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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: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, murder, supernatural, danger, youth, murder investigation, journalism, police corruption, stabbing, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, deadly, urban legend, death, kidnapping, sister sister relationship, research, evil, brother sister incest, high school student, murder of family, birthday party, corpse, police station, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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 scary, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, murder, crimes, blood and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playback: Sinister (2012), The Gallows (2015), Demonic (2015), My Soul to Take (2010), V/H/S Viral (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 189K
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, supernatural, haunted house, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, filmed killing, investigation, crime, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986, year 1966 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 17K
The Gallows (2015)
Genre: Horror, 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, found footage, gallows, hanging, tragedy, slasher killer, youth, dead teenager, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1993, 2010s ...
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 12K
Demonic (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: haunted house, infra red, video camera, trance, missing, investigation, demon, possession, supernatural, seance, ghost, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, scary, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, supernatural, haunted by the past, gory, small town, urban legend, danger, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 4.2
 13K
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, rough, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, anthology, gory, danger, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, computers and web, deadly, imaginary, parallel universe, monster, gore ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tijuana mexico, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: curses spells and rituals, confined, danger, supernatural ability, isolation, religions or cults, deadly, escapades, youth, supernatural, off the road, corn ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, experiment gone awry, violence, psychology, supernatural, haunted by the past, gory, drugs/alcohol, danger, deadly, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Jesse has been hearing terrifying sounds coming from his neighbor’s apartment, but when he turns on his camera and sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won’t rest until it’s claimed his very ...
Style: scary, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, found footage, demon, curses spells and rituals, drugs/alcohol, imaginary, urban ghetto, ghost, investigation, haunted house, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, sheriff, deputy sheriff, pharmacist, basement, gory, mentally unstable, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, slasher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, crimes, deadly, small town, youth, amateur detective, serial killer, witnessing a crime, young heroes, investigation, kidnapping, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, ghost, vengeance, rivalry, supernatural, siblings relations, high school life, teenage life, danger, deadly, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gore, murder, chainsaw, serial killer, gory, hitchhiker, violence spree, estate, small town, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, gory, danger, deadly, supernatural, haunted by the past, child killer, actor, gore, blood
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 648
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: drugs/alcohol, murder, danger, supernatural, femme fatale, ghost, dangerous attraction, curses spells and rituals, isolation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, curses spells and rituals, mystery, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, prank, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, mystery, danger, investigation, woman in danger, twin brother, nightmare, twin sister, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, coma, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gory, small town, on the run, mind game, revenge, woman in danger, danger, deadly, violence spree, psychopath, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, small town, orphan, youth, teenage life, danger, justice, wrongful conviction, deadly, family relations, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.2
 978
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, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, small town, investigation, gory, teenage life, crimes, deadly, parents and children, youth, truck ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: priest, corn, possession, slasher, gory, small town, murder, curses spells and rituals, harvest, supernatural, religions or cults, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: scary, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, danger, haunted house, ghost, supernatural ability, estate, deadly, escapades, supernatural, mansion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.0
 567
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: 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 ⇓
25%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: slasher, factory, gory, domestic disturbance, hospital, stalking, mental institution, small town, vengeance, murder, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.4
 480
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: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, danger, occult, violence, deadly, imaginary, slasher, curses spells and rituals, crimes, supernatural, nude woman murdered ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, decapitation, monster, deadly creature, crime gone awry, school, rite, confined, danger, slasher, survival, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, possession, exorcism, demonic possession, found footage, exorcist, demon, danger, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, youth, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: college, ghost, vengeful ghost, best friend, vengeance, deadly, supernatural, best friends, buddies, chaos and mayhem, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.3
 481
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: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gory, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, destiny, danger, deadly, supernatural, disorder, good versus evil, evil man, evil, devil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, theme park, danger, supernatural, deadly, roller coaster, cadillac, ferris wheel, evil clown, car, amusement park ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, youth, airplane accident, air disaster, survival, life & death, characters killed one by one, race against time, psychic, freak accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%