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Playback
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While digging into their town's infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened and will stop at nothing to find his true heir.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, small town, youth, curses spells and rituals, murder, haunted by the past, supernatural, deadly, journalism, murder investigation, stabbing, television, police corruption, urban legend, tied feet, man punching a woman, murder of a nude woman, fake blood, hidden camera, 17 year old, birthday party, underage drinking, farmhouse, video store, video store clerk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 2011
Place: usa, michigan
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Trick 'r Treat
Comedy, Horror, Thriller
USA
82 min.
 6.8
You're Next
Horror, Thriller
USA, UK
95 min.
 6.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, murder, crimes, blood, supernatural and gory mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playback: A Resurrection (2013), Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013), Beneath the Darkness (2011), Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011), Perkins' 14 (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Resurrection
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A down to earth school psychologist tries to help a mentally ill student who actually believes his brother is coming back from the grave for revenge on the students who killed him.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Texas Chainsaw 3D
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her deceased grandmother. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, gory, murder, gore, halloween, revenge, splatter, family, death, brutality, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
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System:   87%
    User:   89%
 
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Beneath the Darkness
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, deadly, youth, small town, amateur detective, serial killer, witnessing a crime, young heroes, investigation, psychopath, kidnapping, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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System:   83%
    User:   67%
 
Children of the Corn: Genesis
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tim and Allie seek shelter in a remote desert compound after becoming lost and stranded. A strange Manson-like character, Preacher, reluctantly allows them inside with strict orders to be gone by morning and not wander "where you are not ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   66%
 
 5.1
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Perkins' 14
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ronald Perkins builds an army of 14 people brainwashed through cult-like methods to protect him from his parents' killers. When Perkins is imprisoned, the police unwittingly unleash his followers on a small town and they've only got one ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, gory, mentally unstable, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, deputy sheriff, pharmacist, sheriff, basement, slasher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   66%
 
 5.8
 51K
Commander
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, gory, halloween, haunted house, male nudity, death, blood, zombie, drugs/alcohol, danger, violence, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   70%
 
 3.0
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Bleed
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Dana is failing Biology. To pass she must attend an extra credit assignment with several classmates that will lead them into a remote region of the Great Dismal Swamp, a place teeming with life... and death. While the group keeps one eye out for ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, serial killer, slasher, wilderness, survival, psychopath, danger, deadly, buddies, teachers and students, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   75%
 
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 4.9
 3K
The Marsh
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Writer Claire Holloway is troubled by nightmares of Rose Marsh Farm. She decides to vacation at the farm which unbeknown to her is haunted by the ghost of a little girl and a teenage boy. Claire enlists the help of Geoffry Hunt to help uncover a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, mystery, countryside, small town, danger, supernatural, ghost, writer's life, rose, haunted by the past, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   68%
 
 5.1
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The Shortcut
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Derek (AnDrew Seeley) moves to a new town and discovers a shortcut through the woods to his high school, he learns about a crazy old man who lives near its path: Legend has it that he abducted a group of teenagers years ago. Ignoring the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: young heroes, in the woods, small town life, small town, danger, deadly, chase, youth, amateur detective, siblings relations, psychopath, urban legend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   53%
 
 5.5
 11K
Hatchet II
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Picking up right where the original ended, Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family’s connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, swamp, survival, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, danger, deadly, supernatural, ghost, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   61%
 
 4.9
 3K
Stag Night
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four guys on a bachelor party get off the subway at a station that shut down in the 70's and, after watching a transit cop get brutally murdered, find themselves running for their lives beneath the streets of NY.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chases and races, gory, tunnel, danger, deadly, chase, survival, friends, crimes, escapades, cannibalism, dog bite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   55%
 
 4.2
 17K
The Gallows
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.
Style: scary, suspense, dark, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, murder, supernatural, revenge, violence, school, death, splatter, high school life, found footage, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   100%
 
