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Second Name (2002)
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Second Name (2002)
Original name: El segundo nombre
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the suicide of her beloved father, the biologist Daniella Logan visits her catatonic mother in a mental institution to tell the tragic event and her mother calls her "Josephine". Daniella goes to the cemetery and finds that her father's grave had been opened and his corpse was profaned. She decides to investigate, and receives a message of a diabetic priest, Father Elias, who tells her about an ancient fanatic religious sect of followers of Abraham that kills the first child. Later, she meets a weird man, Toby Harris, who claims to be his legitimate father. Daniella continues seeking the truth about her origins and discloses very dark secrets about her family and friends.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: suicide, investigation, supernatural, obsession, life is a bitch, curses spells and rituals, life turned upside down, destiny, father daughter relationship, uncover truth, death of father, militant, crimes, down on your luck, clergy, religions or cults, mental institution, religious cult, desecration, sect, insect, occult, mental illness, funeral, occult ritual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and mind bending films with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, ghost, crimes, curses spells and rituals and uncover truth mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Second Name: The Devil's Hand (2014), They're Watching Us (2002), The Crying Dead (2011), Compound Fracture (2014), Apartment 1303 (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Devil's Hand (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Five young Amish girls accused of being Satan's children must fight for their lives when their devout community elders insist they be "cleansed" before turning 18.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, suspense
Plot: uncover truth, missing person, supernatural, religions or cults, woman in danger, social relations, society, life is a bitch, crimes, village, murder, possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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They're Watching Us (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Norberto Lopez Amado's They're Watching Us is about a cop who becomes obsessed with a case. Juan (Carmelo Gomez) is ordered to head up an investigation concerning a businessman who has been missing for almost three years. The officer who ...
Style: mind bending, scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, police investigation, family relations, police detective, supernatural, uncover truth, mental institution, law enforcement, crimes, ghost, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Crying Dead (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 2008 a cast and crew set out to shoot a pilot for a paranormal reality show. During the first night vague apparitions became violent hauntings. One by one they lost their lives. The Whispering Dead is a diary of the final tortured moments of real ...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mental institution, supernatural power, disappearance, hospital, reality, danger, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Compound Fracture (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Michael Wolffsen (Tyler Mane) receives an urgent phone call and takes his nephew and fiancee and makes the journey home to his only other living relative: his estranged, eccentric (and extremely paranoid) father, Gary (Muse Watson), who is obsessed ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: estrangement, supernatural, family in danger, mental illness, ghost, crimes, couple relations, father son relationship, supernatural power, obsession, memory loss, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Apartment 1303 (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While celebrating with her friends in her new cheaply rented apartment (with balcony and view of the sea) on the thirteenth floor of a building, the young Sayaka unexpectedly jumps off the balcony committing suicide. Her mother goes insane and her ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: ghost, suicide, uncover truth, supernatural, haunted house, losing-it hero, mystery, investigation, curses spells and rituals, grudge, urban legend, supernatural horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: supernatural ability, supernatural, destiny, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, devil, messiah, graphic violence, disorder, 666, evil man, evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Greystone Park (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the 'haunted' institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. Electroshock, insulin therapy, and lobotomies were ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: ghost, mental institution, uncover truth, supernatural, haunted house, mental illness, ghost story, life is a bitch, found footage, doll, hospital, abandoned hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.7
 6K
Walled In (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Having finally secured her first assignment from her family's demolition business, Sam Walczak (Mischa Barton) is sent to supervise the destruction of an apartment house, only to discover a group of tenants still living in the condemned ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, architect, suicide, confined, investigation, vengeance, supernatural, crimes, obsession, curses spells and rituals, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Borderlands (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Vatican investigators are sent to the British West Country to investigate paranormal activity, and they find the events are more disturbing than they first imagined.
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: church, catholic priest, religions or cults, paganism, suicide, uncover truth, supernatural, clergy, curses spells and rituals, countryside, found footage, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.2
 3K
Cassadaga (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A deaf girl attempts to contact her sister during a séance, only to connect with the ghost of a murdered woman.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, touching
Plot: serial killer, uncover truth, ghost, supernatural, life turned upside down, death of sister, mute or deaf, psychopath, seance, solace, woman in danger, sexualized violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 1K
Dark Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl, Johanna, is attacked and seemingly murdered. Her father receives a phone call from the police pronouncing her dead as he sees her walk in the front door of their house. Strange things begin to happen to Johanna; she is disorientated ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, murder, infection, uncover truth, vengeance, police investigation, psychopath, kids in trouble, dark humor, death, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Not Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a Tex-Mex border town, Not Forgotten is a classic psychological thriller about Jack and Amaya Bishop, a couple who must come to terms with their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter. It is a tale taut with intrigue and ...
