Movies like The Apparition 2012

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The Apparition (2012)
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The Apparition (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Plagued by frightening occurrences in their home, Kelly and Ben learn that a university's parapsychology experiment produced an entity that is now haunting them. The malevolent spirit feeds on fear and torments the couple no matter where they run. Desperate, Kelly and Ben turn to a paranormal researcher, but even with his aid, it may already be too late to save themselves from the terrifying presence.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, tragic ending
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, paranormal, experiment, fear, disappearance, haunted house, haunted by the past, danger, domestic disturbance, suburbs, couple relations, experiment gone awry, pandora\'s box, dog, survival, demon, scientist, hotel, kitchen, female nudity, suicide, research, veterinarian, portal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 1973
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about danger, supernatural, ghost, haunted house, deadly, gory and curses spells and rituals mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Apparition: Amityville: The Awakening (2017), Jessabelle (2014), The Skeptic (2009), Annabelle (2014), Dark House (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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 5.4
 20K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, voodoo, ghost, danger, curses spells and rituals, disability, nightmare, uncover truth, woman in danger, haunted by the past, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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100%
 5.8
 4K
The Skeptic (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the mysterious death of his Aunt, a confirmed skeptic lawyer, Bryan Becket, dismisses reports that her house is haunted and moves in. Immediately occurrences begin he cannot explain. And beyond the occurrences there is something about the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: child abuse, scientist, halloween, priest, lawyer, doll, haunted house, ghost, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, afterlife, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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100%
 5.4
 112K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, death, sacrifice, violence, toy comes to life, cult, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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
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77%
 6.2
 154K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, children, adoption, parents and children, redemption, paranormal activity, secrets, afterlife, hospital, imaginary friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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
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64%
 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 ⇓
62%
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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
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61%
 4.9
 51K
Poltergeist (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, poltergeist, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, danger, family problems, family relations, chaos and mayhem, family in danger, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
58%
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, dark, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, psychic, paranormal activity, fear, danger, couples, videotaping, invisibility, panic, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
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58%
 5.1
 10K
Apartment 143 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A team of parapsychologists sets out to investigate a series of anomalous phenomena taking place in a newly occupied apartment. Telephone calls with no caller, mysterious shadows, extraordinary light emissions, flying objects, and exploding light ...
Style: serious, scary, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, supernatural, found footage, haunted house, family in danger, danger, investigation, father daughter relationship, cigarette smoking, photograph, dog, interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, legends and myths, danger, supernatural, couple relations, parents and children, family in danger, youth, couples, family problems, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.6
 422
I Am ZoZo (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: I Am ZoZo is a psychological thriller about five young people who play with a Ouija board on Halloween and attract the attention of a malevolent demon. The film is based on real experiences with an ancient and malevolent spirit called ZoZo that ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, psychological
Plot: supernatural, halloween, ouija board, spirit, paranormal, ghost, gory, danger, island, buddies, curses spells and rituals
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
House of Fears (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The night before a local haunted house opens for Halloween, six friends sneak in for a few hours of fun. Soon after entering, they find themselves trapped inside with no way out.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, gory, haunted house, ghost, survival, confined, danger, deadly, buddies, teenage life, crimes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 3K
Cassadaga (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A deaf girl attempts to contact her sister during a séance, only to connect with the ghost of a murdered woman.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, touching
Plot: serial killer, ghost, uncover truth, supernatural, deadly, life turned upside down, danger, death of sister, mute or deaf, psychopath, sexualized violence, solace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.5
 2K
The Culling (2015)
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, haunted house, friends, ghost, survival, curses spells and rituals, isolation, suv, caged human, accidental shooting, gunshot wound ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, danger, paranormal, deadly, found footage, insanity, abandoned hospital, blood, screaming in horror, tv host ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Greystone Park (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the 'haunted' institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. Electroshock, insulin therapy, and lobotomies were ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: ghost, mental institution, uncover truth, danger, life is a bitch, haunted house, supernatural, mental illness, abandoned building, abandoned hospital, flickering light, doll ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 6K
Kristy (2014)
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: thanksgiving, college, survival, woman in danger, fear, fight, gang, mask, outcast, target, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Amityville Haunting (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where the DeFeo family were murdered in the 1970s over 30 years earlier. Things start happening to anyone who visits this house, and whoever ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, dark
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, found footage, haunted house, blood splatter, danger, domestic disturbance, family in danger, deadly, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, talking to the camera, looking at the camera ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 2.5
 757
Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, danger, nightmare, childhood trauma, losing-it hero, uncover truth, vengeance, haunted by the past, memory loss, murder, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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An American Ghost Story (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary, tense
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, writer's life, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, artists and showbiz, danger, fear
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
53%
 4.5
 2K
Nightlight (2015)
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, forest, ghost story, suicide, dead teenager, mystery killer, in the woods, danger, blindfold, pet dog, supernatural, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 52K
The Possession (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, artifact, family in danger, supernatural, ancient mystery, danger, parents and children, legends and myths, imaginary, family relations, family reunited, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, possession, demon, ghost, nightmare, family, heaven and hell, parents and children, family in danger, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
 3K
The Presence (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this darkly romantic ghost story, a woman travels to an isolated cabin where she is stalked by an apparition who inhabits her space as his own. With the unexpected arrival of the woman’s boyfriend, the dark spirit’s haunting grows obsessive. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, manipulations, haunted house, woman in danger, in the woods, danger, supernatural, haunted by the past, isolation, confined, dishonesty, marriage proposal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, mental institution, danger, murder, haunted by the past, survival, gory, mystery, vengeance, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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