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Playback (2012)
 4.3
 5K
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, murder, youth, danger, haunted by the past, deadly, curses spells and rituals, urban legend, teenager, evil, small town, graphic violence, murder investigation, journalism, police corruption, stabbing, death, female nudity, football player, hospital, kidnapping, sister sister relationship, gun, foster child, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1994
Place: usa, michigan

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Most similar movies to Playback

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and suspense films with plots about deadly, danger, supernatural, murder, ghost, crimes and graphic violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playback: The Gallows (2015), Ouija Board (2004), My Soul to Take (2010), Dark House (2009), The Last Exorcism Part II (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.3
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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, suspenseful, suspense, dark, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, murder, dead teenager, tragedy, teenage life, supernatural, social relations, crimes, deadly, found footage, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, nebraska
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100%
 5.7
 1K
Ouija Board (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yu-jin and her blind mother move to a small village from Seoul. On her first day at the new school, Yu-jin gets picked on by her classmates. Along with other victims of hatred, Yu-jin puts a curse on the four girls tormenting them through a Ouija ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, curse, ouija board, vengeance, youth, danger, supernatural, rivalry, deadly, mute or deaf, village, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ 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: psycho film, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, murder, psychopath, supernatural, urban legend, haunted by the past, small town, danger, gory, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s, 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, ghost, isolation, fear, murder, psychotherapy, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, memory loss, exorcism, good versus evil, evil, prophecy, father daughter relationship, murder, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, isolation, confined, deadly, youth, supernatural ability, danger, off the road, farmhouse, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hold Your Breath (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There is an old wives' tale that you should hold your breath when passing by a cemetery lest an evil spirit rejected by both heaven and hell gets inside of you when you inhale. Someone in a carload of college kids on holiday doesn't hold ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, possession, prison, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, human host, urban legend, youth, deadly, electric chair, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)
Genre: 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, scary, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, slasher, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, danger, murder, haunted by the past, profanity, buddies, vengeance, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 2000s, year 1969 ...
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, psychology, experiment gone awry, supernatural, danger, deadly, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, violence, gory, drugs/alcohol, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.3
 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, undead, party, supernatural, sorority, youth, crimes, deadly, mystery, danger, prank, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Appearing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman once possessed by a mysterious entity uncovers a shocking secret about her past and must face the demon that is lurking inside of her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, danger, small town, human host, supernatural, curse, showdown, standoff, evil, murder, deadly, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 666
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: femme fatale, supernatural, dangerous attraction, deadly, danger, couples, murder, crimes, isolation, dishonesty, curses spells and rituals, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, slasher, gory, haunted by the past, murder, deadly, danger, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.1
 135
The Forest (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By taking her own life in the infamous Suicide Forest of Mount Fuji, a sexy American cover-girl supernaturally transforms into a demonic spirit to wreak a violent revenge, one by one, upon those who helped her ex-boyfriend leave her. .
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural, danger, urban legend, profanity, deadly, rivalry, in the woods, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 497
The Locker (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of teenagers unleash a curse when they use haunted public lockers in Shibuya. Supposedly, if you leave a gift in one of the lockers you will be lucky in love. However, the results are anything but lucky as a creepy female ghost with long ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, supernatural, ghost, danger, supernatural ability, youth, mystery, crimes, curses spells and rituals, deadly, looking for love, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: ghost, twins, youth, serial killer, small town, supernatural, crimes, teenage life, deadly, danger, friendship, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Closed for the Season (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Trapped in a forgotten amusement park, a young woman (Kristy) finds herself terrorized by the living memories of the park. She must break free from the park's grasp before she becomes its next victim.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, supernatural, theme park, clown, survival, evil, graphic violence, amusement park, roller coaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 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, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, mentally unstable, psychopath, haunted by the past, crimes, gory, slasher, deadly, danger, vengeance, murder, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Woods Have Eyes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a group of young campers wander into the backwoods of upstate New York to see if Cappy's Cabin--a place they think exists only in urban legend--is real, they find themselves in a twisted game of predator and prey as night begins to fall. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: murder, supernatural, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, survival, isolation, deadly, crimes, danger, in the woods, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Kill Katie Malone (2010)
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeful ghost, college, deadly, danger, supernatural, buddies, ghost, best friend, murder, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Seance: The Summoning (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After a loudmouth college punk singer accuses an amateur medium of being a fake, four college students break into the city morgue and video themselves holding a seance. When the kids summon a demon by mistake, they have to find a way to drive the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, human host, supernatural, danger, deadly, friendship, seance, demonic possession, morgue, death, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 2K
Dark House (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young man sets out on a trip that takes him to an abandoned mansion that holds the origins of his dark family legacy.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, deadly, on the road, danger, estate, escapades, supernatural ability, graphic violence, teenager, mansion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 507
XII (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man found guilty of a crime against a minor is released from prison and returns to get revenge on the jury who sent him there.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, vengeance, crimes, strong violent content, deadly, serial killer, masked killer, danger, murder, violence, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 3.6
 518
Plasterhead (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every town has a local legend. Not all of them are deadly. Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, a group of four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, vengeance, survival, supernatural, crimes, danger, deadly, psychopath, murder, small town, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.8
 7K
The Wicked (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Group of teenagers test the legend of an immortal witch and get more than they bargained for. It's almost Halloween and six young people, spooked but not undaunted by the folklore surrounding an old haunted house, make their way to the abode ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: witch, teenage life, supernatural, urban legend, deadly, youth, danger, gory, small town, in the woods, old house, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, haunted house, investigation, nightmare, twin brother, brother sister relationship, coma, mother daughter relationship, murder, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mirror Mirror (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Shy teenager Megan moves to a new town with her widowed mother and quickly becomes the most unpopular girl in high school. But when she starts to communicate with a mysterious mirror, her tormentors begin to meet with a horrifying series of ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, gothic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, danger, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, violence, punk, high school, nightmare, death, insanity, female director, reflection ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.3
 543
Death Factory (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A bus full of strangers find themselves fighting for their lives when one of them reads from an ancient Gothic tome, bringing six dead serial killers back to life, who proceed to hunt them down one by one.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, danger, slasher, crimes, deadly, supernatural, violence, survival, reincarnation, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: slasher, murder, hitchhiker, serial killer, violence spree, psychopath, killing off one by one, danger, crimes, gore, death, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 70s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a cameraman, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, haunted house, murder, investigation, supernatural, afterlife, uncover truth, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, journalism, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%