, gory, goth, on the run, wedding, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with ...
Style: scary, surreal, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: mental institution, disfigurement, slasher, serial killer, murder, supernatural, serial murder, back from the dead, ghost, dream, nightmare, group therapy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ghost of Goodnight Lane (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the staff inside a renovated film studio finds a co-worker dead one morning, the pieces of a forty year puzzle add up to an angry ghost who has let the last person step inside her house. But will they ever get out alive?
Style: suspenseful, captivating, dark humor, humorous, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, survival, haunted by the past, deadly, murder, danger, investigation, graphic violence, paranormal activity, puzzle, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: youth, memory loss, slasher, serial killer, supernatural, rescue, burned alive, psychopath, good versus evil, ghost, amnesia, dream ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 6K
Hideaway (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hatch Harrison, his wife, Lindsey, and their daughter, Regina, are enjoying a pleasant drive when a car crash leaves wife and daughter unharmed but kills Hatch. However, an ingenious doctor, Jonas Nyebern, manages to revive Hatch after two lifeless ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: afterlife, serial killer, supernatural ability, psychopath, psychic, satanism, criminal's revenge, crimes, destiny, reincarnation, back from the dead, deal with the devil ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 40K
Creepshow (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, scary, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, zombie, murder, gory, cult, danger, death, violence, comics, torture, family relations, back from the dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1830s, future, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lady in White (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, ghost, halloween, small town, serial killer, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, danger, bullying ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Slaughter (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A turn of the century ritual to raise the feminine evil goes horribly awry and leaves a she demon dormant on the ceremonial grounds. Sixty years later a young couple moves into a house built on the ancient grounds and their daughter's murder ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: danger, supernatural ability, gory, friendship, ghost, haunted house, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, machete, human sacrifice, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.5
 2K
Dead Scared (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Evil Dead meets Scream as an evil professor, through an ancient staff and a book of incantation, possesses the bodies of a group of fraterity and sorority pledges during a night of "hazing" activities in an abandoned mansion. When the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, serial killer, supernatural, murder, gory, survival, slasher, youth, danger, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bordello of Blood (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Private eye Rafe Guttman is hired by repressed, born-again Katherine to find her missing bad-boy brother. The trail leads him to a whorehouse run by a thousand-year-old vampire and secretly backed by Katherine's boss, televangelist Jimmy ...
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, sexy, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, prostitute, femme fatale, private detective, brothel, danger, dangerous attraction, rivalry, supernatural, afterlife, missing person, s&m ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Something Weird (1967)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An accident victim makes a deal with a particularly hideous witch, in which he receives extraordinary ESP powers. He uses these powers to help the police solve crimes.
Style: offbeat, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, murder, danger, supernatural ability, uncover truth, partners against crime, who done it, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, crimes, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.4
 1K
Blood Dolls (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Virgil, an eccentric freak billionaire, spends his days being a "biological inventor." The "blood dolls," his newest creation, aid him in getting revenge on those who betrayed him.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, serial killer, supernatural, betrayal, crimes, experiment gone awry, psychopath, slasher, danger, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, family in danger, gory, danger, murder, supernatural ability, parents and children, deadly, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 4K
Popcorn (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A horror film festival, held in a theater which was once the scene of a tragic fire, turns into a real life horror show.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, killing spree, revenge, movie theatre, knife murder, gory, halloween, youth, stalking ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1990s, 90s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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