Movies like Poltergeist III

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Poltergeist III (1988)
 4.7
 17K
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 achieve his target and capture Carol Anne again, or will Tangina be able, yet again, to thwart him?
Style: scary, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, bad ending, reflective, suspense, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, demon, ghost, good versus evil, skyscraper, poltergeist, supernatural, extrasensory perception, vengeance, teenage life, missing child, supernatural ability, mystery, danger, family in danger, urban, mischievous children, chaos and mayhem, chaos, curses spells and rituals, city life, deadly, rivalry, mysterious character, human host ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa

Most similar movies to Poltergeist III

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, death, demon, deadly and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Poltergeist III: Poltergeist (1982), Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), Stranger in Our House (1978), Amityville Dollhouse (1996), Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 141K
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, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, psychic, ghost, poltergeist, supernatural, missing child, kidnapping, good versus evil, child in peril, ghosts, parallel world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, haunted house, clergy, rescue, good versus evil, ghost, kidnapping, shaman, alternate dimension, poltergeist, supernatural, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Stranger in Our House (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A country family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. Julia extends her influence over the family and those around them, fooling all except for Rachel, the teenaged girl who knows her cousin is up to no ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: family relations, voodoo, small community, housekeeper, witchcraft, witch, summer, possession, obsession, car accident, horse, occult ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Amityville Dollhouse (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dollhouse that is a replica of the infamous Amityville haunted house is given to a little girl. Soon after, all sorts of horrible unexplained accidents start to happen. The family must work together to fight off the terrifying evil that has ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, occult, supernatural, supernatural ability, missing child, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, family problems, danger, dollhouse, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural horror, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, demon, family problems, danger, imaginary, supernatural power, ghost, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, blood, barn, preacher, sheriff, corn, murder, gory, serial killer, supernatural, violence, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 186K
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: scary, dark humor, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, gypsy, evil, life turned upside down, curse, ghost, supernatural, imaginary, heaven and hell, demons, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: los angeles, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.9
 419
The Doorway (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four young college students agree to fix up an abandoned home for rent, only to discover the demons within and an open doorway... to Hell.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Plot: heroic mission, danger, supernatural ability, demon, afterlife, uncover truth, ghost, obsessive quest, good versus evil, rivalry, supernatural, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Taking place thirty years before the events of Ringu, Ringu 0 provides the shocking background story of how the girl on the video became a deadly, vengeful spirit.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, split personality, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, mental illness, curses spells and rituals, a vision, ghost, curse ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 1920s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 12K
They (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her..
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, darkness, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, mind game, danger, supernatural ability, child in peril, demon, demons, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Left in Darkness (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Celia (Monica Keena, Freddy vs. Jason) has had a rough life, with a mother who died in childbirth and a father who disappeared. Unfortunately for Celia, death is not any easier than life. When she is drugged and raped at a frat party, Celia dies ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, rough ...
Plot: heaven, ghost, supernatural, family problems, darkness, dealing with death, good versus evil, death in the family, woman in danger, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 38K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, 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, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, countryside, death threat, family in danger, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: killer child, murder, small town, isolation, human sacrifice, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, cult, children, supernatural, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Resurrection (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A down to earth school psychologist tries to help a mentally ill student who actually believes his brother is coming back from the grave for revenge on the students who killed him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, social relations, ghost, teenage boy, psychiatrist, investigation, fear, death of brother, youth, high school, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: priest, corn, possession, slasher, small town, supernatural, murder, gory, investigation, religions or cults, psychopath, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 168K
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, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, frightening ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, paranormal activity, adoption, children, parents and children, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mirror Mirror (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Shy teenager Megan moves to a new town with her widowed mother and quickly becomes the most unpopular girl in high school. But when she starts to communicate with a mysterious mirror, her tormentors begin to meet with a horrifying series of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, gothic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, danger, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, punk, high school, death, nightmare, reflection, female director, insanity, hallucination ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 274K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, frightening, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, nightmare, supernatural, evil spirit, parallel world, ghosts, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, demons, parents and children, afterlife, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
I've Been Waiting for You (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a California teen with an interest in the occult moves to a New England town, she finds that the town teens believe she is a witch sent to seek revenge on the descendants of the people who originally killed another witch a hundred years ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, witch, teen angst, revenge, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, serial killer, rivalry, vampire, crimes, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, macabre, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, ghost, nightmare comes true, family, fear, seance, demon, nightmare, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, supernatural, murder, woman in danger, ghost, serial killer, hook, gory, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.0
 7K
The Terror (1963)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lieutenant Andre Duvalier has been accidentally separated from his regiment. He is wandering near the coast when he sees a young woman. He asks the road to Coldon, where he hopes to rejoin his regiment. But the woman doesn't answer, ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, soldier, mystery, castle, baron, supernatural, murder, danger, uncover truth, obsession, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.5
 47K
Ouija (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, ouija board, spiritualism, evil child, danger, sister sister relationship, evil, characters killed one by one, paranormal activity, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 496
The Locker (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of teenagers unleash a curse when they use haunted public lockers in Shibuya. Supposedly, if you leave a gift in one of the lockers you will be lucky in love. However, the results are anything but lucky as a creepy female ghost with long ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, supernatural, danger, ghost, mystery, supernatural ability, youth, crimes, curses spells and rituals, deadly, looking for love, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 69K
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: macabre, scary, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation, gory, serial killer, urban, slavery, cult, vicious ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 19K
Darkness (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, solar eclipse, psychopath, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, family, mysterious character, danger ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Prom Night II (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Hamilton High's Prom Queen of 1957, Mary Lou Maloney is killed by her jilted boyfriend, she comes back for revenge 30 years later. Bill Nordham is now the principle of Hamilton High and his son is about to attend the prom with Vicki ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, cemetery, murder, prom, ghost, slasher, prank, school principal, infidelity, supernatural, teenager, dressing room ...
Time: 80s, 50s, year 1987, 1950s, year 1957
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 34K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, child in peril, danger, good versus evil, psychopath, psychiatrist, kitten, boogeyman, scythe, pitchfork ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 35K
Child's Play 3 (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight years have passed since the events of the second film. Chucky has been resurrected once again and seeks revenge on Andy, his former owner, who is now a teenager enrolled in military school.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, slasher, killer doll, murder, vengeance, gory, supernatural ability, crimes, youth, investigation, best friends, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 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, rough, suspenseful, macabre, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hospital, mind game, psychopath, woman in danger, afterlife, deadly, danger, cult, insanity, suicide, sole survivor ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%