Movies like Poltergeist 1982

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Poltergeist (1982)
 7.4
 122K
Poltergeist
Genre: Fantasy, 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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological, tense, serious, frightening, intense, light, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, poltergeist, ghost, haunted house, missing child, psychic, child in peril, parents and children, family drama, good versus evil, little girl, parallel world, apocalypse, gory, television, suburbs, ghosts, family, violent, chase, violence, childhood, curses spells and rituals, visceral, spiders ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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The Conjuring
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
112 min.
 7.5
The Omen
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
UK, USA
111 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspense, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about catastrophe, supernatural, dialogue, danger, demons, mentor and brutality mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Poltergeist: Insidious (2010), Pet Sematary (1989), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), The Conjuring (2013), Salem's Lot (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.8
 239K
Insidious
Genre: Fantasy, 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, ghosts, supernatural, demons, family in danger, evil spirit, afterlife, alternate reality, parents and children, children, blood, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Poltergeist II: The Other Side
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, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, monster, ghost, ghosts, dysfunctional family, transformation, death, supernatural ability, magic, family, rescue ...
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
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System:   90%
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 74K
Pet Sematary
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, macabre, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, indian burial ground, family drama, death, family in danger, grave robbing, life & death, loss of pet, afterlife, zombie, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england
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    User:   98%
 
Insidious: Chapter 2
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, frightening, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, family, serial killer, parents and children, ghosts, hospital, investigation, afterlife, demons, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: usa
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System:   84%
    User:   100%
 
 7.5
 363K
The Conjuring
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: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, paranormal investigation, danger, riddles and clues, investigation, death, witch, haunted by the past, seance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 1960s ...
Place: new england, usa, rhode island
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    User:   82%
 
 6.8
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Salem's Lot
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, dark ...
Plot: vampire, small town, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, splatter, adaptation, mysterious character, mentor, blood, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
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System:   71%
    User:   64%
 
 4.9
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Poltergeist
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, parents and children, ghosts, curses spells and rituals, danger, demons, family problems, family, family relations, poltergeist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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    User:   100%
 
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Paranormal Activity
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, dark, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal activity, surveillance, danger, couples, family, fear, videotaping, desperation, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
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System:   62%
    User:   51%
 
 6.2
 153K
Mama
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, gothic ...
Plot: children, ghost, supernatural, adoption, redemption, secrets, danger, imaginary friend, afterlife, hospital, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   55%
    User:   53%
 
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, monster, parents and children, murder, blood, hospital, police investigation, curses spells and rituals, estate, demons, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   100%
 
The Hills Have Eyes
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, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, desert, gory, blood, violence, brutality, violent, family in danger, danger, stranded, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, mine, southern california
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System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
 7.4
 170K
The Conjuring 2
Genre: 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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, transformation, demons, ghosts, danger, single mother, family, paranormal investigation, demonic possession, ghost, demon ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2003, year 1977, year 1976
Place: england, london
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System:   53%
    User:   58%
 
 7.1
 50K
Fright Night
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, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, transformation, blood, small town, obsessive quest, danger, youth, violence, mysterious character, brutality, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
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 67K
Stir of Echoes
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, haunted house, obsession, paranoia, afterlife, ghost, hypnosis, ghosts, supernatural ability, psychic, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
Poltergeist III
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, ghost, death, ghosts, skyscraper, mysterious character, urban, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, splatter ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   48%
    User:   100%
 
 6.6
 171K
Drag Me to Hell
Genre: Comedy, 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: suspenseful, suspense, scary, enigmatic, dark humor ...
Plot: curse, vengeance, demons, curses spells and rituals, gypsy, life turned upside down, supernatural, psychic, evil, witches, gore, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1969, 2000s ...
Place: pasadena california
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System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
 7.6
 92K
The Omen
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: good versus evil, apocalypse, prophecy, supernatural ability, gory, murder, devil, death, priest, mystery, supernatural, christianity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, jerusalem, rome italy
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System:   47%
    User:   44%
 
 6.2
 76K
Dead Silence
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mystery, murder, ventriloquist, legend, ghost, doll, supernatural, gory, small town, investigation, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
Movie in collections
 5.7
 9K
Dead Birds
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of Confederate soldiers who hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank, and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, gory, haunted house, ghost, torture, supernatural ability, survival, danger, violence, brutality, civil war, demons ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: alabama, mexico, latin america, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Jesse has been hearing terrifying sounds coming from his neighbor’s apartment, but when he turns on his camera and sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won’t rest until it’s claimed his very ...
Style: scary, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, drugs/alcohol, danger, blood, imaginary, murder, dog, demons, urban ghetto, ghost, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: california, usa, tokyo
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System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
 6.6
 56K
Candyman
Genre: Fantasy, 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: suspenseful, scary, macabre, gothic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, revenge, urban legend, slasher, supernatural, gory, belief, haunted by the past, investigation, cult, slavery, bee ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
 6.8
 53K
The Fog
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, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, supernatural, vengeance, revenge, ghost, zombie, storytelling, murder, violence, death, blood, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
The Amityville Horror
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, gory, insanity, mystery, supernatural, murder, family in danger, transformation, domestic disturbance, death, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   100%
 
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 6.8
 187K
Sinister
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, suspense, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, serial killer, obsession, investigation, demons, writers, mystery, filmed killing, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966, year 1998, year 1979 ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, st. louis missouri
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System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
 5.8
 5K
Audrey Rose
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, obsession, parents and children, father daughter relationship, afterlife, religion, hospital, courtroom, guilt, danger, death, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, india, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
 5.4
 109K
Annabelle
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, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, evil doll, toy comes to life, cult, violence, ghost, haunted house, death, sacrifice, gory, parenthood, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1970
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
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System:   41%
    User:   40%
 
 6.5
 101K
Oculus
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, mirror, demons, supernatural, haunted house, insanity, plot twist, gory, danger, hallucination, murder, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
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System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
 6.5
 141K
Evil Dead
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bloody, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gory, survival, demons, supernatural, zombie, blood, brutality, violence, curses spells and rituals, group of friends, isolation, in the woods ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa
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System:   41%
    User:   34%
 

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The Amityville Horror
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, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, island, supernatural, murder, blood, imaginary friend, ghost, police investigation, demons, curses spells and rituals, mystery, ghosts ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, long island
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System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
Lady in White
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: small town, murder, mystery, halloween, supernatural, serial killer, ghost, coming of age, vengeance, bullying, death, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s, year 1962
Place: new york
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System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
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