Movies like When the Lights Went Out

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When the Lights Went Out (2012)
 5.4
 5K
When the Lights Went Out (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Yorkshire, 1974, the Maynard family moves into their dream house. It's a dream that quickly descends into a panic stricken nightmare as the family discovers a horrifying truth, a truth that will make the history books. The house is already occupied by the most violent poltergeist ever documented, a poltergeist that will tear you from your bed as you sleep and drag you helplessly into the darkness.
Style: scary, bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, spirit, haunted house, pursuit, poltergeist, fear, family in danger, teenage life, danger, supernatural, family relations, family problems, deadly, child in peril, exorcism, parent child relationship, seance, mother daughter relationship, levitation, exorcist, animate object, home alone, power outage, reporter, newspaper ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain

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Most similar movies to When the Lights Went Out

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and psychotronic films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, haunted house, deadly, supernatural power and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like When the Lights Went Out: The Innocents (1961), The Amityville Horror (1979), An American Ghost Story (2012), Dark Circles (2013), And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Innocents (1961)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, old mansion, haunted house, estate, child in peril, orphan, ghost, pursuit, governess, possession, mystery, supernatural ability ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1890s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
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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, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, indian burial ground, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
An American Ghost Story (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary
Plot: ghost, haunted house, writer's life, curses spells and rituals, uncover truth, danger, supernatural, fear, deadly, violence, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.1
 4K
Dark Circles (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, couples, isolation, danger, countryside, exorcism, paranormal investigation, death, family in danger, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the late 18th century, two newlyweds move into the stately mansion of husband Charles Fengriffen. The bride, Catherine, falls victim to a curse placed by a wronged servant on the Fengriffen family and all its descendants.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, woman in danger, curse, haunted by the past, danger, family in danger, afterlife, gory, supernatural ability, mysterious character ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
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, suspense, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, danger, family in danger, supernatural, domestic disturbance, family relations, parents and children, family problems, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Apartment 1303 3D (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman uncovers sinister secrets while investigating the apparent suicide of her sister.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, serious, tense
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, woman in danger, danger, deadly, family relations, mother daughter relationship, nightmare, apartment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, gothic, tense ...
Plot: isolation, haunted house, ghost, afterlife, supernatural, mystery, investigation, danger, paranormal investigation, legends and myths, psychic, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Beyond the Door II (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, serious, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, child in peril, mysterious character, losing-it hero, vengeance, haunted by the past, parents and children, danger, supernatural, family relations, addiction ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Amityville Haunting (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where the DeFeo family were murdered in the 1970s over 30 years earlier. Things start happening to anyone who visits this house, and whoever ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, danger, ghost, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, deadly, violence, husband wife relationship, murder, mysterious death, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 2K
The Visitors (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank, Sara and their two children have recently moved into the house of their dreams on the countryside. Frank is disturbed by mysterious sounds and somebody tears down the wallpaper from the walls. He contacts a ghost-hunter, Allan, to find out ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: haunted house, family in danger, attic, family relations, ghost, supernatural, countryside, parents and children, estate, danger, isolation, spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Amityville 3-D (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To debunk the Amityville house's infamous reputation and take advantage of a rock-bottom asking price, skeptical journalist John Baxter buys the place and settles in to write his first novel. But as soon as the ink on the deed has dried, people ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, burned alive, supernatural, island, good versus evil, strong violent content, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, family in danger, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
Ghost of Mae Nak (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mak and Nak are a young couple who have just moved into their first home as a married couple. But the house they own has a history much older than them and spirits who won't rest until they get what they want. And this time, love won't ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mystery, afterlife, family in danger, uncover truth, haunted house, gory, family problems, danger, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 1K