Style: scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: abduction, strip club, investigation, parents and children, uncover truth, family problems, secret place, family relations, crimes, supernatural, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.3
 504
The Entrance (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A police detective is swept into a web of deception and, in search of the truth, finds herself in a contest with forces of the occult.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: hostage, crimes, ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, rivalry, confined, kidnapping, evil, demon, occult, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.4
 4K
D@bbe (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A very large number of people start to commit suicide using brutal and horrible techniques and without any reasons. Starting from the United States, this suicide wave spreads all over the world. In Turkey, in a small town called Selcuk, a young man ...
Style: scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: religions or cults, apocalypse, best friends, supernatural, chaos, small town, paranoia, supernatural power, suicide, ghost, epidemic, genie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tim and Allie seek shelter in a remote desert compound after becoming lost and stranded. A strange Manson-like character, Preacher, reluctantly allows them inside with strict orders to be gone by morning and not wander "where you are not ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 2K
Entity (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1998, thirty four unidentified bodies were found in shallow graves in a remote Siberian forest. After subsequent investigations, no official explanation by the Russian authorities was ever offered about the circumstances of the deaths.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense
Plot: forest, investigation, ghost, isolation, uncover truth, confined, tv show, supernatural, survival, death, violence, danger
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Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Dark Mirror (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story about a photographer who moves her family into a home filled with mirrors which seem to reflect a different reality.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, haunted house, ghost, stalking, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, family problems, zombie, supernatural, supernatural ability, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.6
 2K
Conjurer (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After moving to the country to start life anew after their child's death, photographer Shawn Burnett and his wife, Helen, begin to suspect that a ramshackle cabin on their property is haunted by the malevolent spirit of a long-dead witch who ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, scary, psychotronic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Pray for Morning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Looking for a night of thrills, eight friends roam the abandoned Royal Crescent Hotel, where five students were murdered more than 20 years ago. When they discover a severed hand, they conjure up a evil spirit and unleash its bloody wrath. To ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, mind bending ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Haunting of Cellblock 11 (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of ghost hunters must up their game to compete in the competitive world of paranormal TV shows, leading them to a truly haunted prison with a grisly past that proves to be more than they bargained for.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a cameraman, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
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Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Blackwood (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having recovered from a shattering emotional breakdown, college professor Ben Marshall relocates to the countryside with his wife and young son, hoping for a fresh start. He has a teaching job lined up and a new home to move into; things finally ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: ghost, haunted house, mentally unstable, mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, violence, death, life is a bitch, college, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 714
Killing Ariel (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One night, a female demon attacks Rick, a contentedly married man. Under the spell of the demon, he takes a beautiful young woman, Ariel, off to an isolated house for a weekend fling. There, bizarre and frightening things happen, and accidentally ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, supernatural, couples, dishonesty, isolation, crimes, murder, curses spells and rituals, demon, nudity (full frontal - brief), ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Bangkok Haunted (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women gathered in a coffee bar in Bangkok tell and discuss three original ghost stories with each other. The first tale: In Bangkok, the young Jieb receives an ancient drum not listed in the order from the truck of Transportation Company ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, anthology
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Child of Darkness, Child of Light (1991)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Catholic priest is sent to investigate reports of two virgin conceptions. One is about to give birth to the child of God and the other is the child of the Devil and he must decide which one is good and which one is evil before Satan's ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Drowning Ghost (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: psychological, slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, boarding school, investigation, ghost, vengeance, supernatural, youth, teenage life, life turned upside down, legends and myths, drowning, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
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Exorcismus (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Emma Evans is like any other teenage girl; she thinks that her parents don´t understand her. She longs for independence and a life free of family ties and responsibilities and she is prepared to do anything to achieve it. But one ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious
Plot: supernatural ability, parents and children, exorcism, curses spells and rituals, hypnosis, satan, obsession, seance, clergy, life is a bitch, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.3
 1K
Shiver (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, crimes, serial killer, obsession, murder, police, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, female nudity, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 2.6
 855
Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, memory loss, nightmare, haunted house, supernatural, crimes, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.4
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Unholy (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martha, a widow living in rural Pennsylvania, comes home to find her daughter about to blow her own head off with a shotgun in the basement of their house. Martha doesn't succeed in stopping her child's horrific demise, but the girl's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, tense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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55%