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Noroi: The Curse (2005)
 7.0
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Noroi: The Curse (2005)
Original name: ノロイ
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."
Style: scary, tense, serious, disturbing, dark, documentary filmmaking, cinema verite
Plot: found footage, curse, investigation, journalist, occult, disappearance, danger, demon, ghost, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, paranormal phenomena, fear, child in peril, mental institution, secret, eccentricity, hearing voices, looking at the camera, dark secret, clairvoyance, supernatural, mystery, imaginary, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and dark films with plots about danger, supernatural, ghost, violence, murder, death and investigation mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Noroi: The Curse: Occult (2009), Paranormal Entity (2009), Atrocious (2010), Lake Mungo (2008), Evil Things (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Occult (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Koji Shiraishi is interested in strange indiscriminate murder at a sightseeing resort. He goes behind the camera to investigate the circumstances surrounding strange occurrences and interview the survivors.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, deadly, mystery, parallel world, murder, danger, suspicion, camera, stabbing, found footage, alternate dimension ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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Paranormal Entity (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Twenty-three year old, Thomas Finley was arrested for the murder of his nineteen-year old sister, Samantha, as well as the murder of fifty-two year old, Edgar Lauren, a Professor and paranormal investigator.In the early morning hours, Police were ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, dark ...
Plot: paranormal, ghost, murder, supernatural, found footage, woman in danger, deadly, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, paranormal activity, haunted house, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
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Atrocious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Quintanilla family was found dead in their country side house. Police reported the existence of 37 hours of recorded evidence. The family traveled to their old farm house, where they investigated about the Legend of the Girl in the Garraf woods. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, dark ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, murder, danger, country house, family vacation, investigation, haunted by the past, urban legend, amateur detective, dark past, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 20K
Lake Mungo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 16 year old Alice Palmer drowns in a local dam. When her body is recovered and, her grieving family buries her. The family experiences a series of strange, inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Unsettled, the Palmers seek the help ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, drowning, ghost, investigation, uncover truth, teenage life, paranormal activity, deadly, family life, mystery, danger, loss of daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Evil Things (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Miriam's 21st Birthday. As a birthday gift, Miriam's aunt Gail has decided to lend Miriam her beautiful country house for an entire weekend. Aunt Gail's country house is amazing. It's a four bedroom house surrounded by ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, stalking, danger, missing person, survival, isolation, murder, violence, group of friends, loss of control, fear, trap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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100%
8213: Gacy House (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of paranormal investigators enter the abandoned home of paedophile and serial killer John Gacy, hoping to find evidence of paranormal activity. Upon entering the house they set-up cameras throughout the abandoned house while going room to ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, ghost, danger, investigation, crime, crimes, supernatural, deadly, frame up, found footage, paranormal activity, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
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51%
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Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, sinister, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, murder, haunted house, supernatural, fear, supernatural horror, danger, family in danger, evil force, attic, paranormal activity, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2011, year 2012 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri, sacramento california
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49%
 7.2
 66K
Ringu (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, macabre, scary, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, curse, woman in danger, danger, back from the dead, mysterious death, dark secret, supernatural power, journalist, scientist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 50s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 3.6
 473
Classroom 6 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A local reporter and her assembled TV crew go into a school haunted by a horrific past. The team spends the night locked inside the building, capturing any and everything they find.
Style: dark, psychotronic, bleak, scary
Plot: paranormal phenomena, reporter, supernatural, danger, evil spirit, dark secret, paranormal, investigation, disappearance, supernatural power, secret, loss of control ...
Place: los angeles
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46%
Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Taking place thirty years before the events of Ringu, Ringu 0 provides the shocking background story of how the girl on the video became a deadly, vengeful spirit.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: split personality, supernatural, mystery, curse, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, mental illness, deadly, danger, ghost, a vision, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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46%
The Dark Tapes (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told as four interlocking tales in one intelligent anthology. Ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons and more from the paranormal world collide with rational curiosity.
Style: dark, anthology, suspense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranormal, found footage, ghost, danger, peril, brutality, panic, experiment, cruelty, dark secret, video camera, camera ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of paranormal investigators sojourned to the Chicago walk-up where deranged drifter Richard Speck systematically slew eight student nurses back in ’66, looking for restless spirits. Their unfortunate success gets shockingly documented in ...
Style: dark, scary, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, violence, investigation, murder, blood, evil, research, corpse, death, fear, darkness, haunted house ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
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The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, paranormal investigation, family in danger, danger, witch, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1971 ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
One Missed Call 2 (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as planned. When the owner Mr. Wang answers his daughter's ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, cell phone, curse, vengeance, afterlife, investigation, mystery, journalism, danger, deadly, supernatural, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
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The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, curse, race against time, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, parents and children, uncover truth, death, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
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The Grudge (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: American nurse, Karen Davis moves to Tokyo and encounters a vengeful supernatural spirit known as The Grudge that often possesses its victims. When a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths occur – with the spirit passing its curse onto each ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, curse, gory, mystery, murder, imaginary, suicide, vengeance, family curse, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Skinwalker Ranch (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 2010 “Skinwalker Ranch” gained media attention after experiencing a wide range of unexplained phenomena. Reports ranged from UFO sightings to livestock mutilation, but maybe most notable was the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller’s ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, investigation, danger, deadly creature, supernatural, mysterious disappearance, missing child, disappearance, paranormal phenomena, paranormal investigation, missing person, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 2010
Place: usa, utah
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44%
 5.1
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The Grudge 2 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curse, good versus evil, murder, supernatural, supernatural horror, serial killer, danger, deadly, investigation, crimes, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, chicago illinois, usa, asia ...
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44%
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The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snake, found footage, supernatural, investigation, insanity, mental illness, kidnapping, hospital, memory loss, demon, demons, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia
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Ju-on: The Curse (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted house, curse, murder, ghost, fear, grudge, supernatural, afterlife, mystery, danger, investigation, missing child ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This Japan production spins-off the story of the first Paranormal Activity film by having the ghost from the first film follow a student back to her homeland after a visit to San Diego where she is tragically injured during a car accident. Back home ...
Style: scary, bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, family relations, paranormal activity, graphic violence, nightmare comes true, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, disability, found footage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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43%
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Dark Water (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspenseful, splatter ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, flooding, custody, parents and children, losing-it hero, danger, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
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43%
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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, atmospheric, suspense, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death, demonic possession, graphic violence, violence, sacrifice, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: usa, california, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, psychological, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal phenomena, exorcism, psychic, supernatural power, paranormal investigation, demon, paranormal activity, supernatural, ghost, evil, danger, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, year 1981
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Legend holds that 30 years ago, a suburban town was terrorized by the spirit of a woman whose horrid face had been grotesquely disfigured. Roaming the streets wearing a long coat and carrying large scissors, the spirit would approach her young ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, child in peril, childhood trauma, urban legend, supernatural, deadly, danger, gory, suburbs, human monster, brutality, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Grudge 3 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jake, the sole survivor of The Grudge 2 massacre, is tortured by chilling visions of Kayako and Toshio that have led to his hospitalization. Jake's caretaker, Dr. Sullivan is determined to investigate his horrifying tales. She explores his ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: curse, demonic possession, ghost, supernatural, murder, deadly, investigation, serial killer, crimes, haunted house, gory, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Museum Project (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A group of students decide to base their media assignment on a local railway museum myth. However, when they trespass the premises after hours, they soon learn that some myths are more than stories.
Style: psychotronic, dark, disturbing, bleak, scary ...
Plot: paranormal, evil spirit, ghost, paranormal phenomena, evil being, murder, killings, evil, death, darkness, friend, fear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
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[Rec] (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: found footage, trapped, videotaping, zombie, quarantine, danger, plague, shooting, characters in danger, handheld camera, infected, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
 6.0
 37K
V/H/S/2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Indonesia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, danger, missing person, zombie, gore, gory, murder, videotaping, video cassette, deadly, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%