Movies like The Frighteners

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The Frighteners (1996)
 7.1
 76K
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, offbeat, semi serious, frightening, sadistic, macabre, clever ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, serial killer, architect, judge, poltergeist, funeral, small town, supernatural ability, private detective, danger, dishonesty, cons and scams, hell, haunted house, psychic, fbi, widower, car accident, widow, grim reaper, life & death, mentor, heaven and hell, love and romance ...
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, suspense and humorous films with plots about supernatural, danger, storytelling, dialogue, deadly, death and brutality mostly in Horror, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Frighteners: The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), Santa's Slay (2005), Seed of Chucky (2004), House (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, small town, devil, love and romance, supernatural, magic, mysterious character, promiscuity, tennis, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, scary, suspenseful, gothic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, destiny, good versus evil, dangerous attraction, gory, transformation, death, chase, blood, parody, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 8K
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, suspenseful, semi serious, scary, dark humor ...
Plot: santa claus, murder, good versus evil, angel, vengeance, serial killer, grandfather grandson relationship, small town, satan, save the day, teenage life, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.9
 34K
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Romania, USA, UK
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, humorous, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, supernatural, homicidal maniac, paparazzi, pregnancy, psychopath, filmmaking, killer doll, objects come to life, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 1998, 80s
Place: england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, slasher, serial killer, murder, pregnancy, monster, psychopath, good versus evil, danger, nightmare, dream, nun ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 20K
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, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: haunted house, vietnam war, ghost, supernatural, zombie, missing person, gory, solitude, danger, hanging, mental illness, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, suspenseful, gothic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, haunted house, supernatural, demon, gory, survival, afterlife, transformation, halloween party, zombie, demons, seance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, supernatural, violence, bounty hunter, zombie, hockey mask, knife murder, gory, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 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, suspense, scary, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural ability, psychopath, afterlife, reincarnation, criminal's revenge, crimes, destiny, back from the dead, deal with the devil, suicide, satanism ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: youth, memory loss, slasher, serial killer, supernatural, good versus evil, ghost, burned alive, psychopath, rescue, amnesia, disfigurement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.7
 20K
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, suspense, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: legends and myths, murder, vengeance, supernatural, deadly creature, family in danger, slasher, monster, violence, curses spells and rituals, chase, greed ...
Time: 80s
Place: north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, rough ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: disfigurement, slasher, serial killer, murder, supernatural, back from the dead, ghost, trapped, sleepwalking, group therapy, dream, nightmare ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 52K
Krampus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A horror comedy based on the ancient legend about a pagan creature who punishes children on Christmas.
Style: scary, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, supernatural, family, legends and myths, demon, santa claus, monster, power outage, child in peril, grandmother, creature, blizzard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.4
 13K
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 ...
Plot: murder, slasher, psychopath, supernatural, electric chair, gore, terror, electricity, blackout, maniac, killer, evil ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: suspenseful, serious, offbeat, scary
Plot: supernatural, murder, serial killer, danger, curses spells and rituals, partners against crime, foreknowledge, uncover truth, small town, good versus evil, ghost, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 4K
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, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, chase, strip club, murder, fraternity, supernatural, college, violence, heroes, supernatural ability, buddies, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.1
 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, witch, warlock, supernatural, zombie, puppets, gory, deadly, supernatural ability, youth, danger, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: ghost, murder, small town, halloween, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, serial killer, danger, bullying ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 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, serious, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, convent, murder, demon, nun, gory, supernatural, slasher, survival, haunted by the past, clergy, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 37K
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, macabre, dark humor, scary, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, zombie, murder, gory, cult, danger, death, violence, revenge, torture, back from the dead, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1830s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, supernatural, murder, goth, serial killer, gory, toy comes to life, slasher, good versus evil, teenage life, brutality, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 175K
Gremlins (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, feel good, scary, light ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, christmas, monster, small town, human animal relationship, holiday, chaos and mayhem, danger, escapades, deadly creature, daring rescue, genetically altered ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, offbeat, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dinosaur, adventurer, ghost, house, haunted house, zombie, supernatural, chase, mad scientist, rivalry, buddies, deadly ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 11K
2001 Maniacs (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On their way to Spring Break, college kids take a detour through an old Southern town. The people of Pleasant Valley insist the kids stay for their annual barbecue celebration... but instead of getting a taste of the old South, the old South gets a ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, scary, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, racism, serial killer, gory, violence spree, slasher, violence, gays and lesbians, animal cruelty, american civil war, psychopath, cannibalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, southern usa, florida, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 19K
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: EC Comics-inspired weirdness returns with three tales. In the first, a wooden statue of a Native American comes to life...to exact vengeance on the murderer of his elderly owners. In the second, four teens are stranded on a raft on a lake with a ...
Style: scary, dark humor, offbeat, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, zombie, revenge, hit and run, gore, hitchhiker, anthology, lake, blob, supernatural, gory, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, mystery, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Haunted House (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films released in recent years.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, domestic disturbance, danger, supernatural, parody, couple relations, disorder, nothing goes right, stupidity, seance, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.4
 303K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, captivating, dark ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, gory, witch, curses spells and rituals, murder, investigation, uncover truth, legends and myths, ancient mystery, small town, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1790s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 105K
Casper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, friendship, supernatural, afterlife, danger, family, halloween, mischievous children, friends, young heroes, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Six scientists arrive at the creepy Headstone Manor to investigate a strange phenomena which was the site of a mysterious massacre years earlier where 18 guests were killed in one night. It turns out that the house is the place of a satanic cult ...
Style: offbeat, not serious, scary, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, ghost, haunted house, mad scientist, parody, mansion, clergy, deadly, gory, disorder, religions or cults, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%