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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, 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, wheelchair bound ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 2011
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 danger, deadly, murder, supernatural, crimes, gory and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playback: Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011), Beneath the Darkness (2011), A Resurrection (2013), A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013), Perkins' 14 (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, confined, danger, supernatural ability, isolation, religions or cults, deadly, escapades, youth, supernatural, off the road, farmhouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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, realistic, scary
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   91%
    User:   88%
 
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: serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, high school, vengeance, rivalry, supernatural, siblings relations, high school life, youth, teenage life, danger, deadly, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
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:   74%
    User:   61%
 
 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, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, gory, mentally unstable, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, basement, deputy sheriff, pharmacist, sheriff, slasher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   69%
 
 5.9
 6K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: college, survival, thanksgiving, woman in danger, danger, deadly, youth, college life, student life, friends, fear, target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   58%
 
 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: serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, gory, danger, deadly, supernatural, haunted by the past, child killer, actor, blood, gore
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   79%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, gory, serial killer, slasher, who done it, psychopath, crimes, lake, police officer, knife, hospital, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   63%
 
 3.0
 567
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: rough, serious, realistic, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, slasher, survival, wilderness, psychopath, danger, deadly, buddies, teachers and students, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   62%
 
 4.4
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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: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
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:   65%
    User:   65%
 
 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, countryside, uncover truth, mystery, 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:   55%
 
 5.3
 472
The Locker
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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: babies and infants, urban legend, ghost, urban, student life, danger, mystery, deadly, supernatural, locker, youth, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   62%
 
Grace: The Possession
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, woman in danger, danger, exorcism, possession, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, youth, chaos, demon, exorcist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   61%
 
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: serious, scary, 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:   63%
    User:   55%
 
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, gory, murder, gore, halloween, revenge, splatter, family, death, brutality, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   69%
 
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, danger, in the woods, supernatural, buddies, teenage life, imaginary, ghost story, forest, suicide, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   68%
 
 4.2
 13K
V/H/S Viral
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, rough, serious, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, gory, parallel universe, monster, gore, death, danger, murder, splatter, demons, chaos and mayhem, anthology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tijuana mexico, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   68%
 
Nobody Gets Out Alive
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of college students escape their troubled lives but only to find themselves fighting for their lives from a revenge seeking mad man.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, camp, slasher, survival, in the woods, teenage life, crimes, danger, deadly, vengeance, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   53%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, 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:   59%
    User:   49%
 
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: serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: farm, deadly creature, gory, countryside, small town, slasher, mind game, killer child, chase, psychopath, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   57%
 
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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, realistic, scary, 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, 1950s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
Killer Instinct
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, factory, gory, domestic disturbance, hospital, mental institution, stalking, vengeance, small town, murder, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: gory, deadly creature, ghost, serial killer, urban, slasher, vampire, chase, investigation, survival, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
Brotherhood of Blood
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Driven by vengeance, thirsty for blood... and damned to hell! Guarded by vampires and chained in a dark cellar by the mighty vampire King Pashek, crack vampire hunter Carrie Rieger's time is running out.her relentless quest to crush the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, offbeat, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master villain, gory, master warrior, vampire, daring rescue, good versus evil, captivity, heroic mission, chases and races, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
 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: rough, serious, 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:   46%
    User:   47%
 
Hallowed Ground
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: small town, small town life, gory, crimes, danger, deadly, supernatural, clergy, mentally unstable, journalism, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
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, serious, suspenseful, 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:   45%
    User:   38%
 
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, curses spells and rituals, college, mystery, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, prank, undead, sorority, poison, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
YellowBrickRoad
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. Without warning, they left behind everything: their homes, their clothes, and their money. The only clue where ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary
Plot: obsessive quest, drugs/alcohol, gory, survival, obsession, danger, small town, escapades, imaginary, wilderness, haunted by the past, in the woods ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1940, 1940s, 2000s ...
Place: new england, new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
 3.5
 1K
The Culling
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Five college pals head out of town for a fun weekend, but plans quickly change after they encounter a strange 7-year old girl at an abandoned roadside cafe and offer to drive her home - and come face to face with evil incarnate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, haunted house, friends, ghost, survival, curses spells and rituals, isolation, pot smoking, stable, evil child, convulsion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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