Movies like Pet Sematary

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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, suspenseful, tense, macabre, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, rough, gothic, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, family in danger, indian burial ground, back from the dead, grave robbing, supernatural, loss of pet, zombie, death, family drama, violence, life & death, ghost, head injury, dead cat, funeral, pet, grief, coffin, gory, parent child relationship, new neighbor, danger, deadly, pets ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england

Most similar movies to Pet Sematary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, gory, death, danger, storytelling, blood and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pet Sematary: The Fog (1980), Poltergeist (1982), Cujo (1983), Mama (2013), Annabelle (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dog, animal life, death in the family, family in danger, veterinarian, zombie, gory, back from the dead, vengeance, investigation, murder, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 54K
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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, supernatural, gold, ghost, fog, lighthouse, church, ship, beach, sword, sea, boat ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 123K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, psychic, supernatural, missing child, parents and children, poltergeist, good versus evil, child in peril, little girl, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 32K
Cujo (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: dangerous animal, dog, rabies, danger, hiding in a car, blood, brutality, killer dog, death, dam, cadillac, corpse ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 154K
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, children, adoption, parents and children, paranormal activity, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 112K
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, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, violence, evil doll, danger, toy comes to life, paranormal activity, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, harsh, rough ...
Plot: desert, blood, cannibalism, survival, rape, gory, kidnapping, incest, family in danger, stalking, danger, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, mine, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, danger, death, youth, air disaster, race against time, psychic, survival, airplane accident, unlikely partners, life & death, freak accident ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Children of the Corn (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: small town, killer child, human sacrifice, murder, preacher, sacrifice, cornfield, good versus evil, cult, isolation, children, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Grace Rhodes, who is studying to be a doctor, returns to her hometown as a strange illness is afflicting the local children. The symptoms include a high fever and spasms, but even weirder is what happens the next day: All those with the illness ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, blood, corn, sheriff, barn, preacher, gory, violence, children, serial killer, ghost, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two young Gatlin residents are orphaned after the younger brother kills their father. The terror of Gatlin goes urban when the two boys are placed in the custody of two foster parents in the city. The younger brother takes some corn seeds along for ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, blood, killer child, telekinesis, corn, city, cornfield, boy, priest, blood splatter, gory, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.0
 5K
Mortuary (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A family moves to a small town in California where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home. The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: small town, zombie, murder, mortician, ghost, gory, mysterious character, serial killer, mystery, slasher, afterlife, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 369K
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, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, danger, witch, paranormal activity, seance, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation, death, exorcism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 3K
Bad Dreams (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Unity Field, a "free love" cult from the '70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris, its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia is spared by chance. ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, gory, supernatural, afterlife, psychopath, danger, zombie, deadly, ghost, mind game, anti war, mental illness ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 189K
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, crime, fear, filmed killing, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 962
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, suspenseful, scary, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: wilderness, psychic, murder, sole survivor, ghost, zombie, survival, gory, afterlife, airplane, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspenseful, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: halloween, on the road, hospital, obsession, destiny, death wish, hitchhiker, suicide, ghost, supernatural, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 20K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, voodoo, ghost, danger, curses spells and rituals, disability, nightmare, police investigation, sacrifice, uncover truth, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Arriving in Gatlin, Nebraska, a news-reporter and his son get wind of a story about the youth in the town murdering their parents finds that a series of brutal murders are revealed to be worshipers of the corn-stalks and try to stop them before they ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: priest, possession, corn, slasher, gory, small town, murder, curses spells and rituals, harvest, supernatural, religions or cults, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 241K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, parallel world, fear, danger, coma, curses spells and rituals, paranormal activity, psychic, demons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, scarecrow, cornfield, murder, zombie, farm, ritual, danger, friends, sewing machine, group of friends, fratricide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
30 Days of Night (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, survival, small town, gory, isolation, winter, fear, sunrise, violence, brutality, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 50K
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, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, danger, trap, psychopath, extreme violence, thief, family in danger, torture, violence, home invasion, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsession, chase, vengeance, survival, objects come to life, supernatural, murder, brutality, betrayal, classic car, violence, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1957, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.6
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Bloody Mary (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a group of psychiatric hospital nurses invoke the spirit of Bloody Mary -- a supposed urban myth -- the slaughter begins. The legend is real, her vengeance is fatal, and to free her, all you have to do is say her name.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, suspense
Plot: hospital, urban legend, ghost, missing person, revenge, gory, mental institution, doctors and patients, afterlife, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 56K
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, suspenseful, scary, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, investigation, gory, supernatural, haunted by the past, serial killer, revenge, urban, slavery, cult ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 10K
Desperation (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: small town, sheriff, highway, curses spells and rituals, mysterious character, family in danger, gory, danger, deadly, supernatural, small town life, evil spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, mine, usa, vietnam, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 51K
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, transformation, small town, werewolf, obsessive quest, danger, youth, mysterious character, blood, teenage life, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
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The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, uncover truth, seance, mysterious character, single parent, isolation, supernatural, psychic, losing-it hero, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 20K
Cat's Eye (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny, an ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, macabre, tense ...
Plot: cat, danger, cure, dishonesty, couple relations, child in peril, girl, revenge, life & death, monster, supernatural, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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