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Pet Sematary (1989)
 6.6
 93K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, 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, frightening, bloody ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, stephen king, zombie, family in danger, pet, pets, supernatural, back from the dead, 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 ...
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, suspense, suspenseful and macabre films with plots about violence, supernatural, blood, death, weird, brutality and mentor mostly in Horror, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Pet Sematary: The Fog (1980), Sleepwalkers (1992), The Dark Half (1993), Riding the Bullet (2004), Creepshow 2 (1987). 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, abusive stepfather, family in danger, small town, death in the family, murder, supernatural, burial, gory, slasher, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1992
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 79K
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: gloomy, atmospheric, macabre, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: life after death, back from the dead, father daughter relationship, zombie, indian burial ground, cat, afterlife, parent child relationship, confession, tragedy, parents and children, death of parent ...
Time: year 2019
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 63K
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: gloomy, scary, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, gold, supernatural, leprosy, ghost, sea, sword, lighthouse, beach, ship, decapitation, church ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 20K
Sleepwalkers (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, 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, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, supernatural, vampire, danger, kidnapping, mother son incest, slasher, morphing, survival, parents and children, monster, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, indiana, california, ohio, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 16K
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, blackmail, supernatural, lookalikes, supernatural ability, deadly, investigation, book, brain tumor, husband wife relationship, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, macabre, suspense, intense ...
Plot: hitchhiker, halloween, destiny, on the road, psychopath, life & death, deadly, obsession, hospital, ghost, death wish, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, year 1969, 1960s, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 22K
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: EC Comics-inspired weirdness returns with three tales. In the first, a wooden statue of a Native American comes to life...to exact vengeance on the murderer of his elderly owners. In the second, four teens are stranded on a raft on a lake with a ...
Style: dark humor, anthology, scary, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gore, murder, hit and run, zombie, blob, hitchhiker, lake, revenge, supernatural, gory, slasher, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, arizona, maine, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 59K
Fright Night (1985)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon), is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent ...
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, suspense, vampire comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, mysterious character, small town, transformation, werewolf, youth, danger, obsessive quest, teenage life, blood, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 20K
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, vengeance, supernatural, demon, evil, pumpkin, slasher, death in the family, supernatural ability, crimes, dealing with death, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rat, supernatural, slasher, gory, survival, uncover truth, deadly, rescue, deadly creature, dangerous animal, danger, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, collector, ghosts, inheritance, halloween, ghost, family in danger, danger, machine, violence, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Woman in Black (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, gothic horror, ghosts, isolation, supernatural, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, village, loss of son, tragic event ...
Time: 1900s, victorian era, 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 9K
Puppetmaster (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toulon, a puppet maker, discovers an ancient Egyptian potion and uses it to bring his creations to life. His puppets become murderous little demons and escape. Distraught, the master takes his life. Years later, psychics tune into the existence of ...
Style: scary, rough, gothic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, supernatural, objects come to life, puppet, deadly creature, danger, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, hotel, violence, toy comes to life ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: pacific ocean, yale university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 168K
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, frightening ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, paranormal activity, adoption, children, parents and children, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 6K
Hideaway (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hatch Harrison, his wife, Lindsey, and their daughter, Regina, are enjoying a pleasant drive when a car crash leaves wife and daughter unharmed but kills Hatch. However, an ingenious doctor, Jonas Nyebern, manages to revive Hatch after two lifeless ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, serial killer, supernatural ability, psychopath, satanism, crimes, criminal's revenge, destiny, reincarnation, back from the dead, deal with the devil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 38K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, countryside, death threat, family in danger, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 69K
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, scary, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation, gory, serial killer, urban, slavery, cult, vicious ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 13K
Phantasm II (1988)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mike, after his release from a psychiatric hospital, teams up with his old pal Reggie to hunt down the Tall Man, who is at it again. A mysterious, beautiful girl has also become part of Mike's dreams, and they must find her before the Tall Man ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mortician, zombie, supernatural, good versus evil, gory, heroes, tall man, hospital, murder, deadly creature, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" ...
Style: scary, cult film, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cult, survival, rescue, isolation, danger, back from the dead, chaos, cannibalism, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for one fierce, final fling! Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that he's finally dead. But everybody assumes wrong. Jason has been ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural, gory, violence, bounty hunter, hockey mask, diner, killing spree ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, violence, buried alive, priest, cemetery, suicide, investigation, danger, rescue, psychic power, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: usa, new england, manhattan new york city, georgia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of ...
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, surreal ...
Plot: voodoo, superstition, hallucination, anthropologist, zombie, jungle, rite, supernatural, uncover truth, leadership, danger, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1985, year 1978
Place: haiti, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 56K
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: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, anthology ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, webcam, survival, danger, deadly, halloween, videotaping, burglary, mystery, gory, video cassette ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 8K
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, psychological, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, small town, supernatural, ghost story, vengeance, friendship, haunted by the past, death, murder, father son relationship, secret, haunted house ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses ...
Style: scary, anthology, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, witch, murder, gargoyle, monster, supernatural, black cat, vengeance, storytelling, transformation, hitman, held captive ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 650
Pet Graveyard (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of teens are tormented by the Grim Reaper and his pet after undergoing an experiment that allows them to revisit the dead.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, tense, macabre ...
Plot: back from the dead, afterlife, parents and children, life & death, cemetery, secret, violence, blood, funeral, deadly, pets, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 216K
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, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, fear, family in danger, attic, danger, graphic violence, investigation, evil force, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1966, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, apocalypse, found footage, chaos, zombie apocalypse, danger, cannibalism, death, survival, gory, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Night of Horror Volume 1 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Whether you’re a fan of Sydney's iconic genre film festival A Night of Horror, or just a fan of the best and bloodiest in new horror cinema, you can’t afford to miss this fright-filled anthology. Zombies, demonic entities, self-surgery, ...
Style: anthology, scary, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: zombie, australian, supernatural power, supernatural, demon, supernatural ability, zombification, cruelty, back from the dead, weird, ghost, nightmare ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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