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Films to Keep You Awake: A Real Friend (2006)
Original name: Adivina quiƩn soy
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The lonely Estrella is an intelligent teenager and good student but is outcast in school. She spends most of her time alone in school or at home, reading horror books or watching horror movies, while her widow mother Angela works as a nurse in a hospital. Her favorite author is Stephen King and her only friends are Leatherface and Vampire. Angela has an unresolved trauma and has kink sex with strangers in the hospital or with the gatekeeper of her building. When a detective meets Angela and tells her that a man that raped her had not died as she thought, the frightening Angela gets Estrella at the bus stop and once at home she prepares a pizza for them. However, Estrella invites her friend Vampire to join them, and when Angela sees her daughter's friend, she feels scary, haunted by her past.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, offbeat, mind bending
Plot: school, deadly, supernatural, mystery, deadly creature, social misfits, vampire, friendship, parents and children, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, youth, family relations, figment, motorcycle, security guard, pizza, decapitation, chainsaw, beach, girl, murder, blood
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about deadly, danger, mystery, supernatural, crimes, murder and gory mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Films to Keep You Awake: A Real Friend: Dead & Rotting (2002), Unborn But Forgotten (2002), P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie (2011), The Village of Shadows (2010), Blood Curse (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dead & Rotting (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Three prankster buddies release the wrath of an aged witch, Abigail, when they unwittingly become accomplices to the murder of her son. Scheming in anger, the witch seduces the three friends and then uses the men's own ill-born spawn to destroy ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, offbeat, mind bending
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Valdemar Legacy II: The Forbidden Shadow (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of friends discover an ancient book, the Necronomicon, the Book of the Deads. They discover that the book is a link between our world and the world of ancients creatures, older than our civilizations.
Style: gothic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Unborn But Forgotten (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A website is seemingly killing every woman who views it within fifteen days. While investigating the phenomenon, a female reporter begins an investigation that leads to the discovery of the site known only as The White Room.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, mind bending
Plot: afterlife, mystery, supernatural, crimes, deadly, supernatural ability, journalism, race against time, curses spells and rituals, pregnancy, technology gone awry, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 15 international directors reunite to re-tell Edgar Allan Poe's most popular terror tales.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: murder, danger, mystery, deadly, infection, overalls, black cat, hanged girl, raven, chess, night, terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Village of Shadows (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Lucas Frantz invites his friends to visit his hometown Village de Ruiflec, they head in two cars to spend the weekend. The driver Hugo Kerimba, Marion Valeyre, Stan and his girlfriend Katia Brezinsky follows the car of Lucas, David Fontana, his ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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72%
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Blood Curse (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Portugal
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban family inherits an old country house located in a small village. Upon their arrival they try to adapt to the new lifestyle, but they soon learn that the village is overshadowed by superstition and mysterious folklore. As they are plagued by ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary
Plot: mystery, ghost, village, domestic disturbance, danger, supernatural, clergy, curses spells and rituals, family in crisis, village life, deadly, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Haunting (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, scary, psychological
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Suicide Song (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Original story by Yasushi AKIMOTO, writer of the mega hit movie One Missed Call (Chakushin Ari) series. As the project was in development with an idea of an "infectious song (Densen-Uta)", one of the staff called out..."There was a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Witchboard 2 (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautiful young woman starts receiving messages through a ouija board, claiming to be from the former occupant of her apartment. The former tenant claims she's been murdered, but there's no record of a murder or even her death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending
Plot: supernatural, murder, crimes, danger, mystery, deadly, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, apartment, evil spirit, possession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.3
 942
Scourge (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ancient pestilence called The Scourge has been set free in a small town after being entombed in a church's masonry for a century and a half. As bodies rapidly pile up, nothing stands between the spawning Scourge and the rest of the town ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, offbeat
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 102K
Oculus (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
 288K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, Austria
Duration: 82 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Valdemar Legacy (2010)
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Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 1K
Dark Waters (1994)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 90s
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42%
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 886
The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Somebody Help Me (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The screenplay centers on characters Brendan Young and Darryl Jennings who take a trip to the Lake Arrowhead with a group of college friends to celebrate Young's girlfriend's birthday. One-by-one the coeds begin disappearing until a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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3 Extremes II (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Night of the Devils (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: gothic, suspenseful, serious, scary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Psych:9 (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious, scary, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Needle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this cunning mystery-horror hybrid, college student Ben inherits a curious old mechanical box that churns out voodoo dolls. When a shadowy figure starts using the box to murder Ben's friends, Ben must find the killer.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, bloody
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, gory, danger, mystery, college, deadly, supernatural, voodoo, youth, slasher, curses spells and rituals, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 3K
The Pact II (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sequel is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb ...
Style: scary, serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, ghost, woman in danger, danger, haunted house, deadly, supernatural, haunted by the past, crimes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5K
The Damned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After suffering the recent loss of his wife, David Reynolds decides to take his family on a cathartic trip to her home village in Columbia. While en route, they get into a car accident and seek refuge in a secluded inn. While there they find a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: confined, danger, mystery, supernatural, parents and children, trip, witch, possession, punishment, murder, female nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
P.O.E.: Project of Evil (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Following up the successful "P.O.E.: Poetry of Eerie", some of the original filmmakers regrouped for this newest experiment which aims to bring the tales of Edgar Allen Poe to life through the distinct lens of Italian horror with spoken ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, surreal ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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