Movies like Spirits of the Dead

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Spirits of the Dead (1968)
 6.5
 6K
Spirits of the Dead (1968)
Original name: Histoires extraordinaires
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his producers fawn over him. "Metzengerstein" features a Mediveal countess who has a love-hate relationship with a black stallion - who it turns out is really her dead lover. "William Wilson" tells the story of a sadistic Austrian student with an exact double whom he later kills.
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, scary, psychological, offbeat, serious, suspenseful, grotesque, gothic horror ...
Plot: obsession, ghost, pardon, destiny, card playing, haunted by the past, actor's life, army, ferrari, catholic, desire, redemption, supernatural, vengeance, twins, psychopath, afterlife, clergy, supernatural ability, cards, destructive relationship, obsessive quest, bet, danger, animal life ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, england, europe, italy, britain, tokyo

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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 supernatural, danger, deadly, brutality, gory, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Horror, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Spirits of the Dead: The Antichrist (1974), Pit and the Pendulum (1961), Don't Look Now (1973), Carnival of Souls (1962), The Rite (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Antichrist (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Italian nobleman seeks help after his paralyzed daughter becomes possessed by the spirit of a malevolent ancestress.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: reincarnation, danger, paralysis, inquisition, past, faith, supernatural, ghost, losing-it hero, deadly, supernatural ability, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: gothic horror, atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, castle, insanity, buried alive, investigation, vengeance, crimes, religions or cults, haunted by the past, hidden identity, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.2
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Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, family relations, drowning, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, reading ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish ...
Style: gothic, cult film, atmospheric, psychotronic, scary ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, afterlife, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, danger, woman in danger, carnival, zombie, supernatural horror, car accident ...
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, clergy, church, supernatural, exorcism, good versus evil, teachers and students, supernatural ability, seminary, spirit, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy, europe, xian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.2
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Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, sadism, torture, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, sadistic horror, gory, violence, perversion, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: surrealism, mystery, insanity, seance, mind game, supernatural, hallucination, ghost, woman in danger, demon, brutality, mad scientist ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: macabre, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, death, hospital, supernatural, urban legend, ghost, spirit, good versus evil, investigation, mystery, mysterious death, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Exorcist III (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, priest, mental institution, killing spree, possession, catholic church, demonic possession, supernatural horror, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1998, 1990s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, copenhagen, india, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.2
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Boogeyman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every culture has one – the horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares. But for Tim, the Boogeyman still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the Boogeyman real? Or did Tim make him up to ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hallucination, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, hometown, gory, mentally unstable, danger, destiny, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
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Marebito (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, murder, obsession, vampire, investigation, mystery, deadly, danger, gory, haunted by the past, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 14K
Half Light (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, murder, supernatural, mentally unstable, uncover truth, death of child, loss of child, death in the family, woman in danger, female protagonist, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Tales from the Crypt (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Five people find themselves in a tomb. The Crypt keeper explains why they are there through a series of frightening stories. Based on the classic comic book.
Style: scary, anthology, suspenseful, tense, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, murder, psychopath, dog, desire, gory, vengeance, dark humor, santa claus, christmas, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Unborn (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, ghost, uncover truth, danger, woman in danger, ghosts, death, twins, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dark Water (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, divorce, danger, starting over, haunted by the past, parents and children, supernatural, imaginary friend, drowning, elevator, teacher, job seeking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1974, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Professor David Ash exposes false spiritulists and mediums. He is invited to Edbrook to resolve the fears and torments within its secretive family. Soon after arriving Ash begins to doubt his own senses, and watching the strange behaviour of its ...
Style: psychological, scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, nanny, haunted house, mystery, family relations, uncover truth, mentally unstable, deadly, siblings relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
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Shutter (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.
Style: scary, twist ending, asian horror, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, secret lover, ghosts, car accident, nightmare, supernatural, polaroid, suicide, photographer, danger, uncover truth, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
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The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: dark, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, gothic ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, witchcraft, wilderness, curses spells and rituals, family relations, parents and children, family in danger, imaginary, religion, black magic, guilt ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story about a man haunted by the spirit of his dead wife and her effect on his second marriage.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: hypnosis, cat, black cat, obsession, supernatural, ghost, mystery, love and romance, danger, obsessive quest, mysterious character, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on ...
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Plot: murder, ghost, vampire, family in danger, woman in danger, destiny, supernatural, afterlife, vengeance, good versus evil, strangulation, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, controversial, mind bending ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, sexual perversion, perversion, monster, supernatural, family problems, infidelity, marriage crisis, insanity, surrealism, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Big Bad (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: As a broken woman obsessed with revenge desperately searches for the monster who destroyed her family, she unexpectedly finds herself in a surreal and frightening world.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, scary, surreal ...
Plot: zombie, revenge, witch, werewolf, mystery, danger, obsession, crimes, supernatural, deadly, rivalry, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
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Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, psychopath, danger, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, manic, mysterious character, crimes, intrigue, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Innkeepers (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Castle Freak (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John has inherited a castle and Italy and he moves there with his wife Susan and their blind daughter Rebecca. What they don't realize is that there is somebody else in the castle. An abused child left to die in the basement who has now become ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher, macabre ...
Plot: haunted by the past, death, gory, freak, danger, castle, parents and children, basement, cellar, cannibalism, prostitute, captive ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 18th century European village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: ghost, village, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, vengeance, mystery, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 32K
The Changeling (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, inheritance, mystery, isolated house, haunted by the past, uncover truth, estate, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, turn of the century, 80s
Place: seattle, new york, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, cult film, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town, small town life, murder, hallucination, diary, supernatural, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: philadelphia, washington state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, justice, family relations, family, curse, supernatural, witch, chase, death, school ...
Time: 19th century, year 2006, 1810s, 2000s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 5K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, slasher, atmospheric ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, mysterious character, danger, hidden identity, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%