Movies like The Serpent and the Rainbow

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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
 6.5
 22K
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti, it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal, atmospheric, exciting, tense, cult film, macabre ...
Plot: voodoo, superstition, hallucination, anthropologist, zombie, rite, supernatural, jungle, danger, leadership, uncover truth, religions or cults, nightmare, spider, cemetery, zombification, poison, decapitation, death certificate, amazon, gory, buried alive, airliner, religion, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1985, year 1978
Place: haiti, boston

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Most similar movies to The Serpent and the Rainbow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and cult film films with plots about supernatural, deadly, gory, blood, danger, violence and gore mostly in Horror, Fantasy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Serpent and the Rainbow: Begotten (1989), Pet Sematary (1989), Creepshow (1982), Pumpkinhead (1988), Pet Sematary II (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Begotten (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Begotten is the creation myth brought to life, the story of no less than the violent death of God and the (re)birth of nature on a barren earth.
Style: macabre, surreal, bleak, avant garde, serious ...
Plot: nihilism, chaos, surrealism, self mutilation, necrophilia, obsession, supernatural, postmodernism, perversion, reincarnation, human nature, religions or cults ...
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100%
 6.6
 96K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, 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, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: zombie, afterlife, stephen king, indian burial ground, family in danger, pet, pets, supernatural, coffin, back from the dead, grief, grave robbing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 43K
Creepshow (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, bloody, anthology ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, zombie, murder, gory, cult, danger, death, dark humor, violence, comics, torture, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1830s, 19th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 21K
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, vengeance, pumpkin, supernatural, demon, supernatural ability, dealing with death, crimes, deadly, danger, death in the family, evil ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Pet Sematary II (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The "sematary" is up to its old zombie-raising tricks again. This time, the protagonists are Jeff Matthews, whose mother died in a Hollywood stage accident, and Drew Gilbert, a boy coping with an abusive stepfather.
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, stephen king, family in danger, violence, resurrection, small town, death in the family, murder, supernatural, burial, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, 1990s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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64%
 5.8
 21K
Wishmaster (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Djinn having been released from his ancient prison seeks to capture the soul of the woman who discovered him, thereby opening a portal and freeing his fellow Djinn to take over the earth.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, surreal, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, genie, wish come true, supernatural, violence, good versus evil, danger, demon, death, blood, mythology, transformation ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles, persia
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62%
 4.8
 2K
Ritual (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dr. Alice Dodgson gets her medical license revoked after the death of one patient. She's facing the possibility of not get any job when she accepts to be the nurse for one young man who suffers of cephallitis called Wesley Claybourne. Aside ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: voodoo, zombie, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, curses spells and rituals, murder, doctors and patients, belief, revenge, female bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: jamaica
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61%
 5.3
 21K
Sleepwalkers (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures come to town to seek out a virgin to feed on.
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, supernatural, vampire, danger, mother son incest, kidnapping, morphing, survival, parents and children, monster, chase, transformation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, indiana, ohio, california, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.8
 29K
Thinner (1996)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, macabre, tense, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curse, stephen king, legal action, vengeance, death, supernatural, paranoia, guilt, redemption, husband wife relationship, gangsters, corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 23K
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: EC Comics-inspired weirdness returns with three tales. In the first, a wooden statue of a Native American comes to life...to exact vengeance on the murderer of his elderly owners. In the second, four teens are stranded on a raft on a lake with a ...
Style: anthology, scary, slasher, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gore, murder, hit and run, zombie, blob, hitchhiker, dark humor, lake, revenge, supernatural, gory, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, arizona, maine, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Scream Blacula Scream (1973)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a dying Voodoo queen chooses an adopted apprentice as her successor, her true heir is outraged. Seeking revenge, he buys the bones of Blacula the vampire off of a dealer, and uses voodoo to bring the vampire back to do his bidding. In turn, ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, woman in danger, police investigation, deadly, rivalry, imaginary, danger, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, reincarnation, police detective ...
Time: 70s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 336K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, dark fantasy, witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, investigation, magical, murder, mystery, gory, legends and myths, small town ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.6
 10K
Venom (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Venom is a fright-filled voodoo thriller loaded with a sizzling cast of the screen's hottest young stars. Set deep in the eerie swamps of southern Louisiana - Agnes Bruckner (Murder By Numbers), Jonathan Jackson (Tuck Everlasting) and Meagan ...
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: voodoo, swamp, back from the dead, danger, survival, youth, serial killer, teenage life, monster, zombie, snake, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Night of the Demons (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While conducting a seance during a Halloween party, high-school seniors unlock the demon that remains locked in the crematorium.
