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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, evil, teenager, small town, murder investigation, journalism, police corruption, stabbing, death, kidnapping, sister sister relationship, research, brother sister incest, high school student, murder of family, birthday party, corpse, supernatural horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1994
Place: usa, michigan

Most similar movies to Playback

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about deadly, danger, murder, supernatural, gory, crimes and ghost mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playback: Sinister (2012), My Soul to Take (2010), Dark House (2009), The Gallows (2015), Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 201K
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: murder, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, attic, family in danger, fear, danger, evil force, filmed killing, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1979, year 1966 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, 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: serious, scary, suspenseful, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, supernatural, psychopath, murder, haunted by the past, urban legend, danger, nightmare comes true, gory, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, child killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, suspenseful, suspense, dark, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher killer, youth, murder, dead teenager, tragedy, hanging, teenage life, supernatural, crimes, deadly, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, danger, youth, isolation, confined, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, deadly, off the road, farmhouse, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, gory, teenage life, deadly, anthology, computers and web, murder, evil, news report, violence, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, psychology, experiment gone awry, supernatural, deadly, danger, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, violence, drugs/alcohol, gory, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, danger, friendship, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 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, serious, rough
Plot: witch, teenage life, supernatural, youth, urban legend, danger, deadly, in the woods, gory, small town, old house, search party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, confined, crimes, danger, youth, deadly, murder, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, suspenseful, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, danger, psychopath, woman in danger, mind game, violence spree, deadly, revenge, small town, kidnapping, haunted by the past, fanatic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: supernatural, danger, social relations, ghost, teenage boy, investigation, death of brother, fear, psychiatrist, youth, high school, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, slasher, serial killer, supernatural, deadly, danger, forest, chainsaw, gore, gas station, news report, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987, year 1989
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.7
 505
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, devil, good versus evil, messiah, deadly, disorder, gory, antichrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, nightmare, twin brother, twin sister, mother daughter relationship, coma, murder, sister sister relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, ouija board, vengeance, youth, danger, rivalry, supernatural, deadly, village, curses spells and rituals, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, mental institution, social misfits, serial killer, supernatural, isolation, youth, danger, gory ...
Time: 30s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: curses spells and rituals, crimes, imaginary, deadly, dishonesty, couples, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, supernatural, ghost, isolation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Behind the Wall (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this chilling, atmospheric thriller, Katelyn (Lindy Booth) seeks answers about the brutal murder that claimed her mother's life 20 years ago in the lighthouse where they lived, a crime for which her grief-and-guilt-crazed father has long ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, enigmatic, suspense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, murder, supernatural, deadly, danger, rivalry, dark secret, spirit, demonic possession, haunted by the past, priest, secret room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, killing off one by one, violence spree, psychopath, slasher, danger, crimes, gore, death, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Tattooist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Netherlands, Singapore
Duration: 92 min.
Story: American tattoo artist Jake Sawyer wanders the world, exploring and exploiting ethnic themes in his tattoo designs. At a tattoo expo in Singapore, he gets his first glimpse at the exotic world of traditional Samoan tattoo (tatau), and, in a ...
Style: scary, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, supernatural, evil spirit, tattoo artist, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, murder, revenge, curse, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: small town, danger, small town life, mentally unstable, crimes, journalism, clergy, gory, deadly, evil man, religious fanatic, preaching ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, slasher, teenage life, gory, deadly, small town, female serial killer, crimes, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 7K
Unrest (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young pathology med student suspects that the spirit of a dead cadaver in the hospital morgue where she works is killing off all those who handle or desecrate the body.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: hospital, ghost, murder, supernatural, haunted by the past, deadly, gory, medical student, insanity, self mutilation, prostitute, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: medical school, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.0
 1K
Evil Remains (2004)
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, scary, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, survival, legends and myths, deadly creature, slasher, gory, deadly, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, student life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 12K
Cherry Falls (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cherry Falls is a quiet little town - until the night that a serial killer begins preying on its youth. After a third teen is found slain, the killer's modus operandi emerges: the victims were all virgins. Sheriff Marken is concerned for the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, small town, revenge, teenager, murder, sex, virgin, haunted by the past, deadly, youth, teenage life, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, exorcism, hopes, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, ghost, memory loss, danger, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 2.9
 564
Blood Shed (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true events of a homeless loner who moves into a self-storage facility inhabited by a community of bizarre squatters until they are locked in for the night with a deranged female who hunts them down in search of her lost child.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: survival, supernatural, confined, deadly creature, isolation, danger, deadly, storage unit, homeless
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, bloody, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, chase, danger, mind game, rivalry, psychopath, crimes, deadly, small town, killer child, farm, axe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%