Babysitter Wanted
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When she takes a job babysitting a young boy (Kai Caster) for a night at his family's remote farmhouse, sweet college co-ed Angie Albright (Sarah Thompson) becomes the target of a scar-covered creep making mysterious phone calls and prowling ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: farm, deadly creature, gory, countryside, slasher, small town, mind game, killer child, chase, psychopath, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   57%
 
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Kristy
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, survival, thanksgiving, woman in danger, danger, deadly, youth, college life, student life, friends, target, outcast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   46%
 
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, murder, gory, vengeance, death, violence, school, blood, chase, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   67%
 
Halloween: Resurrection
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, halloween, vengeance, internet, drugs/alcohol, gory, reality tv, blood, death, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   48%
 
 3.7
 1K
The Telling
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this horror anthology film, three girls pledge the most popular - and cruelest - sorority on campus. For their final task, they must tell the scariest story they know. Containing three distinct stories - one featuring a murderous doll, one a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, curses spells and rituals, college, mystery, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, prank, sorority, undead, poison, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   59%
 
 4.4
 1K
Stitches
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of longtime friends converge on a fatal course with destiny when they cross paths with Alexander Tatum, a mercenary surgeon. He is a hunter with the keen skill of one who has also been hunted. Prey turned predator. The victims quickly ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, crimes, gory, deadly, master villain, serial killer, police investigation, survival, track down, captivity, haunted by the past, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   58%
 
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Urban Legends: Bloody Mary
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a prom-night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, ghost, drugs/alcohol, gory, urban, supernatural ability, vengeance, haunted by the past, legends and myths, mirror, teenage life, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   65%
 
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Arriving in Gatlin, Nebraska, a news-reporter and his son get wind of a story about the youth in the town murdering their parents finds that a series of brutal murders are revealed to be worshipers of the corn-stalks and try to stop them before they ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, small town, murder, supernatural, investigation, cult, children, death, curses spells and rituals, lame, splatter ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
A Haunting at Silver Falls
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is only to find the killer is very close to her.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, twins, small town, danger, orphan, deadly, family relations, supernatural, friendship, crimes, youth, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   45%
 
 5.0
 2K
Dark House
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, gory, danger, deadly, supernatural, haunted by the past, child killer, actor, gore, blood
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
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Nightlight
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five friends play a game in a "mysterious" forest with a long history as a beacon for troubled young people contemplating suicide.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, in the woods, danger, supernatural, buddies, teenage life, imaginary, ghost story, forest, suicide, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
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 5.4
 82K
The Ring Two
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, mental institution, ghost, haunted by the past, danger, ghosts, deadly, lame, catastrophe, police investigation, evil child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
A Horrible Way to Die
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gory, on the run, small town, woman in danger, danger, deadly, violence spree, psychopath, chases and races, mind game, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
Dead in 3 Days
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Nina and her high school friends receive eerie text messages declaring that they will all die within three days, they dismiss it as a hokey prank -- until one by one, the pals start turning up dead in the alpine countryside. With the cops ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, gory, serial killer, slasher, who done it, psychopath, crimes, sms, lake, police officer, hospital, knife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
Kill Katie Malone
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: College students and best friends Ginger Matheson, Jim Duncan, and Kyle "Dixie" Canning, pool their cash to buy a "ghost" in an online auction. The three think it's all a goof, but once they open up the antique box to ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: college, ghost, vengeance, deadly, supernatural, best friends, vengeful ghost, best friend, buddies, chaos and mayhem, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
Succubus: Hell-Bent
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sometimes what happens at Spring Break doesn't stay at Spring Break... it follows you home.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, vengeance, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, femme fatale, succubus, womanizer, violence spree, obsession, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 

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 4.1
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Evil Remains
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A graduate student preparing his thesis on mythology leads his friends on a research expedition to an old plantation estate on the outskirts of the Big Easy. The site is reputed to mysteriously cause madness and death to all who enter it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: deadly creature, gory, ghost, serial killer, urban, slasher, vampire, chase, investigation, survival, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
 5.2
 9K
Husk
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual.
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, friends, gory, buddies, slasher, farm, zombie, curses spells and rituals, isolation, confined, terror, curse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
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