Movies like The Apparition

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The Apparition (2012)
 4.1
 18K
The Apparition (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, haunted by the past, haunted house, paranormal, experiment, fear, disappearance, couple relations, experiment gone awry, danger, domestic disturbance, suburbs, pandora\'s box, dog, survival, demon, scientist, hotel, kitchen, female nudity, suicide, paranormal phenomena, research, veterinarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1973
Place: california, usa

Most similar movies to The Apparition

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, haunted house, deadly, supernatural horror and gory 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, danger, mystery, investigation, woman in danger, twin brother, nightmare, twin sister, coma, murder, brother sister relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, year 1965
Place: usa
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100%
 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, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, nightmare, uncover truth, haunted by the past, disability, sacrifice, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 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: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: child abuse, lawyer, halloween, priest, doll, scientist, haunted house, missing person, supernatural ability, deadly, family problems, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 119K
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, haunted house, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, death, sacrifice, violence, danger, demonic possession, paranormal activity, toy comes to life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: usa, california, santa monica california, pasadena 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: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, child killer, danger, haunted by the past, supernatural, gory, deadly, gore, blood, actor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 157K
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, gothic, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, redemption, secrets, psychologist, afterlife, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.9
 52K
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, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, poltergeist, family in danger, family problems, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, good versus evil, paranormal, ghost, child in peril, new house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: ghost, deadly, theme park, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, roller coaster, amusement park, clown, car, evil clown, cadillac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Spain, United Arab Emirates
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family relations, supernatural, legends and myths, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, couples, youth, family in danger, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 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, ghost, deadly, supernatural ability, haunted house, supernatural, escapades, danger, estate, mansion
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 11K
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: supernatural, ghost, found footage, danger, family in danger, haunted house, investigation, supernatural horror, teenage girl, photograph, infidelity, video camera ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, rough
Plot: haunted house, seance, demon, video camera, investigation, trance, possession, characters killed one by one, rescue, supernatural, prank, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.
Style: scary, tense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, demon, christmas, ghost, haunted house, found footage, couples, curses spells and rituals, danger, family in danger, terror, supernatural horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspense, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, supernatural, fear, psychic, danger, couples, videotaping, invisibility, demonic possession, panic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, melancholic, cynical, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: thanksgiving, college, youth, woman in danger, danger, survival, student life, college life, gang, murder, fear, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The St. Francisville Experiment (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: According to local legend, the ghosts of tortured slaves still haunt New Orleans' Lalaurie House. For The St. Francisville Experiment, a paranormal researcher, a self-proclaimed psychic, a Louisiana historian, and a filmmaker were given digital ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, cons and scams, gory, deadly, afterlife, danger, exorcism, experiment, one night, mansion ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.6
 446
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: mind bending, psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: supernatural, ghost, island, spirit, paranormal, ouija board, halloween, danger, curses spells and rituals, gory, buddies, halloween costume
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, touching
Plot: ghost, serial killer, uncover truth, supernatural, life turned upside down, deadly, danger, death of sister, mute or deaf, psychopath, solace, seance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 60K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: suspenseful, scary, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, boarding school life, boarding school, investigation, haunted by the past, teacher, haunted house, children, classroom, countryside, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, paranormal, danger, deadly, found footage, paranormal investigation, insanity, blood, abandoned hospital, tv host ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The In Between (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Under the border leading into Mexico, within a labyrinth of caves, a deadly presence haunts all who enter. For four friends on an expedition, the caverns become an underground graveyard as the tortured ghosts prey upon them, one by one.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: ghost, hostage, cave, supernatural, friendship, deadly creature, danger, survival, gory, deadly, slasher, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, california, latin america, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, murder, mental institution, danger, haunted by the past, survival, gory, mystery, vengeance, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, demon, haunted house, parallel world, ghost, religions or cults, imaginary, drugs/alcohol, investigation, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In 1988, evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time when an invisible entity resides in their home.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, invisibility, paranormal activity, witch, found footage, haunted house, couples, young people, evil force, terrorizing, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, youth, haunted house, teenage life, gory, deadly, buddies, ghost, survival, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 196K
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: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, family in danger, attic, danger, fear, filmed killing, investigation, crime, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2012, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, mind bending, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, nightmare, possession, demon, ghost, heaven and hell, family, danger, family in danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 2.5
 760
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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, crimes, deadly, murder, haunted by the past, supernatural, vengeance, memory loss, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: mental institution, ghost, haunted house, life is a bitch, uncover truth, supernatural, mental illness, danger, doll, video camera, hospital, flickering light ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, survival, ghost, isolation, danger, friends, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, mutation, pickup truck, death of friend, pit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%