Spirit Trap (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When five young students move into an old unoccupied mansion an inexplicable chain of events is set into motion as a mysterious spirit clock begins to tick again. As the story unfolds, revealing each student's dark secrets, the boundary between ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, haunted house, mysterious character, uncover truth, ouija board, isolation, danger, deadly, confined, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sightings: Heartland Ghost (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of a reality-TV show about the paranormal visits a small Kansas town to investigate a house that may be haunted.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary, mind bending
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, afterlife, investigation, mystery, deadly, supernatural ability, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, murder, danger, fear, ghost, family in danger, haunted by the past, evil, mute or deaf, family problems, curse ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Satan's Playground (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: SATAN'S PLAYGROUND is a supernatural shocker chronicling a family's spine-tingling odyssey in New Jersey's legendary Pine Barrens region. En route to a wilderness camping retreat, their car inexplicably breaks down. As darkness falls, ...
Style: slasher, surreal, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, dysfunctional family, isolation, survival, psychopath, supernatural ability, serial killer, supernatural, danger, destiny, teenage life, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, europe, usa, texas, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tortured by the ghosts of the demonized insane asylum that killed the crew of GRAVE ENCOUNTERS, film students fight to escape death as their own paranormal investigation goes terribly wrong in this horrifying sequel.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mental institution, ghost, haunted house, insanity, pursuit, spirit, halloween, danger, deadly, paranormal investigation, ouija board ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Fear of the Dark (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Twelve year old Ryan Billings has been diagnosed with an acute fear of the dark. He spends each night lying awake in torment, waiting and watching as the evil in the darkness grows stronger, feeding off his fear. His older brother Dale, suspects ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, slasher
Plot: darkness, dark and stormy night, supernatural, danger, deadly, family relations, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, supernatural ability, ghost, shadow, generator ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 231K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
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: demonic possession, supernatural, psychic, haunted house, ghost, paranormal investigation, demon, family in danger, danger, riddles and clues, child in peril, single mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1976, year 2003 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 451K
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, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, paranormal investigation, danger, witch, fear, paranormal activity, haunted by the past, evil force, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
 55K
Poltergeist (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, poltergeist, haunted house, family relations, child in peril, chaos and mayhem, danger, chaos, human host, family in danger, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Exorcist Chronicles (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Across the world, demonic possessions are on the increase. Two specialists are brought in and uncover a dark and terrifying worldwide plot.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, disturbing
Plot: ghost, haunted house, religions or cults, world spanning, human host, supernatural, exorcist, possession, beast, paranormal, murder, demon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Darker Than Night (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When four women move into an old house left by one woman's aunt, strange things begin to happen. Bizarre voices, visions of ghosts, and mysterious noises lead them to discover the darkest powers of evil and a horror and agony beyond terror.
Style: serious, scary, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful
Plot: haunted house, estate, danger, ghost, best friends, supernatural, cat, old house, woman in danger, supernatural horror, broken promise, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Amityville Asylum (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lisa Templeton begins a new job as a cleaner at High Hopes Hospital, a mental institution in Amityville, Long Island. Initially delighted to get the job, Lisa soon realises that all is not as it seems. Intimidated by staff and the psychotic ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, scary, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, ghost, woman in danger, uncover truth, supernatural, danger, deadly, graphic violence, haunted house, hiding place
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, supernatural, danger, couples, family relations, parents and children, family problems, legends and myths, couple relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), but the director wants to be as authentic as possible and has ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, filmmaking, zombie, ghost, estate, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, supernatural power, film within a film, actor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Blood Curse II: Asmodeus Rises (2022)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Story: Alicia Stone returns in this gore-drenched sequel. Having lost all hope, husband Jason calls on the help of Paranormal TV host Tyson to confront the demonic forces that have plagued the Stone household.
Style: scary, psychotronic, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: death, revenge, demon, evil doll, husband wife relationship, haunted house, pursuit, murder, poltergeist, curse, blood, possession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.1
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Family Demons (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When an abused teenage girl murders her alcoholic mother, the mother's vengeful spirit returns to haunt her. Even in death, the mother is hell bent on denying her daughter her freedom.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, ghost, dysfunctional family, teenage life, deadly, danger, crimes, woman in danger, addiction, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%