Movies like Poltergeist 1982

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Poltergeist (1982)
 7.4
 127K
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 dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, when he realizes that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh to help before it's too late.
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, frightening, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, psychic, supernatural, missing child, poltergeist, parents and children, parallel world, child in peril, good versus evil, little girl, haunted, curses spells and rituals, gory, chaos and mayhem, kidnapping, suburban life, chaos, apocalypse, objects come to life, nightmare, dreams, suburbs, family drama, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california

Most similar movies to Poltergeist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, haunted house, death, ghosts and storytelling mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Poltergeist: Paranormal Activity (2007), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), The Conjuring (2013), Annabelle (2014), The Amityville Horror (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, fear, danger, couples, videotaping, invisibility, demonic possession, panic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, possession, demon, ghost, nightmare, family, heaven and hell, parents and children, family in danger, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 51K
Poltergeist (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, poltergeist, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, danger, family problems, family relations, chaos and mayhem, family in danger, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Freeling family move in with Diane's mother in an effort to escape the trauma and aftermath of Carol Anne's abduction by the Beast. But the Beast is not to be put off so easily and appears in a ghostly apparition as the Reverend Kane, ...
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, poltergeist, rescue, afterlife, good versus evil, clergy, kidnapping, monster, supernatural, supernatural ability, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Movie in collections
Poltergeist III (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carol Anne has been sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle in an effort to hide her from the clutches of the ghostly Reverend Kane, but he tracks her down and terrorises her in her relatives' appartment in a tall glass building. Will he finally ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, demon, skyscraper, afterlife, good versus evil, supernatural, urban, mysterious character, religion and supernatural, devil, supernatural ability, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 389K
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, haunted house, ghost, danger, paranormal activity, witch, seance, exorcism, paranormal investigation, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1971, year 1968 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 119K
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, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, death, sacrifice, violence, toy comes to life, cult, danger, demonic possession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, domestic disturbance, murder, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, parents and children, family in danger, danger, deadly, seance, family relations, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 250K
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, demons, danger, evil spirit, curses spells and rituals, paranormal activity, psychic, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 157K
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, suspense, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, children, adoption, parents and children, redemption, paranormal activity, secrets, afterlife, hospital, imaginary friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.6
 311K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, 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, surprise ending, atmospheric, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, mysterious character, supernatural, uncover truth, parallel world, psychic, seance, losing-it hero, single parent, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 79K
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 ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, macabre, tense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, indian burial ground, pet, back from the dead, family in danger, grief, gory, grave robbing, supernatural, loss of pet, coffin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, voodoo, supernatural, ghost, danger, curses spells and rituals, disability, nightmare, uncover truth, woman in danger, haunted by the past, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 34K
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, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: dangerous animal, rabies, danger, dog, hiding in a car, blood, brutality, death, dam, corpse, cadillac, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, family in danger, murder, paranormal, haunted, indian burial ground, mystery, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 189K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, demonic possession, haunted house, danger, ghost, riddles and clues, single mother, paranormal investigation, demon, psychic, seance, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2003, year 1977, year 1976
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 176K
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. ...
Style: dark humor, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, ghost, obsessive quest, witch, curse, demons, gypsy, life turned upside down, heaven and hell, evil, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Genre: 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: suspense, scary, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, collector, family in danger, danger, inheritance, machine, violence, ghosts, gory, survival, estate ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 196K
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: haunted house, murder, supernatural, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, filmed killing, investigation, fear, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2012, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 69K
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: suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: hypnosis, ghost, psychic, murder, haunted house, obsession, paranoia, afterlife, disappearance, clairvoyance, hearing voices, cemetery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 2K
The Evil (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Shortly after moving into a dark, brooding mansion, a psychologist and his co-workers are terrorized by a horrible evil being.
Style: scary, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, domestic disturbance, gory, survival, clinic, danger, estate, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 136K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, orphan, haunted by the past, ghost, missing child, seance, afterlife, paranormal activity, psychic, fear, parents and children, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, danger, paranormal, deadly, found footage, insanity, blood, screaming in horror, tv host, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, mystery, investigation, woman in danger, twin brother, twin sister, nightmare, coma, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974, year 1965
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 60K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: suspenseful, scary, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, investigation, teacher, boarding school life, haunted by the past, boarding school, haunted house, children, classroom, estate, fear ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world where past meets present and the present gets lost in time, reality is blurred for 5 College psychology students who are pushing all boundaries during an ESP experiment over a lost weekend...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, experiment gone awry, psychology, violence, supernatural, haunted by the past, gory, drugs/alcohol, danger, deadly, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 106K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, insanity, artifact, demons, plot twist, gory, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, estate, uncover truth, countryside, wartime life, danger, death, hospital, ghost story ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, year 1940, 1940s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 36K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, murder, supernatural, sunflower, little boy, kitchen, child murder, heavy rain, death threat, raven, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%