Movies like Poltergeist III

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Poltergeist III (1988)
 4.7
 16K
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, bad ending, reflective, suspense, idiotic, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, skyscraper, good versus evil, demon, poltergeist, supernatural, extrasensory perception, vengeance, teenage life, missing child, supernatural ability, danger, family in danger, urban, mischievous children, chaos and mayhem, chaos, curses spells and rituals, city life, deadly, rivalry, mysterious character, mystery, devil ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois

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, deadly, death, curses spells and rituals and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Poltergeist III: Poltergeist (1982), Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), Poltergeist (2015), The Grudge 2 (2006), Stranger in Our House (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 131K
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, tense ...
Plot: psychic, haunted house, ghost, supernatural, poltergeist, missing child, parents and children, good versus evil, child in peril, parallel world, little girl, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ 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, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: afterlife, haunted house, rescue, good versus evil, ghost, kidnapping, clergy, supernatural horror, poltergeist, alternate dimension, shaman, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 52K
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, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, poltergeist, family in danger, family problems, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, paranormal, ghost, child in peril, new house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 45K
The Grudge 2 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, hospital, murder, ghost, high school, curse, little boy, goth, supernatural, vengeance, teenage life, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: rough, psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: horse, teenager, car accident, obsession, demon, occult, witch, small community, voodoo, summer, housekeeper, witchcraft ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, danger, family problems, paranormal phenomena, dollhouse, missing child ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, blood, corn, preacher, sheriff, barn, murder, gory, serial killer, supernatural, violence, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.9
 402
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: succubus, supernatural ability, heroic mission, danger, demon, uncover truth, afterlife, ghost, obsessive quest, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, europe, ireland, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, rough, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, blood, good versus evil, boy, cornfield, killer child, corn, city, priest, blood splatter, telekinesis, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 179K
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, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, supernatural, gypsy, ghost, evil, life turned upside down, witches, curse, heaven and hell, obsessive quest, demons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 1969, 20th century ...
Place: pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, disturbing ...
Plot: heaven, darkness, ghost, supernatural romance, family problems, supernatural, good versus evil, death in the family, dealing with death, haunted by the past, woman in danger, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
Plot: murder, revenge, witch, teen angst, urban, escapades, mysterious character, city life, student life, crimes, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Amityville: It's About Time (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an old clock arrives at home as a gift, strange things begin to happen. The family that proudly assigned a privileged place to the clock in the living room, is unaware that this thing is a link to an old and evil house...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, gory, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, vengeance, deadly, danger, murder, supernatural ability, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspenseful, offbeat, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: possession, priest, corn, slasher, small town, supernatural, murder, gory, investigation, rivalry, religions or cults, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: murder, small town, isolation, human sacrifice, killer child, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, cornfield, cult, children, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
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, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, journalist, supernatural, mystery, deadly, rivalry, mental illness, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, danger, woman in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s, 20s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 258K
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, tense, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, parallel world, psychic, ghosts, paranormal activity, danger, nightmare, fear, demons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
Dolly Dearest (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An American family moves to Mexico to fabricate dolls, but their toy factory happens to be next to a Sanzian grave and the toys come into possession of an old, malicious spirit.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, gothic
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, deadly, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature, family in danger, killer doll, good versus evil, parents and children, toy, child, evil spirit, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 6K
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, soldier, haunted by the past, mystery, baron, castle, supernatural, murder, uncover truth, danger, obsession, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 6K
Witchboard (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Playing around with a Ouija board, a trio of friends succeeds in contacting the spirit of a young boy. Trouble begins when the evil spirit, Malfeitor, takes over one of their bodies.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, satanic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ouija board, rivalry, ghost, ouija, evil spirit, possession, gory, obsession, supernatural ability, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 87K
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, macabre, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, supernatural, back from the dead, indian burial ground, pet, family in danger, grief, coffin, loss of pet, grave robbing, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A female collage co-ed freshman who was involved in a fatal car crash discovers she may not have survived the tragedy after all when she becomes caught between the world of the living and the dead A sort of limbo state of being between both the real ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, danger, haunted by the past, college life, student life, alternate reality, supernatural horror, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 2.7
 505
666: The Beast (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Donald Lawson, the devil child from "666: The Child", is now an adult and is determined to fulfill his destiny as the Antichrist.
Style: suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious
Plot: danger, supernatural ability, destiny, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, devil, messiah, gory, disorder, deadly, antichrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, nightmare, suicide, darkness, dark and stormy night, supernatural ability, woman in danger, danger, serial killer, slasher, rivalry, college ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: supernatural, haunted house, family in danger, danger, parents and children, domestic disturbance, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, family relations, nightmare comes true, family problems, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
 21K
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, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, nightmare, ghost, uncover truth, haunted by the past, disability, sacrifice, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, mystery, danger, investigation, nightmare, twin sister, twin brother, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, murder, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, high school, family relations, deadly, teenage life, high school life, ghost, vengeance, rivalry, siblings relations, supernatural, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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 ⇓
21%
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