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, supernatural, back from the dead, pet, indian burial ground, family in danger, grief, coffin, grave robbing, loss of pet, gory, danger, parent child relationship, murder, death, blood, cat, cemetery, violence, family drama, ghost, funeral, dead cat, head injury ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois

Most similar movies to Pet Sematary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, suspense and serious films with plots about supernatural, violence, danger, blood, death, gory and murder 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, family in danger, small town, dog, death in the family, murder, supernatural, burial, gory, slasher, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.8
 61K
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: macabre, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: back from the dead, father daughter relationship, indian burial ground, life after death, cat, afterlife, zombie, family relations, confession, parent child relationship, parents and children, loss of son ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, gold, supernatural, ghost, lighthouse, leprosy, sword, beach, fog, church, ship, sea ...
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, lookalikes, deadly, supernatural ability, investigation, brain tumor, husband wife relationship, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rat, gory, rescue, survival, deadly creature, uncover truth, dangerous animal, deadly, supernatural, slasher, escapades, boss and employee ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, incest, vampire, danger, kidnapping, morphing, slasher, survival, parents and children, monster, chase, transformation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, indiana, california, ohio, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: halloween, destiny, on the road, hitchhiker, psychopath, deadly, obsession, hospital, death wish, road trip, life & death, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1969, 1960s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, death, destiny, characters killed one by one, air disaster, psychic, youth, life & death, survival, supernatural, group of friends, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 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, suspenseful, gothic, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, redemption, secrets, psychologist, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, family in danger, attic, fear, danger, evil force, filmed killing, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1979, year 1966 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1975
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: gothic, macabre, 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: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, psychopath, summer camp, mask, cemetery, camp, knife murder, gory, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, zombie, danger, farm, friends, ritual, group of friends, sewing machine, fratricide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, rough, mind bending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychic, wilderness, ghost, survival, zombie, sole survivor, murder, airplane, deadly, gory, afterlife, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 54K
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, harsh, serious ...
Plot: antichrist, murder, demon, prophecy, parents and children, supernatural ability, loss of child, hospital, nanny, ambassador, church, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2006
Place: england, london, europe, italy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virus, quarantine, plague, gory, isolation, chaos, uncover truth, danger, confined, deadly, tv reporter, firefighter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, supernatural, fear, nightmare, 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 ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 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, woman in danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 31K
Halloween 5 (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets his young niece, Jamie. Jamie is now recovering in the local children's ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, youth, serial killer, murder, good versus evil, psychopath, danger, boogeyman, scythe, psychiatrist, barn, kitten ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bloody Birthday (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1970, three children are born at the height of a total eclipse. Due to the sun and moon blocking Saturn, which controls emotions, they have become heartless killers ten years later, and are able to escape detection because of their youthful and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: slasher, murder, solar eclipse, children, birthday, elementary school, crime, family life, supernatural, danger, violence spree, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, year 1970, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, home invasion, trap, violence, danger, extreme violence, masked man, held captive, gory, maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.0
 873
The Morgue (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Trapped between the physical world and the afterlife, between dusk and dawn, six strangers, brought together through a series of unusual events, are an enigma to themselves and go mysteriously unnoticed by others. In their futile attempt for ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: morgue, ghost, survival, memory loss, supernatural, danger, afterlife, isolation, mystery, deadly creature, confined, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, frightening, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, danger, paranormal activity, paranormal investigation, seance, witch, riddles and clues, investigation, fear ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, rough, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, murder, danger, evil, fear, family in danger, haunted by the past, ghost, mute or deaf, family problems, curse ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, demonic possession, violence, paranormal activity, danger, toy comes to life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 54K
Fright Night (1985)
Genre: 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, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, mysterious character, werewolf, obsessive quest, small town, transformation, danger, youth, teenage life, blood, neighbor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: hotel, ghost, zombie, supernatural, morgue, murder, survival, danger, violence, blindness, experiment, mutilation ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Day of the Dead (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The final chapter of George A. Romero's "Dead Trilogy". In an underground government installation they are searching for a cure to overcome this strange transformation into zombies. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, zombie apocalypse, survival, insanity, living dead, chaos, deadly, deadly creature, danger, mad scientist, cannibalism ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, murder, supernatural, summer camp, zombie, psychiatrist, telekinesis, lake, teenager, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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