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, humorous, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, haunted house, demon, halloween party, teenager, gory, survival, supernatural, seance, zombie, brutality, cult ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Flesh for the Beast (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six parapsychologists investigate a reputed haunted mansion and are set upon by three flesh-eating succubus ladies under the control of the sinister warlock owner bent on finding a mysterious amulet to give himself more power.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, slasher ...
Plot: zombie, psychopath, supernatural, femme fatale, danger, gory, dangerous attraction, afterlife, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
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Child's Play (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, murder, doll, psychopath, gory, toys, nobody believes, youth, danger, curses spells and rituals, evil ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Ice from the Sun (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An alternate reality encased in ice, a woman who is turned into a dimension-hopping assassin, and a wizard's apprentice who is so evil he is a common enemy to the angels in heaven and the devils in hell.
Style: experimental, scary, suspenseful, offbeat, bleak ...
Plot: heroes, supernatural, danger, imaginary, rivalry, deadly, crimes, gory, hitman, chaos, coming out, chaos and mayhem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 20K
Nightbreed (1990)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dark fantasy, monster, serial killer, supernatural, murder, afterlife, escape, heroic mission, obsessive quest, social misfits, insanity, psychiatrist ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.4
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The Sentinel (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, ghost, demon, murder, supernatural, hell, model, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghosts, collector, ghost, inheritance, halloween, danger, family in danger, machine, violence, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Seventh Sign (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Abby is a pregnant woman with a curious new boarder in the apartment over her garage. Turns out he's heaven-sent and is speeding along the Apocalypse by bloodying rivers, egging on plagues and following scripture word for word.
Style: biblical, bleak, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: apocalypse, christianity, supernatural, pregnancy, prophecy, sacrifice, destiny, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, clergy, religions or cults, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: haiti, nicaragua, california, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
City of the Living Dead (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman has visions that suggest the eruption of the living dead into the world through a portal, spurred on by the suicide of a priest.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, violence, priest, cemetery, suicide, investigation, danger, rescue, buried alive, psychic power, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: usa, new england, new york, manhattan new york city, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, supernatural, psychopath, psycho terror, serial killer, pregnancy, monster, ghost, danger, good versus evil, nightmare comes true, dream ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: ohio, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Dead Matter (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tells the story of a vampire relic with occult powers that falls into the hands of a grief-stricken young woman who will do anything to contact her dead brother.
Style: gothic, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: zombie, vampire, obsession, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, deadly, gory, imaginary, danger, witchcraft, rivalry, amulet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 1K
Rampo Noir (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Mars Canal - Within absolute silence, a naked man wanders through a dark and depressing landscape recalling the excruciating details of his last encounter with his former lover. Mirror Hell - When a series of women are discovered with their faces ...
Style: anthology, suspenseful, serious, psychedelic, avant garde ...
Plot: fascism, obsession, supernatural, split personality, mental illness, deadly, danger, crimes, mysterious character, gory, gore, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Graveyard Shift (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: John Hall is a drifter who wanders into a small town in Maine. He needs a job and decides to seek employment at the community's top business: a large textile mill. He is hired to work the "graveyard shift" -- from around midnight to ...
Style: slasher, scary, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rat, supernatural, gory, deadly creature, rescue, deadly, dangerous animal, survival, uncover truth, boss and employee, animal life, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with ...
Style: slasher, scary, surreal, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: mental institution, murder, supernatural, nightmare comes true, disfigurement, serial murder, serial killer, back from the dead, ghost, trapped, urban fantasy, group therapy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
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The Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Children turned into zombies wreak havoc in a coroner's building with just a burned-out psychic, an experienced cop and two coroners to stop the madness.
Style: cult film, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: zombie, coroner, gory, mutant, chaos, mortician, cult, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, violence spree, supernatural ability, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Local teens have long commemorated the death of 'Mary Hatchet' -- a girl who took an ax and killed her family in the 1970s -- with the aptly named Blood Night. But things never got truly bloody until Mary's ghost (Samantha Facchi) ...
Style: slasher, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gory, psychopath, serial killer, crimes, deadly, danger, supernatural, youth, survival, vengeance, legends and myths, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Vampire Journals (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A 19th century vampire stalks a more powerful vampire lord in his quest to gain revenge over the death of his mistress. In his search for the vampire lord in Eastern Europe he kills many of his servants and fellow vampires while cursing another to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: vampire, deadly creature, stalking, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, gory, fall in love, dangerous attraction, betrayal, danger, palaces castles and temples, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%