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Playback (2012)
 4.3
 4K
Playback (2012)
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: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, murder, small town, youth, danger, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, urban legend, deadly, murder investigation, journalism, police corruption, stabbing, death, kidnapping, sister sister relationship, research, evil, brother sister incest, high school student, murder of family, birthday party, corpse, supernatural horror, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1994
Place: usa, michigan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about deadly, danger, murder, crimes, blood, gory and supernatural mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playback: Sinister (2012), The Gallows (2015), My Soul to Take (2010), V/H/S Viral (2014), The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 196K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, family in danger, attic, danger, fear, filmed killing, investigation, crime, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2012, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 18K
The Gallows (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, murder, gallows, found footage, hanging, tragedy, youth, dead teenager, slasher killer, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1993, 20th century ...
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, murder, supernatural, psychopath, urban legend, haunted by the past, nightmare comes true, small town, gory, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.2
 14K
V/H/S Viral (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: V/H/S: VIRAL's segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, anthology, gory, imaginary, computers and web, chaos and mayhem, danger, teenage life, deadly, parallel universe, monster, gore ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tijuana mexico, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world where past meets present and the present gets lost in time, reality is blurred for 5 College psychology students who are pushing all boundaries during an ESP experiment over a lost weekend...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: psychology, experiment gone awry, ghost, supernatural, deadly, haunted by the past, danger, losing-it hero, violence, drugs/alcohol, gory, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 2K
Perkins' 14 (2009)
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: psychological, rough, scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, basement, pharmacist, deputy sheriff, sheriff, kidnapping, psychopath, vengeance, rivalry, mentally unstable, slasher, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, killing off one by one, violence spree, psychopath, slasher, woman in danger, danger, crimes, gore, death, hitchhiker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Horrible Way to Die (2010)
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, suspenseful, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, danger, woman in danger, mind game, violence spree, deadly, revenge, small town, kidnapping, haunted by the past, remorse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, supernatural ability, deadly, confined, escapades, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, off the road, supernatural, danger, isolation, corn ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Resurrection (2013)
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: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, deadly, danger, supernatural, social relations, family relations, high school life, siblings relations, rivalry, vengeance, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beneath the Darkness (2011)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, small town life, deadly, investigation, youth, danger, serial killer, social relations, kidnapping, amateur detective, crimes, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Babysitter Wanted (2008)
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, bloody, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, chase, mind game, danger, rivalry, crimes, psychopath, small town, deadly, killer child, farm, axe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.7
 1K
The Telling (2009)
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, undead, sorority, poison, college life, crimes, curses spells and rituals, mystery, deadly, supernatural ability, supernatural, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 2K
Dark House (2009)
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, child killer, danger, haunted by the past, supernatural, gory, deadly, gore, blood, actor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, mystery, investigation, woman in danger, twin brother, nightmare, twin sister, coma, murder, brother sister relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, year 1965
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 653
Killing Ariel (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One night, a female demon attacks Rick, a contentedly married man. Under the spell of the demon, he takes a beautiful young woman, Ariel, off to an isolated house for a weekend fling. There, bizarre and frightening things happen, and accidentally ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: drugs/alcohol, imaginary, crimes, dangerous attraction, murder, danger, isolation, curses spells and rituals, ghost, femme fatale, supernatural, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Killer Instinct (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of unsolved crimes from the past prove to be the common thread in three stories that intertwine to reveal big problems in a small town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: slasher, vengeance, small town, murder, rivalry, mental institution, gory, ghost, hospital, psychopath, stalking, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 1K
Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, serial killer, slasher, youth, parents and children, crimes, gory, deadly, teenage life, high school student ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: possession, priest, corn, slasher, small town, supernatural, murder, gory, investigation, psychopath, good versus evil, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Rites of Spring (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A ransom scheme turns into a nightmare for a group of kidnappers who become victims of a horrifying secret that must be paid every spring.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, decapitation, monster, supernatural, disorder, deadly, survival, crime gone awry, danger, slasher, vengeful fired employee, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Hallowed Ground (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After she becomes stranded in a small town, a young woman discovers her arrival there was foretold a century earlier by the town's founding preacher and that she is an integral part of his impending - and terrifying - rebirth.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: small town, mentally unstable, crimes, danger, small town life, deadly, gory, journalism, clergy, evil man, religious fanatic, religious cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 6K
Kristy (2014)
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: serious, melancholic, cynical, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: thanksgiving, college, youth, woman in danger, danger, survival, student life, college life, gang, murder, fear, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 7K
Laid to Rest (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A terrifying story of a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she was abducted by a Deranged Serial Murderer and in an isolated rural town she must survive the night and ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, crimes, memory loss, danger, survival, woman in danger, stalking, one man army, deadly, gory, vengeance, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)
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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: twins, ghost, small town, orphan, youth, teenage life, small town life, gory, deadly, friendship, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 16K
No One Lives (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.
Style: scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: kidnapping, gang, psychopath, serial killer, killing off one by one, trap, chase, crime gone awry, danger, hunt down, captivity, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Seconds Apart (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Seth and Jonah are twins with a dangerous ability: telekinesis. Things start to spiral out of control as their classmates die in twisted and bizarre ways. Jealousy begins to divide them and soon they can no longer trust each other, leading up to a ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, evil twin, twins, supernatural ability, supernatural, crimes, gory, deadly, partners, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Deaths tells the story of an all-American guy who is murdered each day by horrifying pursuers, only to wake up in slightly different lives to experience the terror of being murdered again.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: murder, healing power, parallel world, supernatural ability, deadly, haunted by the past, crimes, life is a bitch, dealing with death, supernatural, ghost, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, death, danger, characters killed one by one, air disaster, psychic, youth, survival, group of friends, supernatural, life & death, airplane accident ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.0
 575
Bleed (2009)
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, buddies, youth, danger, psychopath, survival, crimes, escapades, teachers and students, serial killer, wilderness, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Genre: 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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, maniac, psychopath, mental institution, vengeance, college, rivalry, crimes, computers and web, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%