Movies like Pet Sematary 1989

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Pet Sematary (1989)
 6.6
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Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable.
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, suspense, disturbing, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, family in danger, supernatural, back from the dead, pet, indian burial ground, grief, coffin, grave robbing, loss of pet, gory, danger, parent child relationship, murder, death, blood, cat, cemetery, violence, ghost, funeral, dead cat, head injury, stephen king ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, violence, gory, blood, murder, danger and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pet Sematary: The Fog (1980), The Dark Half (1993), Graveyard Shift (1990), Sleepwalkers (1992), Riding the Bullet (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pet Sematary II (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The "sematary" is up to its old zombie-raising tricks again. This time, the protagonists are Jeff Matthews, whose mother died in a Hollywood stage accident, and Drew Gilbert, a boy coping with an abusive stepfather.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, family in danger, back from the dead, small town, death in the family, murder, supernatural, burial, gory, slasher, chase, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1992
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.7
 68K
Pet Sematary (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located near their home. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, ...
Style: atmospheric, macabre, suspense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: back from the dead, life after death, father daughter relationship, afterlife, indian burial ground, cat, zombie, parent child relationship, confession, undead, parents and children, supernatural ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 58K
The Fog (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gold, supernatural, small town, ghost, church, sea, sword, beach, fog, leprosy, lighthouse, ship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 15K
The Dark Half (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic ...
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, alter ego, book, blackmail, supernatural, supernatural ability, lookalikes, deadly, investigation, brain tumor, husband wife relationship, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Graveyard Shift (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: John Hall is a drifter who wanders into a small town in Maine. He needs a job and decides to seek employment at the community's top business: a large textile mill. He is hired to work the "graveyard shift" -- from around midnight to ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rat, gory, dangerous animal, deadly creature, uncover truth, survival, rescue, deadly, supernatural, danger, boss and employee, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 19K
Sleepwalkers (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures come to town to seek out a virgin to feed on.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, supernatural, vampire, danger, kidnapping, morphing, slasher, survival, parents and children, monster, chase, transformation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, indiana, california, ohio, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Riding the Bullet (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Alan Parker (Jackson) is a young artist, studying at the University of Maine. He becomes obsessed with death, and believing he is losing his girlfriend, Jessica (Christensen), he tries to commit suicide on his birthday but his friends ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, intense, talky ...
Plot: hitchhiker, halloween, destiny, on the road, psychopath, deadly, obsession, hospital, death wish, road trip, life & death, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1969, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, death, destiny, characters killed one by one, psychic, youth, air disaster, life & death, supernatural, survival, group of friends, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.2
 161K
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, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 60K
Candyman (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Style: macabre, gothic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, investigation, supernatural, gory, haunted by the past, serial killer, urban, slavery, cult, disfigurement ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1975
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 54K
Commander (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, webcam, survival, danger, found footage, deadly, halloween, vcr, anthology, burglary, mystery, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 201K
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: murder, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, attic, family in danger, fear, danger, evil force, filmed killing, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1998, year 1986 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 54K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: scary, brutal, suspenseful, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, home invasion, violence, trap, masked man, danger, held captive, gory, torture, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, zombie, summer camp, psychopath, cemetery, mask, camp, knife murder, gory, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
City of the Living Dead (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman has visions that suggest the eruption of the living dead into the world through a portal, spurred on by the suicide of a priest.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, gothic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, violence, buried alive, cemetery, suicide, priest, investigation, rescue, danger, psychic power, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: new england, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.2
 14K
V/H/S Viral (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 81 min.
Story: V/H/S: VIRAL's segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, gory, teenage life, deadly, anthology, computers and web, murder, evil, news report, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tijuana mexico, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 7K
Ghost Story (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, small town, supernatural, ghost story, vengeance, haunted by the past, friendship, death, murder, father son relationship, secret, haunted house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sole Survivor (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Denise Watson is a TV station worker who is the only survivor of a unexplained, horrific airplane crash in which she is completely unscratched. Soon, Denise becomes haunted by feelings of unworthiness as well as seeing strange people following her ...
Style: mind bending, rough, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: psychic, wilderness, ghost, survival, zombie, murder, sole survivor, airplane, gory, deadly, supernatural, deadly creature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 66K
Quarantine (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, virus, plague, gory, uncover truth, chaos, isolation, danger, deadly, tv reporter, firefighter, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 9K
Husk (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing, bloody ...
Plot: scarecrow, supernatural, cornfield, murder, ritual, zombie, danger, farm, friends, curse, sewing machine, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mirror Mirror (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Shy teenager Megan moves to a new town with her widowed mother and quickly becomes the most unpopular girl in high school. But when she starts to communicate with a mysterious mirror, her tormentors begin to meet with a horrifying series of ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, gothic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, danger, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, high school, punk, death, nightmare, hallucination, insanity, demonic possession, spirit ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, nightmare, supernatural, fear, disfigurement, teenage life, nightmare comes true, back from the dead, high school, serial killer, burned alive, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Omen (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, harsh ...
Plot: antichrist, demon, murder, prophecy, supernatural ability, parents and children, loss of child, hospital, ambassador, nanny, church, devil worship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 80K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, gothic, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, small town, mystery, supernatural, investigation, doll, homecoming, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 2K
Dark Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl, Johanna, is attacked and seemingly murdered. Her father receives a phone call from the police pronouncing her dead as he sees her walk in the front door of their house. Strange things begin to happen to Johanna; she is disorientated ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, zombie, murder, uncover truth, police investigation, danger, gory, deadly, vengeance, psychopath, kids in trouble, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 127K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, evil doll, ghost, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death, demonic possession, paranormal activity, sacrifice, violence, danger, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, california, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, murder, danger, fear, evil, haunted by the past, family in danger, ghost, mute or deaf, family problems, curse ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 70K
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: psychic, ghost, afterlife, hypnosis, clairvoyance, haunted house, paranoia, murder, obsession, supernatural, supernatural ability, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 18K
The Beyond (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.
Style: gothic, scary, bleak, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, zombie, hotel, supernatural, morgue, murder, danger, survival, violence, blindness, experiment, mutilation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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