Movies like Pet Sematary 1989

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Pet Sematary (1989)
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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, frightening, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, suspense, disturbing, bloody ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: zombie, afterlife, stephen king, family in danger, indian burial ground, supernatural, pets, cemetery, pet, coffin, back from the dead, grief, grave robbing, loss of pet, gory, danger, parent child relationship, murder, death, blood, ghost, cat, forest, villain, resurrection ...
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, suspense and macabre films with plots about supernatural, violence, blood, death, brutality, danger and dialogue mostly in Horror, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Pet Sematary: Mama (2013), Sleepwalkers (1992), The Fog (1980), The Dark Half (1993), 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, slasher, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, stephen king, back from the dead, family in danger, resurrection, small town, death in the family, murder, supernatural, burial, gory, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, 1990s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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100%
 5.7
 85K
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, macabre, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: life after death, back from the dead, father daughter relationship, zombie, cat, afterlife, indian burial ground, confession, parent child relationship, tragedy, parents and children, pets ...
Time: year 2019
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.2
 172K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, Mexico
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, macabre, frightening, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, adoption, paranormal activity, children, haunted house, parents and children, redemption, secrets, cabin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 21K
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, slasher, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, supernatural, vampire, danger, mother son incest, kidnapping, morphing, survival, parents and children, monster, chase, transformation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, indiana, ohio, california, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, ghost, supernatural, leprosy, anniversary, church, sword, sea, lighthouse, beach, ship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
36%
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, macabre, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Plot: hitchhiker, halloween, destiny, on the road, psychopath, life & death, deadly, obsession, ghost, hospital, death wish, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, year 1969, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 23K
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: anthology, scary, slasher, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gore, murder, hit and run, zombie, blob, hitchhiker, dark humor, lake, revenge, supernatural, gory, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, arizona, maine, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.2
 21K
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: slasher, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, vengeance, pumpkin, supernatural, demon, death in the family, supernatural ability, dealing with death, crimes, deadly, danger, evil ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a prom-night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, danger, murder, haunted by the past, profanity, vengeance, legends and myths, deadly, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1969, 2000s, 60s ...
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 63K
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, mysterious character, supernatural, small town, youth, danger, obsessive quest, teenage life, violence, neighbor, blood, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: slasher, scary, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rat, supernatural, gory, deadly creature, rescue, deadly, dangerous animal, survival, uncover truth, boss and employee, animal life, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, gothic horror, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, ghosts, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, isolation, supernatural, loss of son, tragic event, village, secret ...
Time: 1900s, victorian era, 20th century, edwardian era, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 73K
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: scary, slasher, macabre, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation, gory, serial killer, urban, slavery, ghost, cult, vicious ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, priest, cemetery, suicide, investigation, danger, rescue, buried alive, psychic power, race against time, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: usa, new england, new york, manhattan new york city, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychic, afterlife, serial killer, supernatural ability, psychopath, satanism, crimes, criminal's revenge, destiny, supernatural, reincarnation, back from the dead ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 14K
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, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mortician, zombie, supernatural, good versus evil, gory, heroes, tall man, hospital, murder, crimes, deadly creature, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, chaos, back from the dead, danger, cannibalism, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: voodoo, superstition, hallucination, anthropologist, zombie, rite, supernatural, jungle, leadership, danger, uncover truth, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1978, year 1985
Place: haiti, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
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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: murder, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, fear, danger, family in danger, evil force, attic, paranormal activity, supernatural horror, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2011, year 2012 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 58K
V/H/S (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, scary, disturbing, rough, anthology ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, survival, danger, halloween, burglary, webcam, videotaping, petty criminal, confined, deadly, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, sacrifice, death, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, indian burial ground, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, supernatural, gory, bounty hunter, hockey mask, forest, diner, massacre, sadism, crazy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2003, 1990s
Place: new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 10K
Husk (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: scarecrow, supernatural, friends, cornfield, murder, danger, farm, ritual, curse, group of friends, zombie, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 10K
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, year 1939, 1930s
Place: yale university, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, mental institution, evil spirit, danger, murder, haunted by the past, survival, gory, vengeance, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, back from the dead, found footage, danger, chaos, death, survival, chase, gory, cannibalism ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
33%
 3.9
 477
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: suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense, macabre ...
Plot: back from the dead, afterlife, life & death, parents and children, pets, deadly, supernatural, danger, cemetery, secret, blood, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%