Movies like The Frighteners

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The Frighteners (1996)
 7.1
 82K
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, psychic, haunted house, heaven and hell, murder, anti hero, anti heroes, con artists, fbi, cemetery, widow, car accident, widower ...
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 suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, deadly, murder, transformation and demons mostly in Horror, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Frighteners: Beetlejuice (1988), Ghostbusters (1984), House (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Sleepy Hollow (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 265K
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: ghost, afterlife, haunted house, supernatural, surrealism, possession, teenage girl, psychic, life after death, goth, heaven and hell, art ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 356K
Ghostbusters (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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, slime, monster, danger, heroic mission, mythology ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 23K
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, ghost, vietnam war, supernatural, zombie, missing person, gory, solitude, deadly, supernatural ability, hanging, 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, small town, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, love and romance, supernatural, promiscuity, supernatural ability, mysterious character, tennis ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 333K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
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, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dark fantasy, ghost, witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, investigation, magical, murder, gory, mystery, legends and myths, small town ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, adventurer, dinosaur, house, haunted house, zombie, chase, mad scientist, vampire, good versus evil, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 201K
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: feel good, humorous, suspenseful, scary, light ...
Audience: horror for children, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, supernatural, monster, deadly creature, pets, small town, holiday, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, danger, escapades, human animal relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 48K
Odd Thomas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, serious, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, psychic, afterlife, supernatural, small town, able to see the dead, mystery, evil force, mysterious character, social relations, good versus evil, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 39K
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: semi serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, killer doll, supernatural, objects come to life, pregnancy, slasher, urban legend, baby, homicidal maniac, filmmaking, paparazzi ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, year 1998, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: england, usa, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
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, suspenseful, suspense, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, collector, ghosts, ghost, inheritance, halloween, danger, family in danger, machine, violence, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 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, suspenseful, semi serious, scary, dark humor ...
Plot: good versus evil, murder, santa claus, angel, vengeance, serial killer, grandfather grandson relationship, slasher, small town, killer santa claus, save the day, satan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 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, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, deadly, ghost, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
 3K
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, murder, nun, supernatural, gory, haunted by the past, survival, danger, youth, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, witch, zombie, puppet, puppets, curses spells and rituals, battles, danger, ghost, chaos, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, gory, goth, slasher, supernatural ability, homicidal maniac, wedding ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 24K
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, deadly creature, murder, monster, supernatural, vengeance, family in danger, slasher, violence, curses spells and rituals, chase, greed ...
Time: 80s
Place: north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, halloween party, demon, gory, teenager, survival, supernatural, slasher, transformation, zombie, demons ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural, gory, violence, bounty hunter, crazy, hockey mask, diner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2003, 1990s
Place: ohio, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, dark humor, captivating, humorous, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, survival, deadly, danger, murder, haunted by the past, investigation, graphic violence, paranormal activity, puzzle, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 6K
Hideaway (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: psychic, afterlife, serial killer, supernatural ability, psychopath, satanism, crimes, criminal's revenge, destiny, reincarnation, back from the dead, deal with the devil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, bleak, suspense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, serial killer, supernatural, supernatural ability, murder, gory, survival, slasher, curses spells and rituals, deadly, youth, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.1
 5K
Creepshow 3 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This follow-up to the George Romero/Stephen King-launched anthology series features five new tales of horror and a wraparound. The main stories deal with alternative realities ("Alice"), possessed communication devices ("The ...
Style: scary, semi serious, anthology
Plot: vampirism, ghost, suburbs, murder, serial killer, supernatural, psychopath, danger, crimes, deadly, slasher, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: memory loss, slasher, serial killer, supernatural, good versus evil, ghost, rescue, psychopath, burned alive, amnesia, nightmare, dream ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.9
 43K
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, back from the dead, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1830s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: humorous, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: gory, haunted house, danger, supernatural ability, ghost, friendship, supernatural, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, machete, human sacrifice, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, suspenseful, offbeat, scary, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, murder, serial killer, danger, gory, good versus evil, ghost, supernatural ability, partners against crime, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, revenge, killing spree, knife murder, gory, halloween, youth, college life, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s, 1990s, 20th century, 70s, 90s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, psychotronic, macabre ...
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 1974, year 1975
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, halloween, ghost, small town, serial killer, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, child's point of view, child abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, slasher, betrayal, supernatural, serial killer, rivalry, psychopath, experiment gone awry, crimes, danger, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%