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Playback (2012)
 4.2
 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
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, murder, youth, danger, haunted by the past, deadly, curses spells and rituals, urban legend, teenager, evil, small town, murder investigation, journalism, police corruption, stabbing, death, hospital, kidnapping, sister sister relationship, corrupt cop, research, supernatural power, voyeur, brother sister incest, high school student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1994
Place: usa, michigan

Most similar movies to Playback

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, murder, gory, ghost and crimes mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playback: Sinister (2012), My Soul to Take (2010), Dark House (2009), V/H/S Viral (2014), Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 208K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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: murder, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, attic, family in danger, fear, danger, evil force, filmed killing, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, st. louis missouri
⇓ 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, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, murder, supernatural, urban legend, haunted by the past, nightmare comes true, small town, gory, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, fear, isolation, psychotherapy, murder, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.2
 14K
V/H/S Viral (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
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, rough, suspenseful, anthology, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, gory, teenage life, deadly, computers and web, murder, evil, news report, violence, brutality, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, youth, isolation, confined, deadly, supernatural ability, off the road, farmhouse, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, psychology, supernatural, experiment gone awry, danger, losing-it hero, deadly, haunted by the past, violence, drugs/alcohol, gory, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, vengeance, ghost, slasher, murder, gory, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, twins, teenage life, youth, serial killer, small town, supernatural, crimes, murder, friendship, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, psychopath, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, crimes, gory, slasher, danger, deadly, vengeance, murder, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, high school, punk, death, nightmare, reflection, insanity, hallucination, paranormal activity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
 361
The Sacred (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fresh off the success of her first horror novel, Jessie is revered by the literaly world as the next Stephen King. While her editor anxiously awaits her next novel, she is suffering from writer's block. Out of fear of becoming a one-hit ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: ghost, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, reincarnation, murder, supernatural, americana, danger, supernatural ability, deadly creature, deadly, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.5
 2K
The Chosen (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a child-stealing demon attaches itself to a little girl, her family is thrust into a battle against time in order to save the girl and send the demon back to hell.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, race against time, curses spells and rituals, saving a life, demon, death, violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.7
 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, scary, rough, serious
Plot: witch, teenage life, supernatural, deadly, urban legend, youth, danger, gory, in the woods, small town, old house, search party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.4
 859
Devil's Prey (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of young adults attend an all-night rave, only to discover that it's a trap for a satanic cult that requires flesh for bloody sacrifices.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, danger, religions or cults, crimes, teenage life, deadly, youth, on the run, supernatural, small town life, religious cult, violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense
Plot: murder, supernatural, slasher, serial killer, crimes, deadly, survival, psychopath, danger, isolation, deadly creature, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, scary, suspense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, young heroes, amateur detective, youth, danger, murder, crimes, deadly, confined, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 1K
Ouija Board (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, curse, vengeance, ouija board, youth, danger, supernatural, rivalry, deadly, mute or deaf, village, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, captivating, suspense, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, social relations, ghost, teenage boy, investigation, fear, psychiatrist, death of brother, youth, high school, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Haunting of Cellblock 11 (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of ghost hunters must up their game to compete in the competitive world of paranormal TV shows, leading them to a truly haunted prison with a grisly past that proves to be more than they bargained for.
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: ghost, prison, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, danger, supernatural, deadly, frame up, captivity, gory, contests and competitions, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 3K
Almost Human (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back, and something evil ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, deadly, danger, supernatural, chainsaw, forest, diner, gore, gas station, news report ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1987
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.7
 510
666: The Beast (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Donald Lawson, the devil child from "666: The Child", is now an adult and is determined to fulfill his destiny as the Antichrist.
Style: suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious
Plot: danger, supernatural ability, destiny, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, devil, messiah, gory, disorder, deadly, evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, danger, psychopath, woman in danger, mind game, deadly, violence spree, revenge, small town, kidnapping, haunted by the past, fanatic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, healing power, murder, supernatural ability, supernatural, haunted by the past, memory loss, dealing with death, monster, danger, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: twin brother, supernatural, mystery, danger, investigation, nightmare, twin sister, murder, brother sister relationship, coma, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, danger, on the road, supernatural ability, deadly, escapades, estate, mansion
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Long Time Dead (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of British students embark on summoning spirits on a Ouija board after a night of clubbing. But someone breaks the link before they have finished and now a demon is trapped in their world and the only way to banish it, is for all the people ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, british horror
Audience: teens
Plot: spirit, genie, murder, seance, youth, supernatural, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, danger, afterlife, serial killer, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.1
 3K
Asylum (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, suspense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, mental institution, doctors and patients, social misfits, gory, supernatural, serial killer, danger, youth, isolation ...
Time: 30s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Grace: The Possession (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A unique horror film told from the first-person perspective of Grace - a naive, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing roommate as an evil entity takes over her body and unleashes chaos.
Style: psychological, stylized, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, college, exorcism, demonic possession, supernatural, youth, danger, curses spells and rituals, teenage girl, grandmother granddaughter relationship, religious, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Succubus: Hell-Bent (2007)
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: scary, serious, sexy, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: succubus, femme fatale, deadly, stalking, obsession, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, dangerous attraction, womanizer, danger, sexual content, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, hitchhiker, serial killer, violence spree, killing off one by one, psychopath, slasher, danger, crimes, gore, death